Mendocino is a beautiful place, but it seems to be extra special when everything is green and the flowers are in bloom. This workshop and tour will concentrate along the coast in the Mendocino-Fort Bragg area, the tour may also wander inland into the woods and may move up into "The Lost Coast" as well.
We will base ourselves in Fort Bragg, which is less expensive than the town of Mendocino and is close to everything. We will be photographing the flowers that should be in bloom at this time of year, as well as buildings in the town of Mendocino, and old locomotives in Fort Bragg. We may photograph the boats at Noyo Harbor and go north and south along the coast and inland to the redwood forests.
What You Will Learn
Technical skill married with artistic intuition make memorable images. We will focus on building your technical foundation no matter what your current skill level.
- Focus, depth of field. and image sharpness
- Maximize image quality through setting the ideal exposure for each situation
- Working with color and image quality settings to create professional level prints
- How to evoke a sense of place and emotion in your imagery
- How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions
- The exact locations of several beautiful places to photograph
This particular workshop will focus on photographing old buildings in various lighting conditions. In addition, we will probably be shooting in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from bright beaches to dark forest. If there are overcast conditions, we will go over the proper exposure settings to get vibrant pictures.
WHERE: Fort Bragg, California (and vicinity)
DATE: Friday, May 16th to Sunday, May 18th
TIME: Sunrise to Sunset
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 8 participants
We will carpool from Petaluma on Friday afternoon (or you can meet up with us in Fort Bragg). The workshop will be based out of Fort Bragg and our subjects will be chosen based on weather conditions at the time. There will also be an optional post-workshop critique of your images a few weeks after the workshop has ended. A map of our itinerary will be supplied to participants after the workshop, so that you can re-visit any of the places we photographed.
Suggested places for lodging will be given after registration.
The price of $295.00 is for tuition only. This course fee does not include transportation or meals. Repeat students receive a discount, go to Lance's workshop page for details.
Additional information will be provided upon registration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lance.
Online Registration (full payment is due 5 days in advance)