Chasing Hot Air Balloons in Napa Valley

                                           Napa Valley in Autumn

Fall is a wonderful season in which to take a trip of this kind - the weather is usually great and the grapes are hanging off the vines during the peak crush season.  Here are some of things that we will be doing: 

Here are some of things that we will be doing: 

* Explore and Photograph World Famous Napa Valley Locations during the peak season.

* Photograph just after sunrise as the the hot air balloons will be launching - a really memorable experience. Following the launch, we will spend some time following the balloons so we can learn some tips and tricks from Fred about shooting more images of them. 

* Learn about the locations that we will visit and learn how Frederic sets up his camera to capture memorable images. Fred will also be working "one on one" with each photographer during the workshop. 

* Network and Exchange ideas and tips with fellow photographers

* Photograph just after sunrise as the the hot air balloons will be launching - a really memorable experience. Following the launch, we will spend some time following the balloons so we can learn some tips and tricks from Fred about shooting more images of them. 

* Learn about the locations that we will visit and learn how Frederic sets up his camera to capture memorable images. Fred will also be working "one on one" with each photographer during the workshop. 


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  • Stan the R.

    Great photos posted...

    November 19, 2013

  • Regis

    It was another great meet up. A lot of photo opportunity, plenty of advices and a lot of fun.

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Jill

    That was fun!!! We got lost because we followed a car that was lost! Still lots of fun though. Need walkie talkies next time!

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Janice

    Love this field trip, I had so much fun with all balloon chasers today.

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Patrick C.

    Great Meetup, balloons were beautiful in the morning light!

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Frederic L.

    I can't believe it we only lost one-car-load of Friends in the chase.

    1 · November 16, 2013

  • Eileen

    What lens should we bring? Everything?

    November 15, 2013

  • Frederic L.

    No event, just chasing hot air balloons. They are scheduled to fly 365 days of year but of course weather plays a important part of the daily launch. Hope to see ya.

    November 13, 2013

  • Christine K.

    I'm really excited about this. I had no idea there was a hot air balloon event in November in Napa. There used to be one in February for the Mustard Festival, but that didn't happen this year.

    What is this particular event? Is there a website?

    October 22, 2013

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