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Dark of the Moon Night Photography in the Eastern Sierras

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  • Price: $675.00 /per person

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  • WORKSHOP FULL. Please contact us for waiting list info.

    Three nights; arriving Friday, October 20, 2017 and departing Monday, October 23, 2017

    ***Some participants may choose to arrive late and/or depart early, if necessary for work-related reasons.

    Where: Locations in and around Lone Pine, CA (details provided to registrants closer to the date of the workshop)

    Group size: Limited to 12 participants.

    Tuition: $675 until March 10, 2017; $725 thereafter.

    Join award-winning photographer Harold Davis, author of the bestselling Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), for a once in a lifetime adventure practicing night photography in the rugged and beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. 

    The workshop is timed to coincide with the low-light phases of the moon to maximize the possibilities of combining star circle photography with imagery of the incredible landscape. Harold and his associates will help with the technical aspects of field night photography, and post-production of night imagery.

    The workshop will be based in Lone Pine, California (please contact us for a recommended list of hotels in Lone Pine). Our primary field location will be the fantastic Alabama Hills, located only a few miles from Lone Pine. Note that lodging, meals, and transportation are not included in the workshop tuition.

    During the day, we will take advantage of the unique workshop location for photography. Several photographic field sessions will explore the waterfalls below Mount Whitney and the rugged country to the east of Lone Pine. Side trips to Manazar and the Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains are also a possibility, depending on group inclinations and weather conditions. Sunrise photography on Saturday and Sunday is also a possibility, depending on conditions and group desires.

    Classroom demonstrations will cover use of an intervalometer (interval timer), minimizing noise in long exposures, safety at night, post-processing night photos, and much more.


    Friday, October 20, 2017:

    4PM Meet in Lone Pine
    4-5PM    Orientation, night safety, night photography overview
    6PM Carpool to locations in Alabama Hills, Sunset & night photography

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    possible early morning shoot

    9-10AM Breakfast

    10-12:00 Classroom: Night Photo presentation, previous night's shoot, interval shooting
    12:00-12:45PM Lunch
    1PM-3:00PM Field session (Whitney Portal, or to be determined)
    3:00-5:00PM Free time
    5PM Early dinner
    6:00 PM Night photography.

    Sunday, October 22, 2017

    possible early morning shoot

    9-10AM Breakfast
    10-12:00 Image review, night planning tools
    12:00-12:45PM Lunch
    1:00-5:00 Field session, location tbd
    5:30-6:30PM Dinner
    7PM - 11PM Night photography, stars and light painting

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    possible early morning shoot

    8:00-9:00AM Breakfast
    9:00-10:30AM Image review and Workshop wrap-up

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  • Dana

    Please disregard my message, I figured it out!!

    February 3

  • Dana

    Trying to pay online for this, but when I click on the link to pay, nothing opens so that I can enter payment info. Help?

    February 3

  • Paul V.

    Just wanted to confirm that the new dates are Oct 20-23. Thanks!

    February 2

    • Harold D.

      Yes that is right Paul. Look for email with lodging info tomorrow!

      1 · February 2

  • Kelly

    I'm okay with the changed dates. I believe the orionids meteor shower will be peaking around then. Might make for even more interesting star trails.

    January 29

    • Harold D.

      Thanks Kelly, yes the orionids are a distinct possibility! Can't wait, and best wishes, Harold

      January 30

  • Richard B.

    Date change is OK with me.

    January 29

  • Craig M.

    Date change is find with me. I'll just bring another jacket! Looking forward to it.

    January 28

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  • Harvey A.
    Director of Specialness,
    Event Host

    Love the Night!

  • Harold D.
    Photographer-in-Chief, Organizer,
    Event Host

    Master photographer Harold Davis is the bestselling author of many books about digital... more

  • Lee

    I took photography classes at Glendale Community College. I am a member of a few photography...­ more

  • MikeFromNZ­

    Oakland-based Aucklander

  • Rifka R.

    Photographer, writer, and oral historian. Love night photography and want to learn more.

  • Aaron G. K. C.

    Trying to get back into photography as a hobby after being away from it for many years.... more

  • Paul V.

    Serious amateur photographer specializing in nature, landscape and wildlife photography (film... more

  • Gail Miller B.
    Director of Photographic Excellence
  • Craig M.

    SF commercial shooter now transitioning to landscape, fine art, etc. and loving it.

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  • Eric H.
    Director of Creative Illumination

    Great to see this group is around. Glad to join and learn more.

  • Steven C.
    Night Photography Maestro,

    Hello, I'm Steven Christenson an avid night photographer, and student of Mr. Davis. Looking... more

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