Photograph Wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert

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Borrego Springs Resort

1112 Tilting T Drive · Borrego Springs, CA

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What: Wildflower Photography in the Anza-Borrego Desert

When: Sunday March 10, 2013 at 3PM until Friday, March 15 at 10AM

Where: Anza-Borrego Desert, Borrego Springs Resort

Workshop will be limited to 16 participants.

This workshop is almost full, please call (415)[masked] x 373 to register or for the waiting list.

Desert Bloom: Spring Wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert March 10-15, 2013

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The workshop is sponsored by Point Reyes Field Institute ( Registration is only through Point Reyes Field Institute, and Meetup does not reflect the registration for this workshop.

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Anza-Borrego is a target-rich environment, with wildflowers, dark-sky night photography, a spectacular oasis, and more. Anza-Borrego State Park is a World Biosphere Reserve & Largest Desert State Park in America.

The cost is $800 for Point Reyes National Seashore Association members (and $830 for non-members). This includes five nights accomodations at the Borrego Springs Resort & Spa, five lunches, and the Harold Davis photography workshop. Single room supplement is an extra $300.

Register by calling the Institute at (415)[masked] x 373.

Photographic subjects (daily, depending on conditions): Spring desert wild flowers, cactus flowers, botanicals, desert landscapes, desert plants, abandoned buildings and structures, golden hour, sunrises, sunsets, dark of the moon night skies (we will be visiting during the dark of the moon, also Borrego Springs is a dark night sky community), Palm Oasis, and the Pacific Crest trail.

Classroom Sessions: Previous day’s shooting review, night photography, post-processing, macro photography, flower photography, cactus flowers for transparency.

When: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3PM through Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10AM

Where: Anza-Borrego Desert, California;

Workshop Description: There’s nothing more spectacular than the desert in bloom during the short season in mid-Spring. This five-day workshop will focus on the macrocosm as well as the larger eco-system of the desert. Highlights will include a visit to one of the few river oases to be found in North America via the Palm Canyon Trail.

You’ll come away from this workshop with photographic vistas of the desert spring, and spectacular macro photos of desert flowers in bloom, as well as a renewed appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the desert.

While it is never possible to be sure in advance when the Anza-Borrego wildflowers will peak since this depends on many variables, the dates of this workshop have been chosen to give us the best possible chance at photographing this glory of nature, as springtime in the Anza-Borrego State Park has aptly been described.

Besides botanical subjects, the photographic agenda includes strategies for capturing the stern but beautiful landscape of this unique desert environment, dark-sky night photography, and a number of excursions.

We will be based at the comfortable Borrego Springs Spa and Resort, where classroom discussions will cover field macro techniques, digital monochromatic photography, HDR, and individual coaching and critiques.

About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and professional photographer. His workshops are popular and usually sell-out. He is the author of Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (Amphoto), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press) and many other books. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker.

Includes accommodations for five nights (Sunday through Thursday nights) at the Borrego Springs Spa and Resort, with boxed lunches provided. Workshop limited to 16 participants.