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Photograph inspiring locations while networking with fellow photographers and making new friends. Have fun while understanding your gear better as you learn skills and improve your photographic vision. You will take pictures for the rest of your life, why not make them better?

For over 15 years, Lance has wandered the backroads of the North Bay Area, exploring nearly every road and open space between San Francisco and Mendocino. For over a decade, he has been sharing his knowledge of photography and places to photograph through his workshops. Check them out.

Landscape photography fits well with social distancing, and precautions will be taken to avoid exposure to Covid19.

There are three types of Workshops

Afternoon Outings:

These are in the North Bay and last around 6 hours. Start times depend on the season. We leave from Lance's studio in Petaluma, or you can join along the way.

3 Day (Weekend) Workshops:

Sometimes you want a few days of pure photography. These workshops take place in California. Driving time is between 2 and 6 hours. The routes are chosen so that we can photograph on the way.

5 Day (or longer) Photo Tours:

Sometimes you want to photograph in distant places. These tours test you, like boot camp, but in a fun way. If you are advanced, prepare to see special places. Beginners, won't be one at the end. These are classic road trips centered on photography.

To learn even more, go to http://lancekuehne.com/workshops.html where you can see the upcoming schedule up to six months in advance as well as more details about each workshop. You can also download his Photo Gear Guide for Landscape Photography and receive photography tips, as well as discounts on workshops.

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Photograph West Marin and Point Reyes - Summer

Lance's Studio

$125.00

We may photograph both in and out of the park. The subject matter may include forests, grasslands, beaches, old buildings, and plant and animal life. The weather can be warm, but is more often cool and windy. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics that will be Covered We will focus on building your technical foundation no matter what your current skill level, including: - Focus, depth of field, and image sharpness - Maximizing image quality through setting the ideal exposure for each situation - Working with color and image quality settings to enable the creation of professional quality 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 Workshop Summary WHERE: West Marin & Point Reyes DATE: Sunday, July 12th TIME: 2:30 PM to Sunset CLASS SIZE: Limited to 5 participants We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma, (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We will stop for snacks and drinks in Point Reyes Station or Inverness before entering the park. Bathrooms will be available every few hours. During Covid19 restrictions, we will not carpool and will keep 6 feet between us. We will wear masks when we are in close proximity to one another. Hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes will be made available during the workshop as needed. The fee is for tuition only, it does not include transportation or meals. Online Registration (full payment is due by the start of the workshop).

Free Online Photography Seminar

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I am doing free "Question and Answer" sessions on Zoom on the First and Third Wednesdays of each month throughout the summer. In the meetings, I will be answering questions about photography or upcoming workshops. The questions can be on anything photography-related, from esthetics to gear or places to photograph to post-processing. The sessions will be 30 minutes long and are totally free. If you want to watch without participating, that is fine too. Among the things we'll discuss in these early meetings is whether I should start off with a 5 or 10 minute presentation on a single topic at each meeting, or just answer your questions. At some point, I may record these sessions and post them online for those who can't attend. Lance Kuehne is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Third Wednesday - Photography Seminar Time: Jul 15,[masked]:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 9tzUXT I hope to see you there.

Photograph Humboldt County in Summer

Lance's Studio

$595.00

Humboldt County is a particular paradise at this time. We will concentrate on the Ferndale-Eureka area, but we will also wander inland into some of the many old growth redwood groves, as well as visit Fern Canyon. This was a weekend workshop, but it has been expanded to 5 days because there is so much to photograph. We will be based in Ferndale, a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, but you can choose to lodge in Eureka if you prefer. We will photograph Victorian-era buildings and the isolated beaches found in this area. There are also many beautiful pastures to photograph. As we head south on Friday, we will take isolated roads that will lead us through extensive old-growth redwood forests. We will be shooting in a variety of lighting conditions, from bright beaches to dark forest. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics Covered We will build up your technical foundation no matter your current level, including: Focusing, depth of field, and image sharpness Getting the ideal exposure for each situation Proper camera settings to get high quality images When, how, and what filters to use to improve images Evoking a sense of place and emotion in your imagery How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions The exact locations of beautiful places to photograph Capturing the "spirit of your subjects", and not just their surfaces Workshop Notes CLASS SIZE: Limited to 5 participants We will leave from Petaluma on Friday around noon (or you can meet up with us in Humboldt County). The workshop will be based out of Ferndale and our subjects will be chosen based on weather conditions at the time. There is an optional post-workshop critique of your images a few weeks after the workshop has ended. A map of our itinerary will be supplied after the workshop, so that you can revisit your favorite places. Suggested places for lodging will be given after registration. If you have questions, feel free to contact Lance. During Covid19 restrictions, we will not carpool and will keep 6 feet between us. We will wear masks when we are in close proximity to one another. Hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes will be made available during the workshop as needed. The fee is for tuition only. It does not include transportation, lodging, any park entrance fees, or meals.

Photograph Summer in Northwest Sonoma County

Lance's Studio

$125.00

The remote areas of Sonoma County are dramatic and beautiful. This workshop may go from the Russian River in the south, to The Sea Ranch in the north, as well as inland areas. We start earlier than usual, since there is a bit of driving involved if we go up to the county line. Our focus is on the landscape, we may also photograph buildings, wildflowers, and the interior hills around here. Our itinerary will be fluid, based on weather conditions on the day of the workshop, but we will be at or near the coast a good part of the time. Places we may visit include Salt Point State Park. The weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to foggy at the coast this time of year. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics Covered We will build up your technical foundation no matter your current level, including: Focusing, depth of field, and image sharpness Getting the ideal exposure for each situation Proper camera settings to get high quality images When, how, and what filters to use to improve images Evoking a sense of place and emotion in your imagery How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions The exact locations of beautiful places to photograph Workshop Notes CLASS SIZE: Limited to 5 participants We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We will stop for snacks and drinks around the early to middle part of the workshop. Bathrooms will be available sporadically. During Covid19 restrictions, we will not carpool and will keep 6 feet between us. We will wear masks when we are in close proximity to one another. Hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes will be made available during the workshop as needed. The fee is for tuition only, it does not include transportation or meals.

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