What we're about

If you consider yourself an artist first and then a photographer this group is for you. If you want to learn Fine Art Photography and shoot pictures which stand out from the crowd you are at the right place.

We are a group of passionate photographers focussed on learning, practicing and sharing basic and advanced concepts in Fine Art Photography. An active group organizing regular meetups and workshops where members can look forward to learning a vast array of photography genres and topics.

Photography Genres

• Seascape photography

• Landscape photography

• Black and White photography

• Night/Astro photography

• Panoramas

• Piers Photography

• Long/Extra-long exposure photography

• Cityscapes

• Macro Photography

• Minimalism

• Abstract Photography

• Fine Art printing

Activities

• Monthly meetups

• Photo walks

• Gallery visits

• Local discounted workshops

• Multi-day field workshops.

• One-on-one training

This group is suitable for all levels of photographers.

About me:

I am a professional landscape photographer with more than 25 years of experience. I primarily shoot landscapes and seascapes. I also do nature and abstract photography.

I do my art shows, participate in art fairs and I also sell on commercial and residential projects.

My work is available on a few online platforms. I’ve had a few national prizes to my credit.

You can find more information about me and see more of my work on the following:

Web: http://www.ashphotography.us

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ashfotography

If you have any queries please contact me at

ash@ashphotography.us

Upcoming events (5)

Trona Pinnacles Landscape & Astrophotography Workshop - 2D/1N

Trona Pinnacles

$100.00

A trip to another planet is still a distant dream but you can always go to Trona Pinnacles for an otherworldly experience. This is a magical landscape where around 500 Tufas rise out of the bed of a lake which dried 5000 years ago. This amazing landscape has been featured in Sci-Fi movies like Star trek and Planet of Apes. Situated in Southern California near the town of Trona, Trona Pinnacles offer endless photography opportunities. We are organizing a photography workshop around a new moon when the skies are at their darkest. A great opportunity whether you are new to Astrophotography or you want to hone your skills. This is a great time for Milky Way Photography as it shows up earlier at night and weather is pleasant. _______________________________________ Workshop includes: 1. Astro/Milky way photography training (Basic and Advanced Techniques) 2. Landscape photography training 3. Sunset/Landscape photography session 4. Milky way photography session 5. Star trails photography session 6. Sunrise photography session 7. Post-Processing training & Practice Plus: Complete astrophotography course - eBooks, Checklists and an Advanced Milky Way editing system ($99 value) _______________________________________ An all inclusive workshop (what else is included): 1. Travel (We will go together in SUVs/Vans, you can also opt to drive by yourself for flexibility) - travel cost included for 1st 5 reservations 2. Overnight camping (A tent and a sleeping mat will be provided. Please bring your sleeping bag). 3. Provisions for light dinner/breakfast plus tea/coffee will be there (self prep/serve basis). _______________________________________ General itinerary 1. 10:00 am - Departure from LA We will stop by for lunch (not included in cost) Arrive Trona pinnacles by 2:00-2:30 pm Pitch our tents 2. 4:00 -5:00 pm We will go over landscape and astrophotography techniques to be used in field. Study material and tools like checklists will be given. 3. Evening - explore the area, followed by Landscape/Sunset Photography Session. 4. Dinner 5. Milky Way Photography Session (8:30-11:30 pm) 6. Return to camp site and rest / optional star trail photography at campsite. 7. 5:45 am - Head out for sunrise photography 8. 7:00 am return to campsite 9. Rest for sometime - freshen up / Breakfast 10. 11:00 am - Drive back to LA Stop by for lunch (not included in cost) We will also do post processing here Learn how to use the editing system included in this package. 1. Milky Way images 2. Star Trails processing 3. Landscape shots 11. Reach LA by 5:00 Workshop concludes Note: Itinerary is subject to minor time changes. _____________________________ What to bring along: 1. DSLR/Mirrorless camera (with option of manual adjustments for ISO, Aperture, Duration and focus). 2. Lenses - Wide angle and std lenses (14mm and upwards) are preferred. Fast lenses f2.8 and wider are better suited for astro-photography. 3. Tripod (Must) 4. Filters - Polarizers, Neutral density and Graduated filters (whatever you have). 5. Memory cards & spare batteries (star trail photography will be 1-3 hours long and will consume at least one battery, with around[masked] shots on memory card.) 6. Lens cleaning cloth 7. Remote shutter release - (Must) 8. Charged laptop (with Lightroom) for post processing 9. Memory card reader or a USB wire to connect with your camera. 10. Headlamp (with red light) - Must This is a suggested list of items (not all are mandatory). You must be able to walk around with your camera gear (carry a backpack). This Workshop is suitable for all levels of photographers. Thanks Ash Cost: $495 (Included Travel, Camping lodging and food/snacks at campsite) $100 to reserve your spot, balance due 60 days before workshop Full upfront payment till 4/31 attracts 5% disc Note: 1. Trona Pinnacles has no phone coverage, electricity and water. 2. Program subject to change - keep checking for updates. 3. Invoice/Terms & conditions will be emailed.

Roads less travelled - Death Valley Landscape/Astrophotography workshop (5D/4N)

Furnace Creek Campground

$100.00

Death Valley National Park is a Photographers paradise. From sand dunes to salt flats, badlands to mud cracks, colored mountains to sailing rocks - there are endless photography opportunities. You are only limited by your imagination. In this trip we will be exploring some of the remote and exotic locations of Death Valley in addition to famous central spots. We will be doing extensive sunset and night photography plus sunrise photography whenever possible. There will also be opportunities for abstract and B&W photography. Death Valley is an excellent place for creative fine art photography. Everybody will be able to carry home a bunch of portfolio worthy pictures. More at www.ashphotography.us/death-valley This workshop is scheduled at one of the best times of the year when temperatures are moderate and milky way is visible earlier in night giving us ample time for sleep. This 5 days and 4 nights workshop will cover the following main locations: 1. Racetrack Playa/Sailing rocks (3 hour on/off road drive - we will camp here overnight - sunset, night photography) 2. Eureka Sand Dunes (3 hour on/off road drive - we will camp here overnight - sunset, night and sunrise photography) 3. Ubehebe crater 4. Rhyolite Ghost town/mud cracks (Sunset and Night Photography) 5. Mesquite sand dunes (abstract, sunset and night photography) 6. Artist's palette (Sunrise photography) 7. Cotton ball basin reflections (Sunrise photography) The exact itinerary will be decided at the location depending on weather conditions at that time. You must be able to hike for 1-2 miles with your camera gear (Please bring a backpack). What to bring along: 1. DSLR/Mirrorless camera (with option of manual adjustments for ISO, Aperture, Duration and focus) 2. Lenses - Wide angle and standard lenses (14mm and upwards) are preferred. 3. Tripod 4. Filters - Polarizers, Neutral density and Graduated filters (whatever you have). 5. Memory cards & spare batteries 6. Lens cleaning cloth 7. Remote shutter release (I prefer a wired one) 8. Charged laptop (with Lightroom/Photoshop) for post processing 9. Memory card reader or a USB wire to connect with your camera. 10. A note book and pen to make notes. 11. Sleeping bags/blankets etc 12. Torch and headlamp (with beam control and red light option) 13. Your camera manual (to check specific setting changes) 14. A power back up if you want to charge anything. Please bring everything fully charged. This is a suggested list of items (not all are mandatory). We will be learning various basic and advanced techniques for landscape, night and abstract photography. We will also be learning various advanced post processing techniques. LODGING Lodging at furnace creek and other remote campgrounds is included. TRAVEL We will go together in a 4 wheel drive vehicle from Los Angeles. FOOD We will carry food and cooking provisions with us. Meals at restaurants (if any) not included. FITNESS You'll need a moderate level of fitness for hiking in sand dunes WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance (required). Trip and cancellation insurance (optional). Personal sleeping bag. Items of a personal nature. Anything not specifically listed as included. COST & PAYMENT TERMS $1275 - Travel, Park entrance fee, Camp lodging & meal provisions included. Deposit of $100 is due at sign up and will hold your space in the workshop. The balance of $1175 is due 60 days before workshop date. (Full upfront payment gets a 5% discount) This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographers. _________________________________________________ Note: 1. Restricted to a max. of 5 participants 2. Some locations have no phone coverage, electricity and water 3. Keep checking for updates.

Yosemite Winter and Fire Fall Photography Tour (4D/3N)

Yosemite Valley

$100.00

There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park. This land of granite cliffs has the highest concentration of waterfalls anywhere and is rightly called the most beautiful valley in the world. Yosemite is the most photographed landscape in USA which has been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell. Yosemite turns into a fairy tale white wonderland in winters. We will be shooting at a number of beautiful spots throughout the valley. If it is cloudy we can virtually shoot all day. We have planned this trip around the time of fire falls; a magical phenomenon that happens for only a few days in a year and draws thousands of photographers from all over the world. Setting sun lights up the horsetail fall at such an angle that it resembles fire falling off the cliff. (Please note: there are a few pre-conditions for fire falls to happen - sufficient snow pack, enough melt to create flow, sunset light hitting the falls). We are there for three sunsets and hope to be lucky on one of the days. Join me on an adventurous trip to this magical land. A photography expedition where we will be doing extensive sunset, sunrise and day time photography. With focus on creativity and learning, this tour will help you refine your photography skills and create a strong portfolio of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. GENERAL ITINERARY Day 1: We will leave for Yosemite National Park from Los Angeles at 8:00 am and reach there around 2:00 pm. We will check into our hotel and head out for sunset photography followed by dinner and rest. Day 2: Sunrise photography - breakfast - classroom/post processing session at hotel followed by afternoon and sunset photography. Day 3: Sunrise photography - breakfast - classroom/post processing session at hotel followed by afternoon and sunset photography. Day 4: Sunrise photography - breakfast - classroom/post processing session at hotel. Drive back to Los Angeles. Exact itinerary will be decided depending on weather conditions. Post processing sessions will be held either during day break or late evening which will depend on day time whether. Tour concludes SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT 1. DSLR/Mirrorless camera (with option of manual adjustments for ISO, Aperture, Duration and focus) 2. Lenses - Wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses [masked]mm) are preferred. 3. Tripod (Must) 4. Filters - Polarizers, Neutral density and Graduated filters (whatever you have). 5. Memory cards & spare batteries 6. Lens cleaning cloth 7. Remote shutter release 8. Laptop (with Lightroom/Photoshop) for post processing 9. Memory card reader or a USB wire to connect with your camera. 10. Torch and headlamp (with red light) This is a suggested list of items (not all are mandatory). You can bring other items that you may have. TRAVEL: Travel is included in the tour cost. We will go together in a vehicle from Los Angeles. You can also drive on your own. LODGING: We will be staying at a nice hotel near the entrance of National Park. Lodging cost is included in the total tour price. CLOTHING Weather is quite cold in February (30F to 55F). Pack multiple layers of clothing accordingly. • Down Layer/Thermals/Jackets • Trail Shoes or Hiking Boots • Gloves and Hat/cap • Woolen Socks FOOD: Meals are not included. FITNESS This workshop is appropriate for photographers of average fitness levels. You should be able to walk/hike distances up to 1 mile. It is expected for all participants to be able to carry their own personal gear and water during the workshop. This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographers. COST: $ 1475 inclusive of travel and hotel stay. $ 100 advance for reserving your spot. Balance amount will be due 90 days prior to trip date - invoice and terms/conditions will be emailed. Note: 1. Restricted to a max. of 5 participants 2. Yosemite valley has spotty phone coverage 3. Keep checking for updates.

North Arizona Photography Tour (5D/4N)

Page

$100.00

There are few places in the world that can compete with the beauty of Northern Arizona. The dramatic landscape which has gone through millions of years of transformation is a magnet for photographers. We have planned a five days and four nights photography tour to some of the most beautiful locations in this region. The main locations that we will cover are: Slot canyons - We will be photographing some of the world's most spectacular slot canyons. Light bouncing off these canyon walls results in an eclectic display of shapes and colors creating fantastic compositions. Monument valley - One of the most majestic and most photographed points on Earth, this great valley boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet Lake Powell - Picturesque Lake Powell has 2000 miles of shoreline is an awesome sight at sunrise. Horseshoe bend - One of the most photographed American landscapes where Colorado River makes a wide sweep around a sandstone escarpment. White pocket (Vermillion cliffs national monument) - Often called Photographer's paradise, this is one of the most unusual and photogenic geologic formations in the region. We will also visit some Hoodoos and some other rock formations With focus on creativity and learning, this tour will help you refine your photography skills and create a strong portfolio from some of Arizona's most beautiful locations. GENERAL ITINERARY Day 1: We will leave for Page, Arizona from Los Angeles at 7:00 am and reach there around 4:00 pm. If we make it on time we will shoot Hoodoos on the way. It is a mile long easy hike. We will check into our hotel. Day 2: We will head out to a slot canyon for morning photography. Mid day - post processing session at our hotel. Evening sunset photography. Day 3: Sunrise photography at Lake Powell - back to hotel for breakfast. Head out to Monument Valley for sunset photography. Back to Page Day 4: Sunrise photography at a nearby location. Breakfast at hotel. Drive to White pocket. We will do extensive scouting and sunset photography here. We will camp overnight at White pocket. Day 5: Sunrise photography at White pocket. Drive back to Los Angeles. Tour concludes Please note: Itinerary is subject to minor changes depending on weather conditions. SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT 1. DSLR/Mirrorless camera (with option of manual adjustments for ISO, Aperture, Duration and focus) 2. Lenses - Wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses (14mm and upwards). Fast lenses f2.8 and wider are better suited for astro-photography. 3. Tripod (Must) 4. Filters - Polarizers, Neutral density and Graduated filters (whatever you have). 5. Memory cards & spare batteries 6. Lens cleaning cloth 7. Remote shutter release 8. Laptop (with Lightroom) for post processing 9. Memory card reader or a USB wire to connect with your camera. 10. Torch and headlamp (with red light) 11. Camera manual This is a suggested list of items (not all are mandatory). Bring other items that you may have. TRAVEL: Travel is included only for meetup members. We will go together in a 4WD vehicle from Los Angeles. You can also drive on your own. LODGING: We will be staying at a nice hotel in Page, Arizona. Lodging cost is included in the total tour price. FOOD: Breakfast is included in hotel stay. Lunch/Dinner are not included. FITNESS This workshop is appropriate for photographers of average fitness levels. You should be able to walk distances up to 1/2-1 mile on slight inclines and rocks with your camera gear. Trails are considered easy to moderate (sandy paths, flat and uneven rock). This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographers. COST: $ 1475 inclusive of travel, hotel stay and breakfast, Slot canyon entry fee, state & national parks entry fee $ 100 advance for reserving your spot. Balance amount will be due 90 days prior to trip date - invoice and terms/conditions will be emailed. Note: 1. Restricted to a max. of 7 participants 2. Keep checking for updates.

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