10/8-10/10 – Eastern Sierra Master Class, with Guy Tal

10/8-10/10 – Eastern Sierra Master Class, with Guy Tal 2017-03-05T12:05:00+00:00

Creative Photography Master Class, Eastern Sierra
with Jack Graham and Guy Tal 
October 8-10, 2018 | $1195 per person

The Eastern Sierra offers some of the most beautiful and unique scenery anywhere in the world. Because of its remoteness, this area is not as heavily visited as some popular National Parks, thus offering great photographic opportunities and experiences. We will spend 3 days in the Lee Vining area and visit Mono Lake, as well as one or more of the adjacent canyons (depending on conditions).

The process of making an expressive image involves creativity, proper field technique (both in operating the camera and in identifying effective compositions), as well as image processing skills. Jack and Guy will review their workflow and production methods, developed through many years of experience, both in the field and in the studio.

This is a hands-on, in-depth learning and growing experience for photographers who are already familiar with the operation of their cameras (we will not spend time on basic photography skills), and are looking to expand their composition and processing techniques. The class covers everything from seeing images in the field to processing images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. 
We have no doubt you’ll come away with lots of new ideas for improving your photographs, as well as some wonderful images from this amazing location. If you are a serious photographer, this is one experience you will not want to miss. 

NOTE: We will meet at 6 pm October 7, 2018 at Murphy’s Motel in Lee Vining California to discuss our master class itinerary and prepare to get started at sunrise on Tuesday morning. This will be a relativity small group in order to get the most out of our time together. 
We offer a $145 discount to those who also attend our workshop ending on October 7, 2018.
Transportation is not included in the workshop cost. We will car pool as much as possible during the field portions of the workshop.

Please contact me at [email protected] or by phone at 503-625-1430 to register or if you have any questions. 
Participants should bring their own laptop computers, loaded with Photoshop (CC recommended, but CS5 or higher will suffice), Lightroom (CC recommended but 5 or higher will suffice. If you do not currently use these applications, you can download fully functional trial versions.

NOTE: If you are bringing trial versions, be sure to download and install them right before the workshop since they expire after a short period. PLEASE NOTE THAT INTERNET SPEED VARIES FROM GOOD (not great) TO POOR IN THIS AREA!

Please test to make sure the software is properly installed and functional before the class. You may not be able to download it during the workshop.

Participants should be familiar with their cameras and basic photographic techniques. We will not spend time on basic techniques (exposure, focus, etc.). Participants should also be familiar with basic operation of their laptop computer (opening, saving and copying files; using a pointing device, etc.).

DSLR or mirrorless camera body capable of capturing RAW images (an extra camera body is recommended, in case one fails) 

Lenses ranging from wide (24-28mm or equivalent) to long (200-300mm or equivalent) 

Sturdy tripod (flimsy tripods are among of the most common causes of technically flawed images) 

Your camera’s manual, in case you need to look up specific settings
Be prepared for any weather. We may have warm sunny days or we may have snow storms. Mountain weather can change quickly and sometimes unexpectedly.