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September 6 - 11

Eastern Sierra Nights Workshop

Single Supplement - $300

Flight Destination: Reno, NV

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palouse red barn and rolling terrain

The diversity found in the Eastern Sierra range of Californa is among some of the most iconic found in the American West. Add to this some amazing Milky Way and star trail photography and you will have a very unique adventure.

The names alone of the places we visit evoke images that are unforgettable - Mono Lake, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Alabama Hills, Bodie Ghost Town. We will probably even venture in to the east side of Yosemite for a few shots during our time near Mono Lake.

palouse red barn and rolling terrain

high key backlit hydrangea

The trips starts at Mono Lake where we will have an evening and night shoot of the beautiful tufa formations. We will spend enough time at a couple of spots to get some star trail images in addition to some wonderful Milky Way images. The next morning we will be back out to this area for a sunrise shoot. Later in the day we will photograph the ghost town of Bodie. In the 1800s, the town was an outpost for the gold miners in the area. Now, thanks to preservation work from the state of California, it's a step back in time where you can photograph the old buildings that still dot the unique landscape. Later that night it's back to Mono Lake for some nighht shooting and then another sunrise shoot.

We will then venture south and work our way up to the Bristlecone Pine Forest with a stop or two along the way. We will get out for an evening shoot as well as some star shooting.

The next day we continue south where our shooting will be done at Alabama Hills. We will get an evening and morning in this area before heading back north towards Mono Lake. Once back here it's another round of star shooting and possibly a venture into the eastern portion of Yosemite National Park.

* Hotel, ground transportation and all meals included in cost
* Hands-on help in the field and digital instructional programs
* Hand-outs on other photo tips and information
* Our aim is to help you capture great images in a relaxed atmosphere and teach
material that will help you take better photos the next time you go into the field

palouse field patterns

yellow flower stamen

palouse field patterns

Salto Chico on Pehoe Lake