Thursday, August 4, 2016

Surreal 'Chronophotographs' of Birds in Flight

Surreal 'Chronophotographs' of Birds in Flight



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Saturday, July 23, 2016

2017 Photo Workshop Update!





Hello again!

There are three openings for my North Rim Grand Canyon Workshop October 1-5, 2017. A couple of larger cabins are available. This is a perfect time to witness the canyon beauty and golden aspens. Also, there are four openings for my Death Valley Workshop November 12-15, 2016. We will be photographing the full moon rise over the landscape! Rooms are included in the price.

The beginning of 2017 will be busy with workshops scheduled every month!

THE WINTER LANDSCAPE - EASTERN SIERRAS - FEBRUARY 17-20, 2017

Photographing winter landscapes can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding types of photography. Whether you are shooting a wide landscape or a single snowflake, the less than ideal conditions can challenge even the most experienced photographer. We will strive to make a great photographs in what ever is presented to us; snow, fog, sun, or clouds. Adverse conditions can almost always lead to great photos. See my photo gallery on the website.

ROUTE 66 - THE MOTHER ROAD - MARCH 23-26, 2017

Come with me on my third annual workshop touring the sites along the old Mother Road - Route 66! We won’t be touring from Chicago to LA but we will be touring from Victorville CA. to Holbrook AZ!

MONUMENT VALLEY - FULL MOON RISING - APRIL 8-12, 2017

I've lost count how many times Ive been to Monument Valley and it still is one of my favorite places to photograph. We will photograph the full moon rise over the Mittens, Valley of the Gods, Muley Point, Anasazi Ruins “House on Fire” and much more.

NEVADA GHOST TOWNS - MAY 18-21, 2017

There are numerous other ghost towns and abandoned mines throughout the area of Esmeralda and Nye counties including Aurora, Belleville, Belmont, Berlin, Blair, Candelaria, Gold Point, Klondike, Manhattan, Metallic City, Rays, Silver Peak, Stateline, Weepah, and more. Some these towns are still populated and others barely exist. Goldfield itself has many photo attractions including the cemetery, the Goldfield Hotel, the active historic County Courthouse and numerous old buildings and houses. There is also The International Car Forest of the Last Church which is a hoot to photograph. Our home base will be in Tonopah which also has many attractions including the Historic Mining Park, the Mizpah Hotel and the WW2 wooden aircraft hangers at the airport. This class will sell out quickly.

Ive just scouted White Sands National Monument and will be scouting the Palouse next month. As soon as permits are secured I will be announcing the itineraries for both locations!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Clouds at Mesquite Dunes

I find one of the best times to photograph the Mesquite dunes is on cloudy days!

DEATH VALLEY / LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT IT’S BEST -  NOV 12-15, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Death_Valley.html
Keith Skelton Photo

Never know when we might run into a herd of Buffalo at the North Rim!

Never know when we might run into a herd of Buffalo at the North Rim!

THE NORTH RIM - GRAND CANYON - THE COLOR OF LIGHT - DARK SKIES - AUTUMN ASPENS - OCTOBER 1ST-5TH, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/North_Rim_Grand_Canyon.html

Keith Skelton Photo

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Southwest is the Perfect Place to Practice Black and White Photography

Monument Valley - Full Harvest Moon Rise, September 15-19, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Monument_Valley.html

Some of the places and things we may photograph include:

*Full Moon Rising
•Monument Valley Viewpoint
•Monument Valley Floor Drive
•The Valley of the Gods
•Mexican Hat Rock
•Goosenecks State Park
•Anasazi Ruins “House on Fire”
•Muley Point
•Horseshoe Bend
•Antelope Canyon Slot Canyon



Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Steve McCurry’s Rickshaw

Steve McCurry’s Rickshaw

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Monument Valley Harvest Moon Workshop

OPENINGS!

Monument Valley - Full Harvest Moon Rise, September 15-19, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Monument_Valley.html

Some of the places and things we may photograph include:

*Full Moon Rising
•Monument Valley Viewpoint
•Monument Valley Floor Drive
•The Valley of the Gods
•Mexican Hat Rock
•Goosenecks State Park
•Anasazi Ruins “House on Fire”
•Muley Point
•Horseshoe Bend
•Antelope Canyon Slot Canyon

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

What Does it Mean To Photograph Someone from Behind?

What Does it Mean To Photograph Someone from Behind?

Keith Skelton Photo





Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Photo Workshop Update for 2016



Photo Workshop Update for 2016

We had a couple of great workshops last month including a Route 66 trip and a wonderful journey to Monument Valley. Take a look at my Route 66 gallery HERE. Check out my Monument Valley gallery HERE.

We will be heading back to Monument Valley this September for the Harvest Full Moon!

In the next few months I am scouting locations for new classes. Stay tuned for 2017 trips to the Palouse and White Sands plus other destinations.

These are my workshops that currently have openings. Now is the time to plan for your Autumn and Winter photography trips!

SECOND 2016 MONUMENT VALLEY TRIP SCHEDULED - SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2016
ONE OF THE ICONIC LOCATIONS FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY - HARVEST MOON RISE!

DEATH VALLEY - LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT IT'S BEST - NOV. 12-15, 2016
MY SECOND TRIP OF 2016 - FULL MOON RISE! ROOMS INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION.

THE NORTH RIM GRAND CANYON - OCTOBER 1-5. 2016 - 5 SPOTS OPEN
A MUST SEE LOCATION IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN THERE. CANYON VIEWS AND BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN ASPEN FORESTS. WE WILL HAVE DARK SKIES FOR NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY.

THE SALTON SEA - THE MAN MADE ACCIDENT - DECEMBER 2,3,4, 2016
ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE. AMAZING SCENES, LIGHT AND THE MIGRATING GEESE SHOULD HAVE ARRIVED.


Thanks again for all your support! I hope to see you again on another workshop adventure!



























Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Steve McCurry and Photojournalism's Burden of Truth - Disphotic

Steve McCurry and Photojournalism's Burden of Truth - Despotic



"Revelations of photomanipulation always draws the ire of photojournalists, despite the evident irony that this is only one of the many forms of manipulation which occur in photojournalism. The same people who rabidly condemn someone like McCurry are often the ones who fail to recognize the extent to which every other part of their own process is a form of manipulation."

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monument Valley - Full Harvest Moon Rise


Monument Valley - Full Harvest Moon Rise, September 15-19, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Monument_Valley.html

Some of the places and things we may photograph include:

*Full Moon Rising
•Monument Valley Viewpoint
•Monument Valley Floor Drive
•The Valley of the Gods
•Mexican Hat Rock
•Goosenecks State Park
•Anasazi Ruins “House on Fire” or “Fallen Roof”
•Muley Point
•Horseshoe Bend
•Antelope Canyon Slot Canyon


Gallery from the last trip here: http://www.keithskelton.com/album/monument-valley-april-2016

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

THE NORTH RIM - GRAND CANYON - THE COLOR OF LIGHT

THE NORTH RIM - GRAND CANYON - THE COLOR OF LIGHT - DARK SKIES - AUTUMN ASPENS - OCTOBER 1ST-5TH, 2016


http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/North_Rim_Grand_Canyon.html


Join me on a 4.5 day workshop where you will photograph one of the wonders of the world.
A few of the places we will photography include:
• Cape Royal
• Walhalla Overlook
• Cape Final
• Roosevelt Point
• Point Imperial
• Bright Angel Point
• Autumn Aspen Meadows


We will teach you how to tap into your creativity so that you return home with many memorable photographs.
•Daily discussions about pre-visualization, seeing color, composition, exposure and techniques.
•How to capture dramatic landscapes.
•How to take advantage of natural light.
•Taking photos at night under the stars.
*Using motion to your advantage.


This is a place to enjoy nature on a grand scale.


Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

DEATH VALLEY / LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT IT’S BEST

DEATH VALLEY / LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT IT’S BEST

FULL MOON RISE!

PHOTO WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 12-15, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Death_Valley.html

Galley from last workshop: http://www.keithskelton.com/album/death-valley-2016

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

The Salton Sea Photo Adventure


The Salton Sea Photo Adventure

December 2-4, 2016

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Salton_2.html


We will photograph areas that include Salton City, Salton Shores, Bombay Beach, Desert Beach, and Brawley. On the east side, we will visit Slab City and Salvation Mountain built by Leonard Knight and featured in the movie “Into The Wild.” Note that the Salton Sea is in constant change and some of the iconic structures that have been popular to photograph are rapidly disappearing.

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo

Keith Skelton Photo