Bodie ghost town and Mono Lake Photo Workshop

There is still time to sign up for our Bodie ghost town and Mono Lake Photo Workshop, June18-21.

This workshop will take you to one of the world’s most photogenic locations: the landscape of the Eastern Sierra Range. We will photograph places such as Bodie, Mono Lake, Silver Lake, and more. This workshop is open to of all levels of photography, using 35mm to large format, film and/or digital. June 2009

This workshop will mostly be about practicing and perfecting your craft. We will have daily discussions about "seeing", pre-visualization, and techniques. We will also present you a few exercises to help get your creativity flowing. These will be beneficial for all levels of photography experience. We will also spend some time reviewing digital work flow, Camera RAW, and processing digital pictures.

Besides the photography, just visiting this area is a joy. For those who have not been to this part of the Eastern Sierras you will be in for a big treat. It is one of the most scenic locations in the world.

Thursday, June 18th 2009

The workshop starts Thursday , June 18th 2009. We will meet in Lee Vining at 5 pm. We will meet for dinner and discuss our plans for the next three days. After eating we will have time to shoot sunset and stars mover Mono Lake.

Friday, June 19

On Friday June 20th we will caravan over to the ghost town of Bodie. We will be there a good part of the day shooing photos. Since the days are long we can get some rest in the afternoon before heading back out again for evening photography.

Saturday, June 20

We will rise early in time for a sunrise shoot at Silver Lake which is only a few miles from Lee Vining. As the sun rises it illuminates Carson Peak casting a perfect reflection on the Lake. This makes for a classic photograph. After our shoot we will eat breakfast at the Silver Lake Resort Cafe which is a step back in time. They serve an awesome breakfast. Later that day we will have an informal critique of the photos that everyone has shot up this point. You will be able to apply some of these lessons to our shooting Saturday evening.

Sunday, June 21
Sunday is mostly a travel day but we offer another sunrise shoot near Dunderberg Meadows. The workshop will conclude at 11 am.

The Eastern Sierra is isolated. The closest major airport is Reno, NV- 140 miles away. Driving from Reno is about 2 1/2 hours. San Francisco is about a 5 hour drive through Yosemite National Park, and Los Angeles is about 6 hours away by car. It's well worth the effort to get there. If you are interested in carpooling or sharing a rental car from Reno or the Bay Area, let us know, and we will try to connect you with someone.

FEES: $295. There is a $50 discount for former students. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Photo by Keith Skelton