Autumn in Yosemite
October 16 - 20, 2021
Craig McCord will lead this special photography workshop taking in the magical autumn light on Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridalveil Falls and more. We'll photograph the rushing waterfalls and small cascades and the calm waters and reflections under Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge. The grand vistas from Tunnel View and Glacier Point will offer unbelievable photographic opportunities. From Glacier Point we'll have a view of Yosemite Valley and Vernal and Nevada Falls. Sunset shots from Olmstead Point can also be spectacular. As a special bonus, this workshop has been scheduled to coincide with a full moon, with the intent of capturing the moon rise over Half Dome. So don't forget your long lens. This will be an opportunity you don't want to miss!!
The workshop is open to all levels of photographers but will be limited in size to ensure the highest quality personal instruction tailored to the experience level and needs of each individual workshop participant. Instruction will focus on assuring all gain the most from the photographic experience and come away with not only some memorable images but with refined techniques and tips to help take your photographic skills to the next level. And, don't let the grand vistas fool you. There will be everything from macro to long telephoto opportunities. Discussions and in-field assistance will focus on dynamic composition techniques, how to work a scene, histograms and exposure, metering, making panoramas, long exposure techniques and more.
During down time there will be at least one image review and critique session, as well as some opportunity to gain assistance in the post process workflow in Light Room and Photoshop CC. The latter is geared toward introducing the less experienced to a more disciplined post capture workflow process.
We will begin with our arrival on October 17th., basing out of the Yosemite View Lodge. Please plan to arrive NLT 2pm and meet in the office area of the Lodge. There we will have a short orientation and go over the details of our planned schedule and get acquainted. The workshop will officially end after the morning shoot on October 20th.
When: October 16 - 20, 2021
Workshop participants should travel to arrive at Yosemite View Lodge on afternoon of October 16th. After checking into lodging we will gather at 2:00pm at the lodge office area to get acquainted and discuss any last minute details regarding our shooting schedule, safety, and other administrative items, and still have opportunity for an afternoon and evening sunset shoot in the park.
This fee covers workshop instruction only. It does not include lodging, meals or travel to/from the workshop.
Lodging: A block of rooms has been set aside for our group at the Yosemite View Lodge at a reasonable rate.
Yosemite View Lodge.
When making your reservations, you must mention you are with the Creative Light Photography group. Do not call the lodge for reservation before May 1st, 2020
Transportation and meals:
Meals are not included, but our groups generally enjoy eating together, as it provides yet another opportunity to exchange ideas, tips and general discussion of our love of the photographic arts.
Transportation: Travel to and from the workshop is the attendee’s responsibility. Commercial transportation such as air travel and/or rental car expenses will not be reimbursed under any circumstances. It is unlikely a workshop be cancelled; nonetheless, it is highly recommended you consider travel insurance. Car sharing is recommended for travel to and from shooting locations to minimize footprint.
Registration Deadline: When full. This workshop will strictly limited to a a maximum of 8. This ensures instructors provide maximum attention to workshop participants. The workshop will fill quickly so be sure to register early.
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