Big Sur Winter

January 8 - 12, 2021
We had so much fun, we're gong back again!  
Craig McCord and Jane Palmer are again joining forces to lead this workshop focusing on magical iconic locations along the Big Sur coast.  This workshop will offer dramatic photographic opportunities to include, among others:
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Point Lobos
  • Weston Beach Tide Pools
  • Pfeiffer Beach
  • Garrapata State Park
  • Point Sur and the Point Sur Light Station
  • Monterey Wharf and Harbor
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 workshop participants. 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. 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 Lightroom and Photoshop CC. The latter is geared toward introducing the less experienced to a more disciplined post capture workflow process.  Subjects covered will include RAW processing, layers and masks in Photoshop, luminosity masking, as well as third-party plug ins such as NIK and Luminar software.
We will begin with our arrival on January 8th, basing out of the stylish Carmel Mission Inn, centrally located in the Carmel and Monterey area.  We will conduct an intensive shooting schedule during the workshop, focusing on the many popular locations, including McWay Falls, and the Pfeiffer keyhole arch.  This workshop was specifically timed so as to be able to catch the rays of the setting sun through the arch.
When:  January 8 - 12, 2021
Workshop participants should travel to arrive in Carmel, CA by afternoon of January 10th.  After checking into lodging, we will gather at 3:00pm at the motel office area to get acquainted and discuss any last minute details regarding our shooting schedule, safety, and other administrative items. We will then venture out for an evening shoot at some areas close by, such as Monastery Beach, for sunset.  The workshop will officially end after the morning shoot on January 14th.
Fee:  $1350
The workshop fee covers instruction and any access permits only.  Workshop does not include lodging, meals or travel to/from the workshop.  The Carmel Mission Inn does provide breakfast.
Lodging contact information:
Carmel Mission Inn, 3665 Rio Road, Carmel, CA  93923
Phone:      1-800-348-9090
When making your reservations at the Carmel Mission Inn, you must mention you are with the Creative Light Photography group. 
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 to/from workshop location is the responsibility of workshop participants.  Participants will rideshare/caravan  to and from shooting locations.
Registration Deadline: When full. Reserve your spot soon because the number of participants will be strictly limited to a maximum of 8.  This will allow for  maximum instructor interaction to ensure a quality workshop experience.
Payment : PayPal using the Pay Now button on this page.
Personal Check : Send a $300 non-refundable deposit now, and pay the balance with a personal check at least 60 days before the start of the workshop.  Send check to: Creative Light Photography Workshops, 395 NW 1851st Rd, Kingsville, MO  64061.  Email or call when you put your deposit check in the mail, and we will hold your space.
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