2019 Joshua Tree National Park

Black-and-White Infrared Intensive Workshop

Join us March 25 – 28, 2019 for a three-and-one-half day workshop in the high desert of Joshua Tree National Park!

We will be shooting a variety of landscapes from the desert foliage at Cottonwood Oasis to the amazing granite monoliths under the early morning night sky (pre-dawn).

From using the right gear to capture and processing, this is a unique opportunity to learn how to create amazing black-and-white images.

At this workshop,

  • You will be placed in the best locations to maximize the infrared light under existing conditions.
  • You will receive individual help in the field to ensure a successful capture. Every day there will be hands-on experience in the classroom for processing your images while learning how to manage workflow.
  • Finally, you will have the opportunity to use a “loaner” external lens filter to make infrared images at no charge to you! 720nm and 850nm infrared Kolari Vision external lens filters for visible-light (“color only”) cameras will be available if you do not have your own.

Fee: $895/person (hotel, meals, and travel not included)
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Twentynine Palms, California
Start: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00am
End: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

Included in fee: location instruction, minimum of two 4-hour processing sessions in hotel meeting room, National Park Usage Permit

Not included in fee: all transportation, all meals, lodging

Skills Required: Thorough working knowledge of your camera from capture histogram to Live-View (mirrored cameras only); confident beginner using Adobe ACR/LR and layers in Adobe Photoshop; must bring your laptop to the classroom.

A detailed information package with hotel room group reservation instructions, airport, gear suggestions, software requirements, itinerary, expected seasonal weather conditions, payment and cancellation policies, and signature required waiver of liability will be sent upon registration.

Non-photographer spouses/partners are welcome at no extra charge however, classroom time is reserved only for participants.

While we work in the field close to the parked cars, some walking on uneven terrain (gravel paths, sand beaches) will be required. As we are working in a National Seashore (under the auspices of the U.S. National Park Service), no roller bags are allowed. All your gear for the location must be carried.

It is your responsibility to read and thoroughly understand the policies regarding payment and cancellation as stated here.

Maximum of seven workshop participants. Reserve your spot now!

To request a detailed information package for this workshop, please complete the form below.
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