2021 Joshua Tree National Park

Black-and-White Infrared Intensive Workshop

Join us Mar 3 – 7, 2021 for a four-and-one-half day workshop in the high desert of Joshua Tree National Park!

We will be shooting a variety of landscapes from the enormous palm trees at Cottonwood Springs to the amazing granite monoliths under the early morning night sky (pre-dawn). The moon is waning so our early morning shoots will feature different conditions as the workshop progresses. Other spots we will visit include Barker Dam, Keys View, Lost Horse Valley, Hall of Horrors, the Ocotillo Patch, and the Cholla Cactus Gardens.

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: $1250/person (hotel, meals, and travel not included)
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Twentynine Palms, California
Start: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00am
End: Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 12 noon

Included in fee: location instruction, minimum of two 4-hour processing sessions in hotel meeting room, Joshua Tree National Park usage permit

Not included in fee: all transportation, all meals, lodging and Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee

Skills Required: Thorough working knowledge of your camera from capture histogram to using Live-View if you have a mirrored camera; 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 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 registered participants.

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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