2024 Joshua Tree National Park

Black-and-White Infrared Intensive Workshop

Join us March 2-6, 2024 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). During the waning moon (first quarter to crescent moon), our early morning shoots will feature different natural light conditions each day. The workshop dates were chosen to take full advantage of the moon phase for our photography in the early mornings.

Other spots we will visit inside the park include Barker Dam, Lost Horse Valley, Hall of Horrors, the Ocotillo Patch, Jumbo Rocks, and the Cholla Cactus Gardens plus a couple personal favorite less-visited spots.

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 Kolari Vision “loaner” infrared lens filter to make infrared images at no charge to you (for your converted-to-infrared camera or full-spectrum camera).

Fee: $1695/person (hotel, meals, and travel not included)
Location: Holiday Inn Express, Twentynine Palms, California
Start: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 9:00am
End: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 after morning shoot and breakfast

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, Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee

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

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 request.

New Partner/Spouse Guidelines
Non-photography spouses/partners are always encouraged to be a part of meals during our workshop time. However, if that person is a photographer (either infrared or color-only), and they wish to join us in the field but not in the classroom, a location-only workshop fee of $825 is required. If they wish to learn the processing workflow and participate in all classroom activities, a full workshop fee is required.

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

Maximum of six workshop participants. Reserve your spot now!

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