Valley Of Fire State Park Offers The Best Sandstone In The Southwest And Is Only An Hour Drive From Las Vegas, NV. This Workshop Will Include Field Sessions In Some Of The Most Colorful And Bizarre Desert Locations In The Southwest. With Joseph Rossbach As Your Instructor You Will Receive Ample One-On-One Instruction In The Field As Well As Spirited Critiques And Post Processing Training.


 David Will Teach A Variety Of Techniques—Both In The Field And During Our Informal Classroom Sessions—That Will Allow You To Advance Both Your Technical Skills And Artistic Vision. We Focus On A Number Of Professional Field Techniques To Help You Create Dramatic And Powerful Nature Images, Including:

• Working With Dramatic Light, Including Sunrise And Sunset
• Using Less-Than-Dramatic Light To Your Advantage
• The Fundamentals Of Powerful Composition
• Abstract Techniques For Creating Artistic Photographs

David will also discuss A Number Of Professional “Digital Darkroom” Secrets As Well. Our Hands-On Informal Classroom Sessions - Held During The Middle Of The Day When The Light Is Not Conducive To Successful Photography - Will Teach You The Fundamentals Of Image Processing, And Allow You To Master Important Techniques Including:

• Working With Adjustment Layers
• Layer Masking And Image Blending Techniques
• Making Difficult Selections
• Color Management
• Special Effects Techniques Used For Artistic Expression
• Exporting, Sharpening, And Saving Images For Optimum Web Presentation

  • Dates: April 1-3, 2016
  • Cost: 795.00
  • Instructor: David Thompson
  • Limit: 7 Participants

Deposit: Desert Candyland: Landscapes of Valley of Fire w/ David Thompson

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Basic Itinerary

Each day will look like this: Sunrise shoot, breakfast, down time(rest) post processing instruction, scout+sunset shoot

The workshop begins on Friday at 12pm with an opening slide show and instructional lectures and ends after sunset on Sunday.

Locations you will visit

The Fire Wave and Vicinity, Pink Slot Canyon, Crazy Hill, White Domes Slot, Stripped Rock, Windstone Arch, and a couple other off the beaten path arches.

Physical Difficulty: Moderate. This Workshop Involves Short Hikes Over Sandstone And Through Deep Sand In Some Locations. The Longest Hike Is A 2 Mile RT Hike To Photograph Fire Wave.

Transportation:  Driving Conditions Will Consist Of Paved Roads. When Possible We Prefer That Participants Car Pool With Each Other To Help Limit Our Impact And Get To Know Each Other. 

Recommended Lodging: North Shore Inn
520 N Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton, NV 89040
Phone:  (702) 397-6000

(Please Make Your Hotel Reservations When Registering For The Workshop)