Rainbows in Stone: Valley of Fire Photo Workshop

Location: Overton, Nevada
Dates: March 6-9, 2016
Tuition: $1295.00, Deposit: $200.00
Instructors: Joseph Rossbach 
Group Size: Limit Of 6 Participants


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Overview:  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.

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)

 We 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

We’ll Also Teach You 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

Itinerary:  The Workshop Will Begin At 12noon On Sunday March 1st Meeting In The Conference Room Of The North Shore Inn For A 2 Hour Classroom Session Followed By A Sunset Shoot In The Park.

March 2 & 3: We Will Have At Least Two 3 To 4 Hour Field Sessions In The Park (During The Early Morning And Late Afternoon, Sunrise & Sunset) Photographing Some Of The Best Locations In The Park For Colorful Landscapes, Abstracts And Intimate Rocks. During The Middle Of The Day Expect A Couple Of Hours Dedicated To Classroom Instruction On Post Processing, Field Techniques And Critiques At The Hotel.

March 4th: We Will Have  3 Hour Field Session Starting At Sunrise In The Park Followed By A Critique And Sharing Session At The Hotel. The Workshop Will End By No Later Than 12noon.

Workshop Includes: - Expert Instruction And Guiding In The Field
- Informal Digital Darkroom Instructional Sessions
- Image Critique Sessions 

Not Included: - Transportation (Participants Are Asked To Carpool. Due To Insurance Reasons, We Are Not Able To Drive Any Participants.)
- Lodging, Meals & Incidental Costs

Recommended Equipment: - Digital SLR Camera (W/Extra Batteries And Memory Cards.)
- Wide To Standard Zoom Lens, With Their Lens Hoods (I Carry 14-24mm And 24-70mm Lenses)
- Telephoto Zoom Lens For Extraction And Abstract Scenes (I Use A 70-200mm Lens)
- Tripod
- Cable Or Electronic Shutter Release
- Circular Polarizing Filter
- Graduated Neutral Density Filters (If You Use Them.)
- Rocket Blower And Micro-Fiber Cloths For Keeping Glass Surfaces Dry And Clean
- Flashlight Or Headlamp
- Rain Jacket And Pants
- Waterproof Hiking Boots
- Bag To Carry Photo Gear And Extra Food/Clothing
- Clothing For Winter Weather Including Snow Pants, Snow Boots, Fleece, Long Underwear, Gloves, Hats And Winter Jackert

Questions? Please Feel Free To Contact Me If You Have Any Questions.