Death Valley with Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon and The Digital Photo Workshops crew for a photo adventure of a lifetime to Death Valley, California.
Death Valley is not a hospitable place. In fact, it’s one of the harshest places on Earth. But it’s also a great place to take incredible photographs. One of the locations we will shoot is Badwater, and at 282 feet below sea level, it’s the lowest point in North America. At twilight the images captured here seem like they are from another world.
Zabriskie Point with the Golden Canyons and the mud flats of the “Race Track” an moving stones will give you the opportunity to capture some fascinating images that can’t be taken anywhere else in the world.
The sand dunes in the heart of the Valley are a photographic bonanza. With the mountain range behind the dunes you’ll wish you had more CF cards.
So join us for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and you’ll be amazed at the photos your creativity will find.
You will learn a variety of techniques—both in the field and in the classroom—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
- The fundamentals of powerful compositions
- Abstract techniques for creating artistic photographs
We’ll also teach you a number of professional “digital darkroom” secrets as well. Our hands-on intensive seminars—held during the middle of the day when the light is not conducive for photography—will teach you the fundamentals of image processing, and allow you to master important techniques including:
- Working with Adobe Lightroom
- Layer masking and image blending techniques
- Creating HDR Photographs
- Working with Photoshop and other photographic software
- Special effects techniques used for artistic expression
This is a workshop you won’t want to miss, so sign-up today.
Days & Times:
Thursday, Feb. 21 thru Sunday, Feb 24 2013
Workshop begins Thursday 7:00pm and wraps up Sunday 2:00pm
NAPP Member – $1199
Non-NAPP Member – $1299
Space is limited BOOK NOW
The Ranch at Furnace Creek
The Ranch at Furnace Creek • 760-786-2345
The Ranch at Furnace Creek has arranged for a special rate on a reserved block of rooms for our workshop. Please call the hotel and mention Block #526950 The Digital Photo Workshops to reserve your room. Our block will fill up fast so please make your arrangements as soon as possible.
McCarran International Airport (LAS) – Travel Time: 2 Hours
Limit 20 Participants
1 Super Star Guest Instructor
2 Staff Instructors
1–2 Sponsor Guests Instructors (on occasion)
Hands-on instruction from guest instructor and staff
Unique photo opportunities
Shoot time with guest instructor and staff
Workflow and technique sessions
12″x18″ Print of your favorite shot from our friends at Mpix
You must provide and/or bring:
A great attitude to learn and have fun
Your own transportation, to, from and during the event (car pooling will be arranged)
Your own accommodations at or near the venue
Laptop computer with Photoshop and or Lightroom installed
Digital SLR Camera and gear (include a sturdy tripod)