Arizona Spring Flowers MasterClass

Arizona Spring Flowers MasterClass 

April 12TH - 15TH 2024

cactus and sunset in the sonoran photography workshop     
Come chase the magic of spring in the Sonoran Desert together on this 3 night, 4 day photographic adventure. The Superstition Mountains are home to some of my favorite desert peaks and jumping cactus. Learn how to translate a vast desert scene into a magical wonderland through your lens.
Milky Way over the superstition mountains in arizona and blooming flowers

 

 

TRIP DATES
April 12th - April 15th, 2024
 
TRIBE SIZE
LIMITED TO A SMALL GROUP SIZE OF 5
 
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
BEGINNER - ADVANCED
*DISCLAIMER: HIKING DIFFICULTY LEVEL IS INTERMEDIATE. WHILE SOME HIKES CAN BE SHORT (1 MILE) SOME INCLUDE ROCKY TERRAIN. 
Milky Way over the blooming flowers and desert cactus in arizona
ITINERARY
Day 1
Our workshop begins at 4:00pm with a meet and greet at our set location(TBD). After we go over the agenda and get to know one another, we will grab our gear and head out to explore some of the magical jumping cactus and enchanting views while photographing the sunset and twilight.
Day 2
Classroom session begins directly after an early lunch. You will learn some applicable editing tips to apply to your post processing arsenal. After class, we will pack our camera gear and adventure out to some of the magnificent cactus scenes and flowers peaking for some sunset, blue hour and Milky Way fun.
Day 3
 There is nothing better than catching the morning light trickling through the magnificent glowing chollas and flowers. Another classroom session will follow after a morning of chasing sun rays through the blooming flowers and cactus. We will have a quick break before heading back out for sunset, blue hour and Milky Way.
Day 4
Wrapping up our amazing week with a working breakfast to go over any final questions about techniques or critiques on your photos.
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***We will be chasing conditions and constantly monitoring the weather. The itinerary may change based on what conditions are during the workshop.
beautiful sunset light over cactus in the superstition mountains of arizona
 
Planning your shoots
 Scouting and evaluating conditions
 Composing an image to grab the viewer’s attention
 Composing an image with a person in frame to show scale and tell a story
 Utilizing apps, such as PhotoPills, for more efficient planning
 Choosing the right lens and filters for the job
 How to shoot with a plan and vision for editing your image
 Histogram - how to read for perfectly exposed images
 Exposure control - how to use ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed in different scenarios
 Bracketing, Perspective Blending and Focus Stacking
 Focusing at night to capture pin sharp stars and foreground
 Long Exposure - how to capture blue hour & Milky Way
 Stacking Stars for Noise Reduction - how to shoot the proper frames to stack  
 Lightroom and Photoshop - learn our post-processing workflow
 Luminosity Masks
 Dodging and Burning
 Understanding layers and masks
 Finishing touches using clone stamp and removing distractions
 Creating Orton glows and painting with light 
 Build Social Media Presence - how to maximize engagement
Fiery sunset captured with some cactus in the foreground in arizona desert
The salt rivers beautiful light kissing the mountains in Arizona
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
 
All Lodging Accommodations
We have reserved lodging for the duration of the workshop and each person will have their own designated room.
 
 
All Photo Instruction
From the field to the computer, we will cover it all.  We will teach you techniques on how to capture a better image and our unique work flow in Lightroom and Photoshop.
 

Social Media Insights

Instagram and growing your social media has been a huge interest for many.  We will be touching on the ever changing algorithm of Instagram and how to successfully grow your presence as a photographer in the world of social media.
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Our goal is to leave you feeling confident, motivated and passionate about your photography with a new set of ideas and perspective! We will teach simple and actionable techniques to scout out incredible compositions and the process of how to approach and execute unique photos in any environment or conditions. 
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The classroom portion of this adventure will teach you a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and methods that will allow you to create some powerful images. We decided to keep the group small and intimate, thus allowing us to focus and give you much more access to the instructors and 1-on-1 attention. We will always be with the group providing thoughts and real time critique as the light changes from sunset to the enchanting night skies.
Cactus and river running through the superstition mountain desert
 
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
 
Transportation
Flights and car transportation are not included.
 
Meals/Snacks
Meals will often be on the go as we chase light, you will be responsible for your own food.
 
Travel Insurance
With any trip/adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies.

 

 

Cost: $2695

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* Please read the workshop F.A.Q. section to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.