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Capturing the Nuances of Joshua Tree National Park: Making Memorable Images

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Fall and early winter is a great time to explore the nuances of the varying landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. The raking late fall/early winter light illuminates the unique qualities of this desert haven as we capture its wonder in monotones and soft colors. The focus of this late fall workshop will be on utilizing the features of our smartphones and compact cameras while capturing iconic aspects of JTNP. It is best suited for the beginner to intermediate amateur photographer with basic knowledge of photography. In the morning in-class session, we will explore composition, techniques, and practice with apps and in camera filters to help us best create images in the field without needing to do much, if any, post processing on a computer. We will review what makes a strong image; working around pitfalls of shooting outdoors in ever changing weather; and photography basics every photographer should be comfortable with, regardless of experience. We will also briefly review ways to get your images off your devices and into your hands. After the morning hands-on discussion, we will have the afternoon light to practice favorite and newly discovered techniques in the field with a private excursion to the historic and iconic Keys’ Ranch, aka Desert Queen Ranch.

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Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, Palm Springs & Coachella Valley, Las Vegas Area, Death Valley, Ridgecrest & Northern Mojave, Anza-Borrego, Imperial Valley, S. CA Deserts