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Landscape Photography Skills Hike: Oak Hill Lane

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Curry Canyon Ranch

3500 Curry Canyon Rd.

Clayton, California 94517

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Hiking Mt. Diablo offers many great photographic opportunities. Great views, vibrant and diverse forests, waterfalls, dramatic rock formations and many other spectacular scenes are common. In this one day workshop, you’ll learn the most effective techniques and tools for capturing the beauty of the area with your unique vision.

You’ll learn:

- Camera setup and best approaches for landscapes
- Composition techniques and approaches
- Understanding and using weather
- Using light and angles
- Tools and equipment

We’ll start the day off in the "classroom" at Curry Canyon Ranch or a quick presentation and tutorial and then head out to Save Mount Diablo's Oak Hill Lane property to get hands on experience. Get unique photographic access to these lands as you build your skills and creativity.

You’ll need:

- Tripod
- Hiking shoes,
- Water, snack, lunch

Rating: Easy

Distance: 2.5 miles

Elevation change: 300’

Leader: Save Mount Diablo Hike Leader and Landscape Photographer, Paul Salemme

About Paul: I’m a Save Mt. Diablo volunteer, and I’ve been hiking Mt. Diablo and surrounding areas for many years, documenting the beauty through photography. My work has appeared in Bay Nature Magazine, Diablo Magazine, newspapers and other publications websites. My trail photography can be seen atwww.paulsalemme.com.

Meet: 3500 Curry Canyon Road, Clayton, CA

Directions: From I-680 North or downtown Walnut Creek head east on Ygnacio Valley Rd., continue on Ygnacio Valley Rd. for about 7 miles. Make a right onto Clayton Rd. and continue on Clayton Rd for 2.5 miles. Continue onto Marsh Creek Rd. for about 3.4 miles and take a soft right onto Morgan Territory Road. Drive 2 miles on Morgan Territory and turn right onto Curry Canyon Rd. Follow Curry Canyon Road for 1.2 miles.

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