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Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Landscape Master Classes in our nation’s most scenic national parks. Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist in Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images. These classes provide hands-on, mentored learning in the field and ample classroom time with your instructor to teach you a capture to post production workflow (end to creative end workflow) using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Our National Park programs include your accommodations and local travel. All you need to do is arrive with your camera and laptop, and away you go to some of the most incredible photographic sites and professional hands-on training anywhere.


Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is a dramatic landscape of giant Sequoia Trees, rugged foothills, deep canyons, and thundering waterfalls that spill off glacial rock. For the landscape photographer, this is a land of Majestic Scenes that provide a plein air classroom for a visual study of light and shadow among the big trees.

In this Landscape Master Class, you will learn specialized exposure concepts that will create photographic art from the lay of giant fuzzy shadows among the halos of twinkling sunlight. Short hikes position our students to explore rushing streams and waterfalls and learn to compose them in splashing detail as well as using smooth motion to reduce them to visual whispers. We will spend time juxtaposing ground and figure across a John Muir meadow, and learn how to capture the night sky with snow-capped mountains as reflective elements. Go eye to eye with a sundown that stretches as far as you can see from atop Little Baldy and do a full visual study of a controlled burn of Lodgepole Pines.



Explore and Photograph:The Giant Sequoia Forest, Great Burns, Moro Rock, Little Baldy, Mineral King, Crescent Meadow, Tokopah Falls, Night Skies, Sunset Rock

Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear, Dynamic Bracketing, Angle horizons.

Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Sky and Ground dominant compositions, Managing complex shadow and highlight scenes, emotional range ideas for intimate landscapes, detail structures, composition workflow, expressive-personal project methods, Voice with tone, coloration, framing, much more.

Learn end-to-end Post-Production Workflow for Landscapes: Develop Baseline images with Lightroom, dynamic blending with Luminosity masks, contrast and color methods, specialized production sharpening for Sequoia images, all with personal instruction.

DATES: July 11-16, 2017

Arrive July 11th for evening orientation — Depart for home on July 16th.
4 full days of onsite photographic and post-production classes.

TUITION: $2299 (Includes lodging, field meals, backcountry transportation, tuition, and course materials.)

DEPOSIT: $500 (See terms and conditions)

BASECAMP: Sequoia Comfort Inn, Three Rivers, California

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