Class limited to 7 students.
BOTH SESSIONS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Have you ever looked at photos on Instagram or in Outdoor Photographer Magazine and you were totally blown away, but at the same time you were totally frustrated because your photos didn’t look like those photos?? I felt that feeling A LOT when I was first learning and it left me confused, but inspired.
I set about dissecting those amazing photos and understanding exactly what they’re made of. I discovered there are 9 elements that go into those stunning grand landscape photos. Those 9 elements are what you’re going to learn in this workshop so that you can shoot these kinds of photos anywhere you are, whether it’s New Zealand, Italy, or Death Valley.
This Eastern Sierra epic Grand Landscape photography workshop is comprised of two classroom sessions, four field excursions, and two processing sessions. In the classroom we will learn everything that goes into making beautiful, impactful photos, including the required gear, camera settings, compositional strategies, understanding light, and how to process our photos. We will work together as a group to understand what it takes to create powerful grand landscape photos, then go into the field to bring them to life!
During the class we will have four field sessions to photograph the stunning landscapes of the Alabama Hills and the Eastern Sierra.
The classroom and post processing sessions for this class take place at The Mount Whitney Gallery in downtown Lone Pine, California.
This class is aimed at beginner and intermediate photographers. Specifically, it’s for anyone who wants to learn what goes into creating striking grand landscape photos.
This class does NOT cover:
Joshua Cripps – Professional Photographer and Guide
Josh is an acclaimed landscape photographer and educator from Lone Pine, California, where he owns and runs The Mount Whitney Gallery. He gives presentations for companies like Nikon and leads exciting photo tours around the world. Josh’s photos have been featured internationally by numerous agencies including BBC, NASA, CNN, Outdoor Photographer, and more.
This grand landscape photography workshop meets in Lone Pine, California, 3-4 hours north of Los Angeles, 4 hours west of Las Vegas, or 1 hour south of Bishop. The class location is:
You are responsible for your own transportation during this class, but we will organize carpools for the excursions.
Lodging and meals are up to you. Lone Pine has a wide array of dining and lodging options, from inexpensive to high end.
Arrive at the Whitney Gallery a little after lunch (the exact time will be sent to you in advance of the class).
* times are approximate and may change depending on conditions.
Typically Lone Pine in summer is very hot, with day time temperatures in the 90-100 range, and nighttime temperatures in the 60s – 80s, making it extremely comfortable for shooting around sunrise and sunset.
Summer monsoons often come to the area on hot days, leading to spectacular conditions for photography.
Nevertheless, we make no guarantees regarding clouds, clear skies, rain, sun, or moon. We will likely photograph regardless of conditions, and no refunds will be given on account of the weather.
Typically Lone Pine in summer is very hot, with day time temperatures in the 90-100 range, and nighttime temperatures in the 60s – 80s. But due to variable conditions, we recommend bringing multiple layers of non-cotton clothing, like Merino wool, fleece, or synthetic fibers. Specifically you should bring:
We take pains to ensure our activities are 100% above board. We obtain all the necessary permissions, certifications, and insurance required in order conduct our tours.
We are also strong advocates of Leave No Trace (LNT) wilderness ethics. We teach responsible photography practices and never sacrifice the environment for the sake of a photo. Our goal is to leave our tour locations in better shape than the way we found them.
Payments are refundable up to two weeks before the workshop, less a $50 administrative fee.
If we cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, we will refund your tuition or transfer it to another class.
We make no guarantees regarding clouds, clear skies, rain, sun, or Milky Way visibility. Because we plan to photograph no matter what the conditions are, no refunds will be given on account of the weather.
We do not currently have any COVID-19 requirements. That being said, if you feel sick before the class, please stay home and let us know. We will transfer your registration to another class of your choosing.
This policy will be updated as CDC, WHO, Federal, and state guidelines change.