On a clear day, Mount Shasta can be seen from over 100 miles (160 km) away. Free from big city lights, our new destination allows for you to enjoy star-filled nights under a rich and complex wilderness backdrop. This snow-covered, sacred landmark towering over Shasta/Trinity National Forest land, is just 60 miles south of the Oregon border in wooded northern California, midway between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. Her dormant volcano peak rises 14,179 feet (4322 m) high and is the second highest volcano within the Pacific Basin’s notorious “Ring of Fire.” Water from five glaciers provide moisture for lush meadows teaming with wildflowers, great pine and red fir forests, high alpine lakes, tumbling streams and dramatic waterfalls before finally flowing down the Sacramento Valley and into the San Francisco Bay.

This 5-day Alumni Only workshop is specifically adapted to continue your education and expand upon skills already covered in previous courses. This workshop is designed around capturing early evening views of the Milky Way and utilizing moonlight to illuminate foreground elements. Structured around peak wildflower season (if Mother Nature cooperates), you will hike over various terrains mainly on established trails, into wilderness backcountry far enough away from parking lots, trailheads, roads etc. to photograph unspoiled areas. Due to the remoteness of each location, there are no facilities available. This course is uniquely tailored for those who have already taken a workshop with Goldpaint Photography.

“When I first caught sight of Mount Shasta over the braided folds of the Sacramento Valley, I was fifty miles away and afoot, alone and weary. Yet my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since.” – John Muir, 1874

Dates

August 1 – 5, 2018

Class Size

6 Participants Maximum

Spaces Available

SOLD OUT
Contact us to get on the wait list.


Fee

$1,795

Physical Difficulty

Moderate to Difficult
.5 miles to 5 miles roundtrip

“To provide you with the best personal learning environment possible, I limit my class size and NEVER bring my own camera to a class.

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“From the first phone call I had with Brad to the dinner after class on the last day, his enthusiasm and passion about his work and participants never wavered. He truly cares about his participants. His class structure is very organized making learning a breeze, but also making everyone feel like they belong there. As a beginner, there was never a time I did not feel like I didn’t get enough attention or that the class was “over” my head.  He really does a terrific job in every sense. I’m already counting down the days to next year’s workshop offerings.” -Greg

What can I expect during an *Alumni Only* workshop and how is it different from my first class?

This workshop is specifically designed to continue your education and expand upon skills already covered in previous courses. This class will be structured around new topics covering additional shooting techniques and advanced post processing methods including, but not limited to: advanced exposure blending, depth-of-field stacking, composite panoramas, luminosity masks, post light painting, noise reduction stacking, and much more.

Topics Covered

This 5 day workshop begins with a 3 hour ‘Advanced Methods in Night Photography’ class at a nearby indoor facility in Mount Shasta, CA. In addition, we will shoot three nights at numerous locations throughout the Mount Shasta Area with two 4-hour post processing in-class sessions. During this alumni workshop, we will concentrate on advancing your skills mastering the art of capturing the Milky Way and moonlit landscapes, composite panoramas, focus on depth-of-field stacking, and much more. Our updated 70+ page post-processing booklet will be provided to all participants. As always, during all field work we will follow ‘Leave no Trace’ principles to minimize any impact on the alpine environment. With over 65 topics you will:

  • Gain a further understanding of the night sky & planning for celestial events
  • Implement advanced methods for planning your shoot
  • Master the art of capturing the Milky Way, exposure blending, depth-of-field stacking, composites, and more
  • Learn advanced noise reduction stacking
  • Receive personal tips and special techniques
  • Understand how to blend multiple exposures, use luminosity masks, and ‘light paint’ in post processing using Adobe Photoshop
  • Gain new skills with advanced post processing methods in Bridge & Photoshop

What equipment do I need to bring?

We encourage you to visit our ‘Workshop FAQ’s Page’ for required equipment during your workshop, itinerary examples, and much more.

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2018 Mount Shasta Alumni Night Photography Workshop: August 1-5, 2018

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Workshop Payment

Nonrefundable Deposit, Remaining Balance, Full Payment

*Must be 18 or older to participate. Prices do not include meals, accommodations, gear, transportation, or incidentals. A 50%, non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for the workshop. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the scheduled workshop start date. Please pay the balance in full by June 2, 2018, or your space may be forfeited. Please read our terms & conditions for more info.

Accommodations & Transportation

Accommodations and transportation are not included in the workshop fee. We understand each person has different needs and may want to stay in a hotel or campsite. For those who prefer to stay in a hotel, we recommend arranging your accommodations in the city of Mount Shasta, CA. The group will meet for introductions and at that time, arrange to carpool, exchange information, etc. We generally try to arrange our classroom instruction in hotel meeting rooms similar to a Best Western or Holiday Inn Express, when available. You will receive a detailed itinerary well before the workshop date to assist you as you make your travel arrangements.

Questions

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending an email to info[at]goldpaintphotography.com.

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