On a clear day, Mount Shasta can be seen from over 100 miles (160 km) away. Free from big city lights, this popular destination allows 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 workshop is specifically 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 terrains mainly on established trails to photograph unspoiled areas. Due to the remoteness of each location, there are limited facilities available.

“The crisp icy sky was without a cloud, and the stars lighted us on our way. Deep silence brooded the mountain, broken only by the night wind and an occasional rock falling from crumbling buttresses to the snow slopes below. The wild beauty of the morning stirred our pulses in glad exhilaration, and we strode rapidly onward, seldom stopping to take a breath…” -John Muir

Dates

July 8 – 12, 2019

Class Size

6 Participants Maximum

Spaces Available

SOLD OUT
Contact us to be put on the waitlist

Tuition

$1,995

Physical Difficulty

Moderate
Expect to hike 1-2 miles

  • Brad Goldpaint

    “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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Don P.

GP Alumni

2016, 2018
“I always enjoy Brad’s workshops. The first thing that I really like is that he adapts seamlessly to each participant regardless of the level they are in photography. Brad does an outstanding job of simplifying and teaching concepts – so that anyone can understand a complex solution, and he is more than willing to spend ample time working with each person personally. Finally, he will try to help stretch you to learn and try new techniques or approaches, whether it is in post-processing or a different landscape perspective. This makes for a refreshing change from the normal classes. I give Brad’s workshop my absolute highest recommendation.”

Topics Covered

This 5-day workshop begins with a 3 hour ‘Introduction to 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 workshop, we will concentrate on capturing the Milky Way, create star trails, panoramas, and much more. You will receive a copy of our 75-page workshop booklet with step-by-step instructions about all phases of post processing for personal reference. During all field work, we will follow “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize any impact on the fragile mountain and high-desert environment. With over 65 topics you will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the night sky (Earth’s orbit, location of the Milky Way, meteor showers, moon cycles, etc.)
  • Appreciate the importance of planning for your shoot
  • Understand the differences between shutter speed/aperture/ISO/white balance, and more
  • Learn how to focus your lens at night
  • Begin to master the art of capturing the Milky Way, create star trails, panoramas, composites, and more
  • Learn about light painting
  • Understand noise reduction (how and when to use it)
  • Receive personal tips and special techniques
  • Learn how to blend multiple exposures together 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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Mount Shasta Night Photography Workshop: July 8 – 12, 2019

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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 May 9, 2019, 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.

This business operates under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
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