On a clear day, Mount Shasta can be seen from over 100 miles (160 km) away. Free from big city lights, this 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 the Milky Way in some of the darkest conditions in Northern California. Structured around peak wildflower season (if Mother Nature cooperates), you will hike 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.
July 21 – 25, 2020
6 Participants Maximum
5 Spaces Available
Expect to hike 2-6 miles roudtrip for one night
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 & Materials IncludedThis 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 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, stacked 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 fragile alpine environment. With over 70 topics you will:
- Receive an exclusive, updated copy of our 70+ page workshop booklet. This valuable guidebook contains step-by-step instructions about all phases of post processing, exposure guides for capturing the Milky Way, ‘Planning Your Shoot’, and much more.
- 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, stacked exposures, and more
- Learn advanced noise reduction stacking
- Receive personal tips and special techniques
- Understand how to blend multiple exposures and ‘light paint’ in post processing using Adobe Photoshop
- Learn how to accurately color correct the Milky Way
- 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.
Mount Shasta Alumni Night Photography Workshop: July 21 – 25, 2020
Nonrefundable Deposit, Remaining Balance
*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 22, 2020, or your space may be forfeited. Please read our terms & conditions for more info.