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 3-day workshop will focus on large, grand views with few physical demands. It is specifically structured for those who want to stay close to their vehicle, desire very little hiking and on easy terrain. This workshop is organized to accommodate all skill levels from beginner to professional photographers desiring to learn more about capturing the Milky Way under moonlit skies illuminating your foreground.

“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

June 19 – 21, 2018

Class Size

6 Participants Maximum

Spaces Available

SOLD OUT
Contact us to get on the wait list.


Fee

$1,295

Physical Difficulty

Easy

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

Workshop Gallery

“My workshop was the best investment of my time and money for my advancement as a photographer. It is a rare occasion when a brilliant artist, like Brad, is able to convene his expertise to another in such a concise and easy to understand manner.  On location, Brad’s preparedness was unsurpassed. His use of technology to pinpoint our exact location and time to capture the night sky was impressive.  The patience he exhibited was incredible in making sure each student received his undivided attention.  Brad doesn’t take his camera equipment on his workshops, like other instructors, so that he can focus on the needs of his students.” -Anthony

Topics Covered

This 3 day workshop begins with a 4 hour ‘Introduction to Night Sky Photography’ class at a nearby indoor facility in Mount Shasta, CA. In addition, we will shoot two nights at numerous locations throughout the Mount Shasta Area, and end with a 4-hour post processing in-class session. During this workshop, we will concentrate on capturing the Milky Way, create star trails and panoramas. You will receive a copy of our 50 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 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
  • Learn more about capturing the Milky Way under moonlit skies illuminating your foreground.
  • Begin to master the art of capturing the Milky Way, create star trails, panoramas, composites, and more
  • 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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2018 Mount Shasta Night Photography Workshop: June 19-21, 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 April 20, 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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