Nonrefundable Deposit, Remaining Balance
June 12 – 14, 2023
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 3-day workshop focuses 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 some of the darkest skies in Northern California.
This workshop is designed around capturing the Milky Way without moonlight interruption. Due to the remoteness of each location, there are no facilities available during the in-field portion of the workshop.
“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
June 12 – 14, 2023
6 Participants Maximum
“To provide you with the best personal learning environment possible, I limit my class size and NEVER bring my own camera to a class.“
“Brad’s workshop exceeded my expectations. He takes you from the beginning; how to plan your shoot to the end with post-processing… Nothing else compares to the thoughtfulness that Brad puts into these workshops. He truly is passionate about his work and it shows. He is very attentive to the workshop and makes sure that everyone understands the concepts.”
*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 13, 2023, or your space may be forfeited. Please read our terms & conditions for more info.
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 near 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.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending an email to info[at]goldpaintphotography.com.