Anthony Festa

Anthony Festa

Having just completed the Bisti Wilderness Alumni Workshop with Brad and a great group of talented photographers, I spent the night at The View Hotel in Monument Valley. I enjoyed a beautiful, bright moonlit landscape and a faint Milky Way vista from my balcony at about 2:00 AM. I shot a series of panorama pictures and created this single image photograph. I was shooting with my Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens at 41mm for 25 seconds. In my exhaustion, I forgot to adjust down the time exposure and created some movement in the stars. Despite my lack of attention to the details, like Brad always tells us, it is still one of my favorite images for 2022!

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Brad goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is comfortable and getting the help they need, both out in the field and in post-processing. He is always there to answer any questions and he does so with kindness and patience. The small class size is perfect, and because he does not bring his own camera to the workshops, it allows him to spend quality time with each participant. – Jenny

Brad bleeds excellence in everything photography-related. He is kind, intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, but most of all, caring. At no additional cost, Brad offered to lead during extra nights when weather threatened planned photoshoot evenings.  He purposefully left behind his camera to ensure focus on helping students.– Roger

I just attended my third Goldpaint Photography 5 day workshop in beautiful Mt. Shasta. That alone should tell you a lot about Brad’s workshops. I love Brad’s work professionally and love that he teaches his own processes to his students. He is the only instructor of workshops I have attended who does NOT bring his own camera. His full attention is on his students.– Patricia

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