August 8 – 10, 2023
This year we are offering Private Workshops for those who desire a one-on-one learning experience. Each class is expertly tailored to your specific needs to help guide YOU towards capturing and creating YOUR personal artistic vision. Brad’s personal attention allows YOU the freedom to relax in the outdoors and completely immerse yourself in the learning process at YOUR speed. These personalized classes are structured around all skill levels from beginner to professional photographers seeking a much more intensified and personal approach for capturing the night sky and landscape photography.
On a clear day, Mount Shasta can be seen from over 100 miles (160 km) away. During this private instruction, you will be free from big city lights, allowing 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.
“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
August 8 – 10, 2023
“To provide you with the best personal learning environment possible, I limit my class size and NEVER bring my own camera to a class.“
2022, 2018, 2014
“I recently took a private workshop from Brad. If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend it. It was by far the best workshop I’ve ever participated in. Prior to the workshop, Brad asked me for a list of things I wanted to cover and he succeeded in covering each topic. The entire experience was tailored to my needs. Brad even brought his equipment in case mine malfunctioned, which it did! He offered as much or as little assistance as I wanted and although we were on a time schedule, the pace was very relaxed & enjoyable. It was a lot of fun. I went on some exciting adventures & took some beautiful pictures in the process. I stayed at a cute Airbnb cabin which made our meetings for the workshop very easy. I’ve had editing questions since I’ve gotten back home and he’s kindly answered them. In short, it costs a bit more than a group workshop, but the experience is far better.”
Brad will work with you to make sure you have the necessary equipment for your private workshop. We also encourage you to visit our ‘Workshop FAQ’s Page’ for a basic understanding of required equipment, possible itinerary examples, and much more.
*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 June 9, 2023, or your space may be forfeited. Please read our terms & conditions for more info.
Accommodations are not included in the workshop fee. We understand each person has different needs and may want to stay in a hotel or campsite. We will provide information regarding a private studio that will be available for rent during your workshop. Transportation to and from photographic locations during your workshop are provided, unless you prefer to drive your own vehicle.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by sending an email to info[at]goldpaintphotography.com.