This year we are offering Private and Semi-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.
Private or Semi-Private
3 – 5 Days
Topics CoveredThis 3 day, private workshop begins with a consultation with Brad to determine what YOU would like to focus on during your time together. Learn at a slower or faster pace capturing the night sky than with a group. Want to focus on strengthening your compositions? Do you struggle with post processing? You may want to tailor YOUR instruction around time-lapse photography, star trails or panoramas. Anything is possible in your private/semi-private workshop because they are designed specifically around YOU.
We will shoot two nights at various locations throughout the Mount Shasta area, and end with a 4-hour post processing session. You will receive a copy of our customized 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 at least 65 topics you may choose to work on:
- 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 and learn advanced methods
- Understand the differences between shutter speed/aperture/ISO/white balance, and more
- Learn how to capture and translate your artistic vision
- Begin to master the art of capturing the Milky Way, create star trails, panoramas, composites, and more
- Introductory or advanced time-lapse shooting and processing
- Receive personal tips and special techniques
- Gain new skills with advanced post processing methods in Bridge & Photoshop
What equipment do I need to bring?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.
Registration & Availability
*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. Your remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the scheduled workshop start date or your space may be forfeited. Please read our terms & conditions for more info.