10 Day West Coast Trip – Beginners Workshop – 2018

A wes coast trip in California is one of these satisfying trips any photographer in the world wants to do. Capturing stunning images from locations such as Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, Multnomah Falls, Punch Bowl Falls, Mt Hood and more.

Most people don’t do a trip like this because it can get really expensive or because they don’t think they are good enough with their camera etc.

For those reasons we have created this 10-day trip to stunning locations with a workshop for beginners and included everything a photographer needs withing the cost. These workshops are selling fast since they are limited to only 4 people at a time.

Read more details below.

FULL PRICE: $3000

EARLY BIRD PRICE: $1800

INSTRUCTORS

Moshe Levis

GROUP SIZE

7 Guests

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Beginners and amateur photographers

REQUIRED

Signed waiver, Moderate level of health fitness, Hiking boots, Clothing for cold nights/days and Clothing for warm nights/days

CONDITIONS - February 15th

Thursday – Saturday
Degrees varies
Sunrise – 6:30 am
Sunset – 5:30 pm

INCLUDES

+ 10 day trip to Yosemite National Park, California
+ Pickup from Los Angeles
+ Complimentary Food
+ Complimentary Drinks
+ Complimentary thermos bottle
+ Complimentary Photoshop & Lightroom subscription
+ Complimentary NOTINDOOR Magazine subscription for
+ Walkie talkies for the duration of the trip
+ Complimentary notebook to take notes
+ Complimentary pen
+ Showcase your best shot in our magazine
+ One complimentary 16″ x 24″ print
+ Short video from the trip

EXCLUDES

– Clothing
– Insurance
– Photography Equipment
– Laptops

SCHEDULE + WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Day 1-3: Los Angeles to Sequoia National Park

We’ll start our trip to Sequoia National Park from Los Angeles.

We’ll pick you up with a 4x4, 8 seater and an awesome camper at a location closest to everyone in the group.

We’ll drive along the 5, 65 and the 198 towards these amazingly huge Sequoia trees. (We’ll stop on the way to grab some breakfast)

Our workshop will begin when we enter the park and have our first stop and encounter with the Sequoias.

We’ll stay the night at a near camping ground (in the camper) and wake up to a beautiful sunrise at a location we all agree on.

From there we’ll head out to Yosemite National Park. We’ll get to Yosemite and park there to do some photo editing, grab dinner and whatever comes to mind.

Day 4-6: Sequoia to Yosemite National Park

In the morning we’ll wake up early to get to a sunrise location we all agree on.

The locations we’ll cover in Yosemite are: Tunnel View, Taft Point, Valley View, Fern Springs, Vernal Falls and Glacier Point.

From Yosemite National Park we’ll head out to Wreck of the Peter Iredale in Oregon.

Day 7-8: Yosemite to Oregon

Our first stop in Oregon (other than breaks) will be Wreck of the Peter Iredale where we’ll be creative capturing a ship that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River.

(if you would want to skip it and head straight to the park we can do that too)

In Oregon we’ll explore: Multnomah Falls, Punch Bowl Falls, Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mt Hood.

Day 9-10: Back to Los Angeles through PCH (the 1)

We’ll have many stops along this road. Because you’ll want to stop. Trust me.

We will finish our workshop with an assignment to conclude what you’ve learned and show you how you improved. A lot!

Lessons

We’ll learn how to operate your camera, buttons and dials, basic menus & settings.

What decisions you may want to make to get the best images from the environment you’re at.

we’ll touch topics such as:

  • The viewfinder
  • Techniques for stability
  • White balance
  • Auto focus and Manual focus
  • Focusing modes
  • When to use your live view
  • What lenses to use
  • Composition
  • Shooting modes: Shutter Priority (Tv or S), Aperture Priority (Av ot A) and Program (P), continious shots, single shots, self timer etc.
  • How to take photos for HDR images.
  • Using the Manual mode
  • Basics of photo editing
  • ISO
  • Light Compensation
  • Ev Compensation
  • Depth of field
  • How to catpture motion for some motion blur water flows.
  • What settings are best for what purposes.
  • Night photography
EXERTION LEVEL

This workshop trip is light with no extreme hiking trails. We’ll mainly stay on flat surfaces. We’ll have to get to Taft Point and Glacier Point which are moderate hikes. We’ll take it easy and get there safely.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact the office by email with questions relating to this tour.
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