Highway One San Mateo Coast Workshop


Bay Area Digital Photography Workshop Series

San Gregorio Valley. 2012

San Gregorio Valley. 2012

The Landscape of the California Coast
Highway One Coastal Journey Digital Photography Field Workshop

with Stephen Johnson

September 9-10, 2017

Special for first 4 students $475 (normal $650 tuition)

or by phone 650 355-7507
Enrollment limited to 6 people

Sandstone and Tafoni, Pebble State Beach. 1994.

Sandstone and Tafoni, Pebble State Beach. 1994.

Demos from 2014 Workshop.

Mori Point. Pacifica. 2013. BetterLight Scanning Back

Mori Point. Pacifica. 2013. BetterLight Scanning Back

Butano Redwoods

Butano Redwoods

Map

Map

The coastline south of San Francisco in San Mateo County is one of the most beautiful stretches of land and sea anywhere. From eroded, rocky shorelines, to cliffs, long beaches, redwood forests and small towns, this coast is complex and varied. We'll spend the day roaming the coast and mountain roads, stopping at state parks, county parks and checking out the lunch options along the way.

The workshop will be a dynamic combination of a traditional landscape photography workshop while diving deep into the digital age. Technical and aesthetic considerations will be discussed in detail. Our concentration will be on controlling your camera's operation to achieve your desired technical results, while building composition and visual skills to make the photograph what you want it to be. Digital exposure and dynamic range, composition, emotion and amazement-all will be part of our 2-day excursion into the evolving world of digital photography.

Day 1 will be fieldwork at various locations with intensive presentations and assistance. We will then come back into the lab and process the photographs we made to maximize feedback and learning. Day 2 will be back in the field putting into practice lessons learned during the previous day. The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm. You will be responsible for your own transportation. Lunch stops will also be pre-arranged but are not included in the fee.

Anemone. Fitzgerald Reserve. 2013

Anemone. Fitzgerald Reserve. 2013

Pebble Beach Rocks. 2004

Pebble Beach Rocks. 2004