Joshua Tree National Park
© Tom Gamache - Moonset Over Joshua Tree NP
AN ‘ART LIGHT’ LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD WORKSHOP
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
A 3 Day ‘ART LIGHT’ Field Workshop.
“Thank you so much for a great learning experience! The workshop combination of ‘seeing as an artist’, field work, tech assistance and review are truly unique and just what I needed at this stage in my journey. I look forward to seeing you again.”
- Mary Jo V., Bethesda, MD
Wandering Around Outdoors (‘WAO’) workshops are designed to help photographers of all levels unlock the mysteries of both their digital camera and landscape photography.
Our ‘ART LIGHT’ Landscape Field Workshop offers an in-depth curriculum of the artistic principles and subtleties of landscape photography that are essential to the creation of successful landscape art. Working primarily in the field, you will be guided by the instructors at every step of the way as you explore the ”ground rules” of artistic composition. ‘Art Light’ Workshops present an exceptional opportunity to gather and use valuable knowledge, hard facts and new photographic skills. You will explore your own artistic vision in one of the most mysterious places on earth. See participant reviews at http://www.tomgamache.com/participant-reviews.html
Joshua Tree National Park ‘ART LIGHT’ Landscape Photography Field Workshops are scheduled to coincide with the most pleasant weather of the year and the blossoming of the park’s diverse wildflowers and its signature plant – the Joshua Tree. During some years the trees bloom profusely and other years somewhat less so. There’s always something to catch the photographer’s eye in Joshua Tree NP.
We will work throughout the park which encompasses three California’s ecoregions. The Colorado Desert, a western extension of the vast Sonoran Desert is characterized by fields of wildflowers, stands of spike-like ocotillo plants and “jumping” cholla cactus. The southern boundary of the Mojave Desert reaches across the northern part of the park. It is characterized by the picturesque Joshua Tree. Its geology shows the effects of plate tectonics, volcanism, mountain-building, and erosion. Joshua Tree’s third ecosystem, the Little San Bernardino Mountains, is located above 4,000 feet in the western part of the park providing a habitat for a community of California juniper and pinyon pine.
Shapely granite monoliths that catch the morning and afternoon light and rugged canyons testify to the tectonic and erosional forces that shaped this land. Washes, playas, alluvial fans, bajadas, desert varnish, igneous and metamorphic rocks interact to form emphatic patterns of strikingly stark beauty.
Possible shooting locations include many of the parks most dramatic features including Cap Rock, Jumbo Rocks, and Indian Cove as well as other photogenic locations like: Cholla Cactus Garden, Ocotillo Patch, Cottonwood Spring, Keys Ranch, Keys View, Queen Valley, Hidden Valley, Barker Dam, Forty-Nine Palms Oasis and more.
Joshua Tree NP Workshop - Photographer at Arch Rock
Tuition: $TBA (minimum 6) Registration deadline – when all seats are filled. Board, Room, Transportation, Park Entrance and Use Fees are not included. Camping and motel accommodations are available nearby.
We look forward to Wandering Around Outdoors with you soon.
Tom Gamache and Van Webster.
All rights reserved. ©2005 Tom Gamache Photography.
All images are the property of Tom Gamache Photography and may not be reproduced without express written permission.