Sunday September 18th – Saturday September 24th, 2022 • Southern, California
Featuring stunning landscapes, sunrises, and night photography
Instructors: Jeff Swinger & Robert Fletcher
A deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot on this workshop. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
Please note: The cost of your ticket does not include the cost of lodging
Recommended prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of your Camera
All Skill Levels Welcome
Group Size: Limited to 12 attendees
Joshua Tree National Park is a vast area (roughly 800,000 acres, larger than the entire state of Rhode Island) in Southern California characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted and bristled Joshua Trees, the park straddles the Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert. Quiet and surreal at sunrise and sunset, this National Park is one of the most magical places in the United States.
A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California.
Recently, Joshua Tree National Park has been designated as an “International Dark Sky Park” by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). It is an ideal location for photographing the Night Sky and the Milky Way.
We will maximize our time in the field shooting a multitude of subjects as well as incorporating classroom instruction, critiques, and photographic assignments each day.
• Five days of in-field photography and instruction
• Ground transportation, including airport pickup, during the 5 days in the field
• Lunch while in the field (Please advise us of any food restrictions or food allergies)
• Photo workshop permits
• Experienced workshop leaders
• Image Discussion and Review Sessions
What’s not included:
• Transportation to 29 Palms, CA
• Cost of hotel (We will be staying at the Best Western in 29 Palms, Joshua Tree 760-367-9141)
• Cost of food (with the exception of lunch in the field)
• Any activities outside the tour itinerary
• Travel insurance (which is highly recommended for all travelers)
Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome
Physical Activity: Low
In this workshop we will cover:
Use of Lenses
Shooting in Low Light
Use of Filters (polarizers and ND)
Lodging is not included in the cost of this Adventure. We will be staying at the Best Western in 29 Palms, Joshua Tree 760-367-9141.
Camera, memory cards, batteries
Wide angle, standard, telephoto and super-telephoto lenses (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
We recommend flying into Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Southern California. We will be making a bulk pickup of attendees at the airport at noon. If you choose to arrive a day early, you will need to either rent a vehicle or take a taxi/Uber/Lyft to 29 Palms, which is about a 2-hour drive away.
Alternatively, you can fly into Los Angeles Airport (LAX) which will be less expensive, but an hour further and with traffic. If you choose that option, you will need to rent a car.
We will be staying at the Best Western in 29 Palms, Joshua Tree 760-367-9141. Please note: Your rooms are NOT included in the cost of your ticket, but we have rooms set aside. After booking with us, make sure to call to put your name on one of those rooms. We are listed as the “Hunt’s Photo Group”.
A deposit is required to secure your spot on this workshop. All payments are due 30 days prior to the workshop.
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About our instructors
Robert Fletcher began his full-time photography career in 1970. Following in the footsteps of Ansel Adams, he mostly photographed people (children, portraits, weddings, seniors, etc.), which paid the bills. Over time, he became interested in photographing wildlife and landscapes, mostly for personal pleasure. In 1999, he was asked to become a “Stringer” for Canon USA and has been in that position since then. It has led Robert towards teaching, leading workshops and sharing his life-long passion with others. He always looks forward to sharing his knowledge of photography with those who are anxious to learn.
Jeff Swinger boasts nearly 30 years of professional experience built upon his passion for telling stories through images. He honed his skills over 16 years with The Cincinnati Enquirer covering news and sports and has covered four Olympic Games for USA Today Sports. Additionally, Jeff works as an educational contributor and freelance Pro Market Representative for Canon USA and travels domestically and internationally conducting photo tours and workshops. Jeff lives with his family in Park City, Utah.