Monterey & Point Lobos

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June 18-23, 2018
$300 Deposit

Monterey & Point Lobos photography workshop with Mike Shipman.

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Monterey & Point Lobos


Monterey and Point Lobos are the former stomping grounds of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Wyn Bullock, John Steinbeck, and other famous and not-so-famous artists. Ansel Adams proclaimed Point Lobos as "the greatest meeting of land and sea" on Earth and Edward Weston (and his sons) cut his photographic teeth on these shores. It's a landscape of surf-tossed rocky coast with its edges worn away, revealing multi-colored layers and varied-shapes. Twisted cyprus trees withstanding the onslaught of Pacific winds add to the mythical appearance of the landscape.

During the workshop we'll spend four full days exploring Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, the Big Sur coast, and opportunities to explore Old Town, the wharf, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

The nearest airport is San Jose (SJC), about a 1.5 hour drive. San Francisco (SFO) is a 2 hour drive, and it's 3 hours from Fresno (FAT). We'll explore using our senses and perception along with camera technique to make better photographs

At most locations we will have the opportunity for both sunrise and sunset as well as plenty of time to explore and find hidden gems.

Some trails to the beaches are moderately steep to steep and footing is uneven, sandy, and/or slick both on trails and beaches (rocks) You should be able to negotiate this type of terrain to get the most from this trip. If you have questions, please contact me prior to registering for this trip. There is a minimum of 4 for this workshop and a maximum of 8.

Instruction, in-the-field and online image review and feedback
Accommodations (double occupancy)
Snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments

Not Included:
Transportation to and from Monterey, California
Meals (self-catered or restaurant depending on accommodations)
Individual admission to sites
Personal items and optional activities
Trip insurance (recommended)
Fees for activities not covered in itinerary

A release form, gear list and other information will be mailed to you upon registration.
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