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July 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm$445.00
NOTICE: The 2014 Workshop has been canceled
- Early Registration by July 28: $395/photographer
- General Registration: $445/photographer
- Visit the CAPTURE Overall Details page for more details
- Maximum attendance: 8 photographers
- Minimum attendance: 4 photographers
Workshop will be canceled or postponed if minimum attendance is not reached
- Current spots available: 7 photographers
For anyone lookin’ to take perty pictures, the opportunities across California’s northern coast is absolutely phenomenal! From rocky coasts to lofty redwood forests to lighthouse landscapes, we’ll do our best to make the most of our three full days of exploration together as a team of photographers. Below are only a few of the many potential shooting locations that I hope to visit. There’s no better place to be for sunset than the Pacific coast!
|Enderts Beach – What I like about Enderts Beach is it’s seclusion. Stretches of lonely, rocky beaches are accessible by well kept trails just waiting to be explored. Situated just south of Crescent City, Enderts Beach offers a panoramic view of the harbor and town, perfect for taking pictures and spotting migrating whales. Locals know Enderts as one of the best places in the area for exploring tide pools too. Enderts Beach is a lovely, quiet, family-friendly destination that is well worth adding to a redwoods vacation itinerary.|
|Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park – Bright, open, and lush, Jed Smith’s redwood groves are the most scenic in existence. There’s an unusual amount of variety in the color and texture of the trees, in the size of the trees, and even in the understory vegetation, making the woods an interesting place to hike and photograph. The park also has some trees of truly stupendous size: perhaps not quite as tall as the redwoods to the south, but bigger in diameter. With its huge swath of uninterrupted old growth, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park is known for being the most “unspoiled” redwood park.|
|Battery Point Lighthouse – Battery Point Light was one of the first lighthouses on the California coast. Rugged mountains and unbridged rivers meant coastal travel was essential for the economic survival of this region. Something quite unique to this lighthouse is that it is only accessible at low tides when the only landbridge is not covered the ocean.|
|Six Rivers National Forest – We’ll only be exploring a fraction of this one million acre park containing a variety of ecosystems and 137,000 acres of old growth forest. Six Rivers is named after the six major rivers that pass near or through the forest where we’ll practice shooting flowing water and waterfalls.|
|Trinidad State Beach – It’s a short hike through the woods, across open bluffs, and past seasonal wildflowers down to the beach. We’ll hope to be there at low tide, the best time to visit. On the high bluffs above the beaches there are open meadows with scattered stands of alders. The park’s 159 acres spread over a marine terrace cloaked in beach pine and Sitka spruce. And consider the lilies of the field: the Columbia lily and endangered western lily grow atop the steep bluffs. This is one of my absolute favorite locations on the northern California coast!|
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from Crescent City. If you are traveling by plane, there are potential airport runs available to/from Crescent City (CEC), Arcata (ACV) and Sacramento (SMF) upon reservation. Please contact James at [email protected] or 203-721-0363.
For lodging on Wednesday through Saturday nights, there will be limited room available at the workshop location for between $35 and $55/night depending on the number of attendees. Sleeping arrangements for guys and girls will be separated. Please contact James at [email protected] or 203-721-0363 to ask for availability. Payment will be collected at time of arrival. Here is a list of hotels in the local area for anyone with specific accommodation preferences.
Most meals on the two-meal brunch schedule will be provided, with the Espenida family preparing for us at the workshop location. However, some meals may be taken at local restaurants near our shooting destinations at your own expense.
Bring clothing for temperatures cooler than you might expect for the dead of summer. Average July temperatures in this part of California are High 65, Low 50. We will be out before sunrise each morning which is the coldest part of the day, and may feel cooler than you expect. Bring a light jacket, especially to keep you dry if it starts to rain. Visit the CAPTURE Overall Details page for more details on what to bring.
- Visit the CAPTURE Overall Details page for more detailed information regarding specific topics covered, generic schedule of each day, required items to bring, limitations on age and physical conditions, exactly what to bring, and everything that is and is not included with your tuition.
- Anyone is welcome to stay Saturday night if it fits better into their travel schedule. Typical nightly fee applies.
- Join us for a makeshift church service at the rental home before making a final departure before noon on Sunday.
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