This November, the Wildling Museum in Solvang CA is offering two of my workshops. The subject for both is composition-the part of the big picture you choose to focus on. The first is an indoor afternoon class at the Museum (November 7) where I'll talk about selecting and composing a scene and how to use natural light to best advantage. Students will practice these compositional considerations through hands-on exercises, and if time allows through discussions of their own photography.
The second workshop is a 3day/2night backpack workshop in the San Raphael Wilderness in Santa Barbara County (November 8-10). On the backpack trip, we'll visit two very different settings: a lovely riparian woodland with the immediacy and intimacy of such a habitat, and a mountain ridge (Hurricane Deck) that provides lovely vistas. The backpack trip will give us abundant opportunities to practice and discuss the concepts presented in the preceding afternoon workshop. See the Wildling's website for details. These workshops are in conjunction with the Wildling's year long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and its display of some of my San Raphael Wilderness work in the exhibit, 'Preserving Santa Barbara's Wild Lands'.
Each workshop has a limited number of spaces, so sign up soon!