Visit California’s bewitching Point Reyes National Seashore, and experience one of North America’s diversely beautiful, yet typically overlooked, coastal regions. This Leica Akademie North America landscape photography workshop offers four days of expert photography instruction, unique location insight, and relaxing accommodations.
This workshop is one- of a four-part Leica in the Landscape series, including: Point Reyes National Seashore, Yosemite National Park, the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, and Zion National Park. Students are welcome to participate in one, or all, workshops. The workshops are distributed throughout the year, making the most of each location’s unique seasonal character.
Workshop leaders Tom Brichta and Michael Phaling welcome photographers of all experience levels. From aspiring photographers practicing their landscape skills, to experienced artists seeking new- and inspiring subjects: everyone is welcome. All participants will be encouraged to expand their creative boundaries. This program serves the broad spectrum of landscape photography, spanning: travel, reportage, and fine art applications.
Throughout the workshop, guests will lodge at the Tomales Bay Resort, in Inverness, California. Overlooking the Tomales Bay shoreline, this “Cape Cod-style resort” will provide the group’s gathering place and subsequent starting point for each day’s adventure. Schedules will emphasize early-morning and late-afternoon light. During the evening, guests can relax; or process images and share with fellow students and workshop leaders.
Each day, workshop instructors will offer simple photographic topics for students to explore. Students may also request specific assignments. Throughout the day, the instructors will answer questions and provide the instruction necessary for students to expand their individual skills. In-field feedback as well as end-of-day critiques will help students discover their unique, creative, vision. An Adobe Photoshop Lightroom session is also included.
Morning and afternoon excursions will explore the highly-diverse visual landscapes of: wild coastal beaches, headlands, and bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean; Drakes Bay, historic lighthouses, and hidden estuaries and lagoons. We’ll travel narrow, eucalyptus-scented back roads, discovering pastoral scenes of historic dairy farms and their timeless rural surroundings.
This workshop’s geographically-unique destinations provide an uncommon variety of landscape subjects.
California’s Point Reyes National Seashore is a hidden gem. Situated North of San Francisco, beautiful Tomales Bay separates Point Reyes Peninsula from the mainland. This rich photographic treasure is often overlooked—even by Californians. March’s Winter/Spring atmosphere provides a moody, diverse, backdrop for landscape photography. Sometimes sunny, sometimes somber and desolate, sometimes blanketed with a windy, chilling, fog: this region offers a broad range of light and mood. The remote, coastal town of Inverness rests just minutes from the peninsula, rewarding photographers with it’s own inspiring subjects.
“Here lies a land so beautiful that one feels torn from everyday life and transported back to a time long past. It thrills me to stand on the winding Sir Francis Drake Road, breathing-in the fresh ocean air, while I cast my gaze across the loneliness of the landscape.” — Michael Phaling
This Leica in the Landscape workshop series celebrates veteran Leica photographers Tom Brichta’s and Michael Phaling’s fifth season of collaboration. Tom has explored the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain region for over two decades, while Michael’s photographic explorations span the breadth of the American West.
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Who should attend this workshop?
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to attend this workshop. Attendees should be familiar with the basic functions of their camera and be comfortable with controlling the shutter speed, aperture and ISO controls.
Use of Leica photographic equipment is not required. A selection of Leica products will be available for your use during the event.
Workshop Philosophy and Group Size:
Leica Akademie believes people learn best in small groups — outside of the classroom. We strive to tailor instruction to specific individual needs, and we believe casual conversation often brings the biggest revelations.
This workshop is
limited to 10 photographers. The small class size is designed to
maximize individualized learning through effective instructor-student
Friday, March 31, 2017 - Tuesday, April 4, 2017 3:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Tomales Bay Resort12938 Sir Francis Drake BlvdInverness, California 94937415-669-1389
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