Imagine a seemingly infinite expanse of stars glowing in a moonless sky, far from any city lights, surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks that rise above the tallest sand dunes in North America. Now put yourself in that picture, along with noted landscape photographer Glenn Randall, creating, editing, and printing images of Colorado’s spectacular Great Sand Dunes National Park.
This five-day workshop begins at Great Sand Dunes. Our first three mornings are spent improving our photographic skills in the classroom. Glenn, a contributing editor at Outdoor Photographer, covers essential information for both day and night photography, such as photographing in high-contrast light and using The Photographer’s Ephemeris, Heavenly Opportunity, and SkyGazer to ensure that your shoots happen in the right place at the right time. Glenn also dives deeply into the best procedures for planning, photographing, and processing single-frame and panoramic images of the Milky Way.
During the late afternoon and well into the evening, we are out in the field, photographing. Each field session starts with us photographing the dunes as they are lit by the late afternoon and sunset light streaming in over the San Luis Valley. Field sessions continue after dark, as we photograph
the seemingly infinite stars of the Milky Way soaring over a surreal
landscape in one of the best dark-sky locations in Colorado.
On the fourth morning we travel to Santa Fe and The Workshops state-of-the-art digital lab, where the remainder of our time is devoted to editing and printing your best images. Glenn provides continual feedback on participants’ work, both in the field and the digital darkroom.
Join Glenn for a thorough introduction to creating stunning nighttime photography in one of the West's most beautiful national parks.
For further details, including a tentative schedule and suggested equipment, visit http://www.glennrandall.com/syllabus-for-great-sand-dunes-workshop.html