Yosemite in Autumn, A New View with Keith Walklet - October 27 - 31, 2020
Yosemite in Autumn - October 27 - 31, 2020
Join long-time park resident Keith Walklet in photographing Yosemite’s Autumn’s glow. With the colorful valley as your backdrop, be inspired to develop a new visual vocabulary that can be applied not only in Yosemite, but anywhere.

With a focus on the techniques and media of contemporary photography, this workshop is designed for photographers of any level. Participants gain an innovative approach to composition and explore the exciting possibilities of mixing techniques.
Price: $1,050.00

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  • Instructor: Keith Walklet
  • Dates: October 27 - 31, 2020
  • Location: Yosemite National Park
  • Focus: Field
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Class Limit: 10
  • Tuition: $1050.00
  • Lodging: From tent cabins to four-diamond luxury, stay close to the action with lodging reservations inside Yosemite Park. Rooms are reserved for participants up to 45 days prior to start of class. Proximity to classes is highly recommended, sessions can run late in the evening and field sessions can start very early. Click here to view accommodation options
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We will use the beauty of autumn as inspiration to develop a fresh, new visual vocabulary that can be applied not only in Yosemite, but anywhere.

Today’s cameras and image editing software are tremendous tools that help us capture the world around us. Even with these major advances, the technology only helps us to document what we see. While documentation of a magical moment can be exciting, we seek the ability to be poetic all the time.

So, while we learn how to put our technology to work for us through mastery of our equipment, our emphasis will be on personal vision through critiques, indoor and outdoor sessions.

This is a progressive class, with each concept building upon previous ideas, all which are reinforced during the extended field sessions. The field sessions not only locate the class to optimize the potential for dynamic results, but help the participants to learn how to anticipate changing conditions and make educated decisions for themselves.

With a creative vocabulary at our disposal and the time to experiment with cause and effect, our decisions become intuitive and the camera simply becomes an extension of our minds.

Concepts include:

Harnessing your histogram to master exposure
Powerful design: Contrast, color, shape, texture, pattern and line
Anticipating and understanding the quality of light
The effect of time and movement on how the camera renders an image
The difference between how we perceive color and how our camera does
Mining the scene to simplify our subject and reveal its true essence
Creative use of selective focus and depth of field
The “biggest bucket” approach to image capture, editing and output
Quick fixes in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

This five-day workshop is beneficial to photographers of a beginning to advanced intermediate level, developing a solid foundation for beginners and a visual voice for the advanced intermediate artists. The days are full! We work from dawn past dark to make the maximum of students’ time in the park.

Students should come prepared for full days as Keith packs a lot into his classes. His proven method of instruction combines brief indoor sessions that are designed to help students to refine their photographic vision, with extended, interactive field sessions.

KEITH S. WALKLET lived and worked in Yosemite for 14 years. Widely published, his credits include Audubon, National Geographic and Sierra Club books. He is the author and photographer of Yosemite: An Enduring Treasure (2001), and The Ahwahnee: Yosemite’s Grand Hotel (2004) and collaborated with four other photographers to produce, First Light (2009).

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