Lake Tahoe 2-Day Landscape Photography Workshop
One of the most beautiful locations in California is the brilliant blue waters of Lake Tahoe. This mountain lake is not only a destination for water lovers, fishermen, and snow skiers, it's a destination prime for landscape photography!
Join the Aperture Academy for a weekend of fun in the Tahoe Basin. This class is the perfect step up from our 1 day workshops for those looking for something a bit longer. We'll meet in Tahoe on a Saturday afternoon for an orientation before setting out for our first nights sunset shoot on the lake.
The next day we'll explore the coastline, as well as some of the more scenic areas in the lake's high country. Our instructors are familiar with the best spots here, and will take you from North Shore to South Shore, and amazing places in between. We'll shoot scenic vistas, waterfalls tumbling from the high granite peaks surrounding the lake, and right down to the waters edge.
The stunning view from Emerald Bay to the smooth granite boulders dotting the coastline along Sand Harbor. This sapphire lake has numerous opportunities for amazing photos. If you've been wanting to get out an learn more about landscape photography, how to use filters, set up better compositions, or just get our for a day with like minded individuals looking to enjoy one of California and Nevada's most stunning natural wonders...this is the workshop for you! Grab a friend or come alone and meet up with the Aperture Academy's team of award winning professional photographers as they take you for a photographic outing you're sure to enjoy as we explore Lake Tahoe. In addition to the lake and waterfalls there may also be opportunities to photograph wildlife in the area, or some of the fall colors in the higher elevations depending on the season.
When the photography is done, the fun doesn't have to end as the group is welcome to meetup with instructors for an evening of photography talk at one of the many fine restaurants in the area. What are you waiting for? Charge those camera batteries, empty those memory cards and get ready for an amazing weekend in Lake Tahoe!
What is Required
Lodging, Meals & Directions
Lodging and meals are not included. Suggested lodging is the Holiday Inn Express, located in South Shore Lake Tahoe (530) 544-5900).
We will take a break mid-day, each day, for lunch and rest. There are many restaurants in the area as well as for dinner.
Safety, Confidence, Being Prepared
Aperture Academy is a professional organization dedicated to safe, quality, positive experiences for our students, and a responsible stewardship for the breathtaking locations and beautiful wildlife we enjoy at every workshop.
We work with the United States Department of Interior, the National Park Service and the US Forestry Service to obtain all the proper permits to operate safely, conscientiously and legally. We carry much more than the required minimum of insurance, and our skilled instructors are certified as Wilderness First Responders, in CPR, as well as in the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics program. They are qualified and rated to drive Class B vehicles. And, have we mentioned that each is an accomplished, successful professional photographer?
Every "ApCad" member is dedicated to ensuring our students receive the best care and guidance possible, so each of them have the opportunity to get the most remarkable, enjoyable and enriching photography experience available anywhere in the world.
What to Bring
:: What should I expect? ::
All workshops are designed to help you learn how to take better photographs and offer a complete immersion into digital landscape and/or wildlife photography. You will learn important photography techniques such as how to properly expose a composition, when to use a filter for best effect, and how to understand and adjust camera settings for optimum results.
:: Why only Digital? ::
Digital photography offers unique opportunities for in-field photography workshops. By reviewing captured images as soon as they happen, we can examine exposure, composition and histograms, and instantly learn what works--and what doesn't.
:: What should I bring? What is required? ::
:: What kind, and how much, equipment should I bring? ::
Bring it all if you can! You never know what you might see. On many workshops we focus on landscape photos, but you never know when wildlife might enter the scene and provide the perfect opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat. It's always better to go into the field with too much gear, rather than miss an opportunity because of not enough equipment.
:: Is transportation provided? ::
Each student is responsible for their own transportation to the workshop location. However, car-pooling during the workshop is encouraged both to minimize the number of vehicles at shooting locations and to get to know one another.
:: Can a non-photographer friend or spouse attend the workshop? ::
Non-photographer friends and/or spouses are welcome to attend, but will be subject to the full tuition fee based due to transportation availability.
:: Does weather ever alter or cancel events? ::
Only if conditions pose a safety risk. Often, poor weather can make for dramatic photographic opportunities, so if rain is forecasted, pack a light jacket or rain poncho and bring something to keep your camera dry (a hotel shower cap is ideal).
:: What happens if I have to cancel? ::
Because of the limited number of workshops and availability of one-on-one instruction sessions, once we schedule a spot, it won't be available for anyone else, therefore we can not offer a refund unless the cancellation is 90 days before the workshop date. This policy is necessary to assure us that those who sign up are serious about the adventure and will not back out, ruining the opportunity for someone else.
:: Be prepared to take better photographs! ::
These workshops will help you develop skills, learn techniques and get to know your camera and equipment like never before. As a bonus, you will have a fun time and build friendships while learning to improve your photography technically. The result? You'll be capable of producing photographs as beautiful as any professional!
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