Photography By Chris Miele

Eastern Sierra Fall Photography Workshop

Aspens radiate yellow and green alongside Rock Creek in June Lake, CA.

Eastern Sierra Fall
Photography Workshop

October 16-20, 2019 - $1950

$1850: EARLY SIGN UP ($100 OFF)

The Sierra Nevada region is some of the most impressive terrain found anywhere in the US.  Jagged granite peaks hurl toward the sky, pitch black night dark skies reveal every star, and aspen trees line rugged canyons with orange and yellow.  This 5 day workshop will leave you with photos that will inspire return trips for years to come.  Sign up now to reserve your spot!

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Workshop Details

What's Happening:

Devil's Postpile glowing under a clear and cold Sierra night.

We will kick off the workshop Wednesday afternoon with an informal meet and greet session.  Participants will have a chance to meet, mingle, and discuss what images they want to achieve.  We will cover and discuss a loose location schedule for the 5 days.  Landscape shooting is very weather dependent so we are keep our locations and timing fluid.  The Eastern Sierras offer countless vistas for both sunset and sunrise so we will be shooting both.  During the mornings we will explore aspen groves, seek out hidden forest nooks in the afternoon, and scout into the evening while waiting for the light of sunset to arrive.  The Eastern Sierra is a fantastic place for black and white images so we will be sure to spend some time exploring such techniques.  Voluntary night photography sessions (weather dependent) will be available for those with some energy left over.  Fall weather in The Eastern Sierra can be cold by night so bring appropriate (non cotton) layers. Before heading home Sunday afternoon we will wrap up the workshop with a final image review session.


What You'll Learn:

With such varied and amazing terrain, this workshop will provide a wide range of lessons.  As always we be covering technical points such as camera setup, camera settings, and digital workflow.  Creatively we will focus on things like composition, light recognition, shutter effects, and subject selection.  We will have the chance to explore plenty of dynamic subjects such as moving water, autumn leaves, starry skies, and hopefully vivid sunrises and sunsets.  The entire workshop will serve as a lesson in scouting and planning.  Each student will receive ample 1 on 1 guidance and image critiques throughout the workshop. Daily post processing demonstrations and tutorials help guarantee that your images continually improve throughout the workshop.  Most importantly you'll learn how to have fun and relish the adventure!


What's Needed:

  • DSLR Camera, tripod, remote/wired shutter release.  Standard zoom lens.
  • Plenty of memory card space (will be shooting full RAW)
  • 2-3 fully charged batteries   
  • Headlamp (red light capable)
  • LED flashlight (backup)
  • Comfortable(preferably waterproof) hiking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof/resistant shell layers
  • Spare layers (preferably no cotton)
  • Attitude ready for adventure and exploration.     


What's Good To Have:

  • WIde angle lens, preferably faster than f4.0   Rental lenses can be sourced at
  • Polarizer
  • ND filters.
  • Knee or chest high fishing waders
  • Laptop (with Adobe Lightroom installed)
  • Hard drive for backing up images


What's Included:

  • In field instruction
  • Lodging, 4 nights
  • Image reviews and critiques
  • Post processing tutorials
  • Post shoot (email) image reviews.
  • Snacks 


What's Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Meals


Payment Policy

Payment for single day workshops is due at registration.  Multi-day workshops offer the option to pay a $200 deposit.  This deposit reserves your place in the workshop.  Some workshops offer a discounted "early bird" price if paid in full.  Reservations secured with a $200 deposit are not eligible for the early bird pricing and are subject to the full workshop price.  60 days before the workshop's start date the balance is due.  An invoice is sent 14 days prior to the due date reminding you of the balance due date.  Sign ups made less than 60 days prior to a workshop's start date are required to be paid in full upon registration. 

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