Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Mini Waterfall Workshops with Mike Osborne
Announcing two "Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley" Workshops with the local photographer Mike Osborne. First workshop is April 29 & 30, second is May 20 & 21. Both are scheduled to take full advantage of spring conditions with the spectacular landscape of Yosemite Valley for inspiration.
These one and a half day workshops will allow you to visit many of the best viewpoints to photograph the Valley's fabled waterfalls. In addition to sharing photographic tips and expertise, each session will cover the factors that make each waterfall individual as well as spectacular: its geology, watershed, water cycle & volume, and the contributions of glaciation and erosion to its current presentation. We will also briefly examine how the manifestations of global climate change have been affecting the waterfalls in recent years.
The primary goal of this workshop is to send participants home with wonderful images of Yosemite. Because there is so much to see in a short day and a half, this workshop will not include any indoor class time. Students will be out shooting the entire day and a half covering standard workshop topics such as exposure, aperture & shutter speed considerations, composition, etc. in the field.
Mike has actively photographed nature in Yosemite and other wild places for over thirty-five years. His images have been used in promotional programs and literature supporting the Yosemite Fund and the Yosemite Association. He is the author of the book Granite, Water & Light , an interpretive and photographic paean to the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley. Mike also recently participated in a five-year project visually celebrating the Yosemite Wilderness with four other photographers. Sponsored by the Yosemite Fund, a book of their images called First Light: Five Photographers Explore the Yosemite Wilderness was also published in 2009.
Lodging for both workshops is reserved at The Yosemite View Lodge just outside the park in El Portal. Please see our website for more information.