Join our photography workshop in one of the newest national parks, Joshua Tree, that was elevated from National Monument to National Park Status in 1994, and for good reason.
The park’s nearly 800,000 acres have seen human habitation for at least 5,000 years. From the earliest-known Pinto Culture (some 4,000-8,000 years ago) to the ranchers, miners, and homesteaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there is a wealth of archeological and historic sites protected by the park. And we have a terrific group of volunteers and the rangers who returned after the shut-down for the amazing work they did to clean up after the terrible vandalism. This park is a treasure and extremely eco-sensitive. We are fortunate to be able to run yet another photo workshop here.
We are excited to be returning to this amazing place where there is plenty to photograph, from the iconic park namesakes, the Joshua trees, to wonderful rock formations created by early volcanic and tectonic action and sculpted by erosion. This is a location where the light creates all sorts of surprises and patterns.
With luck — after all, we are in the high desert — we should be able to do some night skies in one of the locations we think is ideal for this.
We’ll also see formations with such names as Skull Rock, Split Rock, and Jumbo Rocks, travel through extended high plains dotted with the signature trees and the infamous and unwelcomingly friendly Cholla Cactus.
Here, you’ll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs. With a 4:1 ratio of participants to instructors, you will get plenty of attention. Unless you are in bed or on the loo, Arnie and Margo are with you, not to tell you what to photograph, rather to help you seek your own vision in a more compelling way. And let’s not forget the amazing daily critiques that many feel is the most important part of BCPA’s workshops. Everyone participants, and pros even learn from and get inspired by the work of beginners.