Thursday, August 23, 2012

Night Workshops at Bodie State Historic Park

Whether your interest is moonlit portraits of the old buildings, light painting, star trails, Milky Way images or night timelapse photography, we can cover a lot in the space of a few hours!

We will meet in Bridgeport for an early dinner (no host) before we head out to Bodie. Dinner will be around 4:00 pm Saturday to allow us time to meet, eat and drive to the ghost town.  We will be greeted at the gate by our guides for the evening.  After a brief introduction from the Bodie Foundation, we will start our evening of photography from about 6:30 p.m. on, with a departure time of 1:00 a.m..

These are the last night workshops we'll schedule for 2012, and registration will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.  Credit cards can be used to register through the PayPal links in the right column, or if you'd prefer to mail a check, contact me.

September 22nd  
Workshop Fee:    SOLD OUT!

October 6th
Workshop Fee:   SOLD OUT!

Although our planned night photography workshops for Bodie this year are full, if you have a group of several people eager to go, contact me and perhaps we can schedule a new date.


  1. hi there,

    stunning photography!
    just a question; would you mind to share what editing program do you use for editing your images?
    couldn't find the exif photo info on your flicr page.

    thanks in advance.

    keep doing the excellent work.

  2. Hi Betty,

    I mainly use Adobe Lightroom. It's designed to make the editing of multiple photos easier, so it saves a lot of time.

    The best editing though is done before the shutter on the camera ever opens: envision what you want to accomplish and plan for the light you want, adjust the composition for the appropriate focus on what you want to be the subject and for the desired reaction from your audience, use appropriate filters and shutter speed in support of that plan.

    If you achieve your goals for the moment and for the exposure, post-processing is mainly to remove any artifacts introduced by the camera: dust spots, correct white balance, adjust shadows and highlights to be more like what you perceived onsite, restore contrast and so on.