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March 2021

Joshua Tree Nights and Light with Chris Crosby

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - March 14 @ 11:00 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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desert

Join Chris Ewen Crosby in Joshua Tree National Park March 12-14, 2021 for a multi-day immersive experience amongst ethereal Joshua Trees, amazing rock formations and dark skies. This unforgettable photographic experience will include four Golden Hours and two nights exploring the vast arid landscapes in one of the country's most interesting National Parks. Chris is dedicated to providing the best instruction on all aspects of the art of landscape photography and night photography. During this workshop, he will be guiding…

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Astrophotography in Borrego Springs: Capturing the Milkway with Stan Moniz

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$300.00
borrego

Meet Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz in California's first official International Dark Sky Community, Borrego Springs! Enjoy an evening under the stars and learn the proper astrophotography techniques necessary to capture the Milky Way and the beauty of the night sky. STAN WILL TEACH YOU THE FOLLOWING: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance. Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape. The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and…

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Point of View and Perspective with George Simian – Live Online

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00

Where you put your camera and what you include or exclude from the frame make all the difference! Move beyond the common pitfalls of shooting from eye-level and including everything in front of you so that you can make much more striking photographs and shape your message to the viewers! This live online class is limited to only 20 participants to assure individual attention and feedback. Learn more about George Simian by clicking here! Instructor Bio: George is an ex-East-Coast-based…

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Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture and Hands-on Workshop with Chris Crosby – Orange County

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Orange County, CA, Location to be Provided
Orange County, CA 92625 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

This 2-part workshop includes a live lecture on Zoom and a hands-on, in-person shooting workshop at an Orange County Beach. Seascape is one of the more challenging landscapes to capture as it involves motion, changing light, and water.  To be successful you have to capture the motion of the water while exposing correctly.  In this two part course, Chris Crosby will teach you what he considers to be the essentials of seascape photography that will help you produce better and…

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April 2021

Desert Nights in Death Valley with Chris Crosby

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - April 11 @ 8:00 am
Death Valley National Park Furnace Creek, CA 92328 United States + Google Map
Death Valley

Join Chris Crosby in partnership with Samy's Photo School in Death Valley National Park for a multi-day immersive experience in one of the most unique landscapes in the world. Spend four Golden Hours and two nights exploring the vast arid landscapes that the park has to offer. During this workshop, Chris will guide you to some of the most interesting areas of the park, some well known and some hidden gems. Rippled sand dunes, multi-colored badlands and salt flats of…

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May 2021

Narrative & Story Telling with George Simian – Live Online

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00
Narrative

In this class George will teach a variety of strategies for making your images more engaging, through an implied narrative. Is storytelling something you can only do with a video on IG or Tik-Tok? Still images can also tell a story, by capturing an emotion or a gesture that raises questions, and invites the viewer to imagine any possible resolutions. The viewer participates in understanding and interpreting the story - the more open-ended, the better! Photojournalists have illustrated stories with…

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Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - May 9 @ 12:00 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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$300.00
MW

Capture the Beauty of the Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park with professional adventure photographer and Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz!This event will be held in Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California.STAN WILL TEACH YOU THE FOLLOWING: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance.Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape.The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and highlights to a…

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Reach For The Stars in Joshua Tree National Park with Chris Crosby – Multi-Day Workshop

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - May 16 @ 7:00 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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Joshua Tree

Join Chris Crosby in partnership with Samy's Photo School in Joshua Tree National Park for a multi-day immersive experience amongst ethereal Joshua Trees, amazing rock formations and dark skies.  Spend four Golden Hours and two nights in one of the country's most interesting National Parks. During this workshop, Chris guide you through Joshua Tree National Park while helping you to translate emotion and vision through our photographic medium.  Chris is dedicated to providing the best instruction on all aspects of the…

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June 2021

Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture & Hands-on Workshop with Chris Crosby- Orange County

June 5 @ 10:00 am - June 6 @ 8:00 pm
Orange County, CA, Location to be Provided
Orange County, CA 92625 United States
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$25.00 - $95.00

This 2-part workshop includes a live lecture on Zoom and a hands-on, in-person shooting workshop at an Orange County Beach.Seascape is one of the more challenging landscapes to capture as it involves motion, changing light, and water.  To be successful you have to capture the motion of the water while exposing correctly.  In this two part course, Chris Crosby will teach you what he considers to be the essentials of seascape photography that will help you produce better and more…

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Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - June 13 @ 12:30 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
+ Google Map
$300.00

Capture the Beauty of the Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park with professional adventure photographer and Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz!This event will be held in Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California.STAN WILL TEACH YOU THE FOLLOWING: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance.Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape.The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and highlights to a…

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July 2021

Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - July 11 @ 12:30 am
Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
+ Google Map
$300.00

Capture the Beauty of the Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park with professional adventure photographer and Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz!This event will be held in Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California.STAN WILL TEACH YOU THE FOLLOWING: All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance.Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape.The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and highlights to a…

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August 2021

Alabama Hills Weekend Photography Workshop with Stan Moniz

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - August 8 @ 10:00 am
Alabama Hills: Lone Pine, California, 1008 S. Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545 United States
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$350.00 - $795.00
Alabama

This is a perfect workshop for any photographer who is interested in the art form of astrophotography! This weekend workshop will begin with a sunset shoot in the Alabama Hills located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Alabama Hills is known for its stunning rock formations, rounded contours and natural arches. One of the most famous arches, Mobius Arch, almost perfectly frames Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous USA. As darkness descends, Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz will…

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