I'm excited to offer my most extensive portrait and landscape photography workshop ever! I've partnered with Precision Camera & Video from Austin, Texas, Sony Alpha and Maverick Helicopters to explore one of my favorite locations in the United States, Death Valley and Las Vegas.
Don't let the name fool you this is one of the most diverse landscapes I've ever had the honor to explore! At 5,262 square miles (almost the size of Connecticut) this park is sure to have something for everyone. You'll be exploring the breathtaking sand dunes with a mountainous backdrop, Badwater Basin (the lowest point in the continental US), an almost prehistoric looking dry lake bed, Multicolored mountain ranges (hues of gold, purple, pink and black) and finally ending the trip with a private helicopter tour and aerial photography lessons above the Las Vegas Strip at sunset and dusk!
The best part about it is Sony Alpha will be on location with us with loaner gear for you to try out from top of the line camera bodies to G Master Lenses, this isn't just for Sony users either. Come ready to learn because we'll be offering lessons for every level of photographer.
We'll be covering on location portrait shoots in every situation imaginable in a manner that's easy to recreate for your own business practices. We'll be working with professional models and makeup artists for the best portfolio building session in the most amazing landscapes the southwest has to offer. You'll learn how to take beautiful portraits with natural light, in studio lighting techniques, how to incorporate studio strobes and modifiers on location, composite images, long exposures using light painting and so much more!
As mentioned before Death Valley is a breathtaking landscape and we want to make sure you get the most out of your visit. Not only will we be covering portraits, we'll also be exploring everything Death Valley has to offer. You'll learn tips and tricks to photograph these beautiful landscapes including; Salt Flats, Multicolored Mountain Ranges, Sand Dunes and many of Ross' "secret" locations. Weather permitting we'll also cover astro photography and long exposures utilizing a full moon.
With a place so beautiful this trip has to start on a high note... Literally! We'll begin the trip with a doors off guided helicopter tour with Maverick Helicopters around the Las Vegas Strip as the sun sets and the city lights come alive. Ross will fly along with each group communicating settings to each of you and relay messages to the pilot to ensure you get the shots. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss!