Expanding Your Creativity at Mono Lake – New Moon
October 1 - 5, 2021
Lee Vining, California
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierra offer some of the best nature photography in North America. The Mono Lake Basin offers a diversity of landscapes unlike any other in the country. Spend from Friday afternoon through Tuesday’s sunrise with Lewis Kemper, as we work on creative techniques to take your photography to the next level. Lewis will talk about night photography, long exposure photography, HDR, panoramas, creative composition and the use of color in your images. This week is the week approaching New Moon, which means we will have very dark nights and wonderful views of the Milky Way. We will be doing lots of night photography, photographing the stars and doing light painting. Lewis will demonstrate his Polaris Smart Electric Tripod Head for star tracking as well as teaching techniques for getting the best star images with conventional equipment. October is also the time of autumn color in this region, and we will take full advantage of nature’s show. We will be photographing the stars over several locations in the Mono Lake Basin including South Tufa, Conway Ranch, and Lewis’s secret locations of Volcano and Skull Rocks.
This is class is for those that want to create more creative images of the natural landscape. It is a class for night owls! It will be an action packed, informative week that will jump start your photographic skills.
Class Limit: The class is limited to 6 participants
Fee: for the workshop is $825 by check or $875 by credit card. Click here to pay by credit card or send a check to the address in the info packet.
Registration: Download the info packet and registration forms here. Make sure you fill out the registration and liablilty forms and return them to Lewis either via email or US Mail to Lewis Kemper 800 Saverien Dr Sacramento, CA 95864
Lodging suggestions: I will be staying at Murphy’s Motel 800- 334-6316 and I have blocked a group of rooms for the class. Lodging should be from Friday Oct 1 checking out on Tuesday Oct 5. Call the lodge and tell them you are part of my workshop to get your room. There are also many camping opportunities in the area.
To see images from Mono Lake click here.
"This is a fantastic workshop! There really isn't a question Lewis doesn't answer. Plus, it's wonderful to be around a seasoned photographer who still has so much enthusiasm for his craft." Nadeen F - 2018 participant
"We really enjoyed our Mono Lake Workshop, with Lewis. It had the great
combination of field work with Lewis's attentive instruction and classroom
teaching, to enhance our image processing skills. The workshop certainly
expanded our creativity." - Larry and Diana - 2017 participants
"The Mono Lake workshop is a wonderful combination of technical and
esthetic. By expanding my photographic toolbox it has also expanded my
creative approach to images. Lewis is very good at explaining
techniques in a clear concise fashion along with giving suggestions
for improving the composition and strength of an image." Elizabeth 2018 participant
"I went to the Mono Lake Workshop with Lewis for both the shooting opportunities and learning aspects. I was not disappointed with either! Being able to capture the Milky Way was amazing. Mono Lake and it's unique ecology with the Tufa Towers was wonderful. We shot them at sunrise and got great colors. Lewis's lessons were also practical and informative." Robert 2018 participant