Last weekend’s Macros and Close-Ups workshop was held at the western end of Point Reyes in a romantic and historic Coastguard Lifeboat building. Saturday was foggy, but we were surrounded by sea lions, heard the sounds of the waves, worked hard, played hard, and had fun with photography.
This was a great group of photographers who brought fun toys and artifacts, such as the optical plastic spheres shown in the photograph. In the reflections, you’ll see the rail used to lower boats into the water for emergency rescues!
Workshop updates: Many people have asked me, the Dark of the Moon Bristlecone Pine at Night workshop in mid-August is now full (actually, it is over-subscribed). We do have a few openings:
- The Tao of Photography workshop with Harold Davis at Green Dragon Temple, August 3-6, 2012 has room for three more photographers. This is a spectacular location, and likely to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to share the life of a working Zen monastery while taking advantage of the photographic possibilities inherent in the organic flower garden that rolls down to the ocean as well as the dramatic landscape of the Marin Headlands.
- We have room for only two more photographers in the Photograph Paris with Harold Davis workshop, April 28 – May 5, 2013. This workshop will focus on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white, reinterpreting for ourselves some of the images that have been captured in paint and on film by many great artists, including Daguerre, Monet, Atget, Picasso, and Erwitt.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about either of these opportunities—and space, as they say, is subject to availability.
I’m also in the planning phase for a variety of events related to the publication of my new books Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis and Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography, and a trip to the east coast in September. Stay tuned for more details!