Spring Speaker Series
"For the Love of Landscape"
How did that photographer produce that iconic image you like so
For the next speaker series, we are
This is guaranteed to be
Rachel Jones Ross - “Mastering Night Photography”
Tony Sweet - "The Surreal World of Infrared Photography”
Mike Mezeul II - "Photographing the Beauty of Storms”
Theo Bosboom - “The Art of Intimate Landscapes”
Jennifer Renwick - “Dynamic Dunes”
Adam Gibbs - “Inspiration in the Forest”
Joshua Cripps - “Telephoto Landscapes”
You would have to spend thousands of dollars to hear them speak at a conference, or tens of
This promises to
All sessions are priced at only $27 per speaker (or you can take advantage of a 20%+ discount and get all 5 speakers for only $87!). This series is incredibly affordable, with the opportunity to ask questions live, rewatch the sessions as much as you want, and even
10% of all registration fees will be donated to the environmental cause or organization of the
To register for the entire series and get access to the recordings, use the link below. At only $87
All sessions will be hosted by Nic
Josh Cripps - 7 Secrets of Outstanding Telephoto Landscapes
Some people have character, some people are
Ask a random photographer what lens to use for landscape photography and 90% of the time you will be told "a wide angle, duh!!" Wide angles and landscapes are so closely connected it sometimes feels like "thou shalt use a wide angle" is a commandment handed down from the landscape photography gods.
You see, photography is all about telling visual stories. And every complete story needs to do at least three things:
Establish the environment.
Provide storytelling moments that showcase what unique things happen at a place.
Show intimate details about the subjects/places/things in your story to help your viewers understand the place more deeply.
Telephoto lenses can do all of these things, and they are particularly
However, when the rubber hits the road, shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is extremely challenging. There are compositional challenges, technical challenges, and visualization challenges, just to name a few. But not to fear. In this talk I will cover 7 secrets that will allow you to harness the power of your
You can find more about Josh and his work here.
Josh will be supporting Friends of the Inyo with the 10% from the registration fees.
Length: 2 hours
Sample of Josh Cripps' Work
Rachel Jones Ross - Mastering Night Photography
Rachel Jones Ross
We started the Spring Series with one of our incredibly talented neighbors to the north, the acclaimed nightscape photographer Rachel Jones
Her photography is deeply inspired by the night
In this series, Rachel will
Rachel will also demonstrate how to bring those elements together in post-processing. She will edit both a blue hour blend with the Milky
You can find more about Rachel and her work here.
She will donate 10% of the registration fees to the International Dark Sky Association.
Length: 2.75 hours
Sample of Rachel Jones Ross' Work
Tony Sweet - The Surreal World of Infrared Photography
Tony Sweet is
After the transition to digital, Tony converted his D200 to standard (720) B&W infrared as soon as it became possible and began carrying color and infrared cameras, making infrared images throughout the country, Iceland, and Cuba.
Infrared, by its nature, is surreal. Greens can turn white and various shades of gray, depending on conditions and POV. Wet subjects are darker than dry subjects,
The presentation will include some technical aspects, but
“Infrared is a muse, mystical, and a source of inspiration for me. It enables me to see the world in a different way, affecting my subject selections, compositions, creativity, and use of light.”
You can find more about Tony and his work here.
Length: 3 hours (bonus time in this session!)
Sample of Tony Sweet's Work
Mike Mezeul II - Photographing the Beauty of Storms
Mike Mezeul II
Mike Mezeul II
Mike Mezeul II has spent the past 22
Documenting their beauty and power, he attempts to capture images that convey a story of
Come see and learn how amazing the sky can be!
You can find more about Mike and his work here.
Length: 2 hours
Sample of Mike Mezeul II's Work
Theo Bosboom - The Art of the Intimate Landscape
For many landscape photographers, intimate landscapes are a genre they start
The art of seeing, how to recognize interesting opportunities in the field
How to achieve a balanced composition, with the right mix of calmness and interest value
How can you best incorporate moving elements, such as flowing water, into your intimate landscapes?
How to create good abstract images of smaller scenes
How to apply focus stacking to get your intimate landscapes in focus from front to back?
How to best optimize your intimate landscapes in image processing
You can find more about Theo and his work here.
Theo will donate 10% of the registration fees to Landvernd, the leading nature conservation association in
Length: 2 hours
Sample of Theo Bosboom's Work
Jennifer Renwick - New Ways of Seeing Dynamic Dunes
Jennifer is based in Colorado but travels full-time in a travel trailer with her partner David Kingham. Together they
Sand dunes are Nature's shape-shifters and a very dynamic and mesmerizing subject to experience and photograph. Dunes
From the exciting, wide scenes to the smaller stories and unique abstract opportunities, Jennifer will share techniques and tips for photographing sand dunes. You will also learn how to
Learn more about Jennifer and her images here.
Jennifer will donate 10% of the registration fees to the Death Valley Natural History Association since they do so much work to help preserve and educate about Death Valley.
Length: 2 hours
Sample of Jennifer Renwick's Work
Adam Gibbs - Inspiration in the Forest
For many of us, we stare into the
Finally, he will demonstrate how he approaches post processing his images and what he is looking to showcase as he brings the scene he imagined to life.
You can find more about Adam and his work here.
Length: 2.5 hours