Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay
Landscape and Seacapes, Architecture and People
- Ken Rockwell is known internationally for his website, kenrockwell.com. He is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about photography and cameras. He can answer any question about any point-and-shoot digicam, all film cameras, and the latest digital cameras. He is particularly well versed in the use of Nikon and Canon equipment. His loyal readers - who number in the thousands each day - enjoy his often iconoclastic and sometimes controversial essays and detailed reviews of camera gear. A Southern California resident much of his life, Ken has explored California and the Southwest with his camera, including recent explorations of Death Valley, northern New Mexico, and stretches of historic Route 66. Ken is conversant with a wide variety of camera equipment; he works with both with film and digital images. Visit Ken at kenrockwell.com.
- Dave Wyman - his photographs have appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Cross-Country Skier, the California State Parks Guidebook and his books, Backroads of Northern California, Backroads of Southern California, and Yosemite in Photographs. Dave has conducted photography tours since 1982, for the San Diego and Los Angeles natural history museums, the Sierra Club, the University of Southern California, the Yosemite and Death Valley natural history associations, and the Los Angeles Zoo. His unbridled passion for travel and photography have led him and the groups he conducts to locations throughout California, the Southwest, Oregon, and Yellowstone. He enjoys photographing landscapes and wildlife, and he is able to establish a rapport with his human subjects. Dave takes his camera up onto mountains summits, down to rugged coastlines, and along remote roads in the western U.S, both by car and on a bicycle.
|Carpooling: We encourage everyone to
carpool when and where possible. We'll send around, with your
permission, a list of participants as the trip date nears, for those
who want to carpool to our meetins place.
Weather: Expect cool morning and evening temperatures, and mild to warm days.
Who is this trip for? No matter what level of knowledge, all participants need only have a love of photography, and a desire to make photographs throughout the course of a few days, from dawn to sunset. Our purpose will be to visually explore the world around us, with an additional benefit: we will explore who we are too, in relation to the world around us, expressed through the creative artistry we will learn to bring to our photographs.
What you need to Bring:
- A sense of adventure
- Clothes for cool and warm conditions
- Shoes (tennis shoes or boots or any comfortable walking shoes; consider bringing along an extra pair of shoes, just in case)
- Money for for meals not provided (there are restaurants and markets in the little towns around our photography locations that we'll visit at meal times)
- Camera gear (see below)
What is Provided by Image Quest:
- Trip leaders
- Two Meals
- Guided field sessions
- Photographic instruction
- Help with accommodations
- Any entry fees
|For print (negative) film, Fuji's basic Fujicolor films are
excellent. A good ISO/ASA film speed rating for print film is 200 to
400. For transparencies (slides), the instructors prefer Fujichrome's
stable of slide films, and the
Kodak Ektachromes work well, too.
Memory and power: Bring enough CF or SD cards to contain several hundred photographs. Cameras will be working all day, so sufficient battery power is important. Don't forget a battery charger.
Your Photographs: Feel free to bring along your own images. Bring up to 20 digital images (on your laptop, on a CD, etc.) and/or as many prints, for the the group to view.
To register: Send payment to Image Quest, 1164 Alvira Street, Los Angeles, California, 90035. Or use paypal.com and a credit card (check with Dave first, and let him know if you would like help using paypal).