This is a one day venture and will study the use of aperture and its affect on a composition’s various focus depths. Naturally as with all subjects under photography, we will marry these ideas to a good sense of compositional arrangement which will also be covered in this workshop.
Three major factors will affect the intensity of your aperture’s depth of field; your sensor size, your lens’ focal length and how large an aperture your lens is capable of achieving. You will learn how to control the overall aesthetic with simple in field application using all sorts of subjects to practice with.
- There is a maximum occupancy of 8 people for this workshop.
Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful park, but can also be very unforgiving in general. It is important to exhibit good situational awareness and most importantly, “Stay hydrated” in the warmer months and bundle up in the colder months. The terrain can be very uneven in most places and so it is imperative that you wear the appropriate footwear and always watch your step.
The wildlife and vegetation at Joshua Tree are beautiful and not without their own natural defenses, so please watch for snakes and cactus, particularly the Jumping Cholla Cactus which has a tendency to stick to you with even the slightest brush against it.The average elevation is approximately 2,736 ft(834 m) and some of the trail can be host to some strenuous hiking, so please know your limits and tell us ahead of time so we can arrange an alternative route or destination. In regards to temperature, The park can reach summer averages of 101ºF(38.4ºC) and during the Winter, the temperatures can reach an average low of 36ºF(2ºC).