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Joshua Tree: Jumbo Rocks and Prickly Plants


Saturday, September 24th 2016

Hang out with us for the day at this gem of the Mojave Desert where we will traverse the landscape to find some hidden places within the park. There are so many great places to shoot here and learn from. This workshop has a current schedule available, check here for more details…

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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.

Available Seats:

  • There is a maximum occupancy of 8 people for this workshop.
About the terrain:

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).


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Meet up location:

We will be meeting up at John's Place located in Yucca Valley, CA at 9:00am for a group check in, breakfast, and a brief orientation/ meet and greet. Please be on time, we will be covering our agenda for the day and leaving as soon as we wrap up breakfast and orientation for this workshop.


Other Info:

Equipment (required):

  • Camera and lenses with any range from 14mm up to 200mm.
  • Plenty of “charged” batteries for your camera.
  • Tripod, remote release, lens cloth, and plenty of memory cards.
  • Day-pack with plenty of snacks and extras.
  • WATER!, bring enough, Hydration is number one!

Recommended (optional):

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and bug repellent depending on the season.
  • A hat, gloves and a light/medium jacket depending on the weather.
  • A headlamp or flashlight will always be very handy.
  • Boots, sneakers or any shoes with a good gripping tread.( ankle support is ideal)

If you have any questions about this workshop please visit the contact page on the site or email us at stpworkshop@gmail.com

*By purchasing or registering for this workshop, you agree to the Shoot The Planet Terms and Conditions. Our refund and cancelation policy can also be found here. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.