Current Photography Course Offerings:
Nocturnography: Finding Light in Darkness
• Comprehensive Night Shooting
• Locations include Las Vegas,
Valley of Fire & Ghost Towns
Sept. 11-14 2014 / $895
• Towering Granite Peaks
• Glacier-Fed Lakes & Rivers
• Exclusive Astrophotography
Sept. 18-21, 2014 / $895
Advanced Photography: The Zen of Thinking
Section 1: Oct. 10-12 /
Section 2: Oct. 17-19 /
This Workshop Course is Strictly Limited to Five Students.
See what everyone is talking
about at this treasured locale!
Nov. 13-16, 2014 / $895
Our Winter Season Course
Showcases Yosemite Valley,
Including the “Firefall”!
Feb. 19-22, 2015 / $895
• Sweeping Ocean Vistas
• Hidden Waterfalls
• Redwood Canyons
DATE: April 16-19, 2015
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE COURSE
The Logging Camps & Gold Rush Towns
Focused Curriculum on
Pinhole & Lensbaby
DATE: May 1-3, 2015
LOCATION: Columbia, CA
A Secret Yosemite: Exclusive Locations
See shooting locations that
aren’t in any guidebook or
on other workshops!
DATE: May 14-16, 2015
LOCATION: Yosemite, CA
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WE WANT YOU TO LEARN …
Learn how to read the scene. Learn how to see the light. Learn how to make photographs that aren’t snapshots.
While most workshops simply take you around to predetermined sights, telling you where to point the camera and what the camera settings are for that shot, we here at HSW do things differently.
We have an integrated learning component for each and every location, from technical instruction to visual composition skills to theoretical applications … that just happens to be in a spectacular location!
John Lasseter, the creative genius behind Pixar, once said:
And that’s how we run High Sierra Workshops.
We strive to give you the best quality workshop experience in the industry.
High Sierra Workshops began leading private photography trips into the Sierra Nevada range in 1992, as an extension of the photography classroom at various colleges and universities. Only a few years later, the small group instruction with a focus on the visual component was introduced and has been the mainstay ever since.
Original workshop offerings focused on the flagship location: “Yosemite Valley in Spring”, along with the off-shoots of “Yosemite in Winter” & “Yosemite in Fall”.
By the end of the decade, “Death Valley National Park”, “Lake Tahoe” and the “Eastern Sierra & Owens Valley” workshops were added to the workshop calendar.
The new millennium saw High Sierra Workshops branching out beyond the geographic boundaries of the Sierra Nevada range, with … Read More …
MICHAEL A. MARIANT
Michael is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HSW, as well as all logistical and contingency workshop planning with the instructors.
Paul works with the instructors to ensure that the workshop curriculum matches the HSW mission of photographic education.
Cody spearheads the alignment of the HSW mission with our public outreach and communications, ensuring the message of HSW is shared with all.
Aaron is responsible for the online content of our website, virtual video tours, and social media marketing efforts through Facebook and other mediums.
Dawn provides support for workshop participants through the galleries, sponsor services and HSW alumni community.
Certain “On-Location Travel” workshops do accommodate more than 15 students, however additional instructors and assistants are always added to keep that low student-to-instructor ratio.
Certain “On-Location Travel” workshops do have travel and/or food and/or lodging arrangements and costs included in the workshop fee. These additions are clearly stated in the workshop description.
Cancellation up to and within 60 calendar days prior to workshop start date:
Full refund of workshop tuition; no cancellation fee
(Refund applied within 3 business days of cancellation notice)
Cancellation up to and within 30 calendar days of workshop start date:
Refund of workshop tuition minus $100 cancellation fee
(Refund/fees applied at conclusion of scheduled workshop; waived if workshop seat booked prior to workshop start date)
Cancellation up to and within 7 calendar days of workshop start date:
No refund of workshop tuition
(Waived if workshop seat booked prior to workshop start date with applicable refund applied at conclusion of scheduled workshop)
The above cancellation policy can also be found on each workshop description page.
In other words, we give you simple “tools” to release the technical burden so you can focus on the creative process!
And through our unique approach, it doesn’t matter if you are new to photography or have years of technical experience, as we create a “level playing field”. This eliminates getting wrapped up in the technical part of photography and allows you to freely focus on the visual component.
This method is “tried-and-true” and we are well-known in the workshop industry as having perfected the “Low-impact technical/High-impact visual” model.
End-of-the-Year Sponsor Giveaway!
High Sierra Workshops partners with several select sponsors who have donated items — from gear to gift cards to services — for our annual End-of-the-Year Giveaway.
All High Sierra Workshop workshop registrants are automatically entered into the giveaway with each workshop registration. For each workshop participants attend in each calendar year, they will receive one entry for our annual giveaway.
The list of annual giveaway items from our sponsors is updated regularly on the HSW End-of-the-Year Sponsor Giveaway page. Winning entries will be selected at random on Dec. 15. The full list of winners will be announced in our January newsletter.
Full contest rules and regulations can be found on the HSW End-of-the-Year Sponsor Giveaway page. Good luck!