Sunset Light and Clouds, Mono Lake ,California

Sunset Light and Clouds, Mono Lake ,California
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October 18–23, 2020

By popular demand we are pleased to offer this extremely popular workshop for the 11th time! The Mono Basin and Eastern Sierra have some of the most exciting photographic opportunities imaginable. Late autumn light will add to the magic and wonder of this area. This field workshop will allow you to explore the spectacular photographic possibilities of this amazing landscape under the leadership of two skilled and talented photographers, Charles Cramer and John Sexton, and is open to dedicated photographers working with either traditional or digital materials. The most important thing is to come with an open mind and a desire to work hard at improving your photography. If you are interested in attending this workshop please send your application soon. It is certain that the session will be fully subscribed.

The group will be visiting a number of exciting locations to explore during the workshop. We will be photographing late and early light on the unique tufa formations on multiple field sessions at Mono Lake, as well as exploring nearby beautiful Sierra canyons and the spectacular Yosemite high country. Sexton and Cramer, along with workshop assistant Anne Larsen, will be available to assist participants in the field and will be offering indoor instruction sessions. We will utilize a large, comfortable classroom facility in Lee Vining, just a few hundred yards from the shore of Mono Lake, and within walking distance of our motel. Along with instructor presentations and demonstrations, an important aspect of the workshop will be constructive portfolio reviews of prints that participants bring to the workshop. It will be a time of great scenery, photography, and camaraderie.

Included in the workshop fee will be a special dinner the final night of the workshop, as well as one lunch in the field, along with handout booklets from both Charlie and John. Lodging, additional meals, and transportation costs are the responsibility of each participant. This workshop is limited to fifteen people, and no guests are allowed. Early enrollment is advised. The workshop begins on Sunday morning, and ends late Friday evening. Participation in the full workshop is required.

Fee: $1,750 (Includes all park entrance and permit fees)


John Sexton Photography Workshops operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

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