Creative Composition Masterclass

Death Valley National Park, California 


March 24 – 27, 2019 | $695

Creative Composition Masterclass Schedule

Sunday Afternoon: March 24, 2019. Meet at 3:00 pm in the hotel lobby. After an introduction and orientation with Richard, the group will depart for an afternoon photo shoot and then a group dinner afterward.

Monday: March 25, 2019. Field work all day, from sunrise to sunset. Night shooting, weather permitting.

Tuesday: March 26, 2019. Field work all day, from sunrise to sunset. Night shooting, weather permitting.

Wednesday: March 27, 2019. Sunrise shoot and morning field session. Image critiques. Workshop ends at noon.

Creative Composition Masterclass

Composition is the arrangement of visual elements within the image frame. It’s also the visual language that connects the photographer with the audience through the prism – not of the camera and lens, but of the photographer’s imagination. Composition is the vital skill that allows viewers to see what the photographer sees and feels, not only what the camera coldly captures.

Join acclaimed photographer, Richard Bernabe for four days of exciting landscape photography in Death Valley National Park, California while learning the art of creative composition using a variety of compositional theories and devices that will instantly make you a more accomplished photographer. We will use concepts from Richard’s e-book, Creative Composition, elements of Gestalt Psychology, and V.S. Ramachandran’s Ten Principles of Art. There will be a very specific lesson plan for each stop we make in the park.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and all meals during the workshop. Transportation will be arranged via carpool between the hotel and the various shooting locations. We have a block of rooms reserved with a special group rate at the Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel inside the national park. After your registration is completed (see below) you will be sent a PDF booklet that includes the hotel discount code, as well as a gear list and other helpful recommendations to prepare for your trip. You should then call the hotel directly and reference the Richard Bernabe workshop to secure your lodging. You will also be given a free download link to Richard’s composition e-book, Creative Composition, which will prepare you for the class.

Richard is offering this event in the days preceding his speaking events at the Create Photography Retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you are in the area and you want to combine these two photography opportunities, registration information for the retreat is here.

I have attended five photography workshops with Richard over the years and he is, by far, the most knowledgable person about photography that I know. And unlike many other knowledgeable and talented people, he isn’t selfish about sharing what he knows. His guidance and mentoring have been invaluable to me and I just wanted to thank him. Thank you, Rich!

Gene K. - Albany, New York

EVENT: Creative Composition Masterclass in Death Valley
DATE: March 24 – 27, 2019
COST: $695
ACTIVITY LEVEL: The field work involves some easy walking.
CANCELLATION POLICY: 80% refund if cancellation is on or before January 1. No refunds after January 1.

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