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<ul><li><p>YOSEMITE PHOTOGRAPHY: SPRING LIGHT </p><p>WHAT TO WEAR: </p><p>Workshops continue rain or shine, so come prepared for any weather with layered clothing and </p><p>waterproof outerwear, and be sure to dress appropriately for the season. Not all trails are not </p><p>paved; you will be walking over varying conditions. It will be cold in the mornings and evenings </p><p>but can warm up significantly during the day. </p><p> Rain gear (just in case, even though we expect good weather a rain coat or poncho, an umbrella, and a plastic bag for the camera) </p><p> Knit cap or ski cap and mittens for cool mornings </p><p> Sunscreen, sun hat, and sunglasses for when it warms up during the day </p><p> Fleece layers you can shed as it warms up </p><p>EQUIPMENT &amp; GEAR TO BRING: </p><p> You are responsible for all your own food </p><p> Day pack and/or fanny pack for carrying camera gear and/or camera bag for carrying gear on foot and by car </p><p> Camera gear (see below for more specific recommendations on what - and what not - to bring for the outing) </p><p>NOTE FROM THE INSTRUCTOR: </p><p>WHO THIS TRIP IS FOR: Anyone who enjoys the natural world and photography. Field sessions will be geared toward </p><p>novice and intermediate photographers; more advanced photographers are welcome, too. All </p><p>walks will be easy-paced endeavors. </p><p>THE INSTRUCTORS: </p><p> An avid photographer and cyclist, DAVE WYMAN enjoys riding the mean streets of his home town, Los Angeles, when hes not out making photographs. Over the years, Daves </p><p>images have appeared in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Cross-Country Ski, </p><p>Sky and Telescope, and Outside. He is the author of three books, including Yosemite in </p><p>Photographs and is working on a new book about nature photography. He created and </p><p>conducted the Adventure Photography program for the University of Southern California, </p><p>and he has conducted photography outings for the the Yosemite Conservancy since 1991. </p></li><li><p> KEN ROCKWELL has been photographing since he was five years old. He became serious by age 11, by which time he was already an accomplished and published aerial </p><p>photographer. Today, as one of the world's most recognized photographic artists, Ken has </p><p>won first and grand prizes in numerous competitions and juried exhibitions, including </p><p>one at the Gallery at 777 in Los Angeles and another at the San Diego Natural History </p><p>Museum. Ken is best known as the world's largest independent source of photography </p><p>information, with as many as 5 million visitors to his free website, KenRockwell.com. </p><p>Ken has been visiting Yosemite since 1987, and teaching here since 2006. </p><p>WEATHER: Some of the best images are made in bad weather. If it rains during a significant portion of the </p><p>weekend, well provide an alternate itinerary to keep us reasonably dry, whether it be in shuttle </p><p>buses or cars, under the natural umbrellas created by oaks and pines, or meeting inside to look at </p><p>photographs and talk about photography and life in general. </p><p>WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED: </p><p> Photography instructors </p><p> Field sessions throughout the Valley via short walks; beyond the Valley, we will travel via cars </p><p> Campground accommodations (optional indoor accommodations are available, too) </p><p>PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT: </p><p>You don't need to spend any money on equipment you don't already have. A basic digital camera </p><p>will be fine. Those with 35mm cameras and medium format cameras are welcome, too. Two </p><p>accessories: a tripod &amp; cable release. These items will allow you to photograph in the early </p><p>morning hours and into evening, including, if were up for it, some night sky photography. On </p><p>the other hand, this is the trip to bring what we want if we have it: telephotos, super-wides, </p><p>macro lenses, flash-guns, etc. </p><p> Tripods can be rented from some camera shops, or the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley. Dave Wyman may also bring along a few extra tripods to loan out. If you have a </p><p>question about what sort of tripod to bring, or where to purchase or rent one, contact the </p><p>instructor; hell be happy to answer your questions. </p><p>Tripods would need to be picked up on our arrival day, rather than on the official start day of the </p><p>workshop. </p><p>. </p><p>FILM: Slide film will teach you more about exposure than print film, and is less expensive than </p><p>print film. You can also make prints from your favorite slides, and/or digitize your film images. </p><p>The instructors recommend Fuji slide film (Velvia), ISO 50. Other excellent films include the </p><p>Kodaks Ektachromes. Print film is much easier to display than slide film, and is also an </p><p>excellent choice for our workshop. ISO 100 to 400 are good film speeds. </p><p>FILTERS: While filters arent necessary to successful photography (the instructors rarely use </p><p>them), there are three good ones to know about. A polarizer will cut down glare, darken skies, </p><p>and brighten clouds (some cameras require a circular polarizer, check your manual or ask at </p></li><li><p>your local camera shop). An 81B filter will help warm-up cool scenes photographed in the </p><p>shade or on cloudy days (this is a filter for film photographers). A graduated neutral density filter </p><p>will help even out bright and dark areas in some scenes. </p><p>BATTERIES: Make sure you have enough battery power to keep your camera going for a full </p><p>day. </p><p>If you have questions, please feel free to call Kylie Chappell at Yosemite Conservancy at (209) </p><p>379-2317 X 10 (kchappell@yosemiteconservancy.org) </p>mailto:kchappell@yosemiteconservancy.org</li></ul>