Jansen Photo Expeditions

Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop – Fall Colors


The Eastern Sierra Fall Colors Photography Workshop has everything a landscape photographer is looking for.

We cater to both the beginner and the more experienced photographer. Whether you want to expand your photography skills with individual support by professional photographers, or you are looking for knowledgeable guides who will get you to the right place at the right time, this is the workshop for you.

What Will You Discover on the Eastern Sierra Fall Colors Photography Workshop?



Eastern-Sierra-Fall-Colors-Photography-WorkshopYou will have the chance to photograph the incredible diversity of the Eastern Sierra from the lumped and arched sandstone of the Alabama Hills with views of Mt. Whitney, to the hauntingly Ancient Bristlecone Forest.

We will explore the areas around Bishop, CA and points north to find just the right mix of beautiful granite cliffs and dynamic fall colors of the canyons around the Bishop area.

Mono Lake and the High Country Canyons

Mono Lake, as we travel further north offers its calcified Tufa towers. These characteristically rutted towers reach skyward from its brine waters in this otherworldly landscape. We will be spending an evening sunset and morning sunrise in this spectacular location.

As we explore further north during our Eastern Sierras fall photography workshop, you’ll witness golden aspens reaching high from the valley floor to the white granite mountains rising to 14,000 feet. These vistas provide amazing contrasts to beautiful streams as they flow from these high peaks.

All of this and much more makes this small group photography workshop a unique and memorable time.





Mark and Holly Jansen of Jansen Photo Expeditions have been guiding photographic tours and workshops throughout the world for the last 10 years. With small group sizes and attention to detail, you will be immersed in the area and have the best possible photography experience.

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Eastern Sierra Fall Photography Workshop Itinerary

Thursday, October 12, 6pm:
Orientation will include a general overview of the workshop. What do you want to focus on for the Eastern-Sierra-Photography-Workshopworkshop? Do you want to photographically tel the story of the trip, do you want to shoot black and white, do you want to work with shadows or master HDR? We will help you to decide where you want to go with your creativity on this workshop.

Spend the evening in Lone Pine, CA
Hotel recommendations will be given upon registration

Friday, October 13
We will get up before sunrise to shoot an iconic arch in the Alabama Hills outside of Lone Pine. Then we will shoot the sunrise with Mt. Whitney in the background with the incredible foreground formations of the Alabama Hills in the morning glow.

Then we will caravan to the Ancient Bristlecone Pines of the White Mountains.
The rest of the afternoon and up to sunset, we will be shooting among the amazing Bristlecone Pines.
You will learn from two master photographers the photographic skills of how you can come away with prize shots of the Eastern Sierras.

Spend the evening in Bishop, CA
Hotel recommendations will be given upon registration

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Saturday, October 14
We will meet for breakfast in Bishop and travel to the base of the Sierra Crest and into the canyons for some beautiful fall landscape shots.

That evening, we will head back to Lee Vining to shoot the sunset at Mono Lake where we hope to experience the incredible “raspberry sky” of the Eastern Sierras.

You will learn the use of light and exposure at sunset as well as the use of silhouettes and shadows. Immediately after the sunset, we will be conducting an image review and photo critique from the workshop at dinner, helping you to understand how to improve your photography skills with recommendations for composition and exposure, as well as discussions on Lightroom and Photoshop adjustments.

Spend the evening in Lee Vining, CA
Hotel recommendations will be given upon registration

Sunday, October 15
We will get up for the sunrise and shoot at Mono Lake’s South Tufa. After, we will have breakfast in Lee Vining. The remainder of the morning will be spent shooting the aspen covered mountains and flowing water in the canyons near Lee Vining. Workshop concludes late morning on Sunday.



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Topics Covered

• Story telling in photography
• Waiting for the right moment to shoot
• Aperture, shutter speed and ISO
• How to get the most creative exposure
• Discussions on getting the correct exposure
• How to fine tune exposure and use of histograms
• Depth of field
• White balance settings for changing environments
• Learning how to create dynamic compositions
• Composition balance and flow
• Recommendations for post processing
A Recommended Camera Gear List Will Be Provided Upon Registration


Included in Workshop

• Quality One on one photographic instruction geared to your level of expertise
• Minimum 8 hours per day of in-field shooting experience and instruction
• Small class size of 4 – 6 students
• Interactive learning environment with two experienced instructors
• Photoshop, Lightroom and OnOne Editing session in the evening if time allows
Transportation, meals and lodging are not included in the cost of the workshop.



Eastern Sierra Fall Colors Photography Workshop
The Owens Valley, Bristlecone Pine Trees and Mono Lake

Digital SLR Camera Field Guided
Photography Workshop

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Sunday, October 15, 2017


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Price includes instruction materials and field guidance.
Does not include lodging, food or transportation.
Can’t make this scheduled workshop?
Contact us for a private or special group rate tour.

This workshop can be privately optioned on short notice, please inquire for pricing

Eastern-Sierra Fall-Colors-Photography-WorkshopRegistration deadline:
Maximum participants for this workshop is 6 people. We prefer small intimate workshops with personal attention to every attendee. Small group size ensures that you have ample opportunity to ask questions, and discuss the exciting world of nature photography with fellow photo enthusiasts.

You are responsible to get yourself to the workshop in Lone Pine, CA.
We will caravan (Follow in our cars) during the workshop.

Lodging is not included in this workshop. We will provide a list of preferred accommodations for you.

Food is not included. We normally break for lunch as access to local diners is close by. Our groups enjoy eating most meals together, but you are free to dine where you wish. We suggest you bring along your favorite snacks and water.


Jansen Photo Expeditions operates under permit of the Inyo National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management

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