Jansen Photo Expeditions

Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop – The Owens Valley and the Ancient Bristlecone

Eastern Sierras Photography Workshop
Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop
The Owens Valley and the
Ancient Bristlecone Forest 

Digital SLR Camera Field Guided
Photography Expedition

June 22 – 25, 2017

Can’t make this scheduled workshop?
Contact us for a private tour or a special group special rate tour.

Price: $849 Per Person


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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.

V.I.P. Program
Refer a friend and reap the rewards!
If you bring a friend and you sign up together, we will offer you:
1) Free portfolio review of 10 of your best images to help make your pictures pop 
2) Free 2 hour Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop session either in person or by Skype.
redeem your reward within one month from end of workshop.)

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

Sign Up Today, Space is limited.

Our Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop has everything a landscape photographer needs. It’s an amazing expanse of land and nature to expand your creative photographic skills. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to explore landscape photography for the first time or you want to be at the right place at the right time with knowledgeable guides, you’ve found the right place, and the right professional instructors.

The southern regions of the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountains offer distant landscapes of lumped and arched sandstone with arches that provide dramatic and effective foregrounds leading to views of distant clean granite peaks. Astro Photography options will be explored in the early predawn hours.

Then you’ll explore the photographically hyper real 5000 year old Ancient Bristlecone pines as they proudly stand on their 10,000 foot mountain perch.

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.

As we explore the Sierras further Northern regions, you’ll witness 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 guided photographic tour a unique and special experience.

Here is a recent blog Mark wrote about photographing in the Eastern Sierra.


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Eastern Sierra Photography Expedition Itinerary
(Meeting times may vary)

Day one 6pm: Orientation will include a general overview of the workshop. What do you want to focus on for the workshop? 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.


Day two:
We will get up early and you will learn about Astro Photography and light painting in the Alabama Hills. Then we will watch and shoot the sunrise with Mt. Whitney in the background with the incredible foreground formations of the Alabama Hills. The rest of the afternoon and up to sunset, we will be shooting among the Ancient Bristlecone Pines of the White Mountains.
 You will learn from two master photographers the skills on how you can come away with prize shots of the Eastern Sierras.

Day three: We will meet for breakfast in Bishop and travel to the base of the Sierra Crest for some beautiful 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. We will instruct you on 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.

Day four: 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 near Lee Vining. Workshop concludes late morning on Sunday.


Mono Lake: Afternoon and morning captures.

Registration 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 every participant has ample opportunity to ask questions, and discuss the exciting world of nature photography with fellow photo enthusiasts.

Transportation: You are responsible to get yourself to the workshop in Lone Pine, CA.

We will caravan (Follow in our cars) during the workshop.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in this workshop. We will provide a list of preferred accommodations for you. There is a small park fee each client will be responsible for to enter 2 of the locations we will be visiting.

Meals: 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.

The maximum for this special workshop is 6-8 people only!

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.

Can’t make this scheduled workshop?
Contact us for a private tour or a special group tour


Changes in route or schedule may occur at any time and is up to the discretion of Jansen Photo Expeditions.
We are well versed in all the areas we cover in our workshops and itineraries may change to accommodate for unforeseen circumstances.
Love nature? This is all part of it.

Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy. 
Please protect yourself for any unforeseen cancellations with travel insurance.
We are a recognized provider for Travel Guard.

Jansen Photo Expeditions operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest

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