Santa Cruz North Coast Photography Workshop

Thurs. October 22– Sun. October 25, 2015

Although Big Sur gets a lot of the attention the coast north of Santa Cruz has some of the most spectacular and accessible coastline in California. We will drive to these coastal locations that I have been photographing for years. We will cover lighting and composition and learn some of the tools and techniques for capturing the beauty and telling the story of this magnificent region.


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We will also learn about digital work flow processes from image capture to a file that is print ready. Although this is not a Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom workshop, will cover just a few basic techniques that will help you edit and create spectacular images. I will demonstrate the use of neutral density filters, HDR, and stitching together panoramic images.

Our group will be limited to 6 persons therefore each student will have one on one time with me as needed.


  • Digital camera - either DLSR or an interchangeable lens camera
  • Tripod
  • Laptop with digital workflow software for editing images (Adobe Lightroom highly recommended)
  • Variable neutral density filter highly recommended
  • A love for the coastal landscape


The shooting schedule will vary depending on the tides and weather conditions. Generally we will be photographing early to mid mornings and evenings. Mid afternoons will be in a classroom setting.

Day 1

  • Meet and great at Cruzio @ 4PM
  • Slideshow/lecture
  • Brief description of the proposed itinerary 

Day 2 & 3

  • Photo shoot before dawn until mid morning
  • Cruzio classroom to discuss in-camera photographic techniques for capturing your vision of the coast
  • Cruzio classroom to review images and discuss digital workflow techniques and image processing
  • Late afternoon and sunset photo shoot

Day 4

  • Cruzio classroom to review images and discuss digital workflow techniques and image processing
  • Workshop concludes at 11AM


Enrollment limited to 6 participants.

Workshop Fee: $750

Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging and transportation. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Questions? Call me at 831-588-2062 or email at