Tuesday, Sept. 6 marks Day 46 of the Soberanes wildfire burning east and south of Big Sur on the California coast in the Ventana Wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest. Active fire behavior continues in the south and southeast portions of the fire within the steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain of the Ventana Wilderness […]

The photography community was rattled last month with the formal announcement of the abrupt closure of Brooks Institute of Photography on August 19th (ironically, World Photography Day). After over 70 years of leading instruction in both conventional and modern photography techniques, the doors shuttered closed permanently. Just days earlier, the Hallmark Institute of Photography in […]

  High Sierra Workshops offers four levels of workshop courses to help our students select the academic curriculum and coursework that best suits their needs and targeted areas of photographic growth. Each workshop course description page lists the ‘Course Curriculum Topics’ and the ‘Prerequisites’ necessary to attend that course. It is important that all students […]

Last week, on August 25, the National Park Service celebrated their centennial, marking 100 years since the agency was created to provide management for a growing list of monuments and parks. While the park service centennial has received quite a bit of media attention over the past few weeks, another centennial event—perhaps a watershed moment […]

By Rick Hulbert, HSW Faculty Now that you have the gear . . . how about learning to make great images? When attending one of my intensive Urban Photography Workshops, I promise to help you learn how to better see and perceive the environment around you. Your photographic skills will be enhanced regardless of your […]

  Our Yosemite in Winter workshop this past February was already going to be special before it even occurred. With a forecasted El Nino winter possibly leading to excellent conditions for the fabled ‘Firefall’ at Horsetail Falls, we were looking at a shot of getting this elusive photographic opportunity that has not seen peak conditions […]

by Rick Hulbert, HSW Faculty Long Exposure Photography is a technique that can be employed to capture “time.” This technique uses an extended duration shutter speed that has the effect of freezing fixed objects such as mountains and buildings while purposely interpreting moving objects, such as clouds or water, in a way that creatively displays […]

The announcement was stunning: The National Park Service (NPS) was to change the names of five iconic locations in Yosemite National Park — from their long-cherished and historic titles to new, generic names — that dared to erase over 150 years of family memories. And the public uproar was heard from Half Dome all the […]

For the past several years (so many that we’ve lost count), it has been one dry winter after another. Our Yosemite in Winter workshops have been more like Yosemite in Fall (not a real offering). The Yosemite in Spring workshops, where roaring waterfalls normally boomed throughout Yosemite Valley, had participants getting excited and pointing, “Look, […]

YOUR SHOTS ARE NOT THAT UNIQUE, SO THERE’S NO REASON TO RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE. Have you ever noticed that when you go to a Costco gas station, the rows of vehicles can be so orderly with everyone nicely lined up with a general polite and cordial demeanor. But once those friendly drivers park […]

If you missed Part One: The Light in this series, click HERE to read that article first. If you missed Part Two: Composition in this series, click HERE to read that article first.     You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. — Wayne Gretzky     Getting It Right In Camera, Part […]