Location Workshops


Photo Courtesy of Brandy SebastianPhoto Courtesy of Brandy SebastianDonna Cosentino (center), views images from the back of student, Grant Thompson’s (left), camera while fellow student, Niko Holt (right), looks on. Taken at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Schulman Grove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna teaching in the field. Photo courtesy of Brandy Sebastian


Schedule:

Location Dates Instructor Fee
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN RETREAT @ The Bailey House Dec 9-12 , 2021 Donna Cosentino $495
EASTERN SIERRA FALL COLOR Oct. 5th - 8th, 2021 Donna Cosentino $440
DISCOVER DEATH VALLEY Nov. 15th - 19th, 2021 Donna Cosentino $550
CARMEL SPRING 2022 Donna Cosentino TBD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any Questions, please contact Donna at [email protected]
 

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Workshops Information:

 


BAILEY'S PALOMAR MOUNTAIN RETREAT 2021  Space is Limited 

Photo by Donna CosentinoPhoto by Donna CosentinoPalomar Mountain Courtesy of Bailey's Mountain Resort Courtesy of Bailey's Mountain Resort
 

 

 

 

 

 

Spend 2 1/2  days and 3 nights with Donna Cosentino on beautiful Palomar Mountain in the Bailey House, a 130 year-old homestead situated on eighty private acres. We are going in December, a time when the Black Oak trees have shed their leaves, the air is cool and deer visit early in the morning.

This location includes meadows, and deciduous as well as evergreen forest. In addition, there are human elements…old sheds, wellhouses and antique vehicles, plus the interior of the house we are staying in is classically decorated and your bedroom may afford interesting compositions. A bonus is the old General Store and ‘Barn’ next to the Bailey House.  Wide view and detail shots abound in this space which, one hundred years ago, was also the mountain post office.

We will be shooting early and late during the day with me as your guide and mentor, and at mid-day and after dinner we’ll discuss:

  1. Your digital images from the day 
  2. Prints you have brought for critique/discussion
  3. Discussions about image selection process for portfolios 

As I am strong on Black and White  film shooting, I encourage you to bring your 35mm, 120mm, or 4x5 cameras.  In the field we can discuss seeing in Black and White, light meter use and proper exposure for tones.  I also like to spend time on composition and use of Depth of Field. Of course, Digital is always welcome!

I guarantee a fabulous weekend in a magical place.

Dates: December 9th - 12th, 2021 TBD
Fee: $495 Lodging at the Bailey House is included

Workshop fees may be paid by cash or check, please contact Donna at [email protected]


 


EASTERN SIERRA FALL COLOR 2021  8-10 people max  

Fall Sierra StreamFall Sierra StreamPhoto by Donna Cosentino

 

  • WE SHOULD HIT OCTOBER ASPENS CHANGING COLOR AT VARIOUS ELEVATIONS 
  • IF THERE’S A HARD FREEZE THE TREES COULD BE BARE AND BEAUTIFUL
  • WE COULD GET A LIGHT SNOWFALL
  • WE SHOULD HAVE GREAT SKIES! 

Spend 4 days and 3 nights with Donna Cosentino as your Photography guide and mentor in the Eastern Sierra. We will be based in Lee Vining, centrally located to several great photographic opportunities including Lee Vining Creek, Mono Lake, Silver Lake, and Tuolumne Meadows or Bodie Ghost Town.  

This is a great chance to take Nature at Her best and spend time with a group of photographers who have the same kind of passion for photographing these locations.  Three full days of shooting plus there will be one or two night-time outings at Mono Lake for star fields, star trails and painting with light as well. Dark skies as there will be a NEW MOON on the 6th!

As I am strong on Black and White  film shooting, I encourage you to bring your 35mm, 120mm, or 4x5 cameras.  In the field we can discuss seeing in Black and White, light meter use and proper exposure for tones.  I also like to spend time on composition and use of Depth of Field. Of course, Digital cameras are welcome as well and they are g r e a t  for nighttime work!

Dates: Oct. 5th - 8th, 2021 Fee: $440

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Workshop fees may also be paid by cash or check, please contact Donna at [email protected]

 

 


DEATH VALLEY 2021  8-10 people max

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Death Valley is full of beautiful surprises! Join me, Donna Cosentino, on an exploration that will take you through this serene and magical land of photogenic locations.   The weather this time of year is usually terrific, mild and with clouds decorating the sky. 

Digital and/or analog cameras and all levels of skill are welcome.  I’ll discuss light, exposure, and through-the-camera composition. I can help you with depth of field and I am particularly happy to speak about Black and White-how to see in black and white is one of my specialties.

Depending on road and weather conditions here are some of the places we will visit: Salt Creek, Cottonball Marsh, Ubehebe Crater, Teakettle Junction and The RaceTrack, Mesquite Dunes and the neighboring dry mudflats, Zabriskie Point, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Badwater Salt Flats, and  Artist Palette.  We may visit Rhyolite and Beatty or Leadville and Titus Canyon.  

I will give you a full itinerary before we go, maps and directions, and you will know how to prepare and what to bring for a successful experience. We’ll be using Furnace Creek Ranch (now The Ranch at Death Valley) as our base.They have restaurants, store and gas available.  We will be adhering to any and all state and local recommendations regarding COVID-19. 

Dates: Nov. 15th - 19th, 2021   Fee: $550

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Workshop fees may also be paid by cash or check, please contact Donna at [email protected]

 

 

 

Private camera classes, digital or film, photography field trips and workshops are available, if you have an interest in one of these please contact Donna at [email protected]