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 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. Photo Credit: Brandy Sebastian
 

Schedule:

Location Dates Instructor Fee & Info
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN RETREAT @ The Bailey House

TBD, 2024

Donna Cosentino  Details Here

EASTERN SIERRA FALL COLOR

OCT  7th-10th, 2024

Donna Cosentino

Details Here

DISCOVER DEATH VALLEY November 18th-21st, 2024 Donna Cosentino Details Here
CARMEL/BIG SUR Photographers & Photography August 6th-9th, 2024 Donna Cosentino Details Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any Questions, please contact Donna at [email protected]
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Workshops Information:



 

BAILEY'S PALOMAR MOUNTAIN RETREAT             TBD, 2024               8 People Max

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. 
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!

II guarantee a fabulous weekend in a magical place.

Workshop Dates: TBD, 2024

Where: Palomar Mountain (lodging at the Baily House included)

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Workshop fees may be paid by credit card and for cash or check please contact Donna at [email protected]



 

EASTERN SIERRA FALL COLOR         October 7th-10th, 2024                8 People Max  

DOES NOT INCLUDE LODGING OR TRANSPORTATION

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. 

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! 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.

Workshop Dates: October 7th-10th, 2024

Where: Eastern Sierras

Fee: $650

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Workshop fees may be paid by credit card and for cash or check please contact Donna at [email protected]



 

DISCOVER DEATH VALLEY 2024           November 18th-21st, 2024             8 People Max

DOES NOT INCLUDE LODGING OR TRANSPORTATION

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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.   
  • 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. 

 

Workshop Dates: November 18th-21st, 2024

Where: Death Valley

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Workshop fees may be paid by credit card and for cash or check please contact Donna at [email protected]



 

CARMEL & BIG SUR Photographers & Photography     August 6th-9th, 2024      8 People Max

DOES NOT INCLUDE LODGING OR TRANSPORTATION

Huntington WitherillA Carmel workshop visit with photographer, Huntington Witherill.Photo by Donna Cosentino IMG_8079Carmel Location WorkshopPhoto by Donna Cosentino

IMG_7789Donna Cosentino shows Carmel Workshop attendees an iPhone capture.Photo by Brandy Sebastian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast Photography was a reaction to the Pictorialist style of soft focus photography popular in the 19th century.  Carmel was the epicenter of photographers who were looking for a modernist way of expressing themselves with sharply focused images. Pioneers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston were among the leaders of the movement.

This workshop takes you to locations they often photographed and introduces you to photographers who continue that style. We also visit those who blaze their own more contemporary trail. You will photograph along the beautiful California coast (from Big Sur to Monterey) AND will meet fine art photographers in their studios. We also visit photography galleries and the wonderful museum in Monterey. There is no other workshop like this! You will be inspired to make meaningful photographs and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow photographers. Donna will lead you on this special adventure and always makes herself available for one-on-one assistance.  For any level from iphone to large format.

Workshop Dates: August 6th-9th, 2024

Where: Carmel & Big Sur

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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]