Workshops and Retreats - CarpePixels

PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION

Private instruction geared to all levels of experience. For the beginner to intermediate photographer who needs basic camera instruction along with hands on experience in practicing the elements of composition, perspective and lighting, to the professional who is seeking a guided tour to the best photo locations in and around Lake Tahoe, this workshop will help you find your unique artistic eye and become a better photographer. ​


From: $150 / 2 Hour Lesson

GROUP HIKING PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Hiking with a professional landscape photographer opens your awareness to the beauty which appears every step of the way. The experience causes you to slow down, to become still and immerse in the present moment so completely that the sounds of the world fade away, leaving your mind completely absorbed in the light and color. Join me for a guided hike off the grid and into the healing sacred space of the Sierra Nevada Mountains around Lake Tahoe. ​


From: $300 / 4 Hour Experience


Iceland Midnight Sun Experience

Jun 18, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 9:00 AM  


The land of fire and ice blooms in mid June. And with 20 hours of sunshine, your head will hardly hit the pillow as we search out beautiful landscapes in which to hike, photograph wildflowers and puffins, and practice yoga.

Limited to 6 participants

SOLD OUT

Iceland Northern Lights Experience

Sep 18, 9:00 AM – Sep 28, 9:00 AM


  The month of September is considered to be the best month in which to see the Northern Lights for two reasons. The solar activity of the sun is greater at the equinoxes, and it's not as cold or as cloudy in September as it would be in December or March. Plus, who doesn't love fall foliage!

(on hold due to Coronavirus)

10 Spots Available     $6000


Group Photography & Hiking Experience


This experience is geared to those who love to hike off the grid and into the mountains around Tahoe with a camera or an IPhone. As an award winning local photographer, I know where to find wildflowers in full bloom, secret lakes surrounded by butterflies, and towering aspens at peak fall color. Our hiking season runs from May to November, and on the shores of Lake Tahoe almost year round.


Each hike will vary in length and difficulty based on your specific capabilities, and focus on learning how to become a better photographer. Perspective, composition, depth of field, how light affects an image, and developing your artistic eye will be studied and practiced. After hiking with a professional photographer, you'll never see the world the same way again.


Depending on the terrain, the hike in will be fairly brisk, but we'll spend plenty of time when we get to our destination immersing into all the beauty the Sierras have to offer us. Many of the hikes will be into the Mt. Rose Wilderness, most are within 10 to 30 miles from Incline Village. Our wildflowers bloom from late June to early August, depending on the season, and fall arrives in October, beginning at higher elevations and ending at Lake level by the last week in October.


Please understand how to change the settings on your camera. Specifically the ISO, f-stop and shutter speed. If you know how to do that, I can take it the rest of the way. I'm more familiar with Canon and Sony mirrorless cameras, but iPhones are also fun to play with. Your results won't be quite the same, but you can achieve more than you would expect with a phone.


Please contact me to set up a time and date, and to talk about your specific needs and goals. We can meet at Raleys in Incline Village and carpool separately from there.

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