Instructor: Gary Ladd
Join photographer Gary Ladd on a photographic exploration of Petrified Forest National Park. We will visit one or two segments of the park to photograph the park’s landscapes of petrified logs and colorful Chinle Shale terrains.
We will discuss the use of cloud light, late afternoon light, foregrounds and the uses of lenses of various focal length, exposure and how these factors can be used to effectively photograph Petrified Forest.
With today’s amazing digital cameras everyone can take home better photographs of our country’s special places more easily than ever before by utilizing a few basic concepts. We will review those ideas while we hike and photograph.
The day’s weather will, of course, sometimes shape what part of the park will best work for us on any particular day, we have a range of locations to choose from. At the top of our potential list of sites is a seldom visited section of Blue Mesa, a visit into the heart of Jasper Forest and a lonesome section of the Rainbow Forest. Along the way we will discuss the geology of the park and the geologic history of Colorado Plateau.
This photo outing should be great fun—a chance to explore this great park by utilizing photography and geology as solid excuses!
- Meet at 2:00 pm
- Finish around 6:00 pm
- $89 – Non-Member
- $80 – Member
Maximum number of participants: 6
We will meet at the Visitor Center at the north end of the park close to Interstate 40 at 2:00 pm. The workshop will end at sunset near the south end of the park at about sunset. All participants must provide their own transportation.
Please bring a hiking daypack with water, snacks, sunscreen, a camera and (if possible) the camera’s instruction manual. For sure, bring a hat. Tripod use is optional but might be especially useful as sunset approaches. If the weather is threatening please be sure to bring a rain jacket.