Ghost Town HDR Photography Workshop - Las Vegas/Henderson

City Area Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
Las Vegas, NV 18-APR-2013 Winston C. Hall $499 $559 Sold out

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Take a spring break and have fun photographing a ghost town and learning about High Dynamic Range photography in Henderson, Nevada.

Ghost Town Photography

Spend two-days photographing Nelson, Nevada, a ghost town. Nelson is located 30 miles from Henderson, Nevada and is the home to some of the most unique photography and lighting situations in the southwest. If you want to create photographs that have an old west feel of grit, dust and rust, then this workshop is for you. Due to the nature of this workshop the size is restricted to only six photographers.

Nevada has a lot of ghost towns, but there is only one ghost mine. Located outside of Nelson, at the historic Techatticup Mining Camp, this location offers an entertaining one-hour tour of the mine, complete with full detail about the local history of the area when it was once known as Nelson's Landing, one of the largest ports on the Colorado river. This town was considered to be so lawless, marshals and sheriffs refused to enter the area!

Description of the mine tour:

This one-hour guided mining tour is both above and below ground. The tour takes you into the mine and the history of the oldest and most famous gold mine in Southern Nevada. The tour begins with a walking tour of the old Techatticup Millsite. This is where the ore was brought out of the mine to the stampmill, crushed to a powder and mixed in cyanide tanks where the gold & silver were separated. We'll then proceed into the Savage Mine some 500 feet where you will view up and down slopes and actually see the veins they chased. This mine was claim jumped in 1874, which resulted in numerous murders. The temperature in the mine is a comfortable 70 degrees year round.

Itinerary

Day One

Meet at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Henderson, NV

Travel to Nelson, NV

Photograph the ghost town

Lunch break

Return to Hampton Inn & Suites in Henderson, NV ā€“ Meeting Room

Download and assess images from the morning photo session

Day Two

Meet at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Henderson, NV

Review day-two photo session

Travel to Nelson, NV

Photograph the ghost town

Tour on mine at Nelson, NV

Return to Hampton Inn & Suites in Henderson, NV ā€“ Meeting Room

Download and assess images from the morning photo session

  • You will learn

    • HDR Photography
    • Field techniques
    • Camera setup
    • Composition
    • Post processing methods
  • What to bring

  • Required

    • Nikon Camera
    • Lens Options ā€“ Wide angle to medium telephoto lenses will be your best choice. Iā€™d recommended lens in the following ranges:
    • 14 to 24 mm
    • 24 to 70 mm
    • 105 or 60 mm macro
    • Lensbaby
    • Extra Battery
    • Memory Cards
    • Ten-pin cable release
    • Tripod
    • Laptop computer with image editing software (Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture NX 2 or Aperture) and either Photomatix Pro or NIK HDR Efex Pro software.
    • Power supply for the computer
    • Card reader
    • Hiking boots are recommended
    • No shorts, sandals, or flip flops
  • What is provided

    • Excellent instruction in the field
    • Training materials
    • Post processing training
  • Venue Information

      A venue for this workshop has yet not been locked down.

 

Photograph a ghost town while learning HDR photography from one of the best instructors in the business.

 

Following Ghost Town HDR Photography Workshop - Las Vegas/Henderson workshops are organized in Las Vegas, NV:

Date Instructor Price (Member) Price (Non-Member)
18-APR-2013 Winston C. Hall $499 $559 Sold out

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