Twilight by Arthur Drooker – Book Signing & Conversations

Reception: Wednesday, October 4th, 6:00–8:00 PM Conversations: with Arthur Drooker & Nick Wilton, Founder of Art2Life, 6:30PM Since 2020, I have been living part-time at The Sea Ranch on the Northern California coast. With an unobstructed panoramic view of sea and sky, it’s the perfect setting to photograph twilight, the time of day I find […]

Abandoned Moments by Ed Kashi — Lecture & Book Signing

Renowned American photojournalist Ed Kashi shares his visceral relationship with photography in this award-winning monograph. Lecture & Book Signing: Saturday, January 7, 5:00–6:30PM Ed Kashi’s latest book release, Abandoned Moments: A Love Letter to Photography, illustrates the concept of momentary surrender in photography — the abandoned moment. In contrast to the orchestration of the decisive […]

Guest Register by Penny Wolin — Lecture & Book Signing

A vignette of humanity, possibility, and self-reinvention in 1970s Hollywood, as captured by an adventurous and inquisitive 21-year-old. Book Release: September 14, 2022 Lecture & Reception: Thursday, December 1, 7:00–8:30PM Guest Register chronicles the residents of the St. Francis Hotel, a pay-by-the-week establishment in Hollywood, over a 3-week period in spring, 1975. The curious photographer […]

Death Valley Sand Dunes Photography: A How-to Guide

By Michael E. Gordon Death Valley sand dunes photography can pose unique challenges for photographers and their gear. Heat and cold, wind, brilliant light, and compositional challenges can be expected as routine elements of the pursuit. Being properly prepared and outfitted can result in significantly better outcomes and experiences. I spend many days each year […]

Death Valley Workshop Photography 2020

Photography from Death Valley in February Desert landscape photography, death valley sand dunes photography, black and white desert photography, salt flat photography, mesquite flat sand dunes, and more. Check out our student photography taken during our Death Valley Desert Photography Workshop in Death Valley National Park in 2020. Ben Johnson     Beth Boone   […]

Lightroom and Photoshop Tutorials

Now you can easily find our collection of short video tutorials for Lightroom and Photoshop all in one place. Lightroom Tutorials How to Edit Black and White Photos in Lightroom Classic Black and White editing in Lightroom is more than just switching to monochrome. The reality is you can get much better images by using […]

Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

Watch our short video tutorial for how to dodge and burn in Photoshop using Curve Adjustment Layers and Masking.