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May 5, 2018

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Joshua Tree Mastering Landscapes Photography Workshop

Join the California Center for Digital Arts on this exclusive Joshua Tree Landscape Photography Workshop. Master your landscape and astrophotography skills during this exclusive and exciting workshop!

Sculpted by wind and rain, come photograph the rugged rock formations, plants, animals, and more in scenic Joshua Tree National Park. Join the California Center for Digital Arts on the Joshua Tree Landscape Photography Workshop that including multiple on-location shoots in the middle of this dramatic desert landscape. Learn the basics of lighting and composition for landscapes in restrictive outdoor conditions. Learn the art of photographic light painting using the dramatic Joshua Trees as your subjects.


  • Assessing the lighting conditions and adjustments for harsh lighting
  • Utilizing your equipment to capture stunning landscapes
  • Compositional techniques
  • Capturing High-Dynamic-Range photos, utilizing stack focusing, and panorama techniques
  • Using off-camera flash, colored gels, and other techniques to enhance creativity
  • Capturing stars and mastering night light painting


  •  We will meet in the hotel lobby at 9 a.m.
  •  Shooting in our exclusive area called Key Ranch
  •  Break for late lunch or early Dinner break
  •  Golden Hour Sunset Shoot at Boy Scout Trail
  •  Stars and Night Shooting at Hidden Valley


  • Camera and equipment.  Extra batteries, memory cards, tripod (a must for night shooting!), and lenses.
  • Packed lunches, snacks, and drinks (we will provide a cooler)
  • Comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes or hiking boots.


If you would like to come out early or stay the night, we have reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn Express 29 Palms at a special rate.

(The code provided upon registration.)

Hotel information and to make reservations:
Holiday Inn Express 29 Palms
72535 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Twentynine Palms, California 92277


This workshop is designed for all levels. You will have two instructors to help and teach,  and you will be surrounded by fellow students who share the same passion as you.

Physical Expectation: Easy to Moderate. Outdoor clothing and hiking boots recommended, sunscreen & hat. The predicted temperature is supposed to be in the 80's. For updated weather information on Joshua Tree click here.


David LaNeve CPP


Sign up early as this is workshop has very limited space and is expected to sell out!
For more information or if you have any questions, please give us a call  at: 714-529-3686
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