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Dec 5 Kelso Sand Dunes Workshop Results

I know it's a little belated, but here are the results from the December 5th Sand Dunes Adventure Workshop! The weather was surprisingly cold, the dunes were empty as usual and the hiking was strenuous.

Thank you to Xavier for being such a great student and for sticking it out on the grueling hike to the top!

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Slot Canyons Workshop Pictures

My California Slot Canyons Workshop in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park held this past Saturday went great! The temperatures were warm but the crowds were gone and we had the canyons virtually to ourselves! Here are my pictures from the day:

By the time we made it to Palm Slot, the light was fading. To add a little more interest to the bland lighting of the canyon, I used a wirelessly-triggered strobe bounced off the canyon wall with a CTO gel on it and my camera set to tungsten white balance. This created deep blue shadows with a contrasting warm light. The last one in this series is my personal favorite from the day.

As usual, Iíd like to thank all of my students for attending! You guys were a pleasure to work with and I hope you all learned something new from this workshop!

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Sunset in San Onofre Workshop Results

I'm happy to report that yesterday's Sunset in San Onofre Workshop was a success! The weather was beautiful, the sunset was nice, the scenery was unique and everyone had a great time! Here's one of my shots from the trip:

Thank you to all my wonderful attendees for being great students and for making the workshop a success!

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