2017 WORKSHOPS

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LIGHTROOM DEVELOP MODULE

2-DAY WORKSHOP INTENSIVE
March 11 – March 12, 2017     $297

Lightroom (LR) is a powerful image management and image editing software with numerous tools to help you create wonderful images. This workshop concentrates on the Develop Module. On Day 1 we cover all the primary tools in the Develop Module, with the remainder covered the second day.

I will show you how to get the most out of the Develop Module to take your images to the next level. The afternoon of the second day will be a guided practice session during which I help each person individually as they work on their own images and then export the finalized images.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, this workshop will help you achieve your goals through providing a well-grounded foundation for post-processing your images.      Don’t struggle to get your images looking the way you want, come to this class and learn how to do it.

Location: Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel, CA (located on Rio Rd, off Hwy 1)

Required: Lightroom 6/CC; Laptop; a few RAW images;   Limit: 8 people

To Register:   email me – info@rainbowspirit.com

More detailed information will be sent to registered participants.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

MULTI-DAY

 

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Big Sur Night and Day Photography    

June 23 – 25, 2017 –   $525

Big Sur is renowned as one of the most dramatic and majestic landscapes in the world. Its spectacular coastline, enchanting beaches, redwood forests, creeks and waterfalls offer unique photographic opportunities. Explore the magic of Big Sur as we photograph iconic and lesser known yet visually stunning locations both during the day and at night.

Learn how to capture nighttime images and deal with the primary challenges of night photography: exposure, composing in the dark, focusing, and digital noise inherent in long exposures and high ISOs. We will also use light-painting techniques to enhance nighttime images. This weekend workshop emphasizes photographic technique and composition to enhance your own “visual voice.” Individual coaching in the field, with image processing and image review sessions included. We will be based in the northern end of Big Sur, at the Carmel Mission Inn. Room rates based on single- or double-occupancy (split the cost of the room). Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging, transportation, and any park fees.  Limited to 6 participants. To register or for more information, please contact me by email (info@rainbowspirit.com) or by phone (831 659-7632).

 

 Mono Basin Moonlight Photography, Mono Lake, June 9 – 11, 2017 $275

The Mono Basin offers spectacular landscapes for nighttime photography. Using the moon as your light source, learn to properly expose your digital images, focus in the dark, and deal with digital noise. Through guided practice sessions, field trips in the Mono Basin and upper reaches of the Eastern Sierra, coaching in the field, review of images, and post-processing techniques, you will learn to create nighttime images with visual impact. Limited to 10 participants. Register through the Mono Lake Committe.

 

Gubernick_Bodie_MG_5049Mono Basin & Bodie State Historic Park  – July 21-23, 2017 $300

We will have special after-hours access to world-renowned Bodie “Ghost Town”  on Saturday evening after they close to the public allowing for golden hour, twilight and night photography. Learn how to capture nighttime images and deal with the primary challenges of night photography. We will also use light painting to enhance images.The other days will be devoted to photography in the Mono Basin, including Mono Lake and surrounding areas. Limited to 12 participants. Register through the Mono Lake Committe.

 

 

 

     Eastern Sierra Fall Color and Mono Lake       

October 13-15, 2017      $525

As the Aspen trees change color in the Eastern Sierra, the mountains and canyons come alive with reds, yellows and oranges creating spectacular vistas and landscapes. We will visit June Lake Loop, Lundy Canyon, Conway Summit, Virginia Lakes, Dunderberg Meadow, and beyond for Fall colors.  The other-worldly tufa towers of Mono Lake provide wonderful sunrise and sunset locations. We will also venture into Yosemite’s high country and Touluome Meadows.

Limited to 6 participants to allow for individual coaching throughout the weekend, with image critiques and post-processing demonstrations.  We will be based in Lee Vining, CA, at Murphy’s Lodge on Hwy 395. Reserved room rates based on single- or double-occupancy (split the cost of the room). Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging, transportation, and any park fees. To register or for more information, please contact me by email (info@rainbowspirit.com) or by phone (831 659-7632).

 

 

Day of the Dead, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

October 27 thru November 2, 2017

7 Days and Nights – $2,895

   Instructors David J. Gubernick and Craig Lovell

The Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is one of Mexico’s most heartfelt and festive holidays when the dead are honored and welcomed back to earth for a brief visit.  We will photograph this spectacular event and capture the emotions of this touching celebration in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. San Miguel is a paradise of visual delights….rea.read more

 

 

 

Big Sur and the Pfeiffer Beach Arch    

December 15-18, 2017    –   4-Days  –  $587

January 5-8, 2018    –   4-Days  –  $587

Winter is a magical time in Big Sur with typically clear skies and dramatic sunsets. At this time of year, you can see and photograph the sun setting through the Pfeiffer Beach Arch just off shore. If conditions are right, you can capture rays of light streaming through the archway.  Photographers from around the world journey here to capture this special solar event. Big Sur also provides spectacular coastlines, enchanting beaches, redwood forests, creeks and waterfalls to photograph. This workshop emphasizes photographic technique and composition to enhance your own “visual voice.” Individual coaching in the field, with image processing and image review sessions included. We will be based at the Carmel Mission Inn. Reserved room rates based on single- or double-occupancy (split the cost of the room). Participants are responsible for their own food, lodging, transportation, and any park fees. To register or for more information, please contact me by email (info@rainbowspirit.com) or by phone (831 659-7632). Limited to 6 participants.

 

SINGLE-DAY

Wildflower Macrophotography   –   Saturday, April 15, 2017    10 am – 6 pm   $195

This workshop emphasizes the artistry of wildflower macrophotography and the technical means to render such images. Through classroom instruction, demonstrations, and individual coaching in the field, you will learn to take creative and beautiful close-up images, further develop your artistic vision, and enhance your photographic skills in a warm and supportive learning environment as we enjoy the beautiful lands of Hastings Reserve. A review/feedback session included. Location: Hastings Reserve. Limited to 8 participants.

To register or for more information, please contact me by email (info@rainbowspirit.com) or by phone (831 659-7632).

 

 

 

 

 

 Workshop Approach

Image of workshop participants photographing at sunset at Garapata beachI typically keep workshops small (8 max) in order to provide more individual attention to each person. I take a more hands-on approach in helping you achieve your vision and developing your skills by providing feedback and coaching if desired. I typically look through your camera’s viewfinder to see what you are trying to do and then talk to you about it and offer suggestions for things to pay attention to and to think about. In essence, I am there for you. I do not photograph during the workshop unless something pulls me strongly to do so and then only after asking everyone’s permission. Workshops typically combine classroom instruction, demonstrations, time in the field, and feedback on participant’s work. Unless otherwise noted, each workshop participant is responsible for their own lodging, transportation, and meals. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer with them to process and review work.

Tour

Photography tours are available for individuals and groups and usually last for either 2 or 4 hours. Tours typically include coaching/instruction on composition and technical concerns. Participants/groups provide their own transportation and use their own camera gear and equipment. We would discuss particular locations ahead of time based upon your interests and time available; some locations include Big Sur, Pt. Lobos, Monterey wharf and adobes, Salinas Valley, Pinnacles National Monument, among others. Tour rates are $225 for 2 hours, $400 for 4 hours, $650 for a full day (prices may change without notice; please [contact me] for current rates). A group photo can also be provided to each participant for a small additional fee per print. A deposit of 50% of the total amount is requested at the time of booking with the remaining amount to be paid by the day of the tour.

Photo Adventure Outings

Image of David Gubernick during a Photo Adventure Outing along the Big Sur CoastOur photo adventure outings are designed for one person or a couple. We provide all the necessary equipment and coaching instruction during a 2- to 2-1/2 hour outing in spectacular locations. Included in this offering is one 16×24” archival print of one of the images created during the outing and a CD of 10-12 of the best images. This has been a very popular photo adventure. Cost: $550; paid at time of booking.

Individual Coaching

My goal is to help you develop your own visual voice. I see myself as a coach and cheer leader to help support, encourage, inspire and guide you along your photographic journey. Whether participating in a workshop or an individual session, I am there for you. Individual sessions last either 2 or 4 hours; longer sessions can be arranged. Rates: $225 for 2 hours, $400 for 4 hours, $650 for a full day (prices may change without notice; please [contact me] for current rates).

Refunds

If you need to cancel your participation in a workshop, tour, or individual session, please notify me at least 30 days or more before the start of our time together. I will then refund your deposit, less a $75.00 cancellation fee. If notification of cancellation is made less than 30 days before the start of the workshop, there are no refunds unless we can find a replacement. If I need to cancel a workshop, tour or individual session due to inadequate enrollment or other factors, all funds are fully refunded, or may be transferred to a future outing. If a workshop is sponsored through a group or organization, please contact them for their refund and transfer policies.

Testimonials

“I learned so much from the class…Your unending patience was incredible. Your attention to detail and attention to each student was so great” – Kathy C., Bakersfield, CA

“We had such a great experience – learning lots and having a great time doing it” – Jeff W., Monterey, CA

“Thank you so much for the photography session, and for being so generous with your advice and so patient. We enjoyed it tremendously…” – Grace C., Arlington, VA

“We were very much inspired by our time spent with you” – Leanne T., Racine, WI

“Thanks, David and the rest of the group, for a fun, thought-provoking and educational experience–I’m hooked!” – Jenn T., San Luis Obispo, CA

“Your workshop… had such an impact on my photography. In addition to your photographic talents, you have a very supportive teaching manner that is rare.” – Judy K., Palo Alto, CA

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