Field Seminars and Workshops 2020

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Accessible Nature 

Photography Outings

Friday & Saturday June 19 & 20, 2020 9am Morning and 5pm Evening Outings   CANCELED DUE TO CONVID-19

Nature Photography enjoyment for singles, couples, and families with children 10+ 

Learn creative photography composition / lighting / plant close-ups / unobtrusive wildlife photos Easy, slow-paced instruction on accessible trail.

Suggested $5 per person donation Bring water and please avoid wearing fragrances

Rick and Jeree’ Waller, Photographers and Volunteer Hosts

Author Led Hike at Manzanita Lake 
August 1, 2020  4-6PM
Cost is $10

Join Tracy Salcedo, author of Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, this summer at Manzanita Lake for a walk-and-talk hike.

Salcedo will share her insights into best hikes and best hiking practices in the park. The hike is limited to 20 participants. 

Photo by Melanie Allen

September 18th-19th

Terry Nathan Nature Photography 

Bumpass Hell to Kings Creek Picnic Area


In this two-day photography workshop, we will use Lassen Volcanic National Park’s stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve our skills making photographs. By combining in-class and hands-on photography experiences in the park, we will learn about compositional principles that will enable us to make more compelling photographs of wildflowers, geologic features, and grand mountain views. The workshop will consist of a two-hour in class presentation on the principles of lighting and composition, a five-hour hands-on field excursion, a one-hour optional session, and a post photo-shoot critique session.

Field Seminar Itinerary

Sept. 18th                                 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Lecture:  Lighting and Composition

(Mineral Conference Center, South End)

Sept. 19th                                 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Field Excursion: Bumpass Hell Trailhead to Kings Creek

Picnic Area  

7:00 a.m.  Welcome at Bumpass Hell Trailhead

                  The camera, a tool for the heart and mind.

                  Basic aperture, depth of field, etc.

                  Learning to see like an artist: documentation and interpretation.

                  Basic principles of composition: visual weight, proportion, perspective, etc.

                  Seeing the light: quality and direction of light, color.

                  From concept to portfolio: telling a story.

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.           Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.            Optional Q&A/practice session

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.           Photo critiques of images captured

during the field excursion
(Mineral Conference Center, South End)


What to Bring

All types of cameras are welcome. Bring plenty of water, backpack, lunch, extra food, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, rain gear for you and gear.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots, layers of light and loose clothing. Small folding chair is optional.



Lecture will be at 5,000 feet elevation and above; Weather extremes and rapidly changing conditions may exist; exercise caution with exposure to the elements. Unfavorable or dangerous weather conditions may cancel the course. Light rain will not cancel. The course itinerary is tentative and may change due to weather conditions, participants’ experience levels, and accessibility to resources, etc.

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