Dramatic Seascapes Workshop - Stover Photo
Sunset at Montana De Oro State Park

Montana De Oro State Park features rugged cliffs, secluded sandy beaches, coastal plains, streams, canyons, and hills, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Naturalists and backpackers enjoy the solitude and freedom found along the park's trails. There are also mountain biking and equestrian trails.  There are many areas to explore and almost endless photography options.

The Details

May is an incredible weather months on the Central Coast for sunsets and unique coastal compositions. Please plan to join us on May 5th as we will explore the coastal areas of this great park and focus on capturing the perfect shot.

What to bring

Camera of your choice, DSLR preferred as my background with film is very limited.

Tripod. If you don’t have one or need to borrow one please let me know.

A full range of lens focal lengths from ultrawide to telephoto. Lens covering the range of 14-200mm will be fully utilized.

Clothing to be comfortable and active in average temperatures of 60 to 90 (Dress in layers). Sturdy hiking shoes/boots, please no flip flops!


What's Included/Not Included


Guidance to the best photography locations. In field instruction on capture technique (composition, bracketing, histogram/exposure checks, camera modifications, etc)

A composition and in-field technique seminar at the beginning of the workshop to ensure you get the most out of your time including a reference sheet for recommended settings / shortcuts / tips etc.

Free 16x24 metal print or credit of around $70 towards a larger print through McKenna Pro. Access to water to refill water bottles or bladders.

Not Included

Meals and Snacks (please bring some extra snacks of your choosing. I will have a small fridge if needed)

Gratuities for all services. But this is not asked for and shouldn’t be given 😃 No really. Its my company.

Transportation to/from photography locations.

Additional information

The classes/workshops are typically 3-4 hours in duration. If you want to schedule additional time for post processing or 1n1 instruction those are available at $75 per hour.

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