The Art of Photography
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!
Using the gorgeous photographic venues of Point Reyes, we will be transforming photographs into painterly masterpieces using Adobe Photoshop. We’ll also be going over basic camera settings, so beginners are welcome! You’ll learn how to apply textures and use special Photoshop add-ons called plugins to create a dizzying variety of painterly effects. Since we’re using only one small part of Photoshop, no prior experience with this software is necessary. Our base is the historic Lifeboat Station. We’ll be visiting Point Reyes Light, a local abandoned dairy ranch near Drakes Bay, and Drakes Bay itself. We’ll also be visiting a marvelous row of ancient trees perfect for our artistic aspirations.
-Accommodations included at the Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock, more info below.
-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.
-If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Class Cancelation Policy
If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PNRSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though will follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.
Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock
The Point Reyes Lifeboat Station is a National Historic Landmark overlooking beautiful Drakes Bay. It is the last remaining example of a rail-launched lifeboat station that was common on the Pacific coast. Located at Chimney Rock, the Lifeboat Station was built in 1927 by the U.S. Coast Guard and contains the crew’s quarters, a large boat bay, and a marine railway system for launching a 36-foot life boat.
The ground floor houses the boat bay museum where a renovated motor boat is located.
The area around the Lifeboat Station is used by the Marine Mammal Center as a release site for rehabilitated wildlife. While staying here some classes are unexpectedly treated to the release of an otter or harbor seal.
- Ample working / studio space
- Large second floor reading / meeting room overlooking Drakes Bay
- Seven bedrooms accommodating 24 individuals, bunk style sleeping
- Fully-equipped kitchen with large fridge, large freezer, and commercial range/over
- Two large multi person bath/shower rooms
- Central heat
What to Bring:
A chair for outdoor seating
Writing Utensils and Journal
Hat and sun screen.
Comfortable walking shoes
WARM sleeping bag and pillow (linens not provided for bunkbeds, mattress only)
Extra sleeping pad for comfort (optional, but the provided mattress is fairly thin)
Ear plugs (in case of snorers) Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, bath towel, etc.)
Flashlight or headlamp
*Participants should bring a camera (or cell phone), a tripod (if they have one), appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for a couple miles of walking along coastal trails in varied weather conditions or temperatures, including long-sleeves or pants in case of possible exposure to poison oak or ticks. Participants should ideally also bring a laptop computer and USB Flash Drive for editing images for class photo review and critique.
A full service kitchen is provided. Please bring all meals and snacks. The nearest stores and restaurants are 20 miles away over country roads, so you will need to be self-sufficient. By tradition, Saturday night is pot-luck with everyone sharing food. So be sure to bring a dish to share for Saturday dinner, as well as food for yourself.
Are you an outdoor educator or artist who would like to teach a PRNSA Field Institute class? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptreyes.org/camps-classes-programs/field-institute/class-information for more information about how to become a PRNSA Field Institute Instructor.