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PS Workshop // Joshua Tree



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 Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. That’s right, 3 shoots, because we learn by doing. We’ll give you immediate feedback on the images you’re taking in the moment. No powerpoints, no dark conference rooms, no lectures. Just hands on image making awesomeness from morning to night.

OCT 25 2017 // JOSHUA TREE

We’re going to spend a full day working on what it is that matters most, taking incredible photos. Keeping the group to a maximum 10 attendees, we’re going to be all hands on deck, all day. We have killer locations lined up and 3 amazing shoots, it’s going to be nuts. 


THREE LIVE SHOOTS! You’ll get to watch up close and personal how we shoot, as we explain our thought + shooting process, breaking down a composition, finding a balance between subject and scene, and getting our subjects really comfortable and able open up in front of the camera. Then its your turn. Instead of just letting you fire away, while we give you immediate feedback on the images you’re taking, real time. Real progress. Real awesome. After each shoot we’ll have a group chat about what went well, what we need to work on and how we can get better for the next shoot. This is seriously the secret to improvement. Figure out what your weak spots are and work on that!!



We’ll be editing the images from the day together as well so you’ll see how we cull a session, what we look for in a solid set and how we process them for different lighting scenarios. If you’re working on getting your editing tones right, we’ll get you going in the right direction. All attendees will receive Phil Chester’s Lightroom Presets if they dont have them already as well as Sara’s unreleased top secret presets.



We believe in group discussion and not boring you with some dark conference center where you have to listen to us blab the whole time. Bring a list of every question you’ve ever had and we’ll talk through it as a group and get to the bottom of it. This is all about you so nothing is off the table.








WHEN AND WHERE? October 25th, from 8am through sunset in Joshua Tree California.
HOW MUCH IS THIS? It’s $1500 and we’re capping it at 10 attendees max to keep things as intimate as possible
WHERE SHOULD I STAY? Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation. There’s a ridiculous amount of cheap airbnb’s in the Yucca Valley+Joshua Tree area. We’ll have a private facebook group for you and other attendees to coordinate travel/lodging if you want to save on a space.


WHAT ARE THE SHOOT LOCATIONS LIKE? We have a couple adorable restored airstream trailers, styled out in true retro fashion. As well as a mid century house and and a massive vintage boat parked in the middle of the desert. Not to mention, we have Joshua Tree as our backdrop.
HOW DO I GET THERE? We recommend flying into Los Angeles (LAX) and making the drive down to J Tree. You can stop at In and Out Burger and also see the famous dinosaurs from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure in Cabazon!!
WHAT FOOD IS INCLUDED? We’ll provide a hearty lunch and all the water your body can handle, its the desert! While we’ll have snacks available throughout the day, attendees are responsible for their own breakfast and dinner.


WHAT SHOULD I BRING? All the camera gear you want to shoot with, laptop, weather appropriate clothing, whatever you’d bring to the desert 🙂
IS IT REFUNDABLE? While your spot is not refundable it is transferable to someone else if you can’t make it.
WILL THERE BE CATS? While Pancakes and Pinecone (our kitties) would love to be cuddled up on people every second of the day, their lazy cat bodies would probably fry into a little cat crisp in the desert heat. So they’ll be home in the AC 🙂