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  • Photography Workshops

    NEW Photography Workshops

    Yosemite Photography Workshop by Edward MendesNew Photography Workshops have just been announced for 2011.  The workshops will take us to of the most awe inspiring locations on the planet during there best times of year, Yosemite National Park, the Big Sur Coast and the Grand Tetons.  You can find more information by visiting the workshop page.

  • Image Framing and Display

    NEW The Perfect Way to finish your new picture

    offer many different options when it comes to displaying any of my images in your home or office.  From the elegant and classic look of a fine hardwood frame to the modern and upscale display that a multi segment canvas print offers, whatever look you'd like to create for your home or office decor can be done. Read More...

  • Limited Edition Prints

    NEW Limited Edition Prints

    beautydivideNothing adds impact to a home or office like finely crafted art.  This prints are created in very limited numbers ensuring that this are more than beautiful art, but a very good investment as well.  You can have original art for your home or office at very affordable prices, we even have payment plans!  Fine Art Photography makes a wonderful and memorable gift for friends or loved ones, particularly when its a piece that brings back wonderful memories or feelings.  View all of our Limited Edition Fine Art Prints by visiting the galleries.
  • Open Edition Posters

    NEW Open Edition Posters

    lastlightthumbI've just started a poster serries featuring a few of my more popular images.  The posters are beautifully printed and sized to traditional poster size of 24x36 inches.  These poster are a wonderful way to own some of my before your ready to start collecting.  Heck, I'll even sign them for you!  You can find posters, along with Limited Edition Prints and workshops in the store.
  • Free Desktop Backgrounds

    NEW Free Desktop Backgrounds

    springsolitudethumbI've giving some of my images away! Well, sort of, I love it when people like my work and I'm more than happy to share it with everyone.  So, I've have a series of desktop backgrounds that your more than welcome to download and use, for FREE!  Head over to the download section to get them.
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Photography Workshops

Workshop Testimony

I had an amazing time and learned more than I ever though possible.
- Robert Criss, The Expressive Landscape Print Workshop

I definitely learned some new skills on how to enhance my Landscape photos....just what I had hoped for.  Ed was personable and easy to understand.  It was a Saturday morning well spent.
- Elleene Stone, The Expressive Landscape Print

One of the most beautiful places in the world and Ed knows all the spots.  More than I could have ever hoped for.
- Ken Mitchell, The Big Sur Coast Workshop

This was my second time taking one of Edward's workshops and it won't be my last.  Edward is a wonderful teacher and always willing to help...even weeks after the workshop is over, thanks!
- Susan Gamino, Yosemite in the Spring

I've been a photographer for over 30 years and I've never had such an enjoyable experience as a photographer.
- Frank Leon, Yosemite in the Spring

I learned more in one day than I had in the last 5 years, I'm working on images in a whole new way.  On top of it all I met a lot of wonderful people, including Ed.
- Ted Crooker, The Expressive Landscape Print Workshop

I've attended many workshops in the past and this one was the best.  The image critique session alone was worth every penny but add in the lessons, fieldwork and location...WOW!
- Michael Rugg, The Big Sur Coast Workshop

I was blown away by the amount of effort Ed puts into the workshop, from the workbook, to the personal attention...He's (Edward) is an open book and always available.
- Debbie Belyeu, The Expressive Landscape Print Workshop

The best time I've ever had with a camera!
- Sue Ann Long, The Big Sur Coast Workshop

The workshop helped me see Yosemite for more than just the waterfalls and Half Dome so I could create images that show the soul of the park.  This is something I'll take with me for the rest of my life.
- Tom Zuccari, Yosemite in the Spring Workshop

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April 12th to April 14th, 20130 2 day in-field workshop $395Pasture, Big Sur Coast of California by Edward Mendes

The Big Sur coast of California is a magical place, and one of my favorite places in the world to photograph.  Join me for a photography workshop in one of the world's most beautiful locations.  The rugged Big Sur coastline is unlike any other on the planet and wonderful photo opportunities are everywhere.  We'll spend our days on golden beaches, coastal rocks surrounded by crashing waves, exploring wonderful sea arches and beautiful waterfalls that drop into the sea.  From dramatic oceans to perfect sunsets and wildflowers the Big Sur coast has it all and is a perfect location for a photography workshop.

Topics Covered:

  • How to get the right exposure, balancing foregrounds and skies
  • Composing a creative image
  • Depth of Field in the Landscape
  • Using filters
  • How to start to "See the Light"

What is Included

  • 2 Days of In Field Instruction along the Big Sur CoastFire Hole,   Big Sur Coast of California by Edward Mendes
  • Written Workshop material featuring detailed description of equipment for the workshop, technical hints and tips and travel info.
  • Informal Critique and Discussion of your work during evening meeting
  • Classroom sessions/lecture on a number of possible topics including Photoshop, Creativity, "Seeing as an Artist", working with a pro lab and more.

What You'll Need:

  • Digital or Film SLR Camera
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Lens covering a range of at least 28mm to 300mm
  • A selections of filters
  • A flashlight or headlamp
  • Your camera manual
  • A great Attitude!

Points of Interest

  • Point Lobos State Park
  • Garrapata State Beach
  • Asilomar State Beach
  • Julia Pfeiffer State Beach
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • Carmel Mission
  • Much More!

Limited to: Just 8 participates

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced - Participates should have a good working knowledge of how to operate their camera in manual mode.  In addition having a good knowledge of stops, shutter speeds and f/stops will allow you to focus your attention on creativity and creating high quality images.

WHAT TO EXPECT: A typical day will start early, with a sunrise session at one of the numerous nearby beaches, followed by breakfast at some of my favorite spots. Depending on weather conditions the afternoon will be spent in the field, touring some of the nearby photography galleries (inspiration is a wonderful tool) and class sessions discussing photography technique, theory, print sharing and Photoshop tutorials, followed by a bit of free time in the late afternoon before heading out for a sunset shoot.  The sunsets a bit later during this time of year so dinner will be either on your own or you can join me at a local restaurant before getting a good nights rest.  While the days are long they're filled with one-on-one instruction, lessons and discussion and print sharing that you can apply immediately in the field.

Lodging and meals are not included with the workshop, however a local lodging guide and recommendations are included in the workshop's workbook that you'll receive after sign-up. 

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