The Eastern Sierra & Bristlecone Pines Photography Workshop: June 25-30, 2023

Dates: June 25-30, 2023
Cost: 2,4
Lone Pine, Big Pine & Mammoth Lakes, California
Joseph Rossbach


California's Eastern Sierra Mountains rise out of the Owens Valley and include some of the most unique and photogenic landscapes in the United States. Over this workshop variety is the name of the game. Participants will have the chance to photograph jagged mountains, granite arches, hot springs, sand dunes, unique desert terrain, canyons, ancient Bristlecone Pines and more. We won't have any issues securing lodging each night, and participants can also choose to camp if they wish, so we will choose each day's locations based on the best weather and light. On the final morning, after a sunrise shoot, you will have the opportunity for a three hour post processing class at the final hotel.


Day 1: We kick things off with a meet & greet in Lone Pine California at our hotel. Then it's out for the remainder of the afternoon/sunset for our fist photoshoot.

Day 2-5: We don't have a set schedule and will remain flexible to make the most of the often changing weather conditions and light. On average we will be out in the field 6-8 hours a day shooting a variety of landscapes. We will grab meals and breaks when we can in-between shooting locations.

Day 6: The workshop concludes in the morning after a morning post processing & critique class.


  • Participants should have a good understanding of their camera equipment and know how to operate it.
  • Ability to shoot in a variety of weather and environmental conditions from bright sun to summer storms and at elevations ranging from near sea level to over 10,000 feet in elevation when we are in the White Mountains photographing the ancient Bristlecones.
  • The ability to hike 1-2 miles a day over uneven and at times rough terrain. Most locations don't involve much hiking at all, however we will embark on a few short day hikes to get the best possible shooting positions.
  • When photographing the Bristlecone Pines we will be at elevations ranging from 9,000 to 11,000 feet with some short walks involved.
  • The ability to remain flexible to make the most out of the often changing weather conditions.
  • The ability to work well with others in a group setting.

Accommodations & Travel:

The nearest airport is Las Vegas International Airport. The drive from Las Vegas Airport to Lone Pine, CA (our starting location) is approximately 4 hours.A high clearance SUV with all wheel drive/4×4 is recommended for this workshop due to some rough BLM/Forest Service roads.


A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).


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