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Upcoming Workshops

June Photo Workshop

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Santa Barbara Zoo Photo Workshop

Join Ralph for a half-day workshop at the zoo.

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Upcoming Photo Workshops

I have a couple of workshops coming up.
Click on the posters below to learn more or contact me if you have any questions.

 

SBZoo Workshop

 

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Nature Photography Seminar in October

I will be one of the presenters at the c’t Digital Photography Seminar Series on October 19th in Santa Monica.  My presentation will be “Lighting Creatively: The Path to Seeing”.
If you register by October 7th, you will receive a special price of $139 (the regular price is $199).  To receive this special pricing, please contact Devon Bell at 805-687-2208, and mention my name.  I hope to see you there!

 

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The long days of summer – Alaska style

Is the weather crazy this summer or what? We just returned from another great trip to Denali National Park in Alaska where temps are normally around 65F, max. But after a very late snowfall near the end of May, they’ve been enduring a record breaking heat wave.

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More than 20 hours of sunlight!

 

Our first day at Camp Denali saw 82F with clear skies, the next day we had a torrential downpour with lots of lightning, and then cloudy, smoky skies from all the fires burning in and around the park. The Mt. Booker fire started a few miles from us but was quickly doused by water dropping planes.

 

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These heroic pilots fly into the park, scoop up water from local lakes, and attack the fires before they can grow.  They generally only worry about fires near human habitats and let wilderness fires burn naturally.

 

The combo of lots of melt water and warm temps created a perfect storm for mosquitos too. But our group of fun travelers put up with the heat and bugs with barely a complaint. After all, Camp Denali was amazing. The staff and food were great, we had views of the mountain and fields of wildflowers, and saw bear, moose, caribou, sheep, eagles, swans, porcupines, and muskrats.

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Only the female mosquito bites. This one is weaving its proboscis between the threads of my jeans to reach my skin. She made it.