Alabama Hills

May 15 - 19, 2021

Join Craig McCord May 15-19, 2021 during a new moon phase as he guides you through the spectacular landscapes of the Eastern Sierra region.  We will be exploring the Alabama Hills, photographing the Milky Way above Mobius Arch and more.  We will also travel north to visit to Bodie Ghost town 


Some of the opportunities we will explore:

  •  Mobius Arch and the Alabama Hills

  • Photographing Mount Whitney at sunrise 

  • Bodie Ghost Town

  • Black and White photography and post processing

This workshop is geared to all levels.  There will  be image review and some post processing demonstrations using Lightroom, Photoshop and NIK and Luminar plug-ins.  However, workshop will lean heavily on field work, with the objective of helping you capture memorable images.  The workshop group will be limited to 6 persons to allow maximum one-on-one interaction with workshop instructor. 


Instruction objectives in the field will include: 

  * Focusing techniques for landscape photography

  * Methods for capturing night sky and Milky Way images, including exposure, compositions, focusing at night and other aspects to ensure successful night sky photography

  * Composition and getting the most from your wide-angle compositions

  *  Exposure and histograms made simple

  *  Optional black and white exercise.  This will include post processing session for black and white

You will come away a better photographer with some impressive images you'll be proud of, new friends, and  will have a lot of fun.

The workshop will kick off at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 15th.  We will gather in the lobby of the Best Western Hotel in Lone Pine, CA.  Starting off we will go over some administrative matters, get to know one another,  and go over the workshop shooting itinerary.  Then we will head out for our first afternoon/sunset session. 

We will check out of the Best Western on the 17th.  After our morning shoot on the 17th, we will re-position to Lee Vining, CA, checking in to Murphey's Motel This will be our  base camp for the remaining time, focusing Bodie Ghost Town. Our workshop will end after the morning shoot on May 19th.

Fee: $1275:   Workshop fee is for instruction only and does not cover lodging, meals, travel to/from the workshop.  Car pooling will be encouraged during photo shoots.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western in Lone Pine and the Murphey's Motel in Lee Vining.  There is a link to their website.  You are responsible for making your own reservations.   A $300 deposit will be required at the time of registration.  Balance will be due no later than 60 days prior to the workshop start date.

Payment:  Payment may be made through the PayPal button on this page or via personal check made out to: Craig McCord Photography, 395 NW 1851st Rd, Kingsville, MO  64061.  If you pay by check, please email me and I will hold a spot for 5 business days, awaiting your payment.


Alternative Payments: I will consider alternative options, i.e., several installments to be invoiced. If you wish information about this option, contact me for details.

Transportation: Travel to and from the workshop is the attendee’s responsibility. Commercial transportation such as air travel and/or rental car expenses will not be reimbursed under any circumstances. It is unlikely a workshop be cancelled; nonetheless, it is highly recommended you consider travel insurance. Car sharing is recommended for travel and to and from shooting locations to minimize footprint.


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Contact:  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:


Ph: 816-668-3602

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