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Adventure Details

Attending a Photographic Adventure is a wonderful opportunity to learn, apply and experiment with your photographic abilities whether you are a beginner or advanced! 

To sign up -  Contact William Hartshorn at WilliamGHartshorn@gmail.com or 310-968-4650 or PhotographicAdventurers@gmail.com for a reservation or more information.

Adventure Details


Jan 1 - ROSE PARADE - theme is "FIND YOUR ADVENTURE"  - how appropriate.
We have purchased tickets for the Grand Stands - just below the KTLA booth.  Come join us.  It is a great experience to see the parade in person.  We will also be making reservations for a hotel near the parade route - for New Years eve.  Come out an celebrate with us and save the hassle of the traffic to get to the Parade. So come out and "FIND YOUR ADVENTURE"

Need your deposit early for this as we had to put the money up front for the grand stand seats.  4 seats available at this time.  Email me to hold your place and send the $125 deposit. 
paula1neil@gmail.com


Jan 2 - Rose Parade float viewing
We will head up to the viewing area to see the Rose Parade floats the day after the parade.  It is an amazing site to see these floats in person.  If you have never seen them in person – don’t miss this opportunity.  We will carpool to avoid the parking hassle. 




Jan tbd - Downtown LA and Freeways

We will explore some of the Downtown areas and after dark capture the LA freeway lights. We will head up to LA and capture images of some of LA’s best known sites.  We will hope for more snow low down in the local mountains to

capture the below image of the LA skyline with the snow covered mountains in the background.  Depending on conditions we are always flexible.  We may visit the Grand Central Market, the Bradbury Building and other Downtown

Landmarks.   And we will find a spot to capture the freeways of LA.


         




Jan 15-18 - Death Valley

Death Valley in winter, during the new moon, will provide many varied opportunities to capture great images of the desert landscape and amazing  starlight.   Early morning, late afternoon, sunset and starlight are all great light for great images.  And don't forget the milky way.   



Feb tbd - R U ready to capture that Image?

Are you truly ready to capture that twilight image.  In today’s photographic environment there are so many things to know.  Do you know your equipment?  These are just some of the basics we will review – getting you ready to capture the twilight keepers.  $50


Feb TBD - LA Skyline and Neon

Feb 21-24 - Yosemite (Horsetail falls) - Ahwanhnee Hotel
Yosemite in Winter, will provide many varied opportunities to capture great images.   And don’t forget the famous Horsetail falls - is a seasonal waterfall that flows in the winter and early spring. The waterfall occurs on the east side of El Capitan. If Horsetail Falls is flowing in February and the weather conditions are just right, the setting sun illuminates the waterfall, making it glow orange and red. This natural phenomenon is often referred to as the "Firefall", a name that pays homage to the manmade firefalll that once took place in Yosemite.



     



 Mar 14 - G12 Photographic Adventure Long Beach
We will concentrate of the capabilities of the Canon G12 - however all are invited.  Long Beach has many photo opportunities and William will help us capture them with the G12. 

Mar tbd - Wildflowers
With the recent Winter storms it would be a great Wildflower season.  We will be tracking the wildflower reports and find a great place to get out and see what mother nature serves up. 


Apr tbd- Wildflowers/Poppy fields
With the recent Winter storms it would be a great Wildflower/Poppy season.  We will be tracking the wildflower reports and find a great place to get out and see what mother nature serves up.  If we go to the Poppy Fields you might want to stay overnight as the Poppys are best in morning light.  


Apr 3 - Laguna G12 Adventure
We will concentrate of the capabilities of the Canon G12 - however all are invited.  Laguna Beach is a great Art area.  We will find some great spots for capturing the art feel of the city.  
 


Apr 20-24 - Central Coast  - Sold Out.
Come explore the central California coast around Morro Bay and north to Big Sur.  Sound interesting?  If so, join a fun group for a Photographic Adventure.  We will meet up in LA in the Morning, then carpool if possible. Otherwise we will meet at the hotel in Morro Bay.  Then we will head out and spend the evening getting some images of sunset on the beach and maybe some night shots. Next few days we will head out and explore the various areas surrounding us.



Apr 28-May 1 - Yosemite Spring rainbows
William has 30 plus years of experience in the Sierra's and Yosemite Valley getting to the best spots at the best times to capture the best shots. From waterfalls, dogwoods, rainbows and all the classic Yosemite views - William knows all the spots to get the best light. We never know what Mother Nature will serve up - but we are sure to make the most of it with William.  



May 14- LA Zoo
Come enjoy the Zoo and capture the animals with your Camera.  

 

June 8-11 - Central Coast


July 3 - Long Beach Fireworks and a 
SURPRISE
Want to know the secrets to getting great Fireworks images??  If so, join a fun group for a Photographic Adventure.  We will meet up in Long beach at 4PM for an early dinner at a Mexican restaurant.  Then we will head out and spend the evening getting some images of sunset on the beach. Then we will hang out and wait for the fireworks to begin.  On this adventure William will share the tips and tricks to capturing great fireworks images.  
And this year we have a very special surprise on the beach after the fireworks!!!  You won't want to miss this one!!!   
  
 




July 4 - BBQ and Fireworks at the Rose Bowl


July tbd - Citrus Balloon festival

July tbd - Morro Bay/Citrus Balloon festival
 Join a fun group for a Central Coast and Citrus Classic Balloon Adventure.  To include sunrises, sunsets, lighthouses and barns, and colorful hot air balloons.  The central coast is always beautiful with its many varied photography options.  Summer along the coast usually offers cooler weather than LA.  The fog may make for some great images.  The hot air balloon festival is always colorful and fun.  More info on the balloon festival can be found at  http://www.citrusclassicballoons.com/
   

  


July August - Friday Nights at the Orange County fair.
Join a fun group for a night at the Fair.  We go every Friday afternoon/evening during the fair.  It is great fun to look at the Photograph entries to the fair with other photographers
 
and then go capture some of our own fair experiences.  Whether you like ferris wheel rides,  pig races, fair food, or any/all of the other fair events - we always have a good time.   
 


Jul 27-30 - Tucson/Tombstone
We will meet up in Tucson Arizona.  Then we will head out and explore many of the wonders of the desert in the southwest.  August is traditionally thunderstorm season in this region.  We will spend the middle of the day enjoying the hotel we stay at, and do most of our exploring and image captures during the afternoon and evening hours (maybe at sunrise weather permitting – you know that mother nature).  If we have clear sky’s – we will shoot the desert by moonlight and if we have thunder clouds we will go for that lightening shot.  And either way we will capture the saguaro cactus with the golden desert sunset.


Oct 5-9 - New England - Fall colors (And/Or)

Oct 12-16 -  New England - Fall colors 

Come explore New England during the Fall colors.  Sound interesting?  If so, join a fun group for a Photographic Adventure.  We will meet up in Boston Area.  Then we will head out and explore many of the wonders of the Fall in this part of the country.  We will travel daily through the many colorful and ever changes areas of the New England states that show off with the Fall foliage.  Two different weeks are available – first the Massachuets, New Hampshire and Vermont region.  Then down to the Virginia and West Virginia area.   Each trip is 5 days (4 nights).


Dec tbd -  Orange County to Coastline
From midday to twilight we will shoot some of the South OC spots.  We will start in San Juan Capistrano and then head toward the coast.  


Dec tbd - Cambria and Big Sur 
Dec tbd - Cambria Holiday lights


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