Field Photo Workshops


415 663-8670 155 3rd Street, Point Reyes Station, CA

Photograph Point Reyes with Marty Knapp
2-Day Field Photography Workshops with Digital Reviews
Limited to 5 Participants $425* 10% discount for Marty Knapp workshop/class alumni

Field photo workshop on Bolinas Ridge in Mount Tamalpais State Park.

Field photo workshop on Bolinas Ridge in Mount Tamalpais State Park.

Dates will appear here when announced:

A 2-day field photography workshop in California’s magnificent Point Reyes Seashore area led by Marty Knapp. During two coached field sessions, Marty will show how he finds and uses the best light to make his expressive black & white photographs.

Day one- starts 1:00 PM at Marty’s Point Reyes studio with portfolio reviews of participants photography, followed by a coached field photography session at one of Marty’s favorite Point Reyes locations. We’ll gather for a no-host group dinner that evening to celebrate and discuss our day’s work. Day two- we’ll greet the sunrise as we photograph another beautiful Point Reyes area location. Back at the studio we’ll download our digital files from both field sessions for review & discussions. These workshops start at 1:00 PM on day one and end at approximately 12:00 noon on the second day.
*Workshop fee does not include transportation, lodging, or meals.
*10% discount for Marty Knapp workshop or photo class alumni


Make your reservation securely online – Select dates from pop-up menus:

To complete your registration download, fill out and send me the following Workshop Registration Forms:
Liability Release
Registration & Equipment
Workshop PoliciesHere’s what to bring with you:
Workshop Photography Gear Checklist

Who this workshop is for:
This workshop is for photographers who are familiar with their cameras and want to make better images, especially in
black and white. It’s all about seeing, finding and using the best light for more expressive photography. Color photographers will also benefit from the fundamental principles demonstrated during this workshop. Please note: Basic camera technique (beginning photography) will not be taught at this workshop.

Possible Field Photography Locations
Depending on weather conditions and tides the afternoon and morning field sessions will be selected from the following
Point Reyes area locations: Abbotts Lagoon, Kehoe Beach, McClures Beach, Drakes Bay, Limantour Estero, Lake Nicasio,
Mount Vision and Mount Tamalpais. Actual locations will be decided taking into account weather, tides and astronomical events.

There are many options for lodging in the Point Reyes area from B&Bs, to cottages, to several multi-room inns and lodges.
Since Point Reyes is a popular destination, we suggest you book as soon as possible. A good comprehensive resource is the
West Marin Chamber of Commerce. The Olema Camground in nearby Olema accepts RVs and tent campers.

Notes on Digital Review
The digital review forms the heart of the feedback loop for our workshop. Our reviews will take place shortly after our field exercises so we’ll quickly learn what worked, what didn’t and why. Each participant’s digital files will be converted to black and white. There is no better way to understand the principles of how light enhances form and helps to create compelling designs in our photographic compositions.

Whats Included for Workshop Fee
The registration fee includes teaching and demonstrations at Martys photography studio and gallery or other locations.
Unless noted in the workshop description, it does not include travel, lodging or meal costs which are the responsibility of the workshop participant. It also does not include equipment rental or materials fees, unless noted in the workshop description.
Release of Liability Included in Downloadable Registration Forms
Participants are required to read, understand and sign the Release of Liability form supplied to them. No person may attend the workshop without submitting a signed agreement. A parent or guardian must sign for any participant under the age of 18.
The workshop will not be cancelled due to weather unless such weather poses an imminent danger to the participants. In the
event of stormy, or less than optimum outdoor weather, every effort will be made to adjust the schedule to take advantage of changing atmospheres. If it becomes too difficult to remain outside, we will retreat into the shelter of Martys studio, or a nearby dry location and work on portraiture, still-lifes and other photographic techniques suitable for indoor photography.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
Payment in full and a signed Liability Release are requirements for registration in the workshop. If positions are open on the workshop, payment will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to the first day of the workshop.
Cancellation by Participant
If you cancel more than a week before class you can use your fee as a credit for future class or merchandise. If you cancel more than one week from the event and I can fill your spot in the class you can chose full refund or credit, less a $35 processing fee.
If you cancel less than one week from the event you will forfeit your full workshop fee
Cancellation by Marty Knapp
If I cancel the class or if weather or disasters cause cancellation you can choose to have your fee refunded or credit for a future class or merchandise from my gallery. Marty Knapp will not be responsible for any other expenses you may have associated with attending this class or workshop. If I have to cancel due to insufficient number of registrants, I will notify you no later than one full week before start of workshop.
Trip Cancellation – Interruption Insurance
If you are purchasing travel tickets and making lodging reservations to attend this workshop, we recommend protecting your
investment with trip cancellation insurance.

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