Rodeo Beach Sunset Photo Walk

Photo by Michael Maloney

Join Michael on this photo walk to Marin County where we will take a short walk along Rodeo Beach to photograph the sea stacks just off shore. These unusual rock formations rise out of the shore break and are the perfect focal point for a beautiful sunset photo.

We will shoot as the sun sets, (keeping our fingers crossed for lots of color!) and then continue shooting into twilight, increasing our exposures to get that silky smooth look to the water.

Michael will be on hand to help you get photos you’ll be proud of. You will learn how to choose just the right shutter speed to convey motion, how to use graduated neutral density filters, how to determine proper exposure at night and also how to effectively light foreground objects with light painting.

Only requirements for this photo walk are a solid tripod, a remote shutter release and a flashlight. Also bring along neutral density filters and graduated ND filters if you can.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

6pm

Cost : $50.

This photo walk is limited to just 12 participants so sign up soon. Call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek if you would like to join us.

michael@camerawest.com

925-935-1424

Rodeo Beach Sunset Photo Walk

It was a great day for taking your shoes off and walking barefoot along the beach.

Thank you to everyone who joined me on Rodeo Beach in Marin County for our photo walk to shoot the sunset and into twilight after. We had an enthusiastic group and a pretty decent sunset to shoot. Of course photographers usually prefer clouds to add drama to a sunset but that was not to be yesterday, other than a few wisps of orange clouds.

Once the sun set however, we learned how to shoot long exposures to get that creamy, smooth look to the moving water. Some of us even stayed late to try our luck at light painting.

Our group shoots the trio of sea stacks as the sun sets, staying pretty still during a 5 second exposure.

Paul climbed a cliff to get a bird's eye view of the beach as the sun set.

George and Tom shoot the setting sun.

Waves over rocks during an 8 second exposure.

We offer photo walks once a month. Our next one in late January will be along Cataract Creek in Marin County where will will shoot the waterfalls. For details on this photo walk and other events, click on the Events link on the left of this page.

Our Substitute Photo Walk

Thank you to everyone who joined me this weekend for our substitute photo walk. I appreciate your flexibility as Mother Nature threw a wrench into our planned shoot in the vineyards! Due to a very dry summer, the fall colors in the Napa Valley peaked early, so we had to cancel the planned photo walk in the vineyards. So, as a substitute, we turned our attention and cameras to a trio of unique sea stacks located off the Marin County coast at Rodeo Beach.

Tom and Phil get their cameras set up on Rodeo Beach.

We met just before sunset, giving us time to set up for some long exposure photography. The weather was too nice however!  There was not a cloud in the sky, so the sunset was not as spectacular as it could have been, but no worries, as we were still able to practice shooting long exposures after the sun set – getting that unique slow shutter look to the moving water.

For those of you who missed out, we will repeat this same photo walk on December 22. There are still a few more spaces available so if interested in joining us, call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek. Details here.

Trudy and Phil as the sun dropped below the horizon.

Not a cloud in the sky unfortunately at sunset, but still a beautiful way to end the day!

Rodeo Beach Sunset Photo Walk

Photo by Michael Malobey

Join Michael on this photo walk to Marin County where we will take a short walk along Rodeo Beach to photograph the sea stacks just off shore. These unusual rock formations rise out of the shore break and are the perfect focal point for a beautiful sunset photo.

We will shoot as the sun sets, (keeping our fingers crossed for lots of color!) and then continue shooting into twilight, increasing our exposures to get that silky smooth look to the water.

Michael will be on hand to help you get photos you’ll be proud of. You will learn how to choose just the right shutter speed to convey motion, how to use graduated neutral density filters, how to determine proper exposure at night and also how to effectively light foreground objects with light painting.

Only requirements for this photo walk are a solid tripod, a remote shutter release and a flashlight. Also bring along neutral density filters and graduated ND filters if you can.

Photo by Michael Maloney

Sunday, December 22, 2013

3pm

Cost : $25.00

This photo walk is limited to just 12 participants so sign up soon. Call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek if you would like to join us.

michael@camerawest.com
925-935-1424