Anza Borrego with Sandy Zelasko and Barbara Swanson

Anza Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP), located within the Colorado Desert of southern California, is the largest state park in California and second largest in the contiguous United States. It is a diverse and fascinating landscape with over 600,000 acresacres to explore, many unique microclimates and environs. Perfect for the nature photographer.

This workshop has carefully been developed to introduce you to different photographic possibilities in and around Anza Borrego Desert State Park. It will be an intense weekend of photo related themes, including but not limited to, macro techniques, night photography, wildlife possibilities, historical references and critique sessions with post processing discussion.

Your workshop leaders, Sandy and Barbara, have intimate knowledge of the park in all seasons. Participation is limited to 8 so we can offer a high level of personal attention and instruction.

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Using Your Vehicle as a Photography Blind

Female Great Horned owl returning to her nest to continue incubation of her eggs. © Robert Strickland

Story and photographs by Robert Strickland


As you age, your ability to walk around is limited, so I have started using my vehicle as photography blind. Occasionally I get out of the car, use the tripod, and hike to a hot spot, but generally, I’m shooting photos from the car especially if I’m on a driving trail such as a loop road.

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