Salton Sea Storytelling and Conservation Photo Workshop Dec 2019

In Southern California, the Salton Sea sits in transition. Once, abundant birds visited its shoreline on their migration routes, which, in turn, brought birders and photographers from around the world. Today, species seen, and their numbers, are changing due to environmental and political issues. However, the Salton Sea is not dead! Join Sandy on this eye-opening journey around California’s largest inland lake and experience the cultures, bird life and restoration projects which surround it.

This photo workshop will provide participants an opportunity to understand how conservation photography can motivate and inspire others, all while creating images which tell gripping stories. We will be photographing historic accounts throughout the Salton Sink such as the San Andreas Fault, East Jesus, Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR and iconic birds the environment is known for.

This workshop welcomes all photography skill levels. An understanding of basic photography principles is recommended. 

• Sandy Zelasko is a Salton Sea supporter who is a passionate, enthusiastic professional photography instructor, documenting the conservation story at the Sea.
• A two-day field workshop with photo instruction and discussion specific to your needs.
• One night lodging in Westmoreland, CA.
• Snacks and water during the workshop.
• 25+ years DBA Sandra Lee Photography.

Not included
• Airfare, transportation and meals.
• Trip insurance. You are encouraged to purchase trip insurance in case of an unforeseen emergency which requires you to cancel.

“We know you have many photo workshop choices and appreciate consideration. Hope to see you on this fun and educational visit to the Salton Sea.” Sandy

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  1. Mark, it might possible to do a second workshop the following weekend, Jan 4 & 5, 2020. Would that work for you and your other friend? I’ll need to double check my calendar at home before I am 100% and would like to have a third person if you know of anyone. I’ll be home Monday, Aug 5th and will confirm. Thanks again for your interest! Sandy

    • Hello Paul, thanks for your inquiry. Minimal walking to answer your question. At times we will have a short walk to a boardwalk, viewing platform and occasionally a beach but it will be up to you how far you want to go. Hope you can join us! Sandy

  2. Sandy,

    If you put together a second workshop on January 4-5, I could make that.

    Separate question: I understand there are some interesting arts communities in the area. Is it worth taking an extra day or two on my own to visit those?



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