California Big Sur
12th - 18th November, 2022
There are few coastal locations that have as much photographic heritage as Big Sur. This is truly epic photography tour run by our minimalist guru Paul Sanders, shooting up and down this stunning area along the Pacific Coast Highway in California. Big Sur is a sparsely populated region south of the Monterey Peninsula on the coast of California where the Santa Lucia mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The area has featured in numerous movies and books, with authors such as Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller waxing lyrical about its raw, stunning beauty. The terrain offers amazing views across the ocean, with beautiful rocky coves and dramatic beaches, giant sea stacks, massive redwood forests and the wonderful backdrop of the Santa Lucia mountains. Paul will show you how to make the best of this light and these wonderful locations, working with his ‘fine art’ approach to help you achieve a stunning set of photographs from the trip. The tour will also be steeped in photography history and talent, meeting members of the Weston family, viewing Ansel Adams and Edward Weston prints, and meeting a couple of very talented guest fine art photographers who work regularly in the area today.
The tour starts and ends in San Francisco, where you’ll meet in a hotel close to the airport for the first night. A good hearty meal will follow a presentation by Paul, then early the next morning you’ll head off to the stunning coastal town of Carmel where you’ll be based for 5 nights, shooting at dusk and dawn to make the most of the beautiful coastal light, the incredible ocean locations and the redwood forests of Pfeiffer National Park.
Then finally on Friday it’s time to head back to San Francisco for your flights home, or onward journey if you decide to stay in the US for a while. All in all a fabulous experience in a truly iconic coastal location… one not to be missed.
- 6 nights' single occupancy accommodation in good quality hotels
- Travel to and from San Francisco
- Other meals not mentioned
- Flight to San Francisco, arrive before 17.00 on 12th November, 2022. Depart San Francisco, depart after after 14.00 on 18th November, 2022.
- 14-24°C, Some cloudy spells
- 7.00 / 18.40