Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town

Mammoth Lakes, California

California’s Bodie State Park is the largest preserved Gold Rush Ghost Town in America. These one-day workshops in creative landscape photography are fun for photographers of all abilities from novice to professional. From 1850 to 1860, Bodie was a bustling mining town with sixty brothels and saloons on its main street. Prospectors uncovered over one hundred million dollars in gold nuggets. Then, as abruptly as it was built, Bodie became a ghost town when the gold ran out. Thanks to the State of California, approximately 40 structures remain – creating a chance for photographers to recapture the spirit of a unique chapter in the history of the American West.

Your workshop includes:

  • Hands on in-the field mentoring
  • (3) 3-hour Bodie Ghost Town adventures
  • Two afternoons of mentored 2-hour edit sessions processing your images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Your workshop DOES NOT include: Your Lodging, meals, or automobile rentals


  • Camera Bag/Backpack
  • DSL or Mirrorless Camera and backup body
  • Wide Angle Lens for Landscapes
  • Telephoto (300mm to 600mm) for wildlife
  • Sturdy Tripod for Long Exposures
  • Neutral Density Filter (Little Stopper)
  • Graduated Neutral Density Filter 3-6 stop
  • Camera Batteries/Charger
  • Memory Cards
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Laptop computer pre-loaded with both Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Your passion for learning

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Experience creative landscape photography at the renowned Bodie Ghost town in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  Each day you will get a chance to capture the spirit of this unique location.

Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town

Mammoth Lakes, California