I am excited to announce that I will be able to offer my weekend photography workshop in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California again this winter! Last years workshops were really fun – I’m looking forward to doing them again. I’m going to keep the format the same, the only change I’m making is the addition of an informal dinner gathering on Saturday night – we did that on the second workshop last winter and it was a great time.
One of the many keys for a good wildflower bloom is rain during the Fall, and much of the desert received a lot of rain in October. I was surprised as to how green the desert was between Las Vegas and Borrego last week. But, there are many more factors that go into a good wildflower year, and there really isn’t any way of predicting the bloom – fortunately there are lots of other cool things to see and photograph in Anza-Borreogo, so if there is a good bloom, the wildflowers will just be a bonus.
Last year I didn’t pull this together until January 19th, and yet both weekends sold out. Since I’m getting this out so much earlier this year and keeping the cost the same, I’m thinking chances are good that they will sell out again – so don’t wait too long, and feel free to call or email with any questions.
The one question I always receive is which weekend is the best? There is no way of telling. Last year was very wet and cold and both weekends ended up being too early for peak bloom. I considered pushing the dates back, but then thought back to the amazing bloom year of 2005, the peak bloom had past by the end of February – so I didn’t want to over react to one cold winter. 2008 was more of an average year – the photo above was captured on February 29th and you can see things were right at peak. Except for 2006, there are almost always some wildflowers, and like I mentioned before, plenty of other cool things including even a few slot canyons!
For more details on costs, dates etc., check out: Anza-Borrego Desert Photography workshop.