Tne coastal redwoods of tne Redwoods National and State Parks are the tallest living organisms on the planet. Reaching over 320 feet into the air, it’s natural to feel awe in their presence. From a photography point of view, photographing the redwoods is unlike most other opportunities we encounter in nature. With only 5% of the original coastal redwoods remaining, our photographs can help contribute to saving what few old growth groves remain.
Photographing the redwoods is not like photographing the grand landscapes like Zion or the Eastern Sierra or Big Sur. I want to share with you the unique qualities and challenges of photographing the redwoods. This includes the special climate in which they thrive, how compositions are different from nearly everything else and the exposure challenges you are sure to encounter.
Ralph has been leading photography workshops in the West for over 15 years and the Redwoods National and state Parks has been one if his favorite destinations. Ralph has also taught photography classes for the Joshua Tree National Park Desert Institute. His approach to landscape photography is to share the feelings he experiences in the field through his photographs.