Art Workshop: Photographing the Natural World

Rancho Mirage
Past Event

The desert is a remarkable natural environment. It is a place where people are able to witness magnificent displays of colors, forms, and textures. For those who have ever wanted to capture some of this magic on camera but the pictures never seem come out just right, this is the workshop for you. Explore part of the Sunnylands estate with professional photographer, Scott Klinger, and learn professional techniques for capturing the majesty of our natural world. This class will focus on basic ideas of composition, understanding natural lighting, and which camera settings will maximize the effect you want to create. This is a workshop for anyone interested in improving their photography of our natural environment. Beginners are welcome.

Materials: All skill levels and cameras including smartphones are welcome.

No previous art experience is necessary. Space is limited.
Reservations are required. Unregistered guests may not attend.
Fee: $20 per person
Purchase tickets HERE.

For information call 760.202.2254. This program takes place outdoors. Sun protection, water, and comfortable closed-toed shoes are recommended.
If you are interested in an art workshop that is sold out, please email your name and phone number to to be added to the wait list.

This limited access program will allow participants to spend time in a designated area of the historic estate, guided by the instructor. Participating adults only, no children or unregistered guests are permitted.

You will be transported by shuttle to the designated area of the historic grounds and will be shuttled back to the Sunnylands Center & Gardens at 7:30 pm sharp. Exploration outside of the designated area will not be permitted. After the photography workshop ends, participants must depart from the Center.

All ticket sales are final—there are no refunds or exchanges.

Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in loss of access to the workshop.

Scott Klinger is a photographer, filmmaker, and educator with over 15 years of experience. His work has been shown in galleries, museums, and film festivals around the world. Scott was born in Tucson, AZ and has spent much of his life taking photos in and around the American West. Scott has taught at the University of California, the New York Film Academy, and currently teaches at College of the Desert.