Environmental Portraiture with John Hernandez at Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve

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The Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve is conveniently located off I-5 as you are heading south out of the Sacramento area. The preserve offers miles of beautiful trails, walkways, groves, river and pond area. There will be many opportunities to create stunning environmental portraits with a model in this hand-on workshop with veteran portrait and street photographer, John Hernandez. Discussion and review will follow at each shoot location.


Here's a link to the Cosumnes Wildlife Preserve


The workshop will begin early at 8 a.m. with a meet-up in the parking lot off the Visitor's Center (additional meeting details and what to bring will be emailed to all attendees several days prior to the workshop). After and introduction and basic instruction, John will take the group to a series of locations to set up various shoots with the model. Some of the highlights of the workshop include:

  • Learning how to balancing natural light with artificial light
  • How to choose an appropriate background for your image goals
  • Discussion about how to judge whether to use all natureal light or a mix of lighting options
  • Posing techniques
  • Technical set up


BIO: John G. Hernandez is a seasoned Viewpoint instructor who also teaches street photography each year. His classes are very popular with students because John carefully explains his professional techniques and enjoys working with students.  He works as a photographer full time--jobs include: professional senior high school portrait photographer, a freelance photojournalist, and wedding photographer based in Sacramento. He received his degree in photojournalism at San Francisco State University in 2009. If not photographing for work, he spends his time doing his favorite hobby – capturing images of people both in the studio and on the street.




June 13 2021 8:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
13501 Franklin Blvd
Galt, CA 95632
United States
Members (Fee includes a model.) $ 115.00
Non-members (Fee includes a model.) $ 165.00

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