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2015 Field Seminars
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2015 Field Seminars

Registration for the 2015 Winter Photography field seminar is open for Mono Lake Committee members and non-members.

All the other 2015 field seminars will be posted online on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Members will be able to sign up for 2015 seminars starting at 9:00am on Sunday, February 1, 2015. If you are not a Committee member, but you wish to register immediately, you may join the Committee and sign up for the class of your choice. Non-members will be able to register beginning Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Questions? Call (760) 647-6595 or email Communications Coordinator Elin Ljung.


The Forgotten Season: Winter Photography in the Mono Basinregister now
January 16–18, 2015 • Richard Knepp
$225 per person / $200 for members

A sad update—in early December, Rick Knepp passed away suddenly. Losing Rick has left a void that will not soon be filled, and we miss him dearly. Joe Decker, a frequent Winter Photography seminar participant and an experienced workshop leader, will be stepping in to lead this year's seminar. Many thanks, Joe. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by email or at (760) 647-6595. —Elin

Winter at Mono Lake: a lifting morning poconip fog, tufa towers jacketed in snow and reflected in the mirror of the lake's surface, ice sculpting crystalline filigree along creek and lake banks.

photo courtesy of Richard Knepp

This photography seminar will be based in Lee Vining and will explore locations along the lake to photograph the serenity and beauty that is the Mono Basin in winter.

Instructor Rick Knepp is a former Mono Lake Committee staff member, popular seminar leader, and veteran of Mono winters. His experience will allow participants to take advantage of many winter photographic opportunities.

Come prepared for cold winter weather. This seminar will take place regardless of weather or road conditions. Cost is for tuition only. Participants must arrange their own accommodation. There will be no refunds due to weather. This seminar is limited to 15 participants.

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If you cancel three weeks prior to the seminar start date, we will refund your payment (less a $15 processing fee). No refunds can be issued for any reason if cancellation is within three weeks of field seminar date, but tuition can be applied to another seminar within one calendar year of your cancellation date. If you cancel within one week of the seminar start date, no credits can be issued for any reason.

The Mono Lake Committee offers a summer field seminar series and one winter seminar annually. Seminars offer the chance for participants to delve beyond a basic understanding of the Mono Basin's natural history in a hands-on way.
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The Mono Lake Committee works with field leaders who have received high ratings from past seminar participants.
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We emphasize a spirit of learning and cameraderie in a magnificent outdoor setting for a reasonable cost. Proceeds from Mono Lake Committee Field Seminars benefit research and education in the Mono Basin.

Questions? Call (760) 647-6595 or email Communications Coordinator Elin Ljung.

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