Create compelling photographs of world-class geologic landscapes. Visit an earthquake fault as well as other geologic formations and discover how to capture their striking patterns. During this photographic, geologic adventure that combines a lecture and field shoot, gain the skills you need to take your pictures to the next level.
Learn how to best use: Polarizing and graduated density filters F-stops Shutter speeds
Find out how these settings and tools allow you to optimize your depth of field and isolate elements to create an artistic image you are proud of.
Taught by Mark Vollmer, a geologist and award-winning photographer who has studied under Galen Rowell and Frans Lanting. His coffee table book, The Tahoe Rim Trail: Exploring the Jewel, broke sales records in area bookstores.
Picturesque Geology Sat., Oct. 5 Lecture: 9 a.m. to noon, TMCC Meadowood Center Field Shoot: 2 to 6 p.m., outside of Reno
Calling all photographers! NBMG is already accepting photographs for the Nevada Geology Calendar 2018. If you have photographs of interesting geologic features or landscapes from your fieldwork that you would like to submit for next year’s calendar, please email Jack Hursh at NBMG.
Here are the details for this contest for the 2018 calendar:
Deadline for entries is May 31, 2017
Photos need to be taken in Nevada. A location description and/or GPS coordinates should accompany submissions along with description.
High-quality, high-resolution photo files of at least 300 dpi are required for quality printing.
This 12-month calendar was designed by Jack Hursh, Jennifer Vlcan, Chris Henry, and Nick Hinz and features a different geologic topic each month (January through December 2017):
Desatoya Mountains, Sand Mountain, McDermitt Caldera, The Sump, Santa Rosa Range, Northern Nevada Orogenies, Mount Rose Glaciation, Basin and Range National Monument, Virginia Mountains, Old Soil Horizons, Pequop Mountains, Little Finland—plus interesting facts about Nevada and the geology of the state.
A limited number of calendars will be available on special 20% off sale for Open House visitors only on Saturday October 15. Regular sales will begin on October 18.
Free campus delivery: For those on the University of Nevada, Reno campus who would like free delivery, you may select “Pick up” on the shopping cart so you will not be charged for shipping and then under “instructions” type “UNR campus mail delivery.” Please be sure to give us your campus mail stop and department name.
Quantity discount: If you buy 10 or more calendars per order, you will receive a 20% discount.