Field Seminars

Explore and Discover with Field Seminars

Learn, explore, and discover through Lassen Association's Field Seminar Program. Course registration is highly recommended, however walk-ons are welcome if course is not full (cash or personal check only for walk-ons). All workshops are subject to last minute cancellation due to extreme conditions. Course dates and times may also change. Pre-registration is available on-line at

Field seminar proceeds directly benefit the park. For more information, please contact the Lassen Association at (530) 595-4464. Lassen Association is an educational non-profit organization contracted with the National Park Service since 1939 to provide quality and professional education and interpretation about Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Landscape of Manzanita Lake and Chaos Crags
Example photo by instructor Terry Nathan

©Terry Nathan

Nature Photography

In this two-day photography workshop, we will use Lassen Volcanic National Park’s stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve our skills making photographs. By combining in-class and hands-on photography experiences in the park, we will learn about compositional principles that will enable us to make more compelling photographs of wildflowers, geologic features, and grand mountain views. The workshop will consist of a two-hour in class presentation on the principles of lighting and composition, a five-hour hands-on field excursion, a one-hour optional session, and a post phot-shoot critique session. Session topics include:

  • The camera, a tool for the heart and mind.
  • Basic aperture, depth of field, etc.
  • Learning to see like an artist: documentation and interpretation.
  • Basic principles of composition: visual weight, proportion, perspective, etc.
  • Seeing the light: quality and direction of light, color.
  • From concept to portfolio: telling a story.

Experience Level: Beginner to Experienced
Ages: 18 and older
Cost: $150 per person; $130 for Lassen Association Members
Instructor: Terry Nathan
August 5-6, 2022 | Manzanita Lake Area


Manzanita Lake Guided Hike with Tracy Salcedo

Join Tracy Salcedo, author of Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park, this summer at Manzanita Lake for a walk-and-talk hike.
Salcedo will share her insights into best hikes and best hiking practices in the park. The hike is limited to 20 participants.

Ages: All
Cost: $10 per person
Instructor: Tracy Salcedo
Date & Time: August 10, 2022 | 4 - 6 pm
Location: Manzanita Lake Trail
Experience Level: All
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, water, a snack, and a camera, if you would like.
Considerations: Weather extremes and rapidly changing conditions may exist; exercise caution with exposure to the elements. Unfavorable or dangerous weather conditions may cancel the course. Light rain will not cancel. The course itinerary is tentative and may change due to weather conditions, participants’ experience levels, and accessibility to resources, etc.

Last updated: July 11, 2022

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