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Tuesday Evening, May 9th, 7pm – 10:30pm


Only 10 spots available, first-come, first-served. If the class is full but you have your own K-1 camera, you can sign up at the Ricoh Pentax table in the Sponsor Headquarters of the Hyatt Atrium. 


Join us for an unforgettable trip from the desert floor to the top of the San Jacinto Mountain Range on the Palm Springs Tramway with Pentax Creative Master Joey Skibel for a great evening photography outing at one of the world’s most beautiful desert locations! This is your chance to test the Pentax K1 full frame DSLR and it’s amazing AstroTracer mode (when enabled, Astrotracer utilizes the Pentax in-body camera stabilization system to move the camera’s sensor during lengthy exposures so as to mimic the earth’s rotation and capture celestial objects such as stars and planets as points of light rather than elongated trails).

We will have cameras and multiple lens options for you to test and capture the perfect shot.

Ricoh Imaging Creative Master, Joey Skibel and Ricoh Technical rep Dan Savoie will be on hand to offer tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the Pentax K1 and lenses.

Come join us….. it’s going to be a lot of FUN!


Joey Skibel has been a professional photographer for over twenty years. His assignments have taken him around the world for clients such as Ricoh Imaging, Canon USA, Beyond Clothing, Oliver Peoples Sunglasses , Pentax Cameras &  Formatt Hitech Filters.

His  photography has been used in global ad campaigns in both print  and motion, most recently in Digital Photo Pro, Photo District News & Rangefinder Magazine. His large format Landscape prints have been showcased in La Jolla, Newport Beach &  Los Angeles. 

Behind most of Skibel’s work is a passion for Nature and Conservation. This passion led to assignments in Latin America and Africa, where he recently spent an extended period in Namibia after he first trekked 1,000 kilometers across a region in South Africa, while serving as director of photography on a film about bringing awareness to the near extinction of the African Rhino.

A proponent of new technologies , Skibel is now a Creative Master for Ricoh-Pentax Imaging  , creating imagery for ad campaigns as well as training the students of tomorrow in the capabilities of the cutting edge.