Olympic National Park is a temperate rainforest national park, one that receives 14 feet of rain each year, and the wet forests are home to elk who pasture along salmon-filled rivers. There are 73 miles of rugged and wild wilderness coasts with mysterious sea stacks standing guard along the pristine coast while mountains loom in the distance. In the Master Class Photography Workshop you will photograph pristine coastlines with sea stacks, pebble beaches, and tide pools, then work the deep shade and dark greens of old-growth rain forests, waterfalls, and glacier lakes. In the ‘Olympic,’ the light and weather patterns shift quickly, and your visual studies will emphasize atmospherics, combining light patterns, and creative bracketing to compensate for a broad dynamic range. The class will explore and photograph remote and stunning locations during the golden hours, and at other times, polarizing and neutral density filters can make a creative difference.
You will work in selected backcountry locations and learn landscape art visualization, creative approaches to sky and ground compositions, light atmospherics, and our’ work the scene-work the camera’ methods to capture and express your subjective thoughts and feelings. We provide lectures and instructions for the application of documentary, narrative, and navigation landscape art approaches. Masterclass students capture grand scenic, intermediate, and detail compositions with professional methods such as Stack Focus, Dynamic Range Capture, Lens Choice, ND Filter applications, ETTR, Landscape Gear Management, and more.
In the class conference room, you will learn an end-to-end post-production workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to increase your work’s emotional range. You will learn foolproof methods with an instructor by your side to develop raw images, image segmentation, Lightroom luminosity and color techniques, color grading, tone principles, insights into landscape thematics, and how to create images that are ‘beyond the lens.’
Upon your return home, you will receive 3 hours of online post-production training. This is a one-on-one program to help you complete selected images from the Field and expand your ability to visualize the final image. You may also extend your one-on-one training for an additional fee.
Our First Horizons Photography Workshops are small, intimate, collegial, and instruction is hands-on. Within your class, you will share ideas and experiences with fellow photographers who will become lifelong friends. We know that you will benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews as we help you take your photography to the next level.
Our Basecamp is Forks, Washington. However our hotel accommedation is to be determined.