Dates: September 14-19, 2020
September 21-26, 2021
Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Six.
4 full days of onsite photographic and post-production classes.
Basecamp: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kalispell, MT – Glacier Lodge
Call: 406-751-9000 or book online: www.countryinns.com/
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.
ROOMS FILL FAST IN THIS NATIONAL PARK AREA!
The Glacier National Park Master Class
The Glacier National Park Master Class is a 5-day full immersion, photography workshop that teaches an end-to-end workflow for the creation of landscape art. Students learn landscape capture techniques, creative composition approaches, atmospherics, visualization techniques and post-production methods that will allow them to express their subjective thoughts and feelings. The workshop is small, intimate, collegial, and the instruction hands-on, with intensive field capture instruction at specific locations. Photographers identify and then increase the emotional range of their work to create images that are a vision beyond documentation while gaining valuable insights into landscape thematics, mini-portfolio creation, environmental considerations, and visualization skills for the creation of landscape art photographs.
Upon their return home, students receive 5 hours of online post-production tutor training.
The Glacier National Park Landscape
Glacier National Park the Crown of the Continent, a land of sheer beauty and each photographic location is stunning from every angle and light flow. The Glacier Master Class Workshop will immerse you in over 1 million acres of towering, jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls, wild meadows, and sparkling waters. The raw splendor of glacial-carved terrain is unlike any other place on earth; and when you photograph that kind of vastness in Glacier National Park, it’s not something you’ll soon—or ever—forget. Our visual studies will capture the Glacier Landscape with dramatic dawns along the Going to the Sun Highway. You will create emphatic compositions and learn specific exposure concepts to lift your images from documentary to narration as you work with selected locations in the meadows of Saint Mary’s Valley and explore the extraordinary blue hour light over Swiftcurrent Lake and Grinnell Point. We will spend time juxtaposing plane and ground across waves of yellow glacier lilies in the snow with a mix of wildlife visitors; mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and the occasional grizzly bear.
When you leave for home, you will leave inspired, energized, and prepared to relive your Master Class as you complete your post-production tutor work.
Curriculum Assignments for Glacier National Park
While we teach many of the same processes and creative approaches in all parks, each Master Class has a unique theme assignment. Master Class photographers receive proprietary assignments for each location, explore documentary, narration and navigation art approaches, and create mini portfolios of their work.
Explore, Learn, Grow, and Share
Explore and photograph: Goat Haunt and the Waterton International Boundary, Lake MacDonald Valley, Logan’s Pass, Many Glacier, Two Medicine and more.
Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre-Class Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Range Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, ND Filter applications, ETTR, Landscape Gear, dynamic bracketing, and more.
Learn end-to-end Post-Production Workflow for Landscape Art: Develop Raw images with Lightroom, explore the principles of image segmentation with Photoshop, extend image range with dynamic blending with Luminosity masks, scale contrast and color to govern emotional tone, and learn theme specific to tools for personal expression.
Grow Your Landscape Art Photography: Learn the Power of Image Visualization, Sky and Ground dominant compositions, thematics, the application of documentary, narrative and navigation art approaches and how to create images that are a Vision Beyond Documentation.
Share: Share ideas and experiences, with fellow photographers who will become lifelong friends.
You’ll benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews, as we help take your photography to the next level.
- Lodging Assistance
- All Local Ground Transportation
- Field Meals
- Training Documentation
- Post-Production Classes
- 5 Hours Personal Online Tutoring
- Transportation to and from Basecamp
Our Base Camp is at Comfort Inn & Suites by Radisson, Kalispell, MT (Visit Site) (Glacier Park, MT is off of State Highway 486, 270 miles east of Spokane, WA and 205 miles northwest of Great Falls, MT.)
You get to Kalispell and we’ll take it from there. Your instructor and guides will provide on and off-road transportation to all areas.