Dates: July 27-August 1, 2020
June 7-12, 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: Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles, WA
Call: 360-452-2993 or book online: www.olympiclodge.com
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.
ROOMS FILL FAST IN THIS NATIONAL PARK AREA!
The Olympic National Park Master Class
The Olympic 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 Olympic National Park Landscape
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. Master Class Photographers learn specialized techniques for capturing 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. Students spend time working shadow plays across the alpine meadows, encounter snow on the back-country roads and trails and employ stack focus techniques to frame the mountainous backdrops as tack sharp. In the Olympic, the light and weather patterns shift quickly, and our visual studies will emphasize atmospherics, combining light patterns, and creative bracketing to compensate for a broad dynamic range.
Curriculum Assignments for Olympic 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: Hoh Rain Forest, Hurricane Ridge Trail, Seastacks at Ruby and Rialto Beaches, Sol Doc Falls and upper trail, Goblin Gates, Observation Point Deer Park, 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 Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles, WA (VISIT SITE) (Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles, WA is off of US-101, 82 miles northwest of Seattle, WA; 230 miles north of Portland, OR; and 172 miles south of Vancouver, Canada.)
You get to Port Angeles, Washington and we’ll take it from there. Your instructor and guides will provide all on and off-road transportation to all areas.