Olympic National Park, Washington

DATES:

July 9-14, 2019
June 2-7, 2020

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, Washington

Basecamp is located at Olympic Lodge, if you chose to book another hotel please see the list below.
Call: or book online: www.olympiclodge.com.

Please make your reservations early.
Rooms fill fast in this national park area!

TUITION:

$2499

DEPOSIT:

$500

(See terms and conditions)

Olympic National Park

July 9-14, 2019
June 2-7, 2020

Night Photography

Summary: Olympic National Park sports and an unmatched level of environmental diversity, beauty, and wilderness, which provides an extraordinary range of photographic exploration.

This 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 ancient sea stacks standing guard along the pristine coast while mountains loom in the distance.

In this Landscape Master Class Photography Workshop, you will 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. We will spend time developing 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.

Tuition Includes:

  • Field Meals
  • Discount Lodging Assistance
  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation
  • Post-Production Classes
  • 5 Hours Personal Online Tutoring

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp

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.

DATES:

July 16-21, 2019
June 9-14, 2020

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Six.
4 full days of onsite photographic and post-production classes.

BASECAMP:

Alexander’s Lodge, Ashford, Washington

Please make your reservations early.
Rooms fill fast in this national park area!

TUITION:

$2499

DEPOSIT:

$500

(See terms and conditions)

Mount Rainier National Park

July 16-21, 2019
June 9-14, 2020

4x4 Terrain
Hiking Trails
EASY

Summary: Mount Rainier National Park is the epitome of landscape truth and beauty. From the caps of ice that are resting on its top, to the ribbons of streams and rivers that cut down the slopes, the forests that flourish on its slopes all coming together because of geology make this a fantastic National Park. Each waterfall has a character, visual message and even an audible tone that stimulates and inspires. When these flowing bodies of water reach a pocket, they form ponds or lakes of sheer amazement. These crystalline bodies of water can be alluring with a mix of colors which serve up reflections of mountains, wildflowers, and a big skylight.

Mount Rainier is much more than a 14,000-foot volcano mountain; it is many mountains, subalpine pastures and wildflower meadows, glaciers and stunning 360-degree views.

In this Landscape Master Class, you will pursue a theme which is to capture the mythic allure of a skyward bolt of molten rock and blue ice that rises from nearly sea level. Our visual studies will capture the landscape’s dramatic dawns, as the stars recede and the sky turns to a salmon color. You learn specific exposure concepts that will create photographic art from the lay of crystalline, still, lakes that twinkle in the sunlight, and how to creatively narrate glacier walls. Short hikes position our Master Class photographers to explore rushing streams and waterfalls and learn to compose them in splashing detail as well as using smooth motion to reduce them to visual whispers. We will spend time juxtaposing plane and ground across entire horizons of lupine, Indian paintbrush, and pink heather, which at times give way to a blaze of magenta and purple color bleeds.

When you leave for home, you will leave inspired, energized and prepared to relive your Master Class as you complete your post-production work.

Tuition Includes:

  • Field Meals
  • Discount Lodging Assistance
  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation
  • Post-Production Classes
  • 5 Hours Personal Online Tutoring

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp

Ashford, WA is off of WA-706, 83 miles south of Seattle, WA and 132 miles north of Portland, OR.