Come and spend a week learning from top adventure photographers
and editors while enjoying the outdoor paradise of Jackson,
WY. We'll be working with Exum Mountain Guides, The
North Face editors and professional
athletes and National
Geographic Adventure for an active week photographing
climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, camping
Video overview of the Adventure Photography Workshop for additional videos be sure to check our Workshop Video page
Instruction will cover a wide variety of topics from creative
imaging making to workflow management of digital photography,
from breaking in to the business to life on the road . There
will be sessions dealing with career development, networking,
new opportunities in multimedia and more. Key pictures from
the week will be viewed carefully by editors from National
Geographic and The North Face. The week will be split between
field sessions in the shadow of the Tetons and a classroom
setting in Teton Village, with an ovenight camping trip added
to the mix.
Images from behind the scenes at the Adventure Photography Workshop
Faculty brings a wealth of national and international experience
to the week in Jackson. They'll use photos, video and personal
stories from the field to discuss how they broke into the
highly coveted and competitive action/adventure industry,
and how they remain at the top of prestigious client lists.
In this practical, informative, and inspirational workshop,
participants will learn techniques and keys to success as
we discuss everything from journalistic philosophy to the
hands-on business of "the business": travel tips,
equipment pointers and suggestions, technical aspects of
their work, and finally the level of passion, commitment,
and perseverance required to enter and remain in this exciting
branch of photography.
When the respected National Geographic Society launched
a new publication, it was only natural they bring the Geographic's
great photography to the world of adventure. With the changing
media landscape, National Geographic Adventure has moved
online, where it continues to uphold the National Geographic
standards of excellence. in 2006, the magazine partnered
with the Summit Series of workshops to begin annual workshops
in adventure photography. Six days of classroom, career counseling
and field photography in Tetons provides not only
an insider's view on technical and creative advances, but
also advise with practical career-development in this fast
A workshop attendee learns how to photograph a climbing model while roped in to the wall
With 10 instructors and staff onsite,
each student can be assured a low student-to-instructor ratio
and ample personalized attention. The combined knowledge
of the faculty is outstanding and attendees have a chance
to get not one or two opinions on their work, but many
points of view from a cross-section of the industry that
you won't find anywhere else, including staff and athletes
from The North Face.
Expect ample time for shooting in the field,
one-on-one and group technical instruction, peer review
images you shoot during the week, portfolio reviews and career
Be sure to also check the Daily
Sessions page for a description of a typical day at the
workshop, though this week will veer a little more on the
active side than a week at one of our other workshops.
Daily shooting and critiques should produe a nice package
of photos for your portfolio by weeks end. Nikon will have
digital cameras to loan on a 24-hour basis as well as a variety
of lenses, with SanDisk providing memory cards for the group.
Apple will provide indepth
instruction on their leading photographic workflow tool,
Aperture 3. We will provide printers for use during the
week and we'll cover best practices for getting the most
out of your digital printer. Individual appointments with
instructors for portfolio reviews and career counseling are
encouraged. The week begins with a welcoming reception and
ends with a farewell dinner, courtesy of our sponsors. This
workshop is best suited for professional and advanced-amateur
photographers who are looking to take their photography and
careers to the next level.
A slideshow of images produced at the workshop by previous attendees.
We ask that you bring all of the equipment with which you
normally shoot, especially Nikon users, as you will
be able to use the large consignment of Nikon cameras and
lenses in conjunction with your own. Photographers that currently
use other brands of cameras are free to use your own equipment.
You'll need to provide your own laptop or other
workstation to download and edit your images, though we can
assist you with a variety of demo software available.
Attendees are expected to bring all gear relevant to the
outdoor experience. At a minimum, you'll need cold weather
clothing, sturdy hiking boots or trail shoes, a sleeping
bag rated to 0 degrees, tent or bivy sack, headlamp, large
backpack, campstove and cookware, in addition to food for
the overnight trip. You may also wish to bring technical
climbing gear if you wish to get on the ropes, but will only
need a harness, belay device and shoes. We'll have the ropes
and protection on the routes, as well as a few loaner harnesses
for those without gear.
The North Face director of photography and video Scott
Willson reviews a portfolio.
We've begun updating packets, schedules and other information,
in the right hand column, for your downloading and
review. Items posted from last year are still valuable for
review as many of the details remain the same from year to
year, with only specific times and order adjusted during
the week, and perhaps a few new sessions added to respond
to the changing landscape of photography. Please call 1-800-745-3211
with further questions, one of our associates would be happy
to describe the workshop at length. We will continue to post
updated information concerning workshop
Adventure Photography Video Series
Take a moment to enjoy our new Adventure
Photography 101 Video series for
National Geographic Adventure featuring faculty from the
Adventure Photography Workshop, more installments comings
Browse the videos from faculty members Corey Rich, Keith Ladzinski,
Scott Willson and Rich Clarkson to hear highlights from their
adventures and photographic careers.
Inn at Jackson Hole in
Teton Village, WY, where the faculty will also be staying
and the workshop classroom is hosted. The hotel will be
the meeting point for all excursions as well as group breakfasts
and other informal gatherings throughout the week. Call
1-800-842-7666 and mention the Adventure Photography Workshop
to receive special rates of $89 per night. The discounted rate
is valid on bookings only through August 22, then on a
space available basis.
You may fly into Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
or drive in from the surrounding area. In the case that flights
into Jackson are fully booked, Idaho Falls is the next nearest
airport (about 2 hours by car), followed by Salt Lake City
(about 5 hours by car). If you fly into the area, you may
wish to rent a car for the greatest flexibility, though the
workshop will have a handful of workshop vehicles to carpool
$1950.00; includes the welcoming reception
on Saturday evening,
all instruction, evening presentations, and the farewell
dinner on Thursday night. Please budget for lodging, car
rental, and meals and you will need to reserve your own
travel, lodging and car rentals. You
may register via one of the methods below with a deposit
of $300. The remainder of the registration fee needs to be
paid two months in advance. Just prior to that deadline,
we will email you a reminder that we will automatically charge
your card for the remainder of your tuition. If you would
prefer another method of payment, or you paid your deposit
by check, please contact us at that time to finalize payment.
Tuition deposits will be refunded in full up to June 25th. After
that time, if you need to cancel for any reason, your paid
deposit/tuition is non-refundable, but can be applied in
full to a future workshop of your choosing.
Space still available!
A tuition discount of 10% is offered for full-time students
and photography educators, workshop alumni, and members of
our partnering organizations, NPS, NPPA, NANPA and ASMP.
Please Register Online or call our offices at 800-745-3211 to register over the phone.
Please don't hesitate to call or email with any additional
questions and you may
also register over the phone if you would prefer.
1-800-745-3211 Local/International: 1-303-295-7770 Email:
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