Kilimanjaro International Airport: JRO is the airport that all attendants will be flying in to. For this workshop, having travel insurance is absolutely mandatory.

All transfers between locations are covered in tuition costs, and there is no need to rent a car or find personal transportation on this trip for any of the events listed in the itinerary.

Only a light tripod is needed for evening/star images, tripods cannot be used inside the vehicles very much. A monopod is very helpful for holding long lenses when shooting out the top of the vehicle, standing up. A variety of lenses from wide angle to telephoto is recommended.

Tanzania is full of warm days and cool nights/mornings. We recommend you bring layers with a fleece-type jacket for early morning departures. Long sleeve shirts during the day can help ward off insects.

Weather in Tanzania can change from hot to cool, so being prepared for heat in the day and cool at night and in the mornings is essential. The Ngorongoro Crater can be very hot at midday.

Workshop HQ

This workshop is always on the move. There is no set destination or venue (like we usually have) that serves as a central meeting/instruction location. The instructors and attendants will be on the move together, so the workshop headquarters will me mobile.

 SUMMIT TANZANIA SCHEDULE


Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.


Key

  • BLD – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


MARCH 5

  • Depart US for Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)


MARCH 6


MARCH 7

  • After breakfast, you will do your first game drive through Lake Manyara National Park, then go to the Ngorongoro Crater, Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge – BLD


MARCH 8-9

  • Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge – BLD


MARCH 10


MARCH 11-12

  • Daily game drives in the central Serengeti. Serengeti Serena Lodge – BLD


MARCH 13

  • You will drive to Ndutu, a private reserve and the ultimate location for the wildebeest birthing season. Lemala Ndutu – BLD


MARCH 14-16

  • Lemala Ndutu Lodge – BLD


MARCH 17

  • Today you will fly back to Arusha for a day room at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel and prepare for the evening flight home – BL


TANZANIA HELPFUL LINKS


Things to do before or after workshop

  • Lake Manyara and Tarangire are two good options for excursions before or after the workshop. Of course, Kenya is another option. We can help plan any extensions through our Africa agent Linda Wilson.


What is Included?

  • All transfers
  • All lodges in itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (BLD)
  • Day room before departure
  • All day crater tours
  • All game drives w/ highly qualified private driver (3 people per car)
  • All park entrance fees
  • Return flight to Arusha, 10:30AM/12:50PM approx.


What is Not Included?

  • International air
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Drinks including water except at Lemala Camp
  • Meal upon arrival and dinner before departure at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Denver International Airport: DIA is your closest airport with many flight options. For this workshop, a rental car is helpful, but not essential. You may get a taxi, shuttle, or rent a car from the airport.

A rental car is encouraged, but not needed. Some venues require a short drive, however, we promote car pooling and many without cars can get everywhere they need.

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. 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.

Make sure to pack clothing options for all days. They are long days so you may change at least once a day so pack extra for that. Colorado in Spring can be hot or cool so bring shorts and pants, sunscreen/hat, and comfortable shoes (!!) to work in. Also, bring a rain jacket and some cold weather gear in case of storms. You will also want to bring a few more formal options (if you desire) for the welcome and closing receptions.

Colorado May weather can range from 30-80 degrees — most of the time in the middle. The most important item is sunscreen as you’re closer to the sun! Also, we have the occasional rain or snowstorm — it won’t last all day — but be prepared for a random change in weather. Tornadoes and lightning are seldom, but can happen.

Workshop HQ

This will be the headquarters for the workshop. This includes classroom instruction,receptions, and Nikon equipment.

Massif Studios

2191 S. Broadway
Denver, CO
(720) 459-7049

 SUMMIT LIGHTING SCHEDULE

To download a detailed schedule, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.


WORKSHOP DAY 1

  • Basic Lighting Instruction
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Group Brainstorm, Sketch, Ideas
  • Student Work with Models
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Social Gathering


WORKSHOP DAY 2

  • Upload and Q&A
  • Critique
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Student work with models
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Social Gathering


WORKSHOP DAY 3

  • Upload and Q&A
  • Critique
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Student work with models
  • Instructor Presentation
  • Closing Dinner presented by Nikon


Anchorage International Airport: You must get the Anchorage, Alaska with the best way being through Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport. From there, we will provide the plan that travels to Lake Clark National Park.

A rental car is not needed. We cover all transportation, lodging, food, and other logistics for the workshop.

Most of the subjects are not very far away and we will get fairly close to the bears. It’s unlikely you will need more than a 400mm lens and those occasions, if any, will probably be few. The most useful lens would be a zoom that runs up to about 400mm. Keep in mind that it is not recommended to use tele-extenders with lenses that are variable aperture (i.e. f3.5-5.6). The scenery is magnificent so bring a wide-angle lens as well. If one is available, it’s always a good idea to have a second body when you travel into the wild.

If you don’t have the gear you can rent it. Borrowlens.com specializes in online rental house of photo equipment. A good tripod or monopod is important. Bring extra memory cards for your digital camera as well as at least 1 spare battery for each body. You should bring your laptop and make sure you have plenty of extra hard space PLUS an additional external hard drive for backing up your images at the lodge!

You should also bring along a lightweight rain cover for your camera gear. Aquatech, Vested Interest and Lightware all make a variety of lightweight, inexpensive rain hoods that fit a multiple of camera and lens combinations. If you are buying a new camera bag look for one that is water-resistant or has a built in rain cover, thus protecting your gear no matter what the weather.

This is Alaska it will rain and the weather can be highly variable. Temperatures will be most likely be in the 60-70s during the day, dropping to 40-50s overnight. Bring good lightweight waterproof rain gear, pants, jackets and hat. Temperatures can fluctuate a great deal during the day so it’s best to dress in layers. You will not need big bulky winter coats. A waterproof lightweight over the ankle boot is best for travel and around the lodge, when out on tour, knee high boots and hip waders are available at the lodge. Mosquitoes and gnats are very common in this part of Alaska, so we strongly recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants and a hat at all times. In addition, a mosquito net head covering and a good bug repellant are very important.

This is Alaska it will rain and the weather can be highly variable. Temperatures will be most likely be in the 60-70s during the day, dropping to 40-50s overnight. Bring good lightweight waterproof rain gear, pants, jackets and hat. Temperatures can fluctuate a great deal during the day so it’s best to dress in layers. You will not need big bulky winter coats. A waterproof lightweight over the ankle boot is best for travel and around the lodge, when out on tour, knee high boots and hip waders are available at the lodge. Mosquitoes and gnats are very common in this part of Alaska, so we strongly recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants and a hat at all times. In addition, a mosquito net head covering and a good bug repellant are very important.

Workshop HQ

This will be the headquarters for the workshop. This is where everyone lodges before heading out into the wilderness.

Silver Salmon Creek Lodge

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska
1 (888) 872-5666

 SUMMIT ALASKA SCHEDULE


Shoots

  • Unless otherwise noted, morning and evening shoots will consist of going out to photograph brown bears, eagles and the landscape of the Lake Clark area.


Instructor Presentations

  • The time that presentations will be held is dependent on the weather and will be further updated as we get closer to the workshop.


JULY 15, 2016

  • Fly from Anchorage to Lake Clark
  • Arrive at hotel
  • Afternoon/Evening Shoot
  • Welcome Dinner


JULY 16, 2016

  • Morning Shoot
  • Download Images
  • Instructor-led image critique
  • Dinner


JULY 17, 2016

  • Morning Shoot – Photographing puffins, eagles on Bird Island
  • Download Images
  • Instructor-led image critique
  • Dinner


JULY 18, 2016

  • Morning Shoot
  • Download Images
  • Instructor-led image critique
  • Dinner

 

JULY 19, 2016

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Shoot (if time permits)
  • Group Photo
  • Fly back to Anchorage


Denver International Airport: DIA is 30-40 minutes away from downtown Denver. Shuttles, taxi cabs and rental cars are readily available to get from the airport to the downtown area. More on whether or not you need a rental car in the transportation section…

A rental car is encouraged, but not needed. Many of the sporting events take place in the general vicinity of the workshop headquarters, but most are a drive away. We work with attendants to arrange carpooling and no one goes without a ride to an event.

The only foreseen downfall without your own car is you may have to conform the events that you want to go to with the events that your ride wants to go to. For example, if you want baseball, then swimming, then velodrome — that may be tougher when joining someone else.

Nikon will have digital cameras to loan on a 24-hour basis as well as a variety of lenses and the manufacturers room will also be stocked with a wide variety of gear for demo and sale at special discount.

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.

Make sure to pack clothing options for all days. They are long days so you may change at least once a day so pack extra for that. Colorado summers will be hot, but not scorching, so bring shorts, sunscreen/hat, and comfortable shoes to work in the heat. Also, bring a rain jacket and some cold weather gear in case of storms. You will also want to bring a few more formal options (if you desire) for the welcome and closing receptions.

Colorado July weather can range from 60-90 degrees — most of the time in the middle. The most important item is sunscreen as it will be sunny most days and you’re closer to the sun! Also, we have the occasional rainstorm — it won’t last all day — but be prepared for a random change in weather. Tornadoes and lightning are seldom, but can happen. For the most part though, our Sports Workshop has had near perfect weather for all sports scenarios.

Workshop HQ

This will be the headquarters for the workshop. This includes classroom instruction, receptions, and Nikon & vendor rooms.

Springhill Suites – Downtown Denver

1190 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 705-7300

SPORTS WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

To download a detailed schedule, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.


WORKSHOP DAY 1

  • Intro to Digital Photography
  • Lighting with Strobes
  • Photoshop/Lightroom Education
  • Welcome Reception


WORKSHOP DAY 2

  • Class: Techniques in Shooting Outdoor
  • Class: Advanced Photoshop/Lightroom
  • Class: PocketWizard, HyperSync, Metering
  • On-Location: Aquatic with Strobes
  • On-Location: BMX, Judo, Wrestling
  • Class: Introduction to Lighting
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 3

  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Leveraging Technology
  • Class: Wireless TTL Flash
  • On-Location: Aquatic with Strobes
  • On-Location: Basketball, Hockey, Skate Park
  • Class: Speedlights & Studio Strobes
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 4

  • Image Critiques
  • Class: The Freelance World
  • Class: Marketing Yourself
  • On-Location: MotoCross with Strobes
  • On-Location: Softball, Velodrome, MotoCross
  • Class: Lighting the Portrait
  • Night Presentation
  • Photographers’ Social


WORKSHOP DAY 5

  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Improve your Digital Workflow/li>
  • Class: TBD
  • On-Location: MotoCross with Strobes
  • On-Location: Portrait Demo
  • Class: Live Portrait Session
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 6

  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Phone Call to Final Image
  • Instructor Roundtable
  • Final Dinner
  • Photographers’ Social


Jackson Hole Airport: This is the closest airport to the area. You may either get a car rental at the airport or take a taxi service into town.

Jackson Hole Airport: If flights in Jackson are fully booked, Idaho Falls is the next nearest airport (about 2 hours by car). With this option, a rental car is strongly encouraged.

Driving: If you are within a few states, driving might be an option. Just keep in mind that Western Wyoming can be difficult to drive with windy and/or snowy conditions during the Fall season.

A rental car is but not needed, but can be helpful on your own time and to get back and forth. Many venues are within the Jackson Hole Ski Resort and others have Workshop transportation provided.

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. Adobe will provide in-depth instruction on their leading photographic tools, LightRoom and Photoshop. The manufacturers room will also be stocked with a wide variety of gear for demo and sale at special discount.

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.

Make sure to pack clothing options for all days. They are long days so you may change at least once a day so pack extra for that. Bring warm clothes for early morning shoots, sturdy hiking boots, a sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees, tint or bivy sack, headlamp, large backpack.

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.

The great thing about the Nature Workshop is that it usually gives us a range of weather. That includes some days of clear skies and sunshine, some snow, some cold, and in between.

You will be outside quite often — mornings, afternoons, and some nights — so prepare for any conditions. Inclement weather does not cancel Workshop shoots or instruction — after all, “weather makes better pictures!”.

Workshop HQ

This will be the headquarters for the workshop. This includes classroom instruction,receptions, and Nikon & Manufacture rooms.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Inn at Jackson Hole

3345 West Village Drive
Teton Village, WY 83025
(800) 842-7666

ADVENTURE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

To download a detailed schedule, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.


WORKSHOP DAY 1

  • DSLR – Cameras in Action Configuration
  • Speedlights – On & Off-Camera Flash
  • Digital Workflow and Post Processing
  • Welcome Reception


WORKSHOP DAY 2

  • On-Location: Mountain Biking/Trail Running
  • Image Critiques
  • Anatomy of a Commercial Photo Shoot
  • Pitching an Idea/Working with Editors
  • On-Location: dSLR Video Shoot
  • On-Location: Yoga Shoot
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 3

  • Image Critiques
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • On-Location Shoot: Rock Climbing
  • On-Location Shoot: Mountain biking/Trail Running
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 4

  • On-Location All Day: Kayaking/White Water
  • Image Critiques
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 5

  • Social Media for Photographers
  • The Business of Adventure Photography
  • Multimedia Storytelling/New Media
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Camping Shoot
  • Location Finding/Shoot Logistics
  • On-Location Shoot: Fireside Talk and Life on Road


WORKSHOP DAY 6

  • On Location: Camping Lifestyle/Fly Fishing
  • Image Critiques
  • Building the Ultimate Digital Light Table
  • Instructor Roundtable
  • Final Dinner
  • Photographers’ Social


Jackson Hole Airport: This is the closest airport to the area. You may either get a car rental at the airport or take a taxi service into town.

Jackson Hole Airport: If flights in Jackson are fully booked, Idaho Falls is the next nearest airport (about 2 hours by car). With this option, a rental car is strongly encouraged.

Driving: If you are within a few states, driving might be an option. Just keep in mind that Western Wyoming can be difficult to drive with windy and/or snowy conditions during the Fall season.

A rental car is encouraged, but not needed. Many venues require a drive and can be spread out, however, we promote car pooling and many attendees without cars can get everywhere they need.

The daily drives consists of early morning shoots, then to Workshop HQ, back to town, and then lastly back to Workshop HQ for the nightly presentation. If you don’t drive, pitch in for gas. If you do, carpool a few and get your gas paid for!

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. Adobe will provide in-depth instruction on their leading photographic tools, LightRoom and Photoshop. The manufacturers room will also be stocked with a wide variety of gear for demo and sale at special discount.

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.

Make sure to pack clothing options for all days. They are long days so you may change at least once a day so pack extra for that. Jackson in the fall usually gives you a mix of all weather. The most important thing is to bring WARM clothes for the morning shoots that start before sunrise. This includes many layers, hats, gloves, and anything else to keep you warm dealing with your cold, metal equipment.

You will also want to bring a few more formal options (if you desire) for the welcome and closing receptions.

The great thing about the Nature Workshop is that it usually gives us a range of weather. That includes some days of clear skies and sunshine, some snow, some cold, and in between.

The early mornings and afternoons are the times you will be outside so prepare for any conditions. Inclement weather does not cancel Workshop shoots or instruction — after all, “weather makes better pictures!”.

Workshop HQ

This will be the headquarters for the workshop. This includes classroom instruction,receptions, and Nikon & Manufacture rooms.

National Museum of Wildlife Art

2820 Rungius Road
Jackson, WY
(877) 313-9553

NATURE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

To download a detailed schedule, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.


WORKSHOP DAY 1

  • Intro to Digital Photography
  • Approaching Wildlife Photography
  • Photoshop/Lightroom Education
  • Welcome Reception


WORKSHOP DAY 2

  • Class: Advanced Hands-on DSLR
  • Class: Advanced Photoshop/Lightroom
  • Class: PocketWizard, HyperSync, Metering
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • On-Location: Grand Teton, Mormon Row
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 3

  • On-Location: Sunrise, Wildlife
  • On-Location: OxBow Bend, Mormon Row
  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Camera Care & Cleaning Tips
  • Class: Off-Camera Lighting
  • Class: Lightpainting
  • Images of Nature Gallery reception
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 4

  • On-Location: Fall Changing Colors
  • On-Location: Teton National Park
  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Ultimate Digital Light Table
  • Class: Printing from Photoshop & LightRoom
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 5

  • On-Location: Wildlife: Brown Bear, Moose, Buffalo
  • On-Location: Jenny Lake
  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Marketing for Photographers
  • Class: dSLR Video Capture Techniques
  • Night Presentation


WORKSHOP DAY 6

  • On Location: TBD
  • Image Critiques
  • Class: Approaching Editors
  • Instructor Roundtable
  • Final Dinner
  • Photographers’ Social


NATURE HELPFUL LINKS


Hotels



A look into the Summit Nature Workshop

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