Olympic National Park Photography Workshop 2017
Dates: May 17-20, 2017
Location: Forks, WA
Instructor(s): Kurt Budliger
Join internationally renowned photographer Kurt Budliger on a photo adventure of a lifetime: the magnificent coastal environment of Olympic National Park in Washington state. Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site—is three parks in one, offering this small workshop group (max group size 8) a unique opportunity to capture magical images of superb coastal, mountain, and rain forest scenery. Here you will find the longest undeveloped coast in the contiguous United States, with pebble-beaches, towering cliffs and offshore sea stacks; rain forests with moss-covered trees (the best example of intact temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest); glacier-capped peaks interspersed with extensive alpine meadows; and a stunning variety of marine and mountain plants and animals.
- Gain a strong technical foundation in outdoor photography
- Learn the importance of “seeing the light”
- Learn how to use filters
- Composition and Design
- Advanced field techniques
- Photograph tide pools, streams & waterfalls and lush old growth rain forests
- Photograph sunrise and sunsets along the wild Olympic coast
- Bring your images to life using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
- Get individualized instruction and critique in the field as well as classroom
The workshop will kick off on Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM at the Forks Motel with a short reception and presentation and then it’s into the field we go to make images. We’ll end our time together after the sunset shoot on Saturday May 20, 2017. There is no “set” daily schedule, rather we keep things flexible in order to best respond to the weather and light available for making images. Typically, we’ll be out for sunrise, shoot until mid morning and then take a break for a meal and brief rest. We’ll convene in the conference room for instruction, post processing and critique during the mid-day hours when the light is typically less conducive to photography. We’ll then head back out into the field in the late afternoon and evening, ending our session after sunset.
There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road. Some locations, however will involve a short hike of approximately a mile with no serious elevation gains. Participants should be comfortable carrying all personal items and camera equipment for at least a mile. We will be spending a lot of time shooting along the Oympic coast. The terrain there is very uneven and can be somewhat slippery. Hiking boots and a modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.
Students are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Forks Motel, 351 S. Forks Ave Forks, WA 98331 360-374-6243 www.forksmotel.com Please reference Green Mountain Photographic Workshops or Kurt Budliger Photography when making your reservation.
A deposit of 300.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot). Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.