National Park Photography Expedition’s Grand Tetons National Park Master Class September 22-27, 2020
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The Grand Teton 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 GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK LANDSCAPE
The National Park Service uses the term “Mountains of Imagination” to describe The Grand Teton National Park. Indeed, few landscapes in the world are as full of thrust, striking the sky with chiseled pinnacles and perhaps as visually overwhelming as this national park. Unencumbered by foothills, the Teton Range rises with an imperial grace, nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor, marking this land as one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies, as well as an endless opportunity to pursue advanced photographic composition. Each location presents grand scenic breaks, as well as narrative visuals as the eye and lens work skyward through a stratum of coniferous forests, then alpine meadows of wildflowers, and finally into the blue glaciers that rim the stark granite peaks.
Here, National Park Photography Expeditions Students learn grand scenic compositions across a string of jewel-like lakes, and the Jackson Hole Valley, covered with sagebrush and groves of aspen trees which shelter pronghorn, deer, elk, and other animals. All of this will challenge our composition skills, for we are not here to document, but to capture images that narrate and navigate in visual voices that are our own.
CURRICULUM ASSIGNMENTS FOR GRAND TETON 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: Mormon Row, 4X4 Snake River Road, Jenny Lake, Transfiguration Chapel, Field Overlooks to the Teton Range, moon and starlight on Jackson Lake, Hike Signal Mountain, Lupine Meadows 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.
Tuition: $2,399; Deposit: $500
- Lodging Assistance
- Field Meals
- All Local Ground Transportation
- Training Documentation
- 5 Hours of Personal Online Tutoring
- Transportation to and from Basecamp
Our Base Camp is at The Lexington, Jackson Hole, WY.
You get to The Lexington, Jackson Hole, WY and we will take it from there. Your instructor and guides will prove on and off-road transportation to all shooting locations.