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    WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT – May 18-20, 2013 – Olympic National Park, Washington

    02.05.13 | Permalink | 2 Comments

    Location: Forks, Washington
    Dates: May 18-20, 2013
    Joseph Rossbach and Alex Mody
    Group Size:
    Limit of 10 participants
    Rec’d Lodging: Forks Motel

    Click here to register!

    For more information, click here.

    Join Joe and I for a weekend of fun, exploration, and learning amongst some of the most diverse and incredible scenery in the Pacific Northwest!

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    Overview: Referred to by many as being three parks in one, Olympic National Park is an incredible and diverse place. 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness. In this wilderness, one can find three drastically different ecosystems which exist in perfect harmony: thousands of acres of lush temperate rainforests – complete with massive old growth forests, over 60 miles of rugged coastline, featuring sea stacks and picturesque rocky beaches, and layers of jagged, glaciated mountain peaks that stretch as far as the eye can see. There is nowhere else in the contiguous US where all of these ecosystems may be found so close to one another, and it makes Olympic National Park a dream destination for a nature photographer of any skill level.


    Throughout this workshop, we will photograph as much of what Olympic National Park has to offer as we can in three full days. We will have sunrise and sunset shoots along the coast, including but not limited to locations such as Second Beach, Rialto Beach, and Ruby Beach. We will venture up to Hurricane Ridge at least one afternoon, in search of wildlife and scenic alpine vistas, and during the day, when the light is soft, we will photograph lush, jurassic-esque scenes of mossy trees and gigantic ferns deep in the rain forests.

    Joseph and Alex will teach a variety of techniques—both in the field and in the classroom—that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and powerful nature images, including:

    • Working with dramatic light, including sunrise and sunset
    • Using less-than-dramatic light to your advantage
    • The fundamentals of powerful compositions
    • Abstract techniques for creating artistic photographs

    We’ll also teach you a number of professional “digital darkroom” secrets as well. Our hands-on intensive seminars – held during the middle of the day when the light is not conducive to successful photography – will teach you the fundamentals of image processing, and allow you to master important techniques including:

    • Working with adjustment layers
    • Layer masking and image blending techniques
    • Making difficult selections
    • Color management
    • Special effects techniques used for artistic expression
    • Exporting, sharpening, and saving images for optimum web presentation

     For more information, click here.

    Questions? Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.