Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshops
May 19th – 22nd, 2011
Whistler, BC, Canada
Instructors: Blake Jorgenson, Eric Berger, Paul Morrison, and Jordan Manley
Following on the popularity and feedback from the Fall photography seminars, we have launched an ongoing workshops series – Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshops. You asked for more so we have created a 4-day program and invited renowned mountain action sport photographers Eric Berger, Paul Morrison, and Jordan Manley to instruct alongside with Blake. Additional industry experts such as art directors and photo editors will also be invited to round off knowledge into the industry. This workshop is for any photo enthusiast who is particularity interested in shooting outdoor and action photography. Each day will be comprised of a combination of on location outdoor shoots that will include shooting pro mountain biking, pro skiing, landscape and lifestyle as well as classroom sessions, and Apres sessions at the local spots to unwind and keep the conversation rolling. All the while you will be working on your own 3 minute presentation to be showcased at an awards dinner on the last evening. Whistler is the perfect location to experience the unpredictability of the elements, action from some of the world’s best mountain sport athletes, and stunning beauty of the Coastal mountains. An optional evening lecture series will also be a component of the experience with lots of opportunity to enjoy Whistler dining and nightlife experiences should you desire. Participants will meet at the Blake Jorgenson Gallery Thursday morning in the Westin Hotel Whistler and then up to one of the Westin’s conference rooms for introductions, a light breakfast, and the first in-class segment to gear up for the afternoon shoot. Smaller groups will be determined to allow for more one on one time with each photographer who will be illustrating their own techniques and approaches. Light breakfasts, lunches and an Apres drink and snack are included each day. Dinner is included on the last evening. Accommodations and lift tickets are available at discounted rates from Whistler Blackcomb and The Westin Hotel, or we can suggest a range of other accommodations. Lift tickets are only required on on-mountain shoot days. Discounted rental equipment is available through Whistler Blackcomb should you require it.
At this time we are accepting reservations that can be confirmed with a $400 deposit. After enrollment you will receive a complete Welcome Package that includes an itinerary and curriculum and all details about evening options.
All participants should love to be active and enjoy the outdoors, and be comfortable to ski or snowboard to the ski shoot and hike 10-20 minutes to and from locations. The ski shoot will be accessible via intermediate terrain and does not require advanced ability . A basic understanding of photography and the use of your own digital-SLR camera are required. You are asked to bring your own photo equipment and computer to process and email photos. Applicable software such as Adobe Light Room or Adobe Photoshop should be installed on your computer or afree trial can be downloaded for use in the workshops. More information will be provided in the Welcome Packages.
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