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Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshops bring the industries top professionals together for hands-on photography symposium’s in beautiful Whistler, BC. Each year new workshops are offered with new focuses, instructors, lecturers, and approaches.

Upcoming workshop:

Dates:
June 22nd – 26th, 2012
Whistler, BC, Canada

Full Course: 4 days of shooting and instruction, 4 evening lectures, and presentation dinner – $800 (includes light breakfasts and lunches daily)

Evening lectures: $40 per lecture, or $120 for all.

Instructors:

Blake Jorgenson
Jordan Manley
Scott Serfas
Paul Morison
Eric Berger

Following on the popularity and feedback from last Spring’s Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshop and the previous Fall seminars we are pleased to announce dates for a Spring workshop.

“Be there, don’t NOT be there.”

The excitement of outdoor photography is that you have to get up, venture out into the unknown, visualize, communicate, and capture something so extraordinary that you might never see ever again.

Photography is about sharing moments. Documenting an amazing visual experience and sharing it with others is the main focus. Whether sharing it though magazine, print or online media, or just sharing with your friends, capturing and sharing great moments from adventures through photography is the greatest extension to the experience of being in the outdoors.

The Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshops focus on the process from beginning to end of documenting and exploring the outdoors and capturing amazing outdoor visuals. Each day contains a new outdoor set-up centered around the awesome outdoor environment of Whistler and the sports we love. Working with professional athletes in stunning settings allows you to concentrate on learning how to capture the epic moment. That way next time when you are out on you own epic adventure, you will be able to capture and share to the best of your ability.

The day course works on being out in the field learning how to manage, direct, and communicate with your subjects to make what you are looking for come to life in all types of conditions. Concentrating on visualizing what you are looking for and how to capture it regardless of technical ability. The days end with an in classroom edit, review, hands on software instruction and image processing.

New for this year is a series of evening lectures with one of our world class photographers showcasing their work complete with the behind the scenes story and technical notes on how they got their best shots of their career. This year we are making the evening lectures open to both the day course participants but also anybody who can make it.

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 could include shooting pro mountain biking, pro skiing, landscape or lifestyle as well as classroom sessions. 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 Westin Hotel Friday evening for registration and an introduction lecture. 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 and lunches 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 images. Applicable software such as Adobe Light Room or Adobe Photoshop should be installed on your computer or a free trial can be downloaded for use in the workshops. More information will be provided in the Welcome Packages.

For more information or to enroll please contact:

Holly Fraser
P: 604-902-2805
E: holly@blakejorgenson.com
www.blakejorgenson.com

Video from 2011 Workshop

Photos from 2011 Spring Workshop

4 Responses »

  1. Hi there,

    This looks like a great opportunity to learn from some talented photographers. I am living in Whistler for a year (since Oct 2011) and I am not sure I can afford the whole course. Do you have more details about who will be taking each evening lecture and what the main topic will be? I would like to come along to some, if not all, of these if possible.

    Also, for the full course I am not sure I have enough photography experience. I have an Olympus E300 and tend to rely almost solely on the ‘scene’ function. It gets some awesome shots and I think I have a decent ‘eye’ for composition, but obviously this lacks any technical photographic know-how.
    Is this course for more advanced photographers? Would I be taught how to make more of this camera or is it more about composition, communicating with subjects etc?

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    best,
    Anna Lawlor

    P.S. I saw Blake Jorgenson’s work at Deep Winter in December and loved it!

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