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Learn to Capture Nature at The Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit

Whistler Photo

The Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit is back September 11-14, 2014 with an increased line up of workshops, presentations, photographers, and industry experts.

The Whistler Outdoor Photography Summit focuses on the entire process of documenting, exploring the outdoors, and capturing amazing outdoor visuals through photography.

The day courses work on being out in the field learning how to manage, direct and communicate with subjects to make what participants are looking for come to life in all types of conditions. Each day includes in classroom editing, reviewing, image processing and hands-on software instruction; each evening includes presentations, lectures, and slide shows in the Millennium Place theatre with industry experts and guests followed by a group dinner at the renowned Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler village.

This year, organizers have put together a more diverse selection of options to enhance your outdoor experience through photography at any level from beginner to professional.

New for this year the summit will be offering a beginner and advanced action workshop, a classroom-only Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom intensive, and a new line up of speakers and photo presentations for the evening series.

2014 Workshops

Beginner Action Sport Workshop  $1050 incl gst

Instructors: Eric Berger and Paul Morrison

This workshop is designed for people who are just getting into using an SLR digital camera and looking to document their friends, outdoor adventures and share their images with the world. Learning the fundamentals of camera operation, using the proper software and choosing the right equipment will be the initial focus.   Visualizing your image and the best way to communicate with your subject will also be key objectives.   The opportunity to shoot professional athletes in a controlled setting is also a valuable opportunity offered in this course.

Advanced Action Sport Workshop $1050 incl gst

Instructors: Blake Jorgenson and Scott Serfas

This workshop is designed for advanced amateurs to professionals with an already solid foundation looking to take their photography to the next level.  Through an open forum discussion and review this workshop will concentrate on the mechanics of business, publishing and communication.  The goal is to learn how to make your photography experience of  ”getting your images out there” enhance your overall outdoor experiences. We will work on assignment simulations to learn how to build shoots from the ground up and how to deliver those creations to the world in a way that works for you, as well as progress with more advanced photo techniques and equipment.

Outdoor Sport Journalism $1050 incl gst

Instructors : Jordan Manley and Andrew Querner

This workshop is open to people with basic knowledge of digital SLR’s that are more interested in people, travel, and outdoor lifestyle and documenting their experiences through storytelling with images. This course will focus on understanding a sense of time, place and mood in amazing locations that can be captured between the action. Discussions on visual theory, storytelling, and the breakdown of what makes a good journalistic image will comprise the core of this workshop.

Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop – classroom only  $650 incl gst

Instructor: Marc Koegel

This year we are offering a three day Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom classroom intensive with Marc Koegel from Vancouver Photo Workshops that will go through the entire workflow of image management and developing in both programs.  For those of you who are self taught on these programs and looking to get rid of bad habits and progress to new levels, Marc will help you achieve breakthroughs with your images that have been difficult on your own.

For more information and registration, see http://whistlerphotosummit.com/

Photo & Video courtesy of http://whistlerphotosummit.com/

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles