JULY 3rd - 8th, 2024
Wander down a trail and marvel at the imposing presence one feels. The large trees in the old growth rain forests of Olympic National Park impress tranquility, solitude and calmness like no other place. The magical experience continues on Olympic's ruggedly beautiful coastline where photographers delight at sunrise and sunset.
FOCUS: Photograph scenic beaches, a quaint harbor, waterfalls, forests, and more.
The workshop starts on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 5:00 pm with introductions and discussion at the instructor's hotel. We start photographing on Thursday morning.
LODGING LOCATION: Olympic Lodge, 140 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles, WA. 360-452-2993
Check-in Wednesday, July 3, 2024; Check-out Thursday, July 4, 2024.
Olympic Suites Inn, 800 Olympic Drive, Forks, WA. 800-262-3433
Check-in Thursday, July 4, 2024; Check-out Tuesday, July 9, 2024.
ENDS: Workshop ends after photographing Monday evening July 8, 2024.
NOTE: Consider staying in Port Angeles or Sequim after the workshop and photograph the lavender farm fields. They usually peak in mid July.
MORNING: We'll be at a photography location for the start of civil twilight and we'll stay past sunrise then go to breakfast.
MIDDAY: Nights are very short, participants will have time for napping, downloading and post processing assistance.
EVENING: We will have dinner in a restaurant every late afternoon before evening photography.
REGISTRATION / DEPOSIT $300 USD
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EXPERIENCE: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
GROUP SIZE: Target number of participants is 8.
EFFORT: Moderate to Difficult - Involves trail hiking and a few hundred feet elevation gain to reach some locations. Longer trails range between 1 and 2 miles each way. We will be hiking on most days, sometimes twice a day.
CONDITIONS: Be prepared for cool temperatures and moisture. Our first morning can be very chilly, we are above timberline.
AIR TRAVEL: Most people flying to this workshop will find flying into Seattle, SeaTac, to be the best choice.
Driving time from SeaTac to Port Angeles, WA is 2 hrs 30 min.
Driving time from Forks, WA to SeaTac is 3 hrs 30 min.
DRIVING CONDITIONS: Maintained dirt and paved roads. A standard rental car should be sufficient. We prefer participants car pool with each other to limit our impact and get to know one another.
RECOMMENDATIONS: MORE WORKSHOP INFORMATION
FOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Lens range from at least 18mm to 400mm after the lens multiplication factor, polarizing filter, 6 stop and 10 stop neutral density filters.
CLOTHING / SHOES: Rain is a real possibility. Yes, we may shoot in the rain, bring an umbrella and rain proof clothes. Water proof hiking boots are recommended.