Mount Rainier Photography Workshop - KRBackwoodsPhotography

Mount Rainier Photography Workshops

Mount Rainier Workshop August 2-4, 2019

Mt. Rainier Workshop

This workshop should be timed to catch the wildflowers in bloom and also to catch a good moon phase so we can get in some astrophotography.  We'll spend most of the time photographing the mountain with the wildflowers, we'll also visit a couple waterfalls along the way where you'll learn more about long exposures.  There will also be one night where we will be shooting the milkyway over the mountain and learn more about astrophotography.  In this workshop you'll have the chance to learn a wide variety of skills throughout all times of the day and night. 

Mount Rainier Workshop August 10-11, 2019

Mt. Rainier Workshop

This workshop should be timed well with the peak of the wildflower bloom which will be our main focus.  We will visit a couple waterfalls along the way as well.  During the middle of the day we'll take time for some processing as well. There should be a fairly bright moon at night and for one night we'll make good use of that and catch some images with the mountain and wildlfowers and you'll see just how much the scene will glow with the right camera settings.

Are you looking for a fun adventure in the Mount Rainier National Park while learning more about your camera and catching some beautiful pictures?  Choose a workshop above that fits what you'd like, there will be a few options from multiday where we'll cover a wide variety of locations and techniques at all hours of the day, and there will be some one day options to just shoot the wildflowers or just astrophotography.               

~ What you'll learn ~


We'll work on manual settings, learn how the settings relate to each other and how to use them in different situations. We'll go over composition and learn how to put together a photo you'll be proud of. We'll have time to process some photos during the workshop as well so bring your laptop with photoshop installed. Editing is a big part of getting great photos, a camera will rarely capture what you see with your eyes so you have to develop your photo in photoshop. With a little editing your photos will really pop and will look like what you saw when you took it, something to be proud of. I'll show you exactly how to achieve that!


~ Time, Location, and Duration ~


For the multi day workshops we'll meet the evening before the workshop at a predetermined location, near where we'll be staying. After a meet and greet we'll get some rest because we'll be up early the next morning. We'll start early each day to catch the best light and we'll definitely be out there late chasing sunset as well. There will probably be some slack time to rest in the middle of the day and process some images. I offer workshops of different lengths (1-3 days), so depending on which you sign up for will dicatate location(s) and duration, but expect long busy days. Once you've signed up I'll contact you with some suggestions for lodging.


~ Cost ~


Price of the workshop varies depending on length and which you sign up for, 1-3 days. The money is non refundable, you may apply it toward a future workshop if you choose to cancel.  For the 3 day workshops there is an option to pay half for deposit and the rest later, the remainder of the balance will be due at least one month before the workshop to hold your spot.


~What is required of you ~


You'll need to find your own transportation to and from the location, although we'll do our best to carpool when we can. You'll need to pay for your own lodging and food, I recommend reserving a hotel when you book the workshop so that you'll definitely have a place to stay. Make sure to bring food that you can easily pack for the day as there may not be restaurants to stop at, it's best to be prepared to be on the move all day. You'll need to be prepared for any weather as this workshop will be held regardless of the weather.  So, bring raingear and an umbrella to keep the camera dry while you shoot just in case! Also, show up with a smile and a winning attitude, it will pay off in the end.


~ Physical Abilities Needed ~


We'll be doing some light hiking. We won't be hiking really steep trails, but you'll need to be able to handle a few hills and be able to hike a couple miles. We won't be going non stop for the whole hike, we'll be stopping to shoot a lot, so we'll hike a little bit and stop to shoot some, which will give everyone a chance to catch their breath if needed.


~ What you'll need ~


You'll need your dslr camera, any lenses you may have, one of which should be wide angle. Bring enough charged batteries to last for a day of shooting, plus your charger so you can get charged at night. You'll need a tripod. Bring clothes for all weather conditions, dress in layers. Be prepared for rain with clothing, rain gear, and umbrella. Make sure to have comfortable shoes with good support for walking on the trail as we'll do some light hiking. Bring enough food for yourself for the duration of the workshop as I am unsure if we'll be eating out. Bring your laptop with photoshop installed and ready. I can't stress enough to have a couple extra batteries for your camera, I would not want you to have to stand around and watch everyone else shoot because your batteries are dead. Also bring enough memory cards to hold all the images you'll take. This workshop will run rain or shine so be prepared. This will be a fun experience as Mt. Rainier National Park an amazing place with many beautiful locations. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me.