Photography By Chris Miele

Olympic Summer Photography Workshop

Summertime orange glows just above the horizon at Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park, WA.

Olympic Peninsula Summer
Photography Workshop

August 12-16, 2015 - $1550


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Workshop Details

What's Happening:

With the changing tides, places like Rialto Beach offer countless compositions.

We will kick off the workshop Wednesday afternoon with an informal meet and greet session.  Students will have a chance to meet, mingle, and discuss what images they want to achieve.  We will cover and discuss a loose location schedule for the 5 days.  Landscape shooting is very weather dependent so we will keep our locations and timing fluid.  Like many parks, Olympic National Park is fairly vast and sprawling, so we will try and coordinate car pooling to locations to avoid extra driving.  The Olympic Peninsula and encompassing national park offers an amazing variety of terrain.  From Inland snow caped mountain ranges, to dramatic sea-stack laden beaches, or neon green rainforests dripping with moss, the photographic opportunities will be plentiful.  Voluntary night photography sessions (weather dependent) will be available for those with some energy left over.  Summer weather on the Olympic Peninsula should be fairly mild and pleasant, but It's still the PNW so bring appropriate (non cotton) layers and rain gear.  Before heading home Sunday afternoon we will wrap up the workshop with a final image review session.


What You'll Learn:

With such varied and amazing terrain, this workshop will provide a wide range of lessons.  As always we be covering technical points such as camera setup, camera settings, and digital workflow.  Creatively we will focus on things like composition, light recognition, shutter effects, and subject selection.  We will have the chance to explore plenty of dynamic subjects such as moving water, vibrant plant life, starry skies, and hopefully vivid sunrises and sunsets.  The entire workshop will serve as a lesson in scouting and planning.  Each student will receive ample 1 on 1 guidance and image critiques throughout the workshop.  Daily post processing demonstrations and tutorials help guarantee that your images continually improve throughout the workshop. Most importantly you'll learn how to have fun and relish the adventure!  View our full creative philosophy here.   

What's Needed:

  • DSLR Camera, tripod, remote/wired shutter release.  Standard zoom lens.
  • Plenty of memory card space (will be shooting full RAW)
  • 2-3 fully charged batteries   
  • Headlamp (red light capable)
  • LED flashlight (backup)
  • Comfortable(preferably waterproof) hiking boots/shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Spare layers (preferably no cotton)
  • Attitude ready for adventure and exploration.     


What's Good To Have:

  • Wide angle lens, preferably faster than f4.0   Rental lenses can be sourced at
  • Polarizer
  • ND filters.
  • Knee or chest high fishing waders
  • Laptop (with Adobe Lightroom installed)
  • Hard drive for backing up images


What's Included:

  • In field instruction
  • Lodging, 4 nights
  • Image reviews and critiques
  • Post processing tutorials
  • Post shoot (email) image reviews.
  • Snacks 


What's Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Meals


Payment Policy

Payment for single day workshops is due at registration.  Multi-day workshops offer the option to pay a $200 deposit.  This deposit reserves your place in the workshop.  Some workshops offer a discounted "early bird" price if paid in full.  Reservations secured with a $200 deposit are not eligible for the early bird pricing and are subject to the full workshop price.  60 days before the workshop's start date the balance is due.  An invoice is sent 14 days prior to the due date reminding you of the balance due date.  Sign ups made less than 60 days prior to a workshop's start date are required to be paid in full upon registration. 

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