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Olympic National Park Photography Expedition with Bob Killen and NPPE

July 9 - July 14
WA United States

Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Landscape Master Classes in our nation’s most scenic national parks. Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist in Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images. These classes provide hands-on, mentored learning in the field and ample classroom time with your instructor to teach you a capture to post production workflow (end to creative end workflow) using Lightroom and Photoshop.



This 5-day course is inclusive of field capture and post-processing training. Photographers learn valuable insights about creative landscape photography, landscape thematics, environmental considerations, and to create landscape works that say and do more than what the camera captured. You will learn the magic of landscape compositions, simplification through previsualization, targeting images for voice and meaning, and how to apply an end to end workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop. Ample field lectures known as ‘Classroom Circles’ in the park, plus many hours of capture time with an instructor by your side, insures that you leave with new tools, techniques, and a visual voice that matters.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park sports and an unmatched level of environmental diversity, beauty, and wilderness, which provides an extraordinary range of photographic exploration.

This is a temperate rainforest national park, one that receives 14 feet of rain each year, and the wet forests are home to elk who pasture along salmon-filled rivers. There are 73 miles of rugged and wild wilderness coasts with ancient sea stacks standing guard along the pristine coast while mountains loom in the distance.

Such diversity provides an ample training ground to Master Landscape Photography across a dramatic cross-section of habitat and weather atmospherics in one of the nation’s premiere National Parks.


Explore and Photograph:Ho Rain Forest, Hurricane Ridge Trail, Seastacks at Ruby and Rialto Beaches, Sol Doc Falls and upper trail, Goblin Gates, Observation Point Deer Park, and more.

Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Discussions, Professional Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic blending capture, the 5-bracket technique for dynamic range blending, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear, and more.

Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Learn Sky and Ground dominant compositions and the 4 editorial approaches for Alpine scenics. Explore methods for selecting and managing low-light rain forest landscapes, and how to maximize the value of water motion to refine structures. Master a 2d workflow for sea stack compositions, and learn to move from the literal to the expressive for personal projects while exploring impressionism and abstraction in landscape compositions. Develop techniques to create a Visual Voice with tone, coloration, and framing.

Learn end-to-end Post-Production Workflow for Landscapes: Develop Baseline images with Lightroom, solve  dynamic blending issues with Luminosity masks, advance your visual voice with five contrast and color methods in Photoshop.

DATES: July 09-14, 2019

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Five.
4 full days of onsite photographic and post-production classes.

TUITION: $2499 (Includes field meals, Discount Lodging Assistance, All local Ground Transportation, Training Documentation, post-productioin Classes, and 5 hours Personal online tutoring)

DEPOSIT: $500 (See terms and conditions)

BASECAMP: Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles, Washington

Learn More: www.nppemasterclass.com

To Register: https://www.nppemasterclass.com/photography-workshops/washington/#olympic

Venue Name: Olympic National Park
Address: WA United States
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Culver City
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Los Angeles
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Organizer Name: Samys Photo School San Francisco
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