On Location

Adventure Travel Photography

with Michael Clark

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Course Description

Adventure travel photography—in its true form—is an adventure in itself, involving breathtaking locations, sometimes extreme conditions, and often working in challenging scenarios. It requires a host of skills, including technical excellence with the camera, familiarity with the environment, and the ability to be always mindful of your goals and your safety.

This workshop concentrates on creating unique images of rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, fly-fishing, cowboys on a working ranch and unique landscape locations. We are also participants in the adventure while rafting down a mellow section of the Rio Grande River. Using northern New Mexico’s incredible landscape as our backdrop, we explore innovative ways to capture the essence of each activity—and have an adventure ourselves. Topics covered in this workshop include research and preparation, composition and camera angles, equipment selection, use of natural light, fill flash, and battery-powered strobes, and autofocus techniques. We are out on location creating images every day of this workshop and have a lot of fun in the process.

Classroom time includes daily editing, review sessions, and a primer on digital workflow. This workshop gives you the techniques and experience to dive into future adventures with gusto, and also provides an excellent adventure along the way.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

Categories
One-of-a-Kind, Portraiture, Travel Photography
about
Michael Clark

Michael Clark is an internationally published adventure photographer. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on numerous assignments to bring back stunning images adventure sports athletes. He uses unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics and cutting-edge, dramatic lighting techniques to capture fleeting moments of passion, gusto, flair and bravado in the outdoors. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits and wild landscapes, he creates images for the editorial and advertising clients worldwide. His clients include Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Red Bull, Fujifilm, Adobe, Nikon, Patagonia, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Outdoor Photographer, and Outside to name just a few.

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