Washington, Olympic National Park
May 06-10, 2020
Situated on the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park offers tremendous diversity for photographers. At nearly one million acres, the park encompasses three major ecosystems. Rugged coastal beaches, temperate rainforest, and beautiful glacier-capped peaks create breathtaking scenery and amazing photo opportunities. This workshop will cover all of these areas of the park and will be based out of the city of Forks, Washington. We will spend time photographing the lush Sol Duc Valley, exploring the Hoh Rainforest and venturing to some of the park’s beautiful coastal areas throughout our four days in the park. This workshop is for all levels of ability and with a small group it will allow one-on-one instruction giving me the opportunity to focus on your specific needs.
Olympic National Park is not only my old stomping grounds when growing up, but it’s also in my top 5 locations to photograph in North America, and for good reason!
- Wednesday, May 06
Arrive for our meet and greet and orientation at the Dew Drop Inn in Forks. There will be a presentation and introduction to creating images in Olympic National Park before heading out for the evening shoot.
- Thursday-Sunday, May 07-10
Our schedule for each day is relatively the same. We will depart early before sunrise to our destinations, spending the morning photographing different locations around the park. We will then have a scheduled break & and reconvene in the afternoon for different lessons in composition, techniques, post processing, and image critiquing. Afterwards we head out for our evening shoot wrapping up after sunset.
In nature photography, light and weather is our guide and the order of locations we visit will vary based on these factors. We try to keep the itinerary as flexible as possible in order to get the best possible images on our trips. Upon registration a detailed itinerary with times and locations along with other information will be provided.
As we venture into Olympic National Park, we will be visiting some of the park’s iconic locations as well as some that are off the beaten path and personal favorites of mine. We will be photographing all of the major rainforest destinations in the park including the Sol Duc, the Hoh, and the Quinault rainforests. Here we will have the opportunity to photograph a truly unique ecosystem within the old growth forests. Landscapes of moss and ferns, big leaf maples and small plant life for macro opportunities await. We will also be on the lookout for wildlife as the Roosevelt Elk frequent the rainforests and are spectacular to photograph in the rich green hues of the forest. Our workshop will also take us to the coastal areas of the park including Ruby Beach, Second Beach, Rialto Beach and Crescent Beach. Here we will photograph sunrises and sunsets, ocean sea stacks, and tide pools. As weather permits we will also venture up to Hurricane Ridge and experience the sub alpine area of the park with amazing views of Olympic’s mountain peaks and unique landscapes.
On this trip there will be both in the field instruction and classroom presentations. The workshop is kept small to allow one-on-one instruction with everyone, allowing both beginning and seasoned photographers a place to develop new skill sets and inspire creativity. Here is just some of the instruction that will be offered:
In the field instruction
- Improving how we see, instruction on composition
- Lessons in light, developing new awareness to outdoor lighting
- Working with optimal focal lengths for wildlife and landscapes
- Technical instruction on the camera
- Learning new professional techniques and tricks
- Adobe Lightroom, learning workflow from capture to print
- Advanced landscape techniques in Adobe Photoshop
- Improving color management for post processing and print
- Composition and lighting lessons
- Digital file management
Travel and Accommodations:
This workshop will run Wednesday through Sunday and will be based out of Forks, Washington. The Forks Motel is recommended for lodging. Food, transportation, and lodging are not included in workshop registration fee. However we will provide limited transportation to and from workshop locations as well as snacks and beverages.
Registration Fee & Cancellation/Refund Policy:
You are welcome to pay in full or the specified deposit to secure your spot on the workshop. If paying the deposit, the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the workshop start date. We will send out a reminder email shortly before. Refund Policy: Up to 60 days before the workshop start date, your deposit and registration fee are fully refundable. If canceling 60 days or sooner to the workshop date, your deposit becomes non-refundable and 50% of your remaining registration fee will be refunded. If canceling 30 days or sooner to the workshop start date, your deposit and full registration fee become non-refundable. However, in the event that we can fill your spot, we will fully refund your deposit and registration fee, regardless of cancellation date.
Cancellation: Jason Savage Photography reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum participant enrollment is not met. In the event the workshop is cancelled, participants will be given the option to reschedule for a later date or receive a full refund. Jason Savage Photography is not liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations, for this reason we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.