It happens to all of us, even us pros: the dreaded creative rut. Once you’re in one, it can sometimes be hard to pull yourself out—unless you have a helping hand, that is. Or for that matter, two helping hands. What better way to get your creative juices flowing than with a weekend of hardcore learning and inspiration from two top nature pros? That’s why Joe Rossbach and I are starting a series of special photo workshops designed to be jam-packed artistic experiences full of education, inspiration, and entertainment. Welcome to Photo Boot Camp!
Our first Photo Boot Camp will take place February 9-10 in beautiful Chincoteague, Virginia, world-famous for its wild horses, gorgeous scenery, and abundant bird life. Joe and I will do our best to pack as much photo learning into your brain as humanly possible, and we guarantee that by the end your head will be reeling with new tips and techniques that you cannot wait to try out. Sissies need not apply! Above all, we’re going to have loads of fun (as always—if nothing else Joe and I are entertaining to the max).
During the workshop, we’ll teach you a variety of techniques that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We’ll focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and powerful nature images, including working with dramatic light, the fundamentals of powerful composition, and abstract techniques for creating artistic photographs. We’ll also teach you professional “digital darkroom” secrets and explore a number of artistic philosophies that will help you find your own personal vision.
Winter is a magical time for Chincoteague, when the refuge is home to thousands of migrating birds including snow geese and tundra swans. We’ll also likely see great blue herons, great egrets, cormorants, a number of duck species, and the world-famous Assateague Island wild horses. In addition to Chincoteague’s abundant wildlife, we’ll also have a chance to photograph beautiful salt marsh and the dynamic Atlantic coast.
This is going to be an intense weekend! Think of it as a two-day seminar with plenty of field instruction added in. We’ll work hard to make sure you learn as much as you can. All skill levels are welcome. For more information or to register, click here. We hope to see you there!Where: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (Chincoteague, Virginia)
When: February 9-10, 2013 (opening reception on the evening of February 8)
Class Size: 15 Instructors: Ian Plant and Joseph Rossbach
P.S. For more information about my 2013 workshops, check out Be Inspired, a free no obligation PDF download.