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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

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Photographers silhouetted against Mt. Moran

Photographers silhouetted against Mt. Moran in Grand Teton National Park, home of the
Adventure Photography Workshop and Fall Photography at the Summit.
©Mark Kelley

An Introduction

We've updated dates and locations for 2014, please see the workshop specific pages on the right for full information. The Summit Series of Photography Workshops is home to the Sports Photography Workshop, Adventure Photography Workshop, and Fall Photography at the Summit and Destination: Alaska workshops, with our newest workshop offering, the NEW Advanced Lighting Workshop . Please be sure to explore our new Workshop Images and Video page to see video overviews and other content from our workshops as well as great educational content on our blog. Also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest in workshop news, photography education, tips and advice! We've also updated our workshop brochure, recently mailed to many on our mailing list.

The summit is the highest point of the mountain, and the Summit Series of Photography Workshop represent the pinnacle of continuing education in photography. We combine the best instruction in photography and latest digital technologies, with top-level creativity and the best career networking available anywhere. This has led to over 30 years of the Summit Workshops with a reputation for being the best of the best.

Fall Photography at the Summit preview

Video overview of Fall Photography at the Summit
for additional videos be sure to check our
Workshop Video page

What makes the Summit Workshops unique are team teaching faculties of eight or more of the best talent in the world: the best photographers, the best teachers, the top editors and users of photography. Throughout the week you will have the opportunity to get varying opinions and perspectives, unique career counseling and the ultimate networking that has jump-started many careers. Each workshop features new instruction, new teachers and the ability to demo the latest equipment in order to keep pace with the continually changing world of photography.

Take a look at our Testimonials page for what recent attendees have had to say. We've also posted some thoughts on the great networking available at our workshops. Be sure to check out the Daily Sessions page to learn more about a typical day at any of our workshops.

Rich Clarkson discusses team teaching video

Workshop founder Rich Clarkson discusses
the benefits of Team Teaching at the Workshops
for additional videos be sure to check our
Workshop Video page

The support of major manufacturers is unprecedented in the workshop/conference world. Not only are Nikon and other leading manufacturers supplying the latest equipment and software, but they are providing the most practical instruction by top individuals in their organizations.

Each morning, specific topics are covered by staff members, and the previous day's student pictures are projected and critiqued. Afternoons are for photographing on location or for meeting with instructors for portfolio reviews and career counseling. Additionally, there are often optional afternoon instructional sessions that you may choose to attend. The evening sessions feature a program by one or two of the instructors who show their work and share stories from their careers. Following the evening presentation, students and faculty end the day with social gatherings where, each year, great friendships, and some careers, are made at workshops.

Workshop attendees photograph sunrise at Oxbow Bend in Jackson, WY.

Photographers silhouetted at OxBow Bend during Fall Photography at the Summit
©Rick Allen

The workshops are organized and managed by Clarkson Creative of Denver, a photography and publishing company widely respected in American photography. The commitment to continuing education by Clarkson and his staff goes back to the days he was a photographer under contract to Sports Illustrated and Time magazines, director of photography of the National Geographic Society and education chairman and eventually president of the National Press Photographers Association.


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