Summit Adventure

Location: Jackson Hole, WY

Dates: September 14 – 19, 2019

Deposit: $395 / Tuition: $1,995

The Premiere Adventure Photography Workshop

 Set out on a photography journey in the Grand Tetons with our faculty of adventure photographers and editors from National Geographic, Red Bull, The North Face, and more. Work with the expert photographers and learn the shooting and scouting techniques that they use to land their images in top publications, meet the editors behind some of the world’s most daring photography expeditions and learn how they hire photographers, and even spend a night camping with the faculty as you network with them throughout the workshop. 

In this workshop, you’ll be exposed to every aspect of adventure photography, from adventure and outdoor sports photography to product and outdoor commercial photography. The Adventure Workshop is for photographers of all ages and skill levels, and although some hiking is required, there is no recommended minimum level of fitness. 

What you’ll learn:

The Business of Adventure Photography. How to Shoot Trail Running, Climbing, Kayaking, Lifestyle, and more! How to Light Outdoor Action and Adventure Sports. How to Pitch an Adventure/Expedition Shoot to an Editor. How to Effectively Shoot Outdoor Product Photography. Filmmaking Techniques. How to Solve Real Life Problems On-Location. Freelance Photography, How to Sell Your Photos

What To Know

You do not need to be a climber, hiker, kayaker, or adventure athlete to participate in this workshop. However, expect to hike, move across steep terrain, get wet, get rained on, and probably snowed on.

We will be camping for one night and temperatures can drop below freezing.

You do not need to own or bring camping equipment, tents, bags, etc are available to rent. 

The workshop classroom is located at Snow King Resort Hotel. A group rate can be found HERE

There is no specific workshop hotel, so for lodging we suggest that attendees compare prices in the Jackson, WY area.

When choosing a hotel, make sure that it is within close walking distance to Snow King if you will not have access to a car. Let us know if you need suggestions! 

Topics We Will Cover

Adventure

Photography

Lifestyle

Working

With Brands

Lighting

Climbing

Photography

White Water

Photography

Expedition

Photography

Marketing

2019 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Bo Bridges

Bo Bridges

Workshop Faculty

Bo Bridges is a world-renowned advertising and fine art photographer. His passion for adventure drives the dynamic imagery he produces. His portfolio covers a spectrum of subjects ranging from professional athletes and celebrity portraits, to film and television campaigns, as well as beautiful scenes from around the world that are sold in his galleries located in Manhattan Beach, California and Vail, Colorado.

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Marv Watson

Workshop Faculty

Marv has been a Photo Editor and in-house Photography Specialist at Red Bull for over 11 years, and has worked with many talented photographers in a wide variety of disciplines. From Red Bull's core sports of BMX, Skate and Surf, through music, dance and, naturally, adventure sports, plus athlete shoots with MLB and NFL players, there's not much he hasn't overseen. Aside from his role at Red Bull, Marv also works as a freelance photographer, and in recent years has started to be known for, of all things, eSports photography. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter and two bunnies, is an avid cyclist and (fun fact) holds a Master's degree in something wholly unrelated to photography.

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Savannah Cummins

Workshop Faculty

Savannah is a photographer and filmmaker based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Raised in the suburbs of Cincinnati, she grew up playing in the creek in her backyard. At 16, she had her first “real” outdoor experience, in Northern Minnesota, and since then she has been committed to combining her passion for the outdoors with her profession. When she picked up a camera for the first time in 2014, she knew she had found her niche. She was taken on to the North Face team in 2017, and in 2017 alone joined legendary climbers Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker on an expedition to Antarctica, documented Katie Bono’s speed record on Denali, and traveled to the Kashmir region of Northern India on an all-female first ascent expedition. Her clients include Google, The North Face, La Sportiva, Five Ten, Black Diamond, Canon, Osprey, REI, Darn Tough, Point6, Big Agnes, Stio, PrAna, Patagonia, Climbing Magazine, Rock and Ice, Alpinist, Gripped Magazine, Women’s Health, Native Eyewear, Gnarly Nutrition, Arc’teryx, Mad Rock, and Eider.

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Michael Clark

Workshop Faculty

Michael is an internationally published adventure photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. 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 of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, mountain bikers, big-wave surfers, sky divers and many more other extreme sports athletes, often working in remote locations around the world.

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Jen Edney

Workshop Faculty

In a practical sense, Jen Edney is a photographer and burgeoning filmmaker. But use a wider scope; these are just titles for a person set to take us on a visual journey. A self-proclaimed “water baby,” Edney is an adventurer and a storyteller whose aim is to capture the expeditionary heart of any situation she shoots. She is a sailor, a traveler, and thus a participant in the images she captures and the stories she tells, from mountains to seas—all begninning from her home on the Plains of Nebraska. Jen was named to a list of the “Nine Top Female Adventure Photographers” by National Geographic. With over 40,000 nautical miles sailed en route to visiting over 30 countries, there is no doubt as to her adventurous spirit. Edney has been selected to the OBR squad for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 and is the only female on the squad.

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Dave Black

Workshop Faculty

A Nikon Ambassador and one of the pioneers in the conversion to all-digital photography, Dave Black is best known for his sports photography including covering Olympic games for more than 20 years for Newsweek. Constantly reinventing himself, he’s currently pushing new frontiers in combining lightpainting and western imagery, photography well suited for a gallery wall.

Ryan Taylor - Adventure Photography Workshop

Ryan Taylor

Workshop Faculty

Ryan is an action sports photographer and commercial cinematographer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Focusing on wakeboarding and snowboarding, Ryan strive's to create something new and unique every time he shoots -- this often means implementing new lighting techniques as well as working with athletes to think of new creative ways to showcase their sports.

Ted Hesser

Ted Hesser

Workshop Faculty

Ted is a freelance adventure photographer, focusing on rock climbing and alpinism. His work has been published by National Geographic Online, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine, The Alpinist Magazine, Escalando climbing magazine and various others. Ted has worked on assignment for The North Face, covering some of the company’s highest profile expeditions in Nepal, Angola and Kenya. He shoots TNF’s athlete summits each year. Ted also works closely with Black Diamond Ltd, shooting commercial photo and video projects throughout the year. He is an official ambassador for Goalzero and Boulder Denim. Other clients have included Columbia Sportswear, DJI, Travel Alberta, Destination BC, ReelRock Films, Royal Robbins, ThermaRest, Cascade Designs, Utah Tourism, Feathered Friends & La Sportiva. Prior to focusing full-time on photography, Ted worked for nearly a decade in the clean energy industry. He received a masters degree in renewable energy engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelors degree in Physics from Colorado College.

Mark Kettenhofen

Mark Kettenhofen

Workshop Faculty - Nikon Professional Services

Mark has been behind a camera for nearly 40-years and began his photography career in the US Navy documenting the Navy’s global operations as a Syracuse University trained photojournalist. During his 20-years of military service Mark travel the world capturing historical moments with his camera. His efforts and talent were recognized through numerous awards, including being awarded the prestigious Military Photographer of the Year. Mark now works for Nikon Professional Services where he has spent almost 20-years continuing his passion for adventure, travel and photography which has taken him on expeditions to Everest Base Camp, the Galapagos Islands, diving with Humpback Whales off the coast of south and central America, and traveling deep into the jungles of the Amazon River basin for non-profit ECO groups. For 20-years he has been the Black Team Leader for the Eddie Adams Workshop, covered numerous Olympics, World Cups, Super Bowls and Presidential Inaugurations, and is the co-author of America from 500-feet II, a photographic exploration of the United States from the air with dear friend Bill Fortney.

Workshop Information & Itinerary

Workshop Highlights:

Access to Photographers and Editors from The North Face, Red Bull, National Geographic, Patagonia, and more.

Professional Instruction on Techniques, Scouting, and Working With Brands

Premiere Networking Opportunities

Full Day Photographing Climbing With Exum Mountain Guides

Whitewater Rafting Day Photographing on the Snake River

Camping and Cookout On Top of Snow King Mountain

Spending A Week With An Amazing Group of Likeminded Photographers

 

Costs Included In Tuition:

Activity Fees, Transportation Costs, Welcome Meals (details will be on your itinerary)

 

Not Included:

Hotels, Most Meals

Workshop Itinerary

To view a PDF of last year’s schedule, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Keep in mind, we are constantly updating to make every year better.

ADVENTURE DAY 1

DSLR – Cameras in Action Configuration

Speedlights – On & Off-Camera Flash

Digital Workflow and Post Processing

Welcome Reception

 

ADVENTURE DAY 2

On-Location: Mountain Biking, Trail Running and/or Lifestyle

Image Critiques

Anatomy of a Commercial Photo Shoot

On-Location: dSLR Video Shoot

On-Location: Yoga Shoot

Night Presentation

 

ADVENTURE DAY 3

Image Critiques

Portfolio Reviews

On-Location: Rock Climbing Shoot

On-Location: Mountain Biking, Trail Running and/or Lifestyle

Night Presentation

 

ADVENTURE DAY 4

On Location: Kayaking/White Water

Image Critiques

Night Presentation

 

ADVENTURE DAY 5

Social Media for Photographers

The Business of Adventure Photography

Multimedia Storytelling/New Media

Portfolio Reviews

Camping Shoot – Lifestyle/Trail Running

Location Scouting/Shoot Logistics

On-Location: Fireside Talk and Life on Road

 

ADVENTURE DAY 6

On Location: Camping Lifestyle/Fly Fishing/Climbing

Image Critiques

Building the Ultimate Digital Light Table

Instructor Roundtable

Final Dinner

Photographers’ Social

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