2019 Mount Rainier N.P. Single- or Multi-Night Workshops

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2019 Mount Rainier N.P. Single- or Multi-Night Workshops

from 350.00

Christine has traveled the backroads of the U.S. mountain west for more than a decade, capturing award winning images in this amazing region of the world. Experience sunset, and a night shooting under the stars, during the spring flower bloom, at iconic locations in Mount Rainier National Park. Join Christine in a small group setting for individual one-on-one attention, for these one-night workshops. Combining more than one night is discounted. Each workshop will offer the beauty of a different location in Mount Rainier. You can choose the scheduling convenience of a single-day workshop, or create an extended multi-day workshop by purchasing multiple days at a discount for all days booked.

When: July 29-31, 7:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. (start and end times may vary based on location in the park, but will always remain seven hours in length)

Shoot Location: Select locations in Mount Rainier NP, TBA

Number of Participants: A limit of 6 participants per workshop. Transportation will be the sole responsibility of each participant. Detailed itinerary posting soon.

Fee: $350.00 per participant, per workshop.
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What to expect

I view myself as a coach, someone who will meet you at your skill level, and encourage your growth in knowledge and confidence.

The night is about you, and you will receive my undivided attention throughout each workshop. I have scheduled a limited number of destinations for each workshop, to give you ample time to explore different compositions and lighting approaches.*

I hold a NPS commercial permit to conduct workshops in both Mount Rainier National Park, I am certified in CPR and first aid by the American Red Cross, and meet all insurance requirements.

Topics to include

Location scouting and planning: The power of apps.

The optimal camera setup: Nail the shot by knowing exposure, histogram, white balance, rule of 500.

Focusing in the dark.

Low Level Lighting: What is LLL? Why LLL?, techniques, gear recommends. Say “No” to light painting.

Dynamic composition: The power of foreground elements, the basics of blue hour foregrounds and blends.

Tips: Make your night shooting successful and comfortable - accessory recommends.

Each workshop participant will receive a handout highlighting the content covered.

What is included

This workshop is limited to eight participants so that you receive individual attention.

A copy of my Capture the Night – A Guide to Nightscape Photography

All locations are easily accessible, and do not require strenuous hiking.

All locations will be accessed by paved roads.

There are pit toilets near some of these locations.

What is not included

No manner of transportation and/or lodging is provided.

Transportation on the day of the workshop is not included, and car pooling is encouraged.

Park entrance fees are not provided. Please be sure to bring your national parks pass for entry, and although the gates are normally closed at that hour, this is a fee area.

No food/beverages will be provided.

There is no insurance provided to cover your travel/trip, your gear, or your vehicle.

No camera gear is provided.

There is little or no cellphone coverage in the workshop locations.

What to bring

Camera: DSLR or mirrorless with a wide aperture (i.e., f/2.8 or wider). Zoom or fixed focal length lenses in the range of 14-35mm.

Solid tripod.

Accessories including: external shutter release/intervalometer, extra batteries for camera, headlamp, LED LLL lights, SD/CF cards, lens cleaner/blower, bug repellant (highly recommend Picaridin by Sawyer for the local DEET-resistant night gnats), a backpack to carry your gear.

Dress for temps that will average upper 70s in the daytime to the upper 40s at night. Layers are recommended. Check the local forecast.

Bring snacks and water, coffee, or tea.

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