The 2022 Wonders of Olympic National Park Nature Photography Workshop • Co-led with Alex Noriega

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A Walk In The Woods

THE 2022 WONDERS OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTION AND GUIDANCE BY TJ THORNE AND ALEX NORIEGA

*** SOLD OUT - Please contact me to be placed on the waiting list. ***


COVID-19 AND WORKSHOPS NOTICE

Due to the ongoing pandemic and in order to comply with state, federal, and commercial use permit mandates, workshop participants will be required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination prior to the start of the workshop and wear a mask when within six feet of other attendees or instructors. This can be as simple as pulling your mask up when within six feet of another. A hand-washing station will be available for frequent hand washing as well as hand-sanitizer and alcohol for sanitizing hands and equipment. You can find my complete Coronavirus operating procedures on my Terms and Conditions page.

Personally, I have been vigilant about minimizing risks to myself and my family. I understand that running and attending workshops increases those risks, and my primary goal is to keep all attendees as safe as possible while also providing a comfortable, fun, and rewarding experience.

Thank you for understanding!


Join TJ Thorne and Alex Noriega on a photography adventure in Olympic National Park in June 2022. You will enrich your soul, connect to the land, and grow as an artist while also learning new ways to interpret and photograph the landscape. This page is a general overview of the workshop. You can make your deposit payment towards the bottom of the page. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions! You can use the contact page to do so.

OUR WORKSHOP PHILOSOPHY

We believe that the creative path is never-ending, highly rewarding, and self-fulfilling. Our goal is to foster an elevated awareness of your surroundings, encourage you to explore and emotionally connect to the aspects of nature that call to you, and to plant seeds of creativity via thoughts and concepts that will open doors into a new way of interpreting the environment through your lens. We believe that opening those doors leads to a more personal and expressive style of photography that you will be more connected to. While we are committed to making sure you come away from the workshop with great photos, the true value lies in unlocking your inner artist and invigorating your creative vision.


DATES

  • June 8-12, 2022

ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Moderate - Be prepared for hikes that may be 3 miles round trip and on uneven ground. Minimal steep ascents are necessary to get to certain vantages but are not required.

TUITION

  • $1,795/person

  • $595 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your spot.


    OVERVIEW

    From its rugged coastline, to its verdant rainforests, to its snow-capped mountain peaks, the variety of landscapes that Olympic National Park has to offer are straight out of a nature-lover’s dream.

    Olympic National Park is home to some of the most lush forests in the United States. Ferns, bear grass, and clover cover the forest floors, while giant old-growth trees loom overhead, draped in thick moss as if straight from a fairytale. Quiet paths lead the way through twisted vine maples, their leaves backlit by the sun, diffusing the light into a soft green glow. Along the coast, the crashing waves of the Pacific interact with towering sea stacks to provide the soundtrack, while an ocean breeze fills your lungs. Sprawling 180˚ views of the rugged Olympic Peaks (dependent on access/conditions) are quite the sight to behold. All of this natural beauty is tucked away in the northwestern corner of Washington state. Olympic is truly a remarkable place to experience and photograph.


    WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Thoughtful in-field instruction on capture technique including:
    • Visual exploration of the scene to identify compelling compositions that tell a story.

    • Thinking beyond the obvious to create unique images that you are personally connected to.

    • Creative use of every kind of light from soft to direct to backlit. We will explore the potential of all kinds of light at all times of the day and not rely solely on morning and evening light.

    • Everything technical: compensating for high dynamic range, focus stacking, exposing to the right, reading your histogram, tricks and tips for proper focusing, full manual control of your camera, and everything else!

  • In-depth processing instruction including everything such as raw processing, blending exposures using luminosity masks, focus stacking, artistic finishing touches in photoshop, and preparation and sharpening for web. The processing session will be recorded for you and provided for download at the end of the workshop so that you can continue to learn at your own pace.

  • Knowledge and ideas that will help you continue to grow as an artist well after the workshop ends.

  • Adventure with two passionate instructors who are eager to share their knowledge and help you grow as an artist and person, as well as friendship, memories, and good times with like-minded folk.


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals and Snacks
  • I highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to protect your investment in the case that your trip is jeopardized due to unforeseen circumstances.

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The workshop will be based out of Forks, WA.
  • Olympic National Park is served by Portland International Airport (PDX) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Travel to Forks from PDX is approximately 4hr 30min and 3hr 45min from SEA.
  • Hotel rooms are available to clients at a discounted group rate. Information is available upon signup.
  • A standard rental vehicle will suffice for this workshop.

PAYMENT AND TERMS

A nonrefundable deposit of $595 is required to reserve your spot. The balance of $1200 is due 45 days (April 24, 2022) prior to the date of the workshop.

After deposit is paid, payments on the balance can be made at your convenience.

Cancellations that occur 45 days or more before the start of the workshop will forfeit deposit. Cancellations that occur within 45 days of the workshop will forfeit their full payment. There are no exceptions to these terms. You can make your payment below. After payment is made, a PayPal invoice will be sent so that further payments are simple and easy.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and in order to comply with state, federal, and commercial use permit mandates, workshop participants will be required to show proof of up-to-date vaccination prior to the start of the workshop and wear a mask when within six feet of other attendees or instructors. This can be as simple as pulling your mask up when within six feet of another. A hand-washing station will be available for frequent hand washing as well as hand-sanitizer and alcohol for sanitizing hands and equipment. Please read my Terms and Conditions if you are interested in attending.




A Walk In The Woods
Beautiful Mess
Dusk By The River
Emerald Gate
Enchanted
Glowing Greens
Goodnight Kiss
Kaleidoscope
Perseverance
Soft Spoken
Spring Buds
Woven Woods
Shining Blue
Meadow Edge
Ruby Blue
Surface Tension #1
Surface Tension #2
Surface Tension #3
Fog Catcher
Tidal Wash