Ruby Beach, Sunset, Olympic Peninsula

Ruby Beach, Sunset, Olympic Peninsula

Dates: June 2-8

Workshop Fee: $1575

Instructors: Bruce Barnbaum, Jack Dykinga, Bill Ellzey

 Olympic National Park/Forest, Temperate rainforest stream

Olympic National Park/Forest, Temperate rainforest stream

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(Writeup by Workshop Organizer Bruce Barnbaum) Three outstanding photographers and instructors—Jack Dykinga, Bill Ellzey and Bruce Barnbaum—present the Olympic Peninsula workshops…at the far northwest corner of the contiguous 48 states of the USA. This is a location rich in scenery and rich in history. The jagged, glacier-studded Olympic Mountains jump to nearly 8,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Puget Sound to the east. On its flanks are turbulent rivers and dense rainforests of Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and Big Leaf Maples covered with thick beds of spongy mosses. And then it drops to the magnificent Pacific Coast, with its offshore sea stacks, driftwood strewn beaches, and crashing surf. Each of these locations offers a lifetime worth of photography.

 Old Wildfire Burn, Hurricane Ridge (back side)

Old Wildfire Burn, Hurricane Ridge (back side)

The three instructors will dive into the heart of your work and your photographic goals, unlocking ideas that you may never have considered to be part of your thought process. They will not only reveal things about your work that you never knew, but do it in the most encouraging and supportive ways imaginable. They’ll be totally honest—no pandering allowed—but their reviews of your work will boost you to levels you never believed possible.

 Wood grain on beach log. Olympic peninsula.

Wood grain on beach log. Olympic peninsula.

In addition they will be showing some of their work, inviting any and all questions about their thinking, their approach and workflow, their materials, and anything else you may wish to know. They have no secrets, and are eager to share their vast store of photographic expertise throughout the workshop. Whether you are engaging in digital approaches or traditional approaches, you will have the answers to your questions from these guys.

 Surf Tongue Over Pebbles, Pacific Coast

Surf Tongue Over Pebbles, Pacific Coast

The workshop begins in the town of Port Angeles on the North side of the peninsula, where we will have spectacular views of the entire Olympic Mountain range from Hurricane Ridge. We also have quick access Crescent Lake, the magnificent cedar, Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and maple forests in the northern portions of the park, and even the charming town of Port Townsend.

 Light Shower on Crescent Lake

Light Shower on Crescent Lake

Midway through the workshop, we move to the town of Forks on the west side of the peninsula, where we have access to the heart of the dramatic rainforests, and the windswept Pacific Coast, including some of the most spectacular west coast beaches. Fog and sun often alternate throughout the day, making these forests and beaches even more mysterious and magnificent, a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and wonder.

 Window to Foggy Mountainside

Window to Foggy Mountainside

About Instructors

Bruce Barnbaum, is a master of traditional large format photography, master printer, environmentalist, and author of instructional and aesthetic photography books.  We first met in the mid '80s co-teaching a workshop in Telluride, Colorado.  He was strictly a b&w sheet film shooter at the time however in the past few years, though, he has added digital to his exploration of photography.  Bruce directs workshops from his home in Granite Falls, Washington, and is the originator of this workshop.

Jack Dykinga is among a handful of top-echelon landscape photographer-educators these days.  He is a co-founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers.  His journey from Pulitzer Prize winner for photojournalism in 1970, to celebrated landscape photographer today is on display in his latest book, A Photographer's Life.  Read it and, better yet, join this workshop and spend some in-person time with one of the best photographer-instructors alive.

Bill Ellzey  My pedigree / credentials can be found here.

Contact

Bill Ellzey Photographs PO Box 362 891 Camino Real [shipping] Crestone, CO 81131,USA Phone: 719-937-7787 Email