The Amazing Colors of Leavenworth - October 26th - 28th, 2018 - Investment $1095 - 8 total participants


Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. It is part of the WenatcheeEast Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The entire town center is modeled on a Bavarian village.

I have offered this workshop every year now for the past 6 years. Last year this workshop sold out in just 5 days. This is one of my most popular workshops of the year, often ending up with a long waiting list so don't hesitate if you would like to join me this year! This workshop will be hosted in Leavenworth, WA Friday October 19th- Sunday October 21st, 2018 at the peak of fall color! I have been photographing this area during fall for the past 8 years and have taught over 45 sold out photography workshops since I began offering them back in 2010. All skill levels may join and the only fitness requirement is the ability to be on your feet for 12 hours as well as some light to moderate hiking.

The area we will be covering encompasses a 20 sq mile radius outward from the town of Leavenworth, Washington. More about Leavenworth can be found here: Participants from outside the Western Washington area will want to fly into Seattle (SEA) and rent a standard vehicle for the 2.5 hour drive to Leavenworth. All participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging and travel throughout the workshop, however I may be able to help those who would like to considering sharing accommodations or travel with each other. I recommend lodging at the Icicle Village Resort located at the west end of town.

This workshop will include three days in the field instruction as well as a mid - day Post Processing & Image Critique session. The time and date of this post processing session will be weather dependent. For those with interest in the business side of nature photography, I am happy to discuss my business, my success in the world of fine art print sales, retail photography and nature photography workshops and offer advice for those who hope to follow the same path with all of those who participate.

The cost of this workshop is $1095 per person due in full, at the time of booking to secure your spot. There will be a total of 8 participants in our group. The locations we will be visiting offer easy access, plenty of room for all of us to work and some of the best fall color the Pacific Northwest has to offer! For those with more questions or to discuss my cancellation/refund policy with me at any time please send me a message directly through my website by using the form at the bottom of this page. To skip all of that and book your spot now, please use the link below to checkout using PayPal. I hope to see YOU in Leavenworth next October! 

This workshop will begin Friday October 19th @ 7:00am (Meeting location TBD) and will extend each of the three days, sunrise to sunset ending on Sunday the 21st @ 6:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive in Leavenworth the night before the workshop and to consider the drive time from SEA (Seattle Airport) of 2 hours 45 minutes when planning their departure.

The Experience - What To Expect In The Field

  • How To Pre-Visualize And Capture Compelling Compositions That Grab AND Maintain The Attention Of Your Audience

  • 100% Manual Operation Of Your Camera And Creative Exposure Control For Best Results

  • Reading, Understanding and Using Your Histogram To Capture The Best Possible Exposure In The Field

  • How To "Fill The Frame" using Dynamic Compositions While Eliminating Negative Or Empty Space

  • How To Identify Your Main Subject And Supporting Subjects With One Easy Trick

  • How To Choose The Best Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance And ISO For The Image You Are Creating

  • Tips N Tricks For Low Light, Backlit Scenes And Other Difficult Lighting Situations In The Field

  • How To Tell A Story With Your Imagery

  • How To Use Filters As A Creative Tool And As A Way To Balance Light Or Capture Deep, Rich Imagery In Any Situation

  • Ways To Reduce Your Setup Time And How To Stay Fast On Your Feet While Shooting

  • Tips For Planning And Scheduling Your Photo Expeditions Including Planning, Preparation And Finding Inspiration

  •  How To Use Balance, Depth, A Sense Of Motion And Light To Create Visually Stunning Images

  • Learning When To Go Big And When To Find The Little Things In Your Images For Deeper Meaning And Connection With Your Audience

  • Maximizing Depth Of Field And How To Maintain Maximum Sharpness In Your Images

The Experience - Post Processing & Workflow

  • Simple, Clean Post Processing Tips Using Luminosity Masks And Selections That Free You Up To Spend More Time In The Field And Less At Your Computer

  • Tips And Tricks For Enhancing Color & Contrast In Your Images Without Overdoing It Or Degrading Image Quality

  • Simple but Powerful Ways To Balance Exposure And Enhance Your Images Without Blending Multiple Exposures

  • Creating Panoramic Images and General Exposure Blending

  • Increasing Resolution And Sharpening To Create Large Prints And Post Processing Adjustments To Make Depending On Print Size And Medium

  • Creating And Maintaining Your Visual Style During The Editing Process

  • Isolating And Fine Tuning Images By Color, Luminosity, Style Or Creative Vision

The Experience - The Business Of Photography

  • How To Identify Your Audience And Present Yourself And Your Work In The Best Possible Way Based On That Audience

  • Identifying Imagery And Subjects That Sell And Are Popular To Non Photographers And Photographers Alike

  • Tips For Building A Visually Stunning Website And Strong Portfolio

  • Copyright And Protecting Your Digital Assets

  • How To Market Your Work To Magazines & Retail Markets

  • How To Market Yourself And Your Work Locally In Your Home Town

  • Advertising And Creating Profitability With Your Work

  • How To Start A Business, Operate Legally And Build A Brand

  • Creating Little Known Marketing Tips And Tricks

  • How To Close Deals And Increase Sales While Maintaining Your Integrity As An Artist And A Business

  • How To Start, Build And Maintain A Succesful Photography Workshop Business

Aaron Reed Photography, LLC is a licensed, fully insured business and a responsible member of the photographic community. I operate all of my workshops under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the National Park Service, State Parks & Forest Services. I am certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED & First Aid, Wilderness First Responder Trained and Follow Leave No Trace Principals. I have operated on location photography workshops since 2009.

   The investment fee for this workshop is $1095, with 50% due to reserve your spot and the remaining 50% due on or before July 1st, 2018