Mt Rainier National Park Photography Workshop August 11th - 13th, 2023
Mount Rainier National Park is a United States National Park located in southeast Pierce County and northeast Lewis County in Washington state. It was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States. The park encompasses 236,381 acres (369.35 sq mi; 956.60 km2) including all of Mount Rainier, a 14,411-foot (4,392 m) stratovolcano. The mountain rises abruptly from the surrounding land with elevations in the park ranging from 1,600 feet to over 14,000 feet (490 - 4,300 m). The highest point in the Cascade Range, around it are valleys, waterfalls, sub-alpinemeadows, old-growth forest and more than 25 glaciers. The volcano is often shrouded in clouds that dump enormous amounts of rain and snow on the peak every year.
This scheduled 3 day in the field workshop will be held the second week in August based on my years of experience photographing the park during the wildflower season. Even in less than monumental years or when the season comes earlier than expected, there is still an astounding amount of breathtaking photographic opportunities in the park during this time including spectacular views of the mountain at every turn, waterfalls, old growth forests, rivers, streams and lakes.
We will be meeting at paradise lodge the morning of the 11th, to begin a short hike just before dawn and the workshop will conclude just after sunset on August 13th. The closest major airport to Mount Rainier National Park is the Seattle Tacoma International Airport(SEA). This airport is in Seattle, Washington and is approx 80 miles from the Nisqually entrance to Rainier National Park. Transportation to and from the park, hotel accommodations, entrance fees and travel during the workshop are not included in the registration fee for this workshop. Those interested can email me directly for my food/lodging and travel recommendations.
Once registered, you will receive a greater detail of information about the workshop, the places we will be visiting, the expected conditions and all of my gear recommendations specifically tailored to this workshop. Light to Moderate hiking on uneven surfaces will be required and some hiking may be considered strenuous for short periods of time and by those less experienced. We will not be going on any extreme or back country hikes on this workshop.
This workshop is expected to be one of my most popular of 2023. If you are interested, I suggest you do not delay in signing up.
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
Safety & Reliability
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.