Olympic National Park Photography Workshop - May 14-17, 2023

Towering sea cliffs and wild beaches surrounded b lush rainforests and the towering mountains of the Olympics.

Dates: May 14-17, 2023
Tuition: $2,495.00
Location: Forks, WA
Instructors: Joseph Rossbach


Overview:

Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site is three parks in one, offering us a unique opportunity to capture magical images of superb coastal, mountain, and rain forest scenery. Here you will find the longest undeveloped coast in the contiguous United States, with pebble-beaches, towering cliffs and offshore sea stacks; rain forests with moss-covered trees all surrounding the towering snow capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains.


Itinerary:

Day 1: We kick things off with a meet & greet and short presentation on the park. Then it's out for the remainder of the afternoon/sunset for our fist photoshoot.

Day 2, 3, and 4: We don't have a set schedule and will remain flexible to make the most of the often changing weather conditions on the Olympic Peninsula. On average we will be out in the field 6-8 hours a day shooting a variety of landscapes from rainforests to wild beaches and even mountain vistas and alpine meadows. We will grab meals and breaks when we can in-between shooting locations. We will shoot sunrises and sunsets along the coast if the weather is cooperating. If it's raining in the morning or evening, we will skip trying to get light on the coast and focus on the amazing opportunities of shooting in the rainforests.

On Day 4, we conclude the workshop after our sunset shoot. This gives everyone a chance to sleep in the next morning before traveling back home


Requirements:

  • Participants should have a good understanding of their camera equipment and know how to operate it.
  • Ability to shoot in a variety of weather and environmental conditions from rain, fog and even bright sunny days.
  • The ability to safely navigate hikes on beaches with incoming surf and tides.
  • The ability to hike 2-4 miles a day over uneven and rough terrain at times. Little to moderate elevation gain on a couple of the hikes to beach locations.
  • The ability to remain flexible to make the most out of the often changing weather conditions.

Planning your trip:

The closest major airport is Sea/Tac International Airport just south of Seattle, Washington. The drive from Sea/Tac to Forks, Washington is approx. 3:45. A standard rental car is all that is required.

We will send you a group booking rate and code to our hotel in Forks, Washington 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.

A detailed equipment, gear and clothing list will be sent out 60 days prior to the workshop.


Booking:

A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop. There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).

$500.00



Images from past workshop.