Can you talk about the Sea to Summit Photography workshop?
When Jim Patterson and I founded the company in 2010 we both agreed that we wanted to teach the fundamentals of good photography and finding your own vision. We both felt that this was far more important than simply hand-holding students into creating a good image. As a consequence we developed a three-pronged approach to teaching where we discuss: 1) The philosophy of art, photography, and vision; 2) Theoretical knowledge the participants can take with them to create their own beautiful photos down the road; and 3) Specific and practical tips, tricks, and approaches to photographing the present scene. And I’m happy to say we’ve seen many past students really come into their own as photographers using this approach.
Our workshops are all location-based, and they’re set in amazing landscapes that we know intimately. We could teach this stuff in a classroom, but it’s 100 times more fun to be out actually shooting in some incredible places. We currently run workshops in Death Valley, the Eastern Sierra, Yosemite National Park, the Palouse, New Zealand, Olympic National Park, and have a few other locations in the works.
Finally, I want to mention that on our workshops emphasize fieldcraft and the process of capturing great photos while out shooting, thus giving you the best possible platform to start from for post processing. We keep our groups small, 8 participants maximum, so that everyone gets plenty of attention. And all the instruction is done on a 1-on-1 basis, which means photographers of all experience levels are welcome to join us.