ABOUT THE LOCATIONOuray has a variety of rock including conglomerate sandstone and limestone. The Pool Wall, near the hot springs pool, is the local favorite crag. Some routes are rope accessed. Rock and Ice staff will provide fixed ropes and help you get into position. This area is among Colorado's most scenic, and was the location for John Wayne's movie True Grit.
ENROLL IN THE ROCK AND ICE 2014 CLIMBING PHOTO CAMPNow in its eighth year, this three-day course puts you in the field as a professional photographer, under the watchful eye of climbing’s top pro shooters. Learn the tricks for lighting, composition, getting in position, anticipating movement and more, from the photographers who have succeeded in the field.
WHAT TO EXPECTDays are spent in the field shooting some of the sport’s top climbers. Previous climbers have included Tommy Caldwell, Dave Graham, Beth Rodden, Sasha DiGiulian, Jon Cardwell, Carlo Traversi, Mayan-Smith Gobat, Chris Schulte and others. At the crag, our crew of top athletes will climb while you shoot and receive instruction. In the evenings you’ll return to the group campsite for a catered dinner, photo processing, and a critique of your day’s work by the instructors. The goal is to improve your photography each day and have you go home with professional-level photos.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORSThis year's instructors are David Clifford, former photo editor of Rock and Ice and Trail Runner, and Keith Ladzinski. David has been published in Outside, National Geographic Adventure and other leading magazines. To view his work click here. Keith Ladzinski is a leading sports photographer who has worked for Outside, ESPS, the New York Times, Men's Journal and numerous other publications and media outlets. To view Keith's work click here.
FEATURE ASSIGNMENTEach student will receive a photo-assignment agreement—you’ll be shooting as a professional, gaining invaluable insight into the field, and getting the opportunity to have your photos published in Rock and Ice. Every student will get the opportunity to have photos published in a gallery on rockandice.com. To see the galleries from 2012 and 2011, click here and here. To see the latest, from 2013 click here.
RESERVE YOUR SPOTThis a unique photo camp, and the only one of its kind in the climbing world. The Photo Camp fills quickly; we suggest you reserve your place as soon as you can. A 50% deposit guarantees you a place in the Photo Camp. The balance is due 20 days before the start date. IF YOU REGISTER AND ALSO WIN THE PHOTO CAMP CONTEST, YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE REFUNDED.
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