September 5 through 8. September 5 is arrival and set-up day, with an evening clinic.
Location: Wild Iris, near Lander, WY.
All meals are provided from the evening of September 5 through lunch on September 8. Breakfast and dinner are served at the campsite. Lunch is in the field, and also provided, as are snacks and drinks. Vegetarian and special-needs diets are accommodated.
Anyone with an interest in climbing photography is qualified. Previous courses have included novice to pro photographers, and some students have gone on to professional photography careers.
No. You only need to be enthusiastic about climbing photography.
Paid enrollment is limited to 15 students to maintain a high student-to-instructor ration
Yes, lodging is provided the nights of September 5, 6 and 7.
100% refund 45 days before the first day of the class. No refund after 45 days. If you are not satisfied with the class you can receive a full refund!
$1,599, includes lodging and amenities, meals, snacks, drinks and instruction.
ABOUT THE LOCATIONWild Iris, at 9,000 feet is an alpine rock destination known for its spectacular scenery, great rock and friendly atmosphere. It is located about 20 minutes outside Lander, Wyoming.
ENROLL IN THE ROCK AND ICE 2017 CLIMBING PHOTO CAMPNow in its 11th 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 photographing our climbing crew. Sessions will include natural and artificial lighting including reflector use, capturing action, getting into position, composition, gear. 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 INSTRUCTORSChristopher Beauchamp is a frequent contributor photographer for Rock and Ice and has photographed the world over, from the gypsum caves of the Ukraine to Ebola wards in Africa to big ice routes in Newfoundland. He is represented by the agencies Wonderful Machine and Aurora. View his works here.
John Evans is the former marketing director for Petzl, has been shooting professionally since 2001, and is published commercially by EMS, REI, Cabelas and Mountain Gear. You can view John's work here.
Jeff Ruppel works with Adobe/Lightroom, is a frequent contributor and has shot for large national clients including google. View his work here.
Other instructors include Rock and Ice editor Francis Sanzaro, publisher Duane Raleigh and at director Randy Levensaler
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.
Check out the galleries from past years:
- Rifle, Colorado 2016
- The Fryingpan, Colorado 2015
- Ouray, Colorado 2014
- Redstone, Colorado 2013
- Indy Pass, Colorado 2012
- Mill Creek, Utah 2011
- Rifle, Colorado 2010
IN 2013 AND 2014, OUR STUDENTS HAD TWO ROCK AND ICE COVER PHOTOS!
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.
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