ABOUT THE LOCATIONThe Frying Pan/Hagerman Pass area has a variety of rock including some of the best granite bouldering in Colorado, bolted Wingate-style sandstone sport climbing, and granite cragging. The area is sub-alpine with creeks, lakes and high peaks.
ENROLL IN THE ROCK AND ICE 2015 CLIMBING PHOTO CAMPNow in its ninth 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 INSTRUCTORSThis year's instructors are David Clifford, former photo editor of Rock and Ice and Trail Runner, Andy Mann and John Evans. David has been published in Outside, National Geographic Adventure and other leading magazines. To view his work click here. Andy Mann is co-founder of 3 Strings Productions, a regular contributor for National Geographic and continues to document climbing as often as possible, most recently on expeditions to Greenland, Polynesia, Peru and Patagonia. 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.
Other instructors include Rock and Ice editor Jeff Jackson and publisher Duane Raleigh, and art 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. To see the galleries from 2012 and 2011, click here and here. To see the latest, from 2013 click here. For the 2014 gallery click here. 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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