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Rock and Ice Photo Camp 2017 (Enrollment for 2018 Open Now!)

A recap of the 2017 Rock and Ice Photo Camp at Wild Iris outside of Lander, Wyoming. The 2018 Photo Camp---which will be in Bishop!---is open for enrollment here.

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Whether you aspire to professionalism, want to improve your already solid skills, or simply love photography and learning, the Rock and Ice photo camp is for you.

In 2017, the Photo Camp took place in Wild Iris, and the recap video above shows just what an exceptional experience it is.

The 2018 camp, to be held in Bishop, California, offers: instruction and feedback by top professionals, the chance to make friends and contacts in the outdoor world, guidance in using jumars and ropes for shooting, and fun and great meals in a beautiful setting. Students range in age from teens to their 70s, and attend from all over the country and even overseas. Numerous participants have repeated the photo camp in ensuing years.

[Click here more info and to sign up for the 2018 Rock and Ice Photo Camp]

Presented in conjunction with Adidas and Five-Ten and now in its 12th year, the camp is intended for those with advanced or solid amateur skills. Each student will have the opportunity to submit photos for a photo feature on the area. Many students continue to contribute work for our online and print editions into the future.

Christopher Beauchamp, John Evans and Jeff Rueppel will co-lead the workshop with Duane Raleigh, Rock and Ice publisher; Randall Levensaler, art director; Francis Sanzaro, editor; and other magazine staff.

A host of top climbers serve as models and subjects. Past climber-models have included Jon Cardwell, Nina Williams, Sonnie Trotter, Sasha DiGiulian, Carlo Traversi, Libby Sauter, Diego Lopez Montell and Mayan Smith-Gobat. The RI Photo Camp is considered a prized professional opportunity for climbers.

The 2018 camp will take place in Bishop, California, from October 30 through November 2. Meals are  provided (vegetarian options available). Travel is the responsibility of participants. Information on camping TBA. Cost: $1,695.

**TO SIGN UP, contact Rock and Ice’s Editor, Francis Sanzaro, at

Video and editing by Tobey Schmidt. Schmidt was a former Rock and Ice intern and 2017 Photo Camp attendee who documented the event and processes. One of Schmidt’s photos ran full-page in the ensuing print feature.

Rock and Ice’s 2018 Photo Camp is Open for Enrollment!