Wildlife Photo Workshop and Telluride Photo Festival-Sept. 21-26, 2010
September 21-23, 2010
Wildlife Photography Skills with Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski
Telluride Photo Festival - September 24-26, 2010
What? Something new and different in wildlife photography? You bet! Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski invite you to join them in gorgeous Telluride, Colorado September 20-26, 2010 for an innovative workshop and festival that will expand your perspective and photographic skills forever.
Begin with Wendy and Bob's three day wildlife workshop and stay for a stellar lineup of the world's most renowned outdoor and adventure photographers. The weeklong festival, geared toward professional and experienced amateur photographers, features photography workshops, seminars, symposiums, portfolio reviews and exhibits. Presenters include ILCP Fellows Robert Glenn Ketchum, Jack Dykinga, Wendy Shattil, and Bob Rozinski, plus George Lepp, Gordon Wiltsie and numerous others. ILCP President, Cristina Mittermeier will be speaking at the festival, and an iLCP RAVE Retrospective exhibit will be on display.
So what's different about Wendy and Bob's workshop? Well, wildlife photography encompasses more than just the showy megafauna such as bears, eagles, and wolves and many shooters seek out these subjects thinking that's all there is to being a wildlife photographer. Chances are, their images look just like the millions of other photos already in existence. Simply having one's own picture of an animal may be personally satisfying, but, every photographer has the potential to create a story and make a unique statement. This is what Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski will explore with you in the "Wildlife Photography Skills" workshop. We'll follow this concept from start to finish - from envisioning the idea, creating images with a purpose and transforming the story in a meaningful way to share with others.
Wildlife includes everything from mosquitoes to mountain lions and the habitats they live in. This workshop will look at a diversity of species and fresh ways to capture their essence, approaching wildlife with a photojournalistic sensibility. Tight portraits only show how big your lens is. Subjects in context with their environment tell a far more meaningful story and can make a strong and purposeful statement. You will learn to express yourself in a broader context and through your photos, to develop an appreciation and understanding of the natural world in others. Think ILCP and National Geographic!
Wendy Shattil and Bob Rozinski's workshop is designed to take participants to the next level of their wildlife photography. Expect to refine your skills and make a difference with your images.
This will be an enjoyable 'hands on' workshop for those seeking to take full photographic advantage of the beautiful mountains, color and light surrounding Telluride. There will be daily mid-day discussions on field techniques, wildlife animal behavior, composition, shooting from blinds, as well as in-depth equipment demonstrations. Also featured will be media options for packaging wildlife stories through the creation of books online, multi-media programs, magazine submissions, blogs and eBooks.
Students should bring their portfolios, DSLR camera, tripod, laptop and the corresponding digital software and cables to download for critique.