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Adventure Photography Workshop at the Santa Fe Workshops

There are still a few spots left in my Adventure Photography workshop which is coming up in just a few weeks at the Santa Fe Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If this is calling your name then don’t hesitate to give the Workshops a call.

June 20 – June 26, 2010

This workshop is filling quickly. Please call soon to register (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Adventure photography can be an adventure in itself, involving breathtaking locations, extreme conditions, and working with elite athletes in risky situations. It requires a host of skills, including technical excellence with the camera, familiarity with a sport, and the ability to be mindful of your goals and your safety at all times.

Designed for intermediate to experienced photographers, this workshop concentrates on creating unique images of rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and trail running, as well as photographing on a working ranch. Using elite athletes as our models and northern New Mexico’s incredible landscape as our backdrop, we explore innovative ways to capture the essence of each sport and location. Topics covered during the week include research and preparation, composition and camera angles, equipment selection and use, using natural light, fill flash, and battery-powered strobes, and autofocus techniques. We also learn how to work with athletes who are putting themselves at risk and how to capture the intensity of the action. Each day finds us in a new location working with expert athletes.

Classroom time includes daily editing and critiquing sessions and one-on-one meetings with Michael. In addition, Michael shares his insights and experiences in the adventure marketplace, including career development, portfolios, and how to shoot for stock, editorial, and commercial clients.

Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor adventure photographer. His intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit in remote locations around the world feature unique angles, bold colors, strong graphics, and dramatic lighting. Balancing extreme action with subtle details, striking portraits, and wild landscapes, Michael creates photographs for editorial, advertising, and stock markets worldwide. His clients include Nike, Nikon, Red Bull, Gatorade, Patagonia, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, and Climbing, to name just a few. Michael is the author of Digital Masters: Adventure Photography. His web site is

Who Should Attend:
Advanced Amateurs and Professionals

What You Should Know:
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR camera

Accommodations Available:
On-campus housing available. Click here for pricing information and suggestions for off-campus housing.

Meal plan required
Breakfast available

Tuition & Fees:
Tuition: $1,095.00
Model and Location Fee: $125.00

For more information and to register for this workshop visit the Santa Fe Workshops website or call (505) 983-1400, ext. 11.

Michael Clark is an internationally published photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images from remote locations around the world. A sampling of his clients include: Apple, Nikon, Red Bull, National Geographic, Outside and Outdoor Photographer.