The Wild Olympic Peninsula

Explore the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state with Mark Gardner and Al DaValle, April 3-9, 2022. Jagged snow-capped mountains, magnificent temperate rainforests with their cascading waterfalls and a rugged coast with lighthouses, beaches, sea stacks and colorful sunsets — the Olympic Peninsula is one of the most dramatic and diverse photographic locations in the U.S. 

In this workshop, we’ll sample the best of Olympic National Park and the surrounding Peninsula.  It’s the perfect setting for improving your mastery of the art of photography and making better photographs in a variety of rewarding locations. You’ll come back with great images, new friends and enriched skills and knowledge.

During the workshop, we’ll have opportunities to make classic photographs of the area, as well as more intimate, personally expressive images. In the field, the instructors will provide demonstrations and coaching on image capture, composition and use of the light. 

We’ll also spend time in the classroom as a group to improve your skills and knowledge via critiques and demonstrations.  Participants and instructors will bring a selection of past images for review, and we’ll review images made during the workshop to provide real-time feedback and coaching.

Time in the field and classroom enables us to cover the entire photographic process from initial capture to creating artwork.  The workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure plenty of individual attention.

Other workshop locations for 2022 include the eastern Sierras of California, the Bears Ears area of southeastern Utah and Acadia National Park in Maine.

For more information, visit, or contact Mark Gardner at [email protected] or 360-472-0191.

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