North Cascades Photography Workshop

North Cascades Photography Workshop

Mount Shuksan from Baker Lake North CascadesMount Shuksan and Baker Lake #53550

Join me for a two-day workshop on creative visualization in the North Cascades.  Hosted by the North Cascades Institute, the Pacific Northwest’s premier organization for environmental learning. This will be a hybrid workshop, with the first part being a full day in the field. The second part will be an online Zoom session where we will discuss techniques of photo editing and processing.

The field segment will be a full day of photographing in the beautiful Old Growth forests along Baker Lake in the North Cascades. The lake sits below the towering summits of Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. Along the way, we will pass numerous streams flowing through a cool and fragrant forest of giant firs and cedars. Along with an understory lush with ferns and wildflowers there will be plenty of subject matter to work with.

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During our time in the field, we will discuss and learn composition techniques. We will also explore focus stacking, exposure stacking, macro photography, and more. Above all, we will learn to develop and express personal visions of the surrounding environment. In the online Zoom session, we will discuss and learn various editing and processing techniques to help convey creative your experience.

Although this workshop touches on some basic technical aspects of photography the focus will be on creativity and visualization. Participants should possess a working knowledge of their cameras. Participants should also have a basic understanding of image editing apps.

Due to pandemic restrictions, the field portion will be limited to eight participants.


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Suggested Photography Equipment

  • DSLR  is preferred but any camera will be acceptable
  • Wide-angle to short telephoto lens
  • Polarizing filter
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter release

Sunrise over Mount Baker (elevation 10,778 feet (3,285 m) and Baker Lake, North Cascades WashingtonMount Baker from Baker Lake  #53562  Purchase

North Cascades Photography Workshop

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