Next week, I am heading to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, along with 8 amazing photographers for the first Aperture Nature Photography Workshop in Grand Teton National Park.
The workshop brings together the wisdom and experince of 3 pro photographers, award-winning photojournalist Steve Simon, travel & stock photographer, Scott Stulberg & TWiP’s leading man Scott Bourne, with the enthusiasm of the 4 amateur photographers and me!
Gabriel Morosan snapped this candid of me on Kits Beach with the 70-200mm.
I’ll be blogging, vlogging, and documenting all the inspirational moments in the Grand Tetons and no doubt I’ll get up to some mischief at some point :D.
The amateurs were selected amongst thousands of talented phtoographers who entered their best nature or wildlife shot in the contest. You can see their stunning photos here.
Besides getting to learn from some of the best photographers in the business, the contest winners get some sweet prizes as well (USB Drobo, ThinkTank photo bag, Aperture, Lifetime Photrade membership…). As the official blogger, I may be privy to these prizes as well.
I’m so psyched about the ThinkTank rotation360 bag. I’ve been using the Lowepro Computrekker AW bag and it sits so high on my back that it completely messes up my centre of balance, and I have literally been knocked off my feet more than once. Both of those times being on the London Underground. Don’t worry, no biscuits were injured during the fall, only my knees and elbows.
With all my gear, this bag weighed 7.5kg (16lbs). Yikes. See what’s inside.
I think this will be a life-changing experience for me. Getting the chance to learn from these great photographers is truly priceless. Plus, Scott has promised to let me have go on his Nikon D3. My lil Rebel Xti is already pouting.
There are three more ANPW contests to Olympic, Yosemite, and Yellowstone National Parks, so if you are budding nature/wildlife photographer, I really encourage you to enter the next competition. You may even get to hang out with me. :p I’ll let you know when the next contest deadline is announced. Until then, get inspired and head outside and snap some awesome nature photos.
And remember to join my photography competition group on flickr and post your best shot of the summer. You’ve got until noon Thursday, Sept 18th to enter your photo.