Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop
We’ve profiled Scott Markewitz and his work previously. He’s about to embark on his fourth annual workshop. If you’re into capturing high-speed sports and love to ski or snowboard yourself, don’t miss learning more about this exciting photographic opportunity. What follows are the details from Scott himself.
I’m excited to announce my fourth annual workshop January 31 – February 3, 2013 at Snowbird, Utah. This intensive three-day program is geared for photographers of all levels passionate about skiing, snowboarding and the outdoors and who want to expand their photographic knowledge and skills. Participants will learn about all aspects of winter outdoor photography with morning and evening classroom sessions and daily on-mountain sessions which give participants a chance to practice their skills photographing professional skiers and snowboarders in action. It’s an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone that will challenge students creatively, technically, and physically.
All participants should have a basic understanding of digital photography and be able to ski or snowboard most areas on the mountain comfortably while carrying their camera gear. Students are required to bring proper ski/snowboard equipment for any conditions, a DSLR camera with assorted lenses, a backpack to carry equipment while riding, a laptop with image processing software installed (Photoshop CS2 or higher, Lightroom, Aperture, or other similar programs), a memory card reader, thumb drive, and at least one external hard drive for storage.
The Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop includes three days of instruction both on the mountain and in the classroom as well as three nights at the Cliff Lodge, lift tickets, early trams and breakfast. The cost for the workshop is $1300 (double occupancy, plus taxes & fees) and interested parties can register by calling Snowbird Central Reservations at 800-453-3000. For locals who don’t require lodging and/or lift tickets, please contact Scott Markewitz directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop only pricing.
As far as technical gear and high speed shooting is concerned, Scott had this to say:
I’ll be using PocketWizard radios during the workshop for action ski/snowboard shots on the mountain, and will be discussing some of the technical aspects of the radios in the classroom. Everyone in the workshop will have the opportunity to shoot with PocketWizard radios and learn some of the basics of lighting, setting up and timing for an action shot with strobes and PocketWizards. We’ll be using mostly the FlexTT5® so I can demonstrate the Hypersync® capabilities, but I will also bring in some Plus® III radios for their ease and versatility.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to stop motion on the slopes. See more of Scott Markewitz and his work at his site.