With Jack Graham, Bill Fortney and Dan Bailey
• Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2018, Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend, TN
Study and learn "on location" from a group of official FUJIFILM X-Photographers in these intensive, three and a half day workshops, set in the varied landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains.
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be teaching alongside Jack Graham and Bill Fortney during the 2018 FUJIFILM X-PHOTOGRAPHERS NATURE and TRAVEL SUMMIT this fall. We did two of these summits last year, and they were both really fun and unique events! They're awesome learning opportunities for photographers of all skill levels, and so I'm looking forward to sharing my photography knowledge and X Series expertise with you if you decide to join us!
Sponsored by FUJIFILM and specifically designed for X Series shooters and non-Fuji shooters who are interested in the X Series or the GFX, these workshops will teach you how to maximize your creativity and technical abilities with the Fujifilm system.
During the course of three and a half fun-filled days, you'll learn a wide range of photography methods and techniques from each of us, and get firsthand instruction about how we use the specific features of the Fuji cameras in our own image making.
Through a combination of field sessions, presentations, image reviews and talks about a wide range of photography topics, you'll learn not just how to expand your photography abilities, but how to make use of the specific tools and features that are built-right into the X Series cameras
In addition to the set itinerary, which includes two in-detph presentations by each of the instructors, there will be plenty of opportunity for personal, one-on-one time with us, as well as informal time to chat and get to know the other attendees, as well. One of my favorite aspects of our two summits from last year, and any of my workshops for that mater, was making so many new friends!
In addition to a trio of experienced outdoor photographer teachers, there will be FUJIFILM technical reps and other personnel on hand to provide loaner X Series/GFX equipment, enhance your learning experience and answer any questions (or give your own feedback) about the X Series gear. There will even be some free giveaways!
Last year, we even had a visit by two Fujifilm product managers from the New York office, who came down to answer direct questions and get feedback on the gear. They're always keen to listen to what you guys have to say about the X Series/GFX cameras and lenses and find out what features you'd like to see addressed or added in future models and firmware updates.
For photographers of all skill levels, these are really fun events that promise beautiful scenic locations to practice your skills and the unique opportunity to learn from a dedicated group of professional photographers and workshop leaders.
If you're an X Series shooter or if you're curious about the Fuji system, and you want the chance to learn from me and two other working pro Fuji shooters, then I highly recommend attending one or both of these summits. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
- Group Size: Max of 60 Photographers at each summit.
- Oct 31-Nov4, 2018: Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend, TN
- Price: $695
- Photography instruction specifically geared towards FUJIFILM X Series shooters.
- Exclusive and intensive, multi-day learning opportunity in a beautiful setting.
- Field sessions, group presentations and personal image reviews.
- Lots of time for informal, on-on-one interaction with the instructors and other participants.
- Professional instruction in small group settings from 4 professional outdoor and travel shooters, all offficial FUJIFILM X Photographers
- Demo a variety of FUJIFILM X Series/GFX cameras & lenses.
- WHAT WiLL I Learn?
- Image Reviews
Each day will begin with a morning field session in any number of beautiful landscape settings, followed by a late morning presentation. After lunch, there will be 2-3 afternoon seminars that will feature any number of topics, and a feature evening presentation by one of the four instructors. In the evening, there will be lots of downtime for informal one-on-one time with the instructors and other attendees.
Each of the X-Photographers will give at least two focused presentations during the summit, and you'll also see demonstrations by the FUJIFILM staff that will range from technical aspects and creative use of the X Series gear.
During the summit, you'll learn a wide range of techniques and creative methods from a small group of long-time working pro photographers. They'll provide insight about their own creative and compositional methods, as well as specific instruction on how they use the features and tools found in the X Series cameras. You'll learn how to see and compose powerful imagery, and how to use the dedicated settings and creative tools in the Fuji system to expand your own creative photography boundaries.
- Tips towards making better images regardless of subject matter or location
- Composition: Seeing creativity and effectively arranging your subject matter
- What makes for a truly compelling image
- How to be proficient with the different X Series cameras and lenses
- How to make the most of the gear you already have
- Specific instruction on the dedicated modes and creative settings on the X Series gear
- How to pull together light, subject and background into single dramatic frame
During the field sessions, you'll work in smaller groups of 15 people and one of the X Photographer instructors. All attendees will have at least one field sessions with each of the instructors.
One of the best ways to learn is to have your own images reviewed by a professional. We'll have a dedicated block set aside for image reviews and you'll have the chance to submit two of your photographs for review and comment by each of the instructors. (Images should be on a USB thumb drive, 1600 pixels on the long side.)
During the review, the X Photographers will provide personal feedback about your image and give you expert tips on how to improve or expand the creative or technical aspects of your imagery and shooting style.
Lodging is not included in the price of the summit, but after registrant, detailed information will be sent to you about reasonable priced and quality lodging opportunities in the area. Depending on availability, you may be able to stay right on-site.
- All classroom sessions
- Feature presentations
- Image reviews
- FUJIFILM X Series loaner gear and demos
- Guided field sessions
- Opportunities for one-on-one time with each of the instructors and FUJIFILM tech reps
- Dedicated X Series instruction and support
- The promise of amazing learning opportunities
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Travel/transportation to the summit locations
- Personal camera gear
- Meals and alcoholic beverages
- Any guarantees of perfectly clear weather
Testimonials From Dan's Past Photography Workshop Participants
I Hope You Can Join Us!
Whether your interest lies with landscape, nature photography or travel adventure styles, these brand new FUJIFILM X- PHOTOGRAPHER SUMMITS promise an unmatched opportunity to learn from me and a handful of other pro Fuji shooters.
As I said above, these summits are limited to only 60 participants, so don't wait too long to decide! I really hope you can join us! Please email me if you have any questions, or check out the official Summit FAQ Page
To reserve your spot, clic the button below and you'll be taken to the registration page on the official FUJIFILM X-PHOTOGRAPHERS TRAVEL and NATURE SUMMITS website.