WHISTLER, BC April 26, 2011 – After winning the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown during the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival for the second time in the last ten years, Blake Jorgenson will share his expertise with aspiring action sports photographers at the Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshop May 19-22, 2011.

“Ten years ago there was no digital and everything was on slides, so the shows were quite simple. Now, with digital technology the shows have started to get more flashy and complicated and high energy,” says Jorgenson. “I decided I wanted to make the show like it was ten years ago, very slow and intense and simple. To not make it too complicated and draw the audience into the photos. I think it went over really well.”

Jorgenson will share his award-winning techniques alongside pro photographers Paul Morrison, Eric Berger, and Jordan Manley for the intensive and practical four-day seminar in Whistler. 

“With two sold-out workshops last fall we wanted to expand on the concept and bring in the expertise some other high caliber photographers,” says Jorgenson. “We now have a larger and more in-depth workshop that allows participants to compare multiple points of view on outdoor photography with hands-on instruction by world-class photographers.”

Each day will include on-location outdoor shoots featuring professional bike and snow athletes, landscape and lifestyle, as well as classroom sessions covering theory and industry relations. An optional evening lecture series will also take place, and of course evenings will allow participants the opportunity to enjoy Whistler’s exceptional dining and nightlife. On the last evening, an awards dinner will showcase a presentation of the participant’s daily results.

The Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshop is designed for photo enthusiasts interested in shooting outdoor and action photography. Small groups will allow for one-on-one time with each pro photographer and allow in-depth instruction about their personal techniques and approaches. Light breakfast, lunch and après session with drink and snack are included each day as well as a hosted Award’s Dinner on the last night. 

A basic understanding of photography and digital-SLR camera and laptop computer are required for participation in this workshop.  For more information and to enroll contact:

Holly Fraser

Gallery: 604-905-1125

For more information about the instructors check out:

  • •Blake Jorgenson

  • •Eric Berger

  • •Paul Morrison

  • •Jordan Manley

Whistler Outdoor Photography Workshops will continue each season with new instructors, new industry guests, and various formats. For more information check out: http://www.blakejorgenson.com/winter-11/whistler-outdoor-photography-workshops-2/

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