I landed back in the USA on Wednesday, this time making the trek due south along the Rocky Mountains from Jasper, Alberta, to Jackson, Wyoming. It’s a very exciting week, as I am taking on the rare role of student by attending a workshop with the Mentor Series in Grand Teton National Park.
This weekend also marks my 2-year anniversary as a full-time photographer, which I feel is a tremendous milestone; however, the opportunity to learn from three national geographic veterans –Michael Clark, Layne Kennedy, and Bob Smith – shows my career is still in its infancy. All three of these guys carries an infectious enthusiasm and passion for both photography and storytelling, which is perhaps what sets them apart from so many other photographers; they’ve got something to say and use photography as the vehicle to deliver their message.
Mentor Series in Grand Teton:
Grand Teton National Park is quite small, at least compared to its northern neighbor – Yellowstone – but its mountain range is stunning enough to make it a photography paradise.
We’ve already photographed some of the area’s classics, like the Snake River curve, where Ansel Adams made is infamous image and the barns along Mormon Row. Over the next few days, we’ll continue to chase light across the landscape, but we’ll also photograph fly-fishing, ranch wranglers, and a rodeo!
Only a few days have past since the solstice, so the days are still plenty long! To capture the best light, we’re getting up as early as 3AM and shooting until 10PM each night! Stay tuned for more images as the week continues!
#MentorSeries and #NikonNoFilter
NikonUSA sponsors the mentor series workshops, so we have a tremendous selection of loaner camera gear to use throughout the week! I’ve already used the Nikon 14-24 and 16mm Fisheye for the first time and it won’t belong before one of these lenses finds a permanent home in my camera kit!
Make sure to follow these two hashtags – #mentorseries and #NikonNoFilter – for more images from the Mentor Series in Grand Teton workshop.