I’m already back in Canada, beginning a new project in British Columbia; however, the mentor series worldwide trek in Grand Teton National Park is still fresh in my mind.
Grand Teton National park is such a beautiful location that it would be easy to photograph nothing but landscapes, but the mentors encouraged us to think like editorial photographers throughout the workshop and create a series of images.
I really wanted to push my creativity and try new things, so I took on their recommendation but added my own twist. I wanted to process my photo essay in black and white.
While these aren’t necessarily my best images from the week – I really love some of the sunrises from Schwabacher Landing, Oxbow Bend, and Mormon Row barns – but I love how these represent the wild west culture that still exists in the Tetons and nearby Jackson, Wyoming.
Mentor Series Photo Essay
More about the Mentor Series
At the end of the Mentor Series workshop, I filled out a survey and the top question was weather I would recommend the workshops to friends. It was an easy answer. I came in with a solid background in photography and left feeling like I’d learnt something every day. It is 100% worth attending for the photography education alone, but these workshops also make sure you get the best photography opportunities, too, which is probably equally hard to replicate on your own.
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