Enroll in the 2013 Trail Runner Photo Camp
Learn from the pros and shoot top trail runners in the field
Based on our sister publication Rock & Ice’s successful photo camps, this three-day course puts you in the field as a professional photographer, under the watchful eye of trail running’s top pro shooters. Learn the tricks for lighting, composition, getting in position, anticipating movement and more, from the photographers who have succeeded in the field.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Days are spent in the field shooting some of the sport’s top trail runners. This year’s runners will include camp sponsors' athletes, along with other top Colorado runners. On the fantastic trails of Colorado’s Elk Mountains, our crew of top athletes will run while you shoot and receive instruction. In the evenings you’ll return to the group campsite for a catered dinner, photo processing and a critique of your day’s work by the instructors. The goal is to improve your photography each day and have you go home with professional-level photos.
We're pleased to announce that this year's camp will be hosted at the Electric Mountain Lodge, cozily tucked away in the backcountry outside of Paonia, Colorado.
This year's lead instructor is David Clifford, former Photo Editor for Trail Runner and Rock & Ice magazines.
David is a lifelong photographer who lives and breathes his passion. His fantastic work has appeared frequently in Trail Runner, including several memorable cover images.
For the past two decades, David has traveled the world, shooting outdoor sports for both editorial and commercial clients. His photos have appeared in Outside, National Geographic Adventure and other major publications. Recently, he was selected as a Red Bull Illume finalist, an America 24-7 photographer and a PDN Outdoor finalist. He has also received a Maggy award for Photo Editing at Rock & Ice, and won the American Photographic Artists (APA) short-video-contest grand prize for best overall film. David has also mentored a half dozen of the best outdoor photographers on the planet.
Also instructing will be leading sports photographer Chris Hunter and Trail Runner’s publisher Duane Raleigh. Click here to learn more about the instructors.
Each student will receive a photo-assignment agreement—you’ll be shooting as a professional, gaining invaluable insight into the field, and getting the opportunity to have your photos published in Trail Runner. Every student will get the opportunity to have photos published in a gallery on trailrunnermag.com. Break through to the next level with the Trail Runner Photo Camp!
WHAT ARE THE DATES?
August 21, 22 and 23, 2013
WHERE IS PAONIA?
This quaint mountain community sits adjacent to the Eastern edge of the Grand Mesa, three of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Forests and endless backcountry trails in central Colorado.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED?
All meals are provided, and catered by the gourmet catering service Gina Cucina. Eat great food and enjoy cold beverages in one of the world’s finest dining locations. Breakfast and dinner are served at thelodge . Lunch is in the field, and also provided, as are snacks and drinks. Vegetarian and special-needs diets are accommodated.
WHO CAN ENROLL?
Anyone with an interest in running photography is qualified, from novices to pros.
DO YOU NEED TO BE AN EXPERT TRAIL RUNNER?
No. You only need to be enthusiastic about running photography.
WHAT ARE THE CLASS SIZES?
Paid enrollment is limited to 15 students to maintain a low student-to-instructor ratio.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
$1599 includes lodging and amenities, meals, snacks, drinks and photography permits.
August 21st-23rd, 2013
Includes lodging and amenities, meals, snacks, drinks and photography permits.
ARE ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED?
Yes. Accommodations will be in a cabin setting at Electric Mountain Lodge.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Drive to Paonia, or fly to Denver, Grand Junction, Aspen or Vail and rent a car. Driving times are two to five hours from airports.
IS THERE A REFUND POLICY?
100% refund 45 days before the first day of the class. No refund after 45 days. If you are not satisfied with the class you can receive a full refund!
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