Enroll in the 2014 Trail Runner Photo Camp
Learn from the pros and shoot top trail runners in the field
Scenes from the 2013 inaugural Trail Runner Photo Camp. Scroll down for the full gallery.
This three-day course, May 28-30, 2014, sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE, 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.
To get more info about enrolling in the camp, please click here to fill out a short form letting us know of your interest!
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 local runners. On the fantastic trails of Utah's Castle Valley, our crew of top athletes will run while you shoot and receive instruction. In the evenings you’ll return to the group campsite or lodge 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.
GALLERY FROM LAST YEAR'S CAMP
Accommodations are included in the price of the photo camp. Students will stay at Rock Pile Ranch, on one of the original homesteads in Castle Valley, 17 miles east of Moab, Utah, with original historic barns and soddies surrounded by red rocks and trees. A cozy fireplace in the living room and kitchen fully equipped with all the conveniences of home. Enjoy the free roaming deer and wild turkey that frequent the property while enjoying a lunch out on the deck. Spectacular star gazing nights abound.
Rock Pile Ranch, Castle Valley, Utah
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?
May 27-30, 2014
WHERE IS CASTLE VALLEY?
Castle Valley, Utah is located approximately 16 miles northeast of Moab, on the eastern side of the state.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED?
All meals are provided. Vegetarian and special-needs diets can be accommodated upon request.
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.
Castle Valley, UT
May 27-30, 2014
Includes lodging and amenities, meals, snacks, drinks and photography permits.
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!
ARE ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED?
Yes, they are included in the cost of the camp. Accommodations will be announced soon.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Fly into airports Grand Junction (1.5-hour drive) or Salt Lake City (4-hour drive) and rent a car. You can also fly directly to Moab (Canyonlands Field CNY) and rent a car.
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