Tim Ernst 2013 Photo Workshops
in the Buffalo National River area in Arkansas (operating under a Commercial Use Authorization, National Park Service)
Registration Form (pdf)
*PLEASE NOTE that one-day workshop field trips and class time are for adult paying students only. Spouses are welcome for the multi-day workshops (extra fee).
SHOOTING AND DIGITAL WORKFLOW MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS (limited to eight students per class) at the Harmony Mountain Retreat. Our multi-day workshops are held at the Harmony Mountain Retreat, which is located just south of the Buffalo River area and is surrounded by great scenic places to photograph. The facility is roomy with plenty of space for us to spread out and process images, and to relax and socialize in when we need to. PLUS everyone gets their own private room with full bath. These workshops are for anyone with a basic knowledge of how your camera controls work, but who wants to learn the secrets of taking really great nature photographs. We will spend most of our time in the field shooting wildflowers and waterfalls (in the spring), great fall color (in the fall), and whatever else we can find along the way. When we have bad weather (clear blue skies) we will work on creating a fast and effecient digital workflow from camera to print.
We’ve had students with point-and-shoot cameras in this class, and also folks with very expensive equipment - you will learn how to get the best images out of whatever equipment that you have, and all skill levels are welcome. Recommended equipment is a 35mm dSLR camera with at least a kit zoom lens, sturdy tripod, and polarizing filter (a bag full of additional lenses would be even better!).
We will begin these workshops on Monday or Thursday night with some equipment and shooting techniques discussion - we want to make sure your camera is set up correctly for you to capture everything the camera is capable of. We’ll get up early Tuesday/Friday and Wednesday/Saturday and head out after a continental breakfast to a scenic location nearby and shoot most of the morning, returning to the cabin for a great lunch. We'll go through the entire digital workflow in the early afternoon, then head out to another scenic location to shoot until dinnertime. After a dinner we’ll continue processing, and perhaps sneak out to do some nighttime star trail or lightpainting. Thursday/Sunday morning we’ll once again get up early and head out after breakfast to another scenic location nearby, but will only shoot for a couple of hours before returning to the lodge for checkout by 10am.
Included is a private room with full bath, all meals beginning with Monday/Thursday evening dinner through breakfast Thursday/Sunday (snacks, coffee, bottled water, and soft drinks all the time). The digital darkroom workflow will be demonstrated on my main computer and projected to the class, but students are welcome to bring their own desktop or laptop computers and follow along and do their own processing - there will be table space and time available (most folks bring their own computer but it is not required).
Weekend Workshop students will receive:
• An autographed copy of one of my picture books
• A copy of my Digital Workflow Tutorials as Quicktime movies
• All meals, plus lodging in a private room with full bath
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR DIGITAL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS (4-8 students per class). This workshop is for any skill level, any type of digital camera (although folks who have a dSLR with a couple of lenses will get the most out of it). We'll begin the day with an hour shoot at some scenic location in northwest Arkansas - you'll learn how to set up your digital camera for the best captures possible, plus we'll cover composition and other shooting techniques. Then we'll drive to the Buffalo River Gallery and spend the rest of the day processing your images and learning the complete digital workflow from camera to print using the new Photoshop CS6. You will select one of your images and we'll make a fine art 11 x 14 print for you to take home. It is helpful to bring your own laptop computer with Photoshop CS6 loaded on it (a 30-day trial version is available for free download from Adobe), although this is not required - we can process your images on Tim's computer if needed. Lunch and an autographed copy of a Tim Ernst picture book, plus video tutorials of the digital workflow process are included in the $299 price.
Tim Ernst has been a professional wilderness photographer since 1975. His credits include: National Geographic, Audubon, Backpacker, Outside, Outdoor Photographer, American Hiker, Natural History, Country, Chevy Outdoors, Country Living, Farm Woman, Travel South, Walking, American Forestry, and Arkansas Times magazines, Sierra Club Calendars, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service maps and brochures, Readers Digest Books, The New York Times, and dozens of other national, regional and local publications. Thirteen collections of his wilderness images have been published as coffee table picture books - Arkansas Landscapes II, Arkansas Portfolio III, Arkansas Autumn, Arkansas Wildlife, Arkansas Landscapes, Arkansas Waterfalls: Scenic Icons of The Natural State, Buffalo River Dreams, Arkansas Portfolio II, Arkansas Wilderness, Arkansas Spring, Arkansas Portfolio, Wilderness Reflections, and Buffalo River Wilderness. He has been shooting digital for many years using several different camera systems including Phase One medium format, Nikon, Canon and Sony digital SLR 35mm, also Minolta, Canon, and Olympus point-and-shoot cameras. Tim has attended specialized digital printing and Photoshop training at the Epson Academy and other seminars, and with master digital printers Charles Cramer and Bill Atkinson, with Photoshop guru Seth Resnick, and other nature photographer legends like George Lepp, John Shaw, Jim Zuckerman, Carlin Tapp, and David Muench. You will leave these intense workshops a tired but happy camper!
DEPOSIT AND REFUND POLICY A non-refundable $50 deposit will reserve you a spot in one of the above workshops. The balance of your workshop fee is due 30 days before the start of your workshop (if we don't get your balance in time your spot may be given to someone else and you will lose your deposit). If you have paid the full amount of the workshop and have to cancel, the full amount less the $50 non-refundable deposit is refundable up to 30 days before the start of the workshop. If you have to cancel after this time, your fee may be applied to a future workshop or it may be refunded if we fill your space - if we can't fill your space, your workshop fee is not refundable.
Click HERE for the WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
E-mail FIRST for space available, and more information, or call 870-861-5536
Be sure to bring a dry pair of shoes!
CELEBRATING 26 YEARS OF TIM ERNST WORKSHOPS!
A photographer was invited to dinner with friends and took along afew pictures to show the hostess. She looked at the photos and commented - These are very good - you must have a good CAMERA.He didn't make any comment, but, as he was leaving to go home he said - That was a really delicious meal - you must have some very good POTS!
WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO USE YOUR POTS (camera) TO PRODUCE GREAT PHOTOS!
photo by Ray Scott