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Instructor Spotlight: Dave Showalter

Dave Showalter is a conservation photographer focused on the American West, iLCP Senior Fellow, a contributor to Platte Basin Timelapse for more than a decade, and has published two books with another nearing completion – Living River by Braided River spring of ’23, Sage Spirit (Braided River ’15), Prairie Thunder (Skyline ’07). Through this work, …

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Congratulations to the Summit Faculty Honored in Wildlife Photographer of the Year!

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases the worlds best nature photography to a global audience. It celebrates the power of photography and the wonder of the natural world. Being recognized in this prestigious competition is a huge honor. The competition is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum. We want to congratulate the …

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5 Tips for Packing and Traveling With Photography Gear

By Matt Stirn, Summit Program Manager & Photojournalist This January while running Summit’s Uganda workshop I visited my 50th country. Working as a photojournalist and Summit instructor I have had the chance to visit some incredible places which have taught me some important lessons when it comes to packing and traveling with photography gear. While everyone …

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This Earth Day, Let’s talk about how we can use visual storytelling to support our Planet

One of Summit’s flagship in-person workshops is the Nature and Conservation workshop held in Jackson, WY each fall. Among the fantastic shooting opportunities and friendships being made, the students hear from the incredible lineup of instructors; each one identifying as a “conservation photographer and/or filmmaker.” But a mere 15 years ago, that term was relatively …

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In the Field with Peter Mather

This is Peter Mather. Peter is a conservation photographer, Summit Instructor, and Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).  Peter has been deeply involved in conservation photography in Northern Canada for the past 10 years. Peter specializes in working with First Nations people on conservation projects on their traditional lands, celebrating their …

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Adventure of a Lifetime: Summit Adventure Workshop 2021

The 2021 Adventure workshop was incredible for faculty and students alike! The instructors are at the top of their field and were thrilled to be working with such enthusiastic and talented students. The students blew us away with their incredible imagery and only got better day after day! Check out some of the highlights below! …

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Blinded by the Light: 2021 Lighting Workshop Recap

We had a fantastic time at the 2021 Lighting Workshop in Denver, CO! A group of students with varying levels of experience gathered in the heart of downtown with four outstanding instructors: JC Carey, Matt Hernandez, Taylor Ballantyne, and Dave Black. They learned the art of lighting, skills to improve their lighting technique, how light …

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Roundup: 5 Documentaries to Watch this Weekend

Get inspired, learn something new, and be entertained this weekend with these five documentaries by Summit Instructors! https://youtu.be/0I_yaiyzvrc 1) Nigerians Fight to Protect the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal – Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. As the four Asian species of pangolins have dwindled, poachers are increasingly turning to …

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Photo by Michael Forsberg

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day Summit Community! We at Summit are thrilled to take this opportunity to celebrate the Earth and reflect on ways we can be more sustainable. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate the incredible group of Summit Instructors who have dedicated their lives to conservation. We all know the power that visual …

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