3-Day Photography Workshop with Rich Seiling and Jim Richardson!
October 4-6, 2024 | Location: Jackson hole, WY
Tuition: $1,995 | Deposit: 25% of Tuition
Deposit due upon registration, full tuition due 90 days before the workshop.
Great Prints Don't Happen by accident
They are a result of a considered process, from capture to careful editing, processing, file preparation and printing. In this three day intensive workshop, master print maker Rich Seiling will share the techniques and processes he has used to create museum exhibitions and gallery shows, while helping you to elevate the expressiveness of your own photographs.
Elevate your Prints
This in-person, hands-on class is primarily focused on image processing and printing, with opportunities for field work in the beautiful Grand Tetons. Working on your own photographs under the experienced eye of a top professional in the industry, you’ll learn to refine your editing, decision making and problem solving skills to expand and fulfill your creative vision, and leave with beautiful fine art prints.
You will learn:
Expect to make ten to twenty 8.5×11 proof prints as you refine your photo and processing skills, culminating in a final 13×19 print.
Meet at 9 AM for orientation and introductions then get started with lectures and presentations. After lunch, we’ll start working on refining your images and printing 8.5×11 proof prints, along with lecture and critique sessions. We’ll work until about 5pm when you will be free to explore the unique dining options in the area.
Meet early and head out for optional sunrise (7am) shoot in GTNP. Have breakfast, a short break, and then return to the classroom for additional skills building demonstrations and proofing/critique. We’ll bring in sandwiches for lunch and keep working through the afternoon as we work to refine our prints and prepare them for final proofs. We’ll work until about 5pm when you will be free to explore the unique dining options in the area.
Return to the classroom for additional presentations and lab work time to create a finished 13×19 print. Lunch will be provided, and after a second critique and discussion, dismissal in the afternoon.
Meet Your Instructors
Rich Seiling’s passion for capturing light and beauty with photography has led him on a series of adventures that have shaped his vision and view of the craft. From a stint at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite as an assistant curator, to his pioneering work in digital printmaking, founding of a leading fine art printing studio, and 22 years living in and photographing the Yosemite region of the Sierra Nevada, Rich has deeply explored the vision and craft of photography while continuing to express his own vision.
He learned photography in the darkroom, seeking to make prints with the rich tonal scale exemplified by the West Coast traditions of photography. But his frustration with color processes lead him to explore digital photography starting in the early 1990s.
Combining his darkroom knowledge with digital tools led to a process for making color prints of museum quality that pushed the process to new heights. His reputation for making vibrant yet realistic digital prints allowed him to help photographers like Michael Forsberg, Galen Rowell, Jack Dykinga, Robert Glenn Ketchum, and many others, make the transition to digital fine art printing. With his team at West Coast Imaging, he has helped produce numerous museum shows, supplied prints for leading galleries, and done prepress for art books from publishers like Taschen and Houghton Mifflin.
His simple yet powerful Photoshop workflow, tested on tens of thousands of prints at WCI, is in use by many top professionals, and has been taught to countless students across the country through workshops and lectures.
Working in both black & white and color, Rich strives to capture the profound beauty of nature and communicate it through vibrant, and sometimes large, prints. He considers himself a student of light, discovering its qualities and how it communicates the inherent realities of a subject, often seeking out fleeting moments of rare light that make the landscape sing its own voice.
Driven by the belief that each photographer has a unique story only they can tell, Rich teaches the art of photography through workshops and articles. His goal is to help students unlock their potential to tell their own stories by helping them gain control of the craft, expand their vision, and most of all, to experience the enrichment and joy that photography brings.
Rich lives just outside Nashville with his wife and creative partner Susan, and his three children.
Jim has work appearing regularly in National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler in addition to Geographic books. Jim is on assignment for Nat Geo projects almost full time and for good reason. Richardson, a onetime newspaper photographer in Kansas and Colorado, brings amazing story-telling techniques along with detailed research to his pictures. Thirty years ago, he began photographing the area around his hometown in north central Kansas.
Lodging & Classroom
Discounted rates have been secured for students at the The Virginian Lodge in Jackson. This is where the workshop classroom is located and where the faculty and staff will be staying! Click HERE to book your room!
*If you book a room at the hotel, but are not taking the workshop the hotel may drop your reservation and/or charge the full rate which is significantly higher.