Wilderness Photo Workshops

Photography Essentials

Photography Essentials Workshop, April 13, 2019, led by wilderness photographers, Chad Dutson and Dustin LeFevre. Fine tune your photography skills in this 1-day course at Salt Lake City’s premiere photography store, Pictureline, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.


Photography Essentials
April 13-15, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah

Join Wilderness Photographers, Chad Dutson and Dustin LeFevre, for a spring workshop at Pictureline in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

All participants attend the Classroom Workshop (April 13), then select one of three options for the Field Workshop (April 13, 14, or 15).

The Classroom Workshop is limited to 30 participants, while the field trip is limited to 12 participants each day. Register now to lock in your preferred Field Workshop day!


Classroom Workshop
April 13, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Limited to a maximum of 30.

Field Workshops
April 13, 14, or 15. Select one evening during checkout.
Limited to a maximum of 12 each day.

Register early to get your preferred Field Workshop day!


== Saturday, April 13 ==

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Introduction, Snacks

9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Presentation: “Moments in Nature”
Instruction: “It’s All About the Light”
Instruction: “The Gear"

11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Lunch [Provided]
Instruction: “The Three Elements”

1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Instruction: “Composition”
Field Application
Instruction: “Critiques”
Instruction: “Processing Options: Photoshop & Lightroom”

== Sunday, April 13, 14, or 15 ==

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Meet & Carpool to Field
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Field Application
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Return Home


Saturday Morning’s Feature:
“Moments in Nature”

A presentation of select adventures Chad and Dustin experienced while capturing landscapes and wildlife imagery. Scenes caught in lightning storms, on cliff ledges, and during face-to-face encounters with bears are among the highlights. The focus of the presentation is to share nature experiences and educate about lessons-learned.

Saturday’s Photography Instruction

Chad and Dustin will teach you the fundamentals of photography to help you feel comfortable in using manual mode: ISO, shutter speed, aperture. Feel confident in understanding the balanced use of each. Often heard is the saying that “photography is not about capturing an image, it is about making an image.” By focusing on understanding the fundamentals of light, composition, and camera settings, you will become confident with your photography skills.

Classroom instruction is limited to 30 participants. Each Field Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Register soon to secure your preferred Field Workshop day.


Field Workshop

The group will carpool in their personal vehicles to a nature location based on current weather conditions. Possible locations could include sand dunes, the forest, salt flats, or a river way.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is the Field Workshop participation limited to 12 participants?
Each day’s Field Workshop is limited to 12 so that more one-on-one time can be experienced in the wilderness learning environment, with a maximum 6:1 participant-to-guide ratio. If you desire more individualized instruction, please consider your own custom workshop with the instructor.

What is included for the Workshop price?
+ Classroom Workshop (April 13).
+ Lunch and snacks during Classroom Workshop (April 13).
+ Field Workshop Instruction (April 13, 14, or 15). Note: ground transportation is not provided. Group carpooling is recommended.

What is not included in the Workshop price?
+ Transportation to/from the Field Workshop.
+ Gratuities for your instructors, if desired.

What camera equipment should I bring to the Classroom Workshop?
+ Your camera and one lens.
+ Your camera manual (either paper or electronic), in case you have camera-specific questions.
[Please do not bring a tripod to the classroom portion, as it will just get in the way]

What camera equipment should I bring to the Field Workshop?
Everything listed above, in addition to a tripod. You may want to bring an extra lens or two, too.

Should I bring a computer to class?
We will not be using computers in class for personal processing. Feel free to bring along your computer to write notes or otherwise amplify your learning experience. Although there will be a short session on processing options, classroom instruction will focus on fundamentals, not necessarily computer use. The instructor may use some time to explain some minimal features of Photoshop and/or Lightroom during class. Please note power outlets are limited within the classroom.