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Photography at the Summit or more than 30 years, wildlife photographers have gathered at the National Museum of Wildlife Art—in Grand Teton Country—for the Summit Nature Workshop, held annually in late September. This workshop brings together a faculty of internationally known photographers, many from National Geographic magazine. Serious students and interested amateurs come from all over the world to learn, network and have their work critiqued by the top professional photographers and editors. The instructional sessions include lectures on conservation photography, marketing and freelance photography, and the latest in software and technology. F A typical workshop day begins before sunrise. Students and faculty members drive into Grand Teton National Park for early morning photography, including wildlife, nature and scenery. After that, all participants come to the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s workshop classroom to begin lecturestyle education by the workshop faculty. The workshop averages around 50 students and 10 faculty members, creating a very low (5:1) student-to-teacher ratio that is practically unheard of in the world of photography education.  Throughout the rest of the day, students have the flexibility to decide between classes, portfolio reviews, photography outside the Museum and browsing the newest equipment. Nikon, one of the workshop’s sponsors, provides a large selection of cameras and lenses for the students’ use. In the afternoons, the workshop’s faculty critiques students’ images. Seeing the variance in photography and the qualities of a great photograph becomes one of the week’s best teaching moments. In the evening, there is a lecture presentation at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Typically, two of the distinguished faculty members present their lifetime portfolios to an audience of students and Museum patrons. For more information, see PhotographyAtTheSummit.com/workshops/nature/. Photo © Syler. Courtesy Clarkson Creative. continued on page 62 PHOTOGR A PHY A T T HE S UMMI T 60 National Museum of Wildlife Art | WildlifeArt.org


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