📸 Summit Photography Workshops@summitworkshops

The Summit hosts the most acclaimed photography workshops available anywhere. All photos taken by participants at our workshops. Sponsored by Nikon.

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In Jackson, beauty is all around, sometimes it just takes patience...As told by 2016 alum @isaacspicz: “We were down by the visitor center near Moose Wilson and all I can remember is that it was really hard to get a good shot of the fox because he was so focused on finding food he almost never looked up. So i was really happy when he finally posed for me.
I learned so much from the workshop! I learned a lot about creativity that week. Shooting with @thomasdmangelsen , @daveblackphoto , @melissagroo , etc was just so awesome. Getting feedback from photographers that I look up to was so helpful and awesome!” Each year, @summitworkshops and the @wildlifeartjh partner to offer two scholarships to local high school students for the #SummitNature workshop. @isaacspicz was passionate, hard-working, and a great addition to the #summitphotofamily

Jackson, Wyoming
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We all have ‘that place’. Somewhere we go, regardless of distance, weather or time. Where you go to find peace and be in the moment.  For many of us in the #Summitphotofamily , Jackson Hole is that place.  Where is your place?
📷 @howardarndt 2012 #summitnature

Jackson, Wyoming
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Adding light to your photography can take it to another level. At the 2017 #SummitLighting Workshop, students worked alongside a variety of instructors to practice and perfect these skills.  While working with @daveblackphoto the group learned insights on adding light to make the ordinary extraordinary. Students learned how the nuanced addition of light, allows a photographer to navigate a multitude of visual challenges. How to capture that shadowed face or other important detail to the image, and the correct exposure in a challenging setting. All this to manage while still considering shooting angles, background, foreground and overall composition. While lighting is not something that can be picked up over night, it is something that every highly skilled shooter knows and considers constantly. Come sharpen your skills and learn from the very best. 📷 @gulphoto 2017 Summit Lighting Workshop

Massif Studios
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@summitworkshops is pleased to announce that Nikon Ambassador, @daveblackphoto will be joining our roster of elite faculty for the 2018 Sports Cali Workshop.
As one of the world’s preeminent sports photographers and lighting experts, Dave is constantly reinventing himself and pushing new frontiers. We look forward to Dave bringing his high energy teaching and knowledge to the West Coast. This will be another workshop that you don’t want to miss!

Los Angeles, California
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Big Happy Birthday to one of our absolute best faculty! One that Rich Clarkson found when she was a mere college student. He was sure right about her! Happy Birthday @maryannegolon !!!


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Sandhill cranes spread their wings to dance at sunrise on the shallow braided sandbars of the Platte River in Nebraska. Each spring, 500,000 sandhills find refuge on the Platte River during migration. It is the largest gathering of cranes anywhere in the world. At the 2017 #summitsandhillcranes workshop Barbara Folger captured the beauty of the dance. Cranes can be known to dance to establish relationships, territorial claims and it also shows the bond between a pair that stay together for life.
Come fly away with @summitworkshops alongside @mforsbergphoto , @melissagroo , and @dshowalter_photo this March for the beauty of the Sandhill Crane migration! #throwbackthursdays #conservation


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@summitworkshops is committed to providing the best workshop experience but also giving back.  On #givingtuesday it provides a perfect opportunity to help our friends at the iLCP and their mission to promote environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography and filming.

ILCP now has 107 Fellows in 26 countries. These photographers and filmmakers devote their lives to creating images that tell stories about the natural world to help educate, inform and inspire us to take action.

At the Summit Nature workshop one of the many @ilcp_photographers fellows on staff, @melissagroo shares her knowledge, passion and perspective on a daily basis.  This image captures a crisp beautiful morning that Melissa and @moheim led a group along the Snake River with the Tetons in the background.  The early morning light and fog helped create stunningly beautiful images. 📷 @csteppig
On Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation of any amount to iLCP.  You can text ILCP to 4144 or click the link in our bio! 🙏🏻 #conservation #ilcp

R Lazy S Ranch
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Today is your LAST chance to take advantage of @summitworkshops 15% off discount! With an elite faculty and our team teaching approach, there is no workshop out there that can provide you with the tools to take your photography to new heights!
This image is of one of many of the on site classes that took place during the 2017 #SummitSportsDenver.
Are you a sports shooter? Don’t miss the opportunity to shoot everything from traditional ball sports to wake boarding to motocross. We continually strive to provide students the opportunity to learn from the best, in the best’s environment. Here, @mark.reis taught and shared his expertise on location at Thunder Valley Park.

Thunder Valley Motocross Park
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Constantly Explore.

Fall in Jackson, WY is a very special time. When a clear night presents itself it gives a photographer the window to create something spectacular. This well composed image was created with a wide aperture and a high ISO which allows the starts to be captured. The thoughtfully added light in the tent adds an extra interesting visual element to the composition. 📷 @masfotographia 2014 #summitadventure

Jackson, Wyoming
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Don’t let this years @summitworkshops Black Friday // Cyber Monday Sale slip through your hands!!! 📷 by @joeduncanphoto 2017 #summitsportscali

Sale link is in our bio! 👌🏻

California Lutheran University
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Even in a world with darkness in the corners, we are thankful for the beauty and light that continues to shine through. We at @summitworkshops have so much to be thankful for this year. One of the things that we are most thankful for is our #summitphotofamily. We are so very lucky to get to participate in your growth and reaching the goals that you have set for yourself. Thanks for being part of such a special community and bringing important stories to the world.
This poignant picture was captured by Barbara Scully at the 2007 #SummitNature workshop. Do you have a picture that represents what you are thankful for? Please share it using #summitphotofamily - we would love to see them!




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Jackson, Wyoming
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On Saturday of the #summitsportscali workshop students and faculty took to the field! With an action packed day of water polo, football, and soccer our friends at @callutheran provided us with a great opportunity to teach and to learn! Instructors like @mjterrill1 @deannefitzmaurice and @jschwaberow helped the students in recognizing not only photo positions along the field but also peak action and composition. @yongtecklim with the great photo and he was also the winner of the #nikonambassador medallion for the week that exemplified not only hard work but teamwork! Thanks to @yongtecklim for traveling from Singapore to join us! 🙏🏻




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California Lutheran University
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Monday is a state of mind. So is applying light to your photography. Looking at a situation, and finding ways to make your photos different than the rest. There is no better instructor to help you think outside the box than Nikon Ambassador @joeyterrill. Each day during our #summitsportscali Joey worked with the students to add light to make something truly special.
📷 @natashariggphotography

Agoura Boxing
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@summitworkshops is committed to bringing new opportunities to the students at every workshop. This photo is one of those examples. A fast paced water polo match at night. This event did not disappoint, providing dynamic and high action on a beautiful color palate. A special thanks to @pepperdinewaves for the partnership and @scott_taetsch for this awesome shot!

Pepperdine University
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A great time was had by all in California last week! Many of the students and faculty started their days at sunrise to capitalize on all that the coast had to offer! Thanks @lucasgilman for getting up early with students to capture shots like this. This photo highlights the beauty of early morning light as well as patterns in the waves. Thank you CA! We will see you again soon! 📷 @photosbyaileen

Ventura Point
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Our inaugural Sports California Photography Workshop could not have gone better. With an incredible collection of instructors and students and the support of @nikonusa, breaking ground in California was a huge success. Thank you to everyone involved in this workshop, from our fearless leader and workshop director @csteppig, to our entire faculty and workshop staff, to our sponsors, and to our students who came to experience the Summit on the West Coast. We thank all of you for everything you did! Thanks for the great memories, California - we will see you again soon! 🌞🌞

The final day of the Sports California Workshop was full of great sports and great memories as our group wrapped up a wonderful event. After an insanely beautiful morning at Ventura Beach and a info-packed instructor roundtable discussion with the faculty, students photographed a volleyball tournament in Santa Monica with @jschwaberow, pro volleyball portraits with @lucasgilman and @deannefitzmaurice on El Matador Beach, and finally an MMA fighter and model at 805 Studios with @joeyterrill. ⠀

Videos by @stevenjacobs_, @jschwaberow and @jtafoya05, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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Day Four of the Sports California Workshop, the final day of the event, was a great way to cap off our time here on the West Coast. After another great morning of photographing surfers on Ventura Beach, our faculty had a roundtable discussion with the students and then broke into groups to photograph some fun events. With @jschwaberow at a volleyball tournament, @joeyterrill in the studio with a model, and @lucasgilman and @deannefitzmaurice on Matador beach with pro volleyball players, students had one last great opportunity to capture some incredible images with the Summit. ⠀

Photos by @stevenjacobs_, @jtafoya05, @csteppig and @jschwaberow, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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Day Three of the Sports California Workshop was another day filled with great sporting events and even greater photographs. Photographing surfers at sunrise with @lucasgilman on the incredible Ventura Beach was a great way to start the day. Then, students were able to photograph a slew of college sports alongside the entire faculty, including college water polo, football and soccer. Finally, students were able to spend time in the studio with @joeyterrill taking portraits of an MMA model. Yet again, California gave us a wonderful day of sports photography. 🏄🏻🏈⚽️

Videos by @stevenjacobs_, @jtafoya05 and @jschwaberow, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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Day Three of the Sports California Workshop continued the trend of incredible sports photography! After spending the morning on gorgeous Ventura Beach photographing surfers at sunrise, students had another chance to photograph college water polo as well as the opportunity to photograph college football and soccer. Additionally, students got to photograph studio portraits of a MMA model. It was truly an action-packed day! 🏄🏻🏈⚽️

Photos by @stevenjacobs_, @jtafoya05, @csteppig and @jschwaberow, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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Day Two of the Sports California Workshop was an action-packed day full of awesome sports action and portrait shoots. If photographing lit portraits of a Team USA Olympic Volleyball player near Malibu Pier with @lucasgilman and @jschwaberow wasn't enough, and if photographing portraits and action of sparring boxers with @joeyterrill, @mjterrill1 and @deannefitzmaurice wasn't enough, then surely covering a water polo match between Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara on the beautiful Pepperdine campus with the entire faculty was an event to remember.⠀

Videos by @stevenjacobs_ and @jtafoya05, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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While Day One of the Sports California Workshop was full of classroom instruction and presentations, Day Two was spent in the field photographing sports action and portraits. Whether it was taking portraits of a Team USA volleyball player on the beach in Malibu, setting up remotes and capturing action and portraits of boxers sparring in Aguora, or covering a water polo game at Pepperdine University, workshop students had an action-packed day full of great photography!⠀

Photos by @jtafoya05 and @stevenjacobs_, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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The first day of the inaugural Sports California Photography Workshop was full of laughter and learning. Students got to meet our incredible faculty that includes Nikon Ambassadors @joeyterrill, @lucasgilman and @deannefitzmaurice, as well as @mjterrill1, @jschwaberow, @wolfson32, @allen3 and Sara Wood from Nikon Professional Services. After a roundtable discussion, classroom talks and portfolio reviews, students are ready to get out in the field and capture some stellar photos. 📸

Videos shot by @stevenjacobs_ and @jtafoya05, Edited by @stevenjacobs_, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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Our very first Sports California Workshop is off and running! It's hard to beat the combination of the Summit's incredible faculty of photographers and editors, the support of Nikon Professional Services, and the beauty of the California sun. 🌞 On the first day of the workshop students got to meet each other, meet our instructors, and ask a slew of questions during a roundtable discussion. To end the first day, our group enjoyed a wonderful evening reception. Photographing the best of California sports starts tomorrow, so stay tuned with us throughout this event for more behind-the-scenes photos and footage! ⠀

Photos by @jtafoya05 and @stevenjacobs_, 2017 Sports California Workshop⠀

Los Angeles, California
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The moment before the game begins, the calm before the storm. At the Sports Workshop in Denver, CO, students had the opportunity to photograph every angle of a Colorado Football Conference playoff football game alongside the elite workshop faculty. Before, during and after the game, students captured photos that told an incredible story. 🏈

Photo by @rauldrinconphotography, 2017 Sports Workshop ⠀

Denver, Colorado
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Light always finds a way to poke through 🌞 Photographing near Two Ocean Lake with @dshowalter_photo one morning at the Nature Workshop we noticed a fun collision of warm, orange light with the cold, blue ice and snow that dusted the nearby foliage. ⠀

Photo by @laughn_buhrownee, 2017 Nature Workshop⠀

Grand Teton National Park
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The higher up you go, the harder the running gets. 🏔️🏃‍♀️ Lighting up four-time Olympian Logan Tom with @profoto strobes on top of Rendezvous Mountain as she runs up the trail is never a bad day, especially when you have instructor and @nikonusa Ambassador @lucasgilman by your side helping you out. ⠀

Photo by @re_meade, 2017 Adventure Workshop⠀
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Rendezvous Mountain Trail
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Playing with light, color and white balance with instructors @lucasgilman and @rodmarphoto and our lacrosse model @lnmiller49 at the Sports Workshop. When you add lighting to your photography the creative possibilities become endless! 🔦

Photo by @fineartadjacent, 2017 Sports Workshop⠀

Denver, Colorado
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🎃 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 🎃 We hope you all have a very fun and spooky night filled with plenty of candy! This photo was taken during the Small Town Journalism class with @jodicobbphoto and @williamalbertallard during the Nature Workshop in Jackson Hole. Students walked around Jackson with Jodi and Bill and learned about street photography as they captured fun photos of what they saw. ⠀

Photo by @stevenschlahtphotos, 2017 Nature Workshop ⠀

Jackson, Wyoming
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Few things give you the chance to connect with the natural world around you like nature photography. Unlike sports or portrait photography, your subjects can't converse with you and discuss the news of the day. Instead, you're surrounded by subjects who can't speak to you but are part of something much bigger, and perhaps something much more important. There is a certain magical quality to being alone with nature and capturing it's beauty from behind the lens. 🌾🌾

Photo by @angelajpayne, 2017 Nature Workshop ⠀

Grand Teton National Park
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What could be better than traversing the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia with two nature photography and conservation greats, @mforsbergphoto and @melissagroo, and capturing insane images of all the beautiful bears and scenics while learning about the importance of the environment? Not much is better than that! When you can connect a photograph with an important story, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. On this trip, the goal isn't to capture a photograph, but to capture that incredible story. ⠀

Photo by @howardarndt, 2017 Great Bear Rainforest ⠀

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