I live on the Olympic Peninsula. I love it here. Some of my best memories come from backpacking, exploring and photographing in Olympic National Park. This May I am leading a workshop to one of the areas I know best.
Mid-May is traditionally the best time of the year for greens in the rain forest, as well as good sunsets on the coast. The streams and waterfalls look fantastic in the spring too. For this reason, we will spend our time based out of Forks and visiting the rain forests, coastal beaches, Lake Crescent and the Sol Duc area. It can also be a time of rain, so be prepared!
Based out of Forks, we will visit places like Rialto, Ruby and Second Beach, the Hoh rain forest, Sol Duc Falls, Quinault and Lake Crescent.
In the field I will place the emphasis on using proper technique and craftsmanship behind the camera. Classroom time will be devoted to critiques and demonstrations.
There will be some hiking involved. None of it is strenuous and anybody who can walk a mile or climb stairs should have no problem. The trail to Sol Duc Falls is 3/4 mile one-way. It is a little up and down but there is no appreciable elevation gain. There is a a similarly long hike if we go to 2nd Beach, which is downhill to the beach, uphill on the way back. We will also probably make the mile long walk down the length of Rialto Beach.