UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES


Zion National Park Small Scenes & Personal Expression Workshop

  • Offered in Partnership with Alex Noriega and Jennifer Renwick through Exploring Exposure

  • March 23 - 26, 2020 - Based in Springdale, Utah right outside Zion National Park

  • Scheduled to immediately follow the Outsiders Landscape Photography Conference, which will be hosted in Kanab, Utah from March 20 to 22 (a one-hour drive from Springdale, Utah)

Zion National Park is a sandstone wonderland, which makes it a well-known location for photography. This workshop will take you beyond the well-known icons, instead focusing on intimate landscapes (including “epic intimates”), abstract renditions of natural subjects, portraits of plants and trees, and macro subjects. Your three instructors, Jennifer Renwick, Sarah Marino, and Alex Noriega, are partnering on this unique offering to help you create a personally meaningful, creative portfolio of Zion’s inspiring landscapes.

With massive towering pinnacles looming over an extensive network of canyons, Zion creates the ideal location to explore and photograph nature’s smaller scenes. At the intersection of the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert, Zion offers up fascinating geology and biodiversity within an accessible and varied landscape. The park’s topography offers hours of changing light each day, which will provide our group with extended opportunities for photography. Although grand landscapes will not be our primary focus, we will take advantage of the soft light at the edges of the day along with changing light within the canyons in the morning and afternoon. 

During our time in the field, we will share lessons on learning how to see smaller scenes in nature, photographing what Alex calls “epic intimate” landscapes, composition, working with a broad range of lighting conditions, and overcoming technical challenges.  In addition to finding and photographing the best small scenes that Zion National Park has to offer, personal expression, creativity, and experimentation will be top learning priorities for this workshop. The workshop will include extensive time in the field, guided lessons to extend your learning, time for personal exploration, and formal instruction on photo processing from Alex Noriega.


Death Valley National Park - Small Scenes & Personal Expression

A jewel of the Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park offers up fascinating geology, surreal and otherworldly landscapes, and surprising biodiversity within an accessible, varied, and quite extensive landscape. The park’s topography, with narrow canyons, towering mountain ranges, surreal playas, and vast sand dunes, offers hours of changing light each day, which will provide our group with extended opportunities for photography.

This retreat-style workshop has been designed to allow time for exploring this dynamic landscape, engaging in the creative process, experimenting with new ideas and techniques, and creating photographs of nature’s small scenes. We will seek out intimate landscapes, telephoto landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, portraits of plants and trees, and macro subjects. Your three instructors, David Kingham, Jennifer Renwick, and Sarah Marino, are partnering on this unique offering to guide you in creating a personally meaningful, creative portfolio of Death Valley’s inspiring landscapes. David, Jennifer, and Sarah all bring extensive experience exploring Death Valley and a deep love for the place that sets them apart from other photographers offering workshops in this area.

Although grand landscapes will not be our focus, we will take advantage of the soft light at the edges of the day along with changing (and harsher) light throughout the rest of the day to help expand your creative abilities and the group’s photographic opportunities. During our time in the field, we will share lessons on learning how to see smaller scenes in nature, composition, working with a broad range of lighting conditions, and overcoming technical challenges. In addition to finding and photographing the best small scenes that Death Valley National Park has to offer, personal expression, exploring creativity, and experimentation will be top learning priorities for this workshop. The workshop will include extensive time in the field (two to three extended field sessions on each full day), guided lessons to extend your learning, time for personal exploration, and formal instruction on photo processing. We will also share many meals to allow time for discussion about all topics related to photography, travel, and the places we are visiting.


Utah Spring, Sandstone & Trees - Small Scenes & Personal Expression

More wild, quiet, and low-key than the surrounding national parks, the small town of Boulder, Utah provides easy access to scenic sandstone landscapes, mountains covered in aspen trees, streams flanked by elegant cottonwoods and other vegetation, and viewpoints that showcase the layers upon layers of geology that make up this fascinating region. Our workshop is scheduled for the transition between winter and spring when the trees will be dressed in early spring greens. This time of year brings the possibility of dynamic weather and interesting lighting – ephemeral conditions that will complement the area’s contrasting red sandstone and bright green trees. Our workshop is based out of the beautiful Boulder Mountain Lodge, a comfortable space that will facilitate learning and engagement in the creative process. 

During this retreat-style workshop, we will spend time exploring the area’s dynamic landscape, experimenting with new ideas and techniques, and creating photographs of nature’s small scenes. We will seek out intimate landscapes, telephoto landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, portraits of plants and trees, and macro subjects. Your three instructors, David Kingham, Jennifer Renwick, and Sarah Marino, are partnering on this unique offering to guide you in creating a personally meaningful, creative portfolio of Southern Utah’s inspiring landscapes. Although grand landscapes will not be our focus, we will take advantage of the soft light at the edges of the day along with changing (and harsher) light throughout the rest of the day to help expand your creative abilities and the group’s photographic opportunities.   

During our time in the field, we will share lessons on learning how to see smaller scenes in nature, composition, working with a broad range of lighting conditions, and overcoming technical challenges.  In addition to finding and photographing the best small scenes that the area has to offer, personal expression, exploring creativity, and experimentation will be the top learning priorities for this workshop. The workshop will include extensive time in the field (two to three extended field sessions on each full day), guided lessons to extend your learning, time for personal exploration, and formal instruction on photo processing. We will also share many meals to allow time for discussion about all topics related to photography, travel, and the places we are visiting.


Main Outsiders Photo.jpg
  • Save $150 off the registration fee with the code MARINO150

  • March 20-22, 2020, Based in Kanab, Utah

  • Keynote Speaker: Art Wolfe

I will be presenting alongside several of the top photographers in the country and beyond including Art Wolfe, Alex Noriega, Jennifer Renwick, Joshua Cripps, Adam Gibbs, Dan Ballard, Eric Bennett, Kevin McNeal, Suzanne Mathia, Nick Page, Dustin Lefevre, Phill Monson, Ryan Smith, David Swindler, Nicki Frates, and David Dinette at the OUTSIDERS Landscape Photography Conference March 20 to 22, 2020.

This 3-day conference will be held inside the brand new Kanab Convention Center which is perfectly situated in the crossroads of the Southwest. Kanab is central to Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, The Wave, White Pocket, Lake Powell, Grand Staircase Escalante and more. Kanab is the ideal place to bring together a like-minded community of landscape photographers and I would love for you to join me. Instruction will occur in a fun conference style setting with large-group lectures, round-table discussions, panel discussions, small-group classes, debates, and more.