Last year something good did happen. Photographer Edward Riddell experimented with a new kind of photography workshop, taking students on a photographic journey through Tuscany, Italy. Those workshops were so successful, he’s repeating the program in 2010.
This spring, Riddell will take another small group of students through Tuscany; come fall, those who sign up will follow Riddell through Yellowstone National Park. A Jackson Hole resident, Riddell has been shooting the Park’s landscapes for decades and conducting workshops for 33 years. If you’ve lived here for any length of time, and have been paying attention to photography, you should be familiar with Riddell’s Ansel Adams-like black and white landscapes, and his more abstract color compositions.
Students must submit images to Riddell in order to be considered. Workshops are geared to intermediate and experienced photographers.
With an emphasis on shooting in the field, and lots of personal attention and day-to-day critique from Riddell, class sizes are limited.
“Landscapes, People and Life of Tuscany” runs April 28-May 5, 2010. This class is limited to six students; Italy’s touring vehicles are smaller than U.S. vans. Cost is $1,995. Riddell, who recently published “Range of Memory” with the writer Terry Tempest Williams, has branched off into portraiture. Students will work with human subjects, as well as the natural world.
“Fall in Yellowstone – From Photograph to Gallery Print,” is scheduled for September 25 – October 1, 2010. Limited to eight students, the cost is $1,250.
“The class will focus on morning and evening field sessions spent at Ed’s favorite locations (very generous in the world of photography) along with daily critiques of the previous day’s shoot. The goal of the course will be for each student to develop a portfolio of 6 to 10 photographs taken during the workshop,” says Riddell.
The Yellowstone session will give students the opportunity to produce exquisite inkjet prints at Riddell’s home studio, learning the basics of his editing and printing techniques. Each student will leave with at least one finished print, finished with the best archival materials available.
I believe travel is included in these prices, but that is NOT confirmed, so please make sure you are clear on workshop costs. Sounds like a deal to me!
Further details and links to signing up for either or both workshops can be found at http://web.me.com/edriddell/Riddell_Photography_Workshops.
Telephone Ed Riddell at 307.733.9093 or 307.690.3980.