If you’re a nature photographer, passionate about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and its myriad habitats, rivers and lakes, valleys, canyons, geysers~~~and Yellowstone’s quintessential light, you undoubtedly know the photography of Edward Riddell. This fall, Riddell will take a limited number of students to Yellowstone, America’s first national park, for four full days of shooting. Dates are September 26-29th, 2013; an optional fifth day is September 30th. Riddell’s fall “Magic of Yellowstone” photography expedition accepts no more than 16 students; the experience is personal, thorough, exciting~~and most importantly, professional.
Riddell’s co-instructor, Jon Stuart, was an assistant at the Ansel Adams workshops in Yosemite in the 70’s. Ed and Jon have been teaching workshops in Yellowstone and the Tetons together for more than 35 years. Most recently Jon was Director of Photography and Exhibits at the Art Association. Jon and Ed have different photographic styles enabling students to learn different ways of “seeing” the same scenes.
Riddell’s love of nature began when, as a college graduate, he landed a job as a ranger-naturalist in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. He began working on photography projects for the Park and developed an interpretive photography program. Over the years Riddell has garnered national and international recognition for his photography, and for his role as founder of Riddell Advertising. For 23 years he ran one of the region’s most successful agencies with his wife, graphic designer and painter Lee Carlman Riddell. He has never ceased photographing; his work is inspired by Adams, Strand, Weston, Bullock and Cunningham. Based in the Yellowstone region since he first arrived, Riddell is arguably the photographer closest to its grandeur and nuances.
No experience is necessary to take part in this workshop; the only prerequisite is the desire to immerse yourself. Reservations are made on a first come-first serve basis. Tuition is $1,250 per student; an additional day is $250.
Participants will meet in Jackson at a predetermined location and carpool into Yellowstone. Those not driving are encouraged to reimburse drivers for expenses. Students are responsible for their own meals and lodging in Yellowstone National Park; Riddell provides full information upon registration, enabling students to make reservations at Yellowstone lodgings. Rooms in Yellowstone fill quickly, and it is highly recommended you book your workshop reservation as soon as possible.
A $625 non-refundable deposit reserves a spot in class; the balance is due by September 1st, 2013. If you opt for the additional fifth workshop day—and you may well wish to!—this fee must also be paid in advance.
Photo credits: All images of Yellowstone by Edward Riddell
For information, contact Ed Riddell via email: [email protected] Telephone: 307-733-8093/ cell: 307-690-3980. Website: http://www.riddellphotoworkshops.com, where you can find further details—including daily itineraries—on Riddell’s workshops. Participants may register for the class on line. To learn even more about Edward Riddell, visit http://www.edwardriddell.com .