© Jack Graham
All Images made with FUJIFILM X-T2
and FUJINON lenses
filters from Breakthrough Photography
Forks, WA April 18, 2017….…I am a photography workshop leader. As one, I am constantly looking for new locations to bring my attendees to. I don’t conduct workshops in areas where I am not familiar, but even in familiar locations, I am always looking for new locations for my attendees. (Images below were taken yesterday). We are here scouting in Olympic National Park prior to the start of our photo workshop later this week.
On Monday, along with my good friend and able assistant Grant Longenbaugh, we set out for a location that I’ve never been to. Grant discovered this area on his map and after review, we decided to go exploring. We both agreed there was lots of potential. It ended up to be even better than we expected. Though we had some pesky rain all afternoon (perfect conditions for photographing the rain forest) we were able to find to quite a few locations in this area that will is provide some great locations for my workshop group, starting on Thursday morning here in ONP.
Yes, it was only Monday but scouting locations prior to the beginning of a photography workshop for my attendees is absolutely necessary. , These folks, who are arriving tomorrow night are traveling long distances, taking time out of their busy lives and are spending hard earned money to come here with me. This is the least I can do is make their time worth it. Again, I love taking folks to new exciting locations. This workshop here in Olympic National Park this week will be no different!
We headed back there… even deeper into the Hoh Rain-forest yesterday, driving on some challenging forest service roads and found even more locations!. I don’t mean to sound arrogant, but not all leaders do this. As well, I don’t share these and other locations with others leaders. This is another reason why if folks come along on a photography workshop with me, we’ll get you into these kind of areas.
Tonight my attendees arrive. However I have a few hours this morning and after I deal with some email and other office work I will again get dressed for rain, prepare my gear and get back into the rain forest…another great 1/2 day of scouting.—JG.