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2021 THE ULTIMATE SOUTHWEST & WHITE POCKET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH MARK METTERNICH

Image Above: Woton's Crescendo ©Mark Metternich Photography, LLC.

The ULTIMATE Southwest and White Pocket Workshop

WHEN: 2021 Workshop #1 *SOLD OUT*

WHEN: *Newly Released Dates 2021 July 26-30*

PRICE: $2349

DEPOSIT: $1249

Workshop #2: Booking will be on first come first serve basis. This workshop will sell out fast! So if you are interested in booking make sure you request to book NOW!!!

"If you have ever wondered what it’s like to go on one of Marks workshops… let me tell you, it is a fantastic adventure, and one you will never forget!!!" - Candace Watson
The White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs day of the workshop is lead solely by the Paria Outpost a licensed and approved permit holder as required by the Bureau of Land Management (see below for more details)
My workshops are designed to give you access to the most amazing locations with the best atmosphere and for me to provide expert instruction on and off shooting times enabling you to have the adventure of a lifetime all while increasing your photography skills and producing incredible images! - Mark Metternich

*Images used are for marketing purposes to show the body of work by Mark Metternich and are not a guarantee of location to be included during the workshop. This workshop is designed with a nonlinear itinerary based on many factors such as weather conditions, safe and permitted access to locations, group attendees abilities etc. which are pieces of what Mark Metternich uses to determine locations.

Image: Six Mile Pink © Mark Metternich Photography, LLC.

This gooseneck bend is in a rarely visited location.

Come and chase this wild light with me!
"I recently had the opportunity to tour Oregon with Mark ...that week brought my work to a whole new level. Not only did I learn a lot of technical skills, but I gained confidence in my shooting... He works hard at perfecting his craft and helping his students to do the same. I can't recommend his tours more. He did a great job of getting me to the right place at the right time. I added some fantastic shots to my portfolio on my tour, and my skills have increased greatly because of it." - Raymond Klassen
There is nothing like the Great Southwest at its peak photographic season. The "Ultimate Southwest & White Pocket Workshops" are full of adventure, living on the edge and sure to produce some of the most epic of images of your life!

These workshops will be centered around capitalizing on the highest precipitation time of the year. This means the highest potential for dramatic clouds, rainbows, lightning and infamous SW light! Our base location will be Page, Arizona to start the tour but we will be going to a wide array of locations matching great light with extraordinary and original desert landscape scenery!

Whether we get wild weather, thunderheads, rainbows, lightning or even simple blue sky days all situations are easily capitalized on in the SW. In-case we get a couple blue sky days, slot canyons are their very best at that time and these entire tours are built around the New Moon for Epic Night Photography! We may also go see one or two lesser seen gooseneck bends if the weather cooperates and the group is up for some real off-roading!

During "The Ultimate Southwest & White Pocket Workshops" we go into unique territory, locations many have never seen nor will ever be able to get to because of their remoteness. Because I lived literally out in this beautiful desert for years, I've been able to scout the uncharted and have made connections with locals to enable us to capture its magnificent beauty with the respect and specific skills needed to make this workshop experience one you will never forget.

Clients enjoying crazy double rainbow after we get explosive light with lightening and rainbows over a very rarely photographed canyon.
"I’ve had the opportunity to join Mark on both a group (Patagonia), 2 private (Southwest) workshops and The Ultimate Southwest Workshop. If your goal is to stretch beyond your comfort zone, to see (and photograph) locations that are a bit out of the ordinary or if you just want to become a better photographer – I can’t recommend Mark any higher! His passion and dedication to his “job” has no limit – and makes the entire experience thoroughly enjoyable. Mark has the ability to provide whatever level of assistance you need – without being overbearing or condescending. A truly great time which has me looking at the calendar to book another adventure!" - Todd Miller

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THE ULTIMATE SOUTHWEST & WHITE POCKET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Vermillion Cliffs / White Pocket day is solely hosted and led by Paria Outpost & Outfitters a licensed and approved permit holder through the Bureau of Land Management. Payment will be made directly to them on the specific day which they lead the workshop (date to be determined by weather ahead of time and cost is $350 cash or check not included in stated price below.

WHEN: 2021 Workshop #1 *SOLD OUT*

WHEN: *Newly Released Dates 2021 July 26-30*

Workshop #2: Booking will be on first come first serve basis. This workshop will sell out fast! So if you are interested in booking make sure you REQUEST TO BOOK NOW.

PRICE: $ 2349

DEPOSIT: $1249

After payment is received we will send you a more detailed itinerary, supply list, lodging details etc.

REFUND POLICY:

  • *ALL FUNDS ARE NON REFUNDABLE but payments can be applied to other workshops or services and there is no expiration on the funds to be used. See below.
  • COVID RELATED: If the workshop needs to be rescheduled due to Covid related reasons or the client is unable to attend for Covid related reasons, the client will be rebooked for the following year's corresponding workshop and those funds will automatically be applied to that reservation. If the client instead wishes to use the funds for another workshop or other services, this is also an option and they will need to notify Mark Metternich Photography, LLC of this request.
  • NON COVID RELATED CANCELLATIONS BY CLIENTS: If the client is unable to attend the workshop for their own personal emergency, funds may be applied to other services provided or another workshop and this decision is granted with the sole discretion of Mark Metternich Photography, LLC. A $250 transfer fee will be charged to change to another workshop or services.

*ALL CLIENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A UNILATERAL NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT TO BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP. MARK METTERNICH, LLC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO APPROVE OR DENY ALL ATTENDANCE TO THE WORKSHOP AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION.

DETAILS

  • 6-7 Spots Available Per Workshop
  • Minimum deposit to hold your spot is $1249. Remaining balance due 60 days prior to the beginning of the workshop.
  • $350 cash or check will need to be paid directly to Paria Outpost on the date they lead the workshop as they are the leaders of the group for the Vermilion Cliffs/ White Pocket day.
  • *Includes 1 Free Bonus Day of Post Processing Instruction
  • Nonlinear itinerary ranging from Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. We Chase the light! We go where the opportunity for dramatic light and atmosphere leads best determined by my careful constant expert study of the weather during the workshop.
  • Page, AZ is the starting point where we will meet up the day before the workshop begins.
  • If flying into the workshop, the recommended closest airports are Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)miles; Las Vegas, NV (LAS), Phoenix, AZ (PHX).
  • Locations range from forests into desert plains and canyons across Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Nevada.
  • WHITE POCKET Vermilion Cliffs. Paria Outpost and Outfitters will provide transport in this area of the workshop for the back country. They will also provide primitive camping tents, sleeping bags, all food and drinks during this planned overnight stay on location, weather permitting. This will be an awesome experience also for astrophotography!
  • Workshop is 5 days 5 nights. Will will be on location from sunrise the first day and end after sunset that last date of the workshop.
  • PLAN ON TRAVELING TO the workshop 1 day before the workshop starts and leaving 1 day after the workshop as we will be on location photographing through sunset that last date.
  • We meet up the night before the workshop begins usually at a restaurant to "break the ice" and get to know each other and discuss possible plans of locations depending on weather research, desires of each client for workshop, discussion of any additional supplies we will need to pick up before workshop begins at sunrise.
  • Shooting will be sunrise and sunset (with the exception of the post processing instructional day) during the workshop dates to account for the most dramatic light with possible opportunities in between during travels to each new location.
  • We will usually be able to eat at a restaurant for breakfast(s)/lunch(s) after shooting sunrise and some dinners. Other meals will be eaten on the road and we will pick up a cooler and non-perishables on the road.
  • For possible private workshops around those dates please email me at MARK@MARKMETTERNICH.COM

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Most levels of physical ability will be able to do this workshop
  • Physical Activity Expected: hiking 2-4 miles with camera gear (in a day).
  • Fear of heights, acceptable but must discuss this through email or over the phone before booking.
  • We will be doing a lot of driving during this workshop! We chase the light!
  • Must be willing to car camp and/or do some camping
  • If in question, please email me at MARK@MARKMETTERNICH.COM

LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Clients will be expected to either rent a vehicle during the duration of the workshop or drive their own (not included in cost of workshop). We can recommend reliable companies we've used with great success on past workshops. This vehicle must have fold flat seats to enable "car-camping" as we most evenings sleep out in the field. If interested in renting a vehicle with someone attending the workshop (shared rental) this may be an option and we can assist in coordinating. 4WD is a super plus and preferred.
  • Car-camping in the field will be the main source of lodging. We may have the opportunity to book hotel/motel rooms on the fly depending on our location and will have options to book private/shared rooms.
  • I have intimate knowledge of all of the potential locations as well as their corresponding lodging/camping/car camping options. As we travel during the workshop, I will instruct whether we will be needing to book lodging or camping and also provide you with lodging options. Many of these places know me by name and it only takes a quick call to have them hold rooms for me. In all of my years this method is the most successful and I've never not been able to get rooms for my clients when we wanted them. (Hotel stays are not included in the price of the workshop)
  • Paria Outpost will be providing transportation during their day/night of the workshop. They will also provide primitive camping tents, sleeping bags, all food and drinks during this planned overnight stay on location, weather permitting. This will be an awesome experience also for astrophotography!
  • During Post Processing/Training Instruction day we will secure a large B&B or hotel private/shared rooms. If we are able to book a B&B the cost should not exceed approximately $125/nightly and will confirm these details considering your preferences after you have paid your deposit. If we decide/you wish to book a hotel for this time we will have you book directly with them and can advise you of options.

INSTRUCTION INCLUDED

  • Post Processing: As a 15 year leading educator in post processing (Lightroom, Camera Raw, Photoshop) one EXTRA full day will be set aside for extensive post processing training, in a pleasant hotel or B&B. All attendees will have the option of developing their specific skill sets much further, and no topic will be avoided. The general curriculum will be based on each person in the group’s specific educational goals.
  • Hands On Instruction: From the moment we meet up we will be connecting regarding every aspect of landscape photography, from composition to technical specific of post processing. I will be available for one-on-one instruction (as much or as little as requested) in the field for camera settings to composition etc. and after shooting in depth discussion with all of your questions answered.
"... In the field, Mark’s passion makes his photo tours a once in a lifetime experience! Mark is passionate, focused but very personable... He does not hesitate to chase down weather systems, check tide tables, moon phases, and every other bit of information to maximize the opportunity to come away with great images. First and foremost – Mark concerns himself with making sure his students understand the process – in terms of approach, composition, etc. He teaches on the fly and gives you as much information as you can handle. It is an awesome experience, to say the least – and well worth it for anyone who truly wants to improve." -Robert L Greeson
Image: Red Rain Falling © Mark Metternich Photography, LLC.
"...You are an incredibly talented nature photographer who is fully committed to serving your client both in the field & with outstanding post processing tutoring. My goals were to bring my capture & post processing skills to the next level & have a lot of fun along the way. You fulfilled those goals beyond my wildest expectations! I cannot thank you enough for the best week I've ever had doing & learning landscape photography." - Carl Zanoni
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*ALL CLIENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A UNILATERAL NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT TO BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP. MARK METTERNICH, LLC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO APPROVE OR DENY ALL ATTENDANCE TO THE WORKSHOP AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION.

*Images used are for marketing purposes to show the body of work by Mark Metternich Photography, LLC and are not a guarantee of location to be included during the workshop unless expressly stated in the material. Many workshop are designed with a nonlinear itineraries based on many factors such as weather conditions, safe and permitted access to locations, group attendees abilities etc. which are just some of the factors that are used by Mark Metternich Photography, LLC. to determine locations during the workshops.

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