FirstLight Workshop

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FirstLight will soon announce details of our upcoming Mongolia Photo Tour.  This is tentatively scheduled for the first two weeks of August, 2017.  We’ll be sending an email when the event is ready, watch for it!

 



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CM Nat Geo &Absaroka Workflow & Printing Workshops

Road to Dubois Olympus Pen F, 12-40mm f2.8

Road to Dubois Olympus Pen F, 12-40mm f2.8

FirstLight held our printing workshop, July 3-8, 2016 at the Absaroka Ranch, in Dubois Wyoming. Along with printing guru Frank Varney, we hosted a sold-out workshop built around photographing the incredible scenery and western lifestyle on this western town.

Printing is the natural final product of the shooting process, and many never get to experience the pleasure of seeing their photographic efforts come to fruition in a beautifully managed 13 x 19” print.

Moab/Legion Paper provided their really incredible Juniper Baryta Rag 305 paper for our participants. This is one of the first digital media that I’ve seen that has the texture, feel and look of a traditional darkroom print. It’s got an incredible sheen to it, similar to how a glossy paper would look when dried matte. Without question, it’s my new favorite printing paper.

Our great sponsor Olympus provided E-M1 bodies along with 12-40mm, 40-150mm and a couple of the just released 300mm f4 Pro lenses. I’ve been using this system since its release, and I’m a total and enthusiastic advocate for the Micro Four Thirds system. I know a couple of our particpants were swayed over to “the light side.”

These are just a few images shot during this workshop, please visit FirstLightWorkshop.com soon for updates on our future workshops.

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CM Wrangler Zach LeCompte on Dubois Overlook

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Early morning horse drive, Boneyard

 

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CM Ranch students at Overlook

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FirstLight Absaroka participants

 

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Badlands overlook

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Photographers taking advantage of great light in front of Rustic Pine

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Bryce Street

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Wrangles at CM

Wrangles at CM

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Horses returning into corral, early evening.

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Horses returning into corral, early evening.

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Dubois Rodeo

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Dubois Rodeo