Adventures Northwest Photography Workshop Aboard Gato Verde

                                                                     "An awesome experience...with excellent instructors."                                                                                                         - M. Rough, Spokane, WA

September 21-24 2018

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The San Juan Islands are a world-famous cruising destination and also an absolutely amazing place for nature and landscape photography. Join us on this four-day sailing adventure in this beautiful archipelago, capturing the essence of these green islands, abundant wildlife and sculpted sandstone formations. Take your photography to the next level in this hands-on workshop/exploration.


We'll sail through and around these captivating islands, photographing the magical land- and sea-scapes from the Gato Verde and from lonely, otherwise-inaccessible beaches on shore excursions. In the evenings, you'll learn how to bring out the best in your images using Adobe Lightroom digital processing software. Once the images are optimized we will share and discuss the work as a group. Finally, we’ll spend time learning to print our work. Everyone will go home with one print from the workshop, suitable for framing.

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Our Mothership is the Gato Verde, with creature comforts galore, including delicious meals prepared by an onboard chef, four heated double staterooms and two heads (bathrooms) with hot showers. The large salon provides space for our images to be projected for teaching and critique. The modified catamaran sails on the slightest breeze and when motoring, deploys an electric motor, affording us the opportunity to observe wildlife without the roar of the diesel.

Bring a digital camera, a tripod and a laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed. A 7-day trial of Lightroom can be downloaded from the Adobe website.

This trip is limited to six attendees so hands-on personal attention is assured. Attendees are welcome to bring a non-workshop partner who will also have an unforgettable experience with opportunities for wildlife viewing, hikes, and paddling.


September 21-24

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Meet Your Instructors:

John D'Onofrio

John D'Onofrio is the publisher/editor of Adventures NW Magazine. His photography has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in museums and galleries and published in numerous publications including National Geographic Adventure, Trail Runner, and Washington Trails, as well as in calendars, note cards and posters.

His work also appears in The Salish Sea (Sasquatch Press), The Wild Nearby: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the North Cascades (Mountaineers Books), and Images of America: Mount Baker (Arcadia Publishing).



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Alan Sanders has been making photographs since the 70's and teaching photography since the 80's. He has taught at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

As a recovering commercial photographer specializing in advertising and public relations, he now concentrates on fine art photography and his work is part of the permanent collections of several museums, as well as many private collections. Currently he teaches workshops at Whatcom Community College and is a digital imaging specialist at Quicksilver Photo Lab in Bellingham.

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