The general structure of the 2020 Summit Intensive is listed below! Remember, there are no "breakout" sessions this year since there are only 35 of us AND you DO NOT have to register for field sessions! We will divide you into 3 groups on the first day and you will stay with your group for the next 3 mornings and rotate among all 3 instructors, so you will get to shoot with each instructor in the field and you will not duplicate locations!
We will be sending out registration for individual image critiques (there is not additional charge for these, we just want you to pick a time for an appointment).
Monday, October 26th
7pm-8pm - Registration for anyone going to Cataloochee
8pm - Brief group meeting with Brett Wells for anyone going to Cataloochee to photograph Elk
Tuesday, October 27th
5am-1pm Pre-Conference session photographing Elk in Cataloochee with Brett Wells
Wednesday, October 28th
1pm-2pm - Registration
2pm-2:30pm - Welcome and Introduction of Instructors
2:30-4pm - "The Comprehensive Wildlife Photographer" presented by Charles Glatzer, Canon Explorer of Light
A program designed to enhance both your technical ability and visual sense
4:30pm-5:30pm - Participant introductions, gear assessment (what anyone might need to borrow for field sessions the next day), dividing into groups and arranging carpooling
7pm - Dinner together at the Lodge (Fajita Bar catered by Salsaritas! Tickets are $14 each and links to order have been in participant emails.)
Thursday, October 29th
6am-1pm - Field Sessions (you may not leave at 6am depending upon where your group is going, but most everyone will leave close to this time). Participants will be divided into 3 groups and the groups will change instructors each day, so everyone gets one day with each instructor in the field.
2pm-3pm - "Wonderful Water" presented by Brett Wells
3:30pm-4:30pm - "Understanding Metering" presented by Charles Glatzer
2pm-3pm - "Seeing and Balancing a Landscape" presented by Ken Jenkins
3:30pm-4:30pm - "Photoshop and More" presented by Charles Glatzer
5pm-6pm - Group Classroom Session - "How to prepare your images for print if you are using a lab" - led by April Love
Saturday, October 31st
6am-1pm - Field Sessions
2pm-3pm - "Wildlife as Part of a Landscape" presented by Ken Jenkins
3:30pm-4:30pm - "Macro Photography" presented by Brett Wells
5-6:30pm - Panel Discussion with all 3 Instructors, winners for the print competition announced and live critiques of winning images
8pm-9:30pm - Halloween celebration at the outdoor movie screen if the weather is good (dressing up in costume is encouraged, but not required)
Sunday, November 1st
8am - 9am - "Keeping a Proper Perspective" - led by Ken Jenkins
9:30am - 11am - Wrap Up session
*Depending on the weather, we will try to work in at least one group sunset shoot. The good news is that with this schedule, it is easier for people to get together in small groups to go out and shoot in the evening and for sunset if they want!
We will have more information on topics that will be presented in the group classroom sessions soon!