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The Aperture Nature Photography Workshops at Olympic, Tetons, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks will take four groups of professional and amateur photographers to America’s most scenic destinations to make spectacular images while learning how to get the most out of Apple professional photo editing application, Aperture.
Beginning in September 24-27, 2008, a group of four professional photographers will be joined by four amateur photographers at Grand Tetons National Park for unparalleled photo opportunities, followed by first-hand instruction in Apple Aperture by a team of Apple-certified Aperture trainers.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to each winning photographer. The prize package is subject to change at the full discretion of the Aperture Nature Photography Workshops.
As of August 1, 2008 the prize package includes but is not limited to:
1 USB Drobo – approximate value $500
1 Lensbaby – approximate value $350
1 Premium subscription to lynda.com value $375
1 set of all current Peachpit Press Photo-related books – approximate value $500
1 ThinkTank 360 Photo Bag – approximate value $350
1 Apple Aperture 2.1 – approximate value $200
1 Lifetime Pro Membership to Photrade – approximate value $500
HOW: Each participant may submit one photograph in total. All images must be digitally uploaded.
WHEN: Submissions open August 15 at Noon, PST and close September 5, 2008 at 5:00 PM, PST.
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Boone Speed does all his own stunts. Portland’s own spirited Boone Speed has been noticed by coolhunting.com His love of climbing is apparent in his work, clearly going the distance for the shot. But it’s not all adventure, his EVANESCENCE work is soft and ethereal and gives him a well rounded aesthetic.
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