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Travel, Landscapes, Nature and Portraiture Highlighted at 2008 Sundance Workshops

SUNDANCE, Utah, December 28, 2007-- ­Award-winning photographers Nevada Wier, Eddie Soloway, Bobbi Lane, Tony Sweet, Brenda Tharp and Tom Bol headline a world-class faculty at the 2008 Sundance Photographic Workshop series located at the infamous Sundance Resort, founded be Robert Redford.

The Spring Workshops, May 7-11, 2008, will feature travel and landscape photography. Workshops include:

"Photographing on the Move"

Travel photographer Nevada Wier will show how photographing on the move in foreign places requires the combination of technical expertise, culture competence, intuitive awareness, curiosity and a dash of panache. A specialist in adventure and travel photography, Ms. Wier will discuss how to combine the technical, practical and creative aspects of travel photography in order to get an image that elevates itself above the usual travel clichés. Read more about Ms. Wier¹s work at

"A Natural Eye"

An impassioned teacher and landscape photographer, Eddie Soloway brings vast experience in both nature and photography. His intense workshop will help students look at the natural world with fresh new eyes‹striving to develop a natural eye first, and then introducing the technical skills of photography. The Sundance Resort offers a truly magical ³studio² in late spring, with snowcapped mountains above and the landscape below bursting with new foliage. Read more about Mr. Soloway at

The Summer Workshops, August 25-29, 2008, will provide tutorial-style training on nature and portrait photography. Workshop courses include:

"Exploring Your Personal Vision"

Jazz performer turned world famous nature photographer Tony Sweet, conducts a workshop that meets daily for a sunrise photo shoot (weather permitting) followed by a session to process and critique images. The improvisational, spontaneous and abstract nature of jazz, are also integral elements of nature photography. The day will end with a late afternoon/sunset shooting session. Class time will include a presentation, critique session and a review of digital workflow information. Read more about Mr. Sweet at

"Portraits on Location"

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial photographer specializing in creative portraits on location and in the studio. The course provides an opportunity to explore in depth all the elements required to achieve the desired effect; working with both natural light and strobes, studio or portable flash, and photographing models using locations for composition and story-telling. Lighting is crucial to a successful photo and she will cover lighting patterns, quality and lighting ratios. Ms. Lane's website is

The Fall Workshops, November 5-9, 2008, include travel and adventure sports.

Workshops are:

"The Art of Travel Photography: Capturing the Essence"

Brenda Tharp, an award-winning outdoor and travel photographer, is recognized for her strong design sense and personal vision. This Workshop will open with a visual presentation covering many aspects of travel photography, including how to capture a sense of place, work with and photograph people, work in mixed light conditions, use flash and manage a digital workflow on the road. Designed to help advanced amateurs gain insight on how to create better travel photographs and tell a story with pictures, this Workshop is scheduled during the country's #1 Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Buckaroo Fair in nearby Heber City. This unique event celebrates the cowboy, the cowboy poet and everything truly western. To view Ms. Tharp's work visit

"People in the Landscape"

Tom Bol has built his career photographing adventure sports and environmental portraits in remote locations that present unique challenges in getting a quality image. From action sports to intimate portraits, photographing people in the outdoor landscape can present a variety of challenges and rewards. During this workshop, Tom will not only discuss basic concepts but also techniques to capture fresh perspectives and unique angles for dramatic images. Workshop topics include composition, exposure, environmental portraits, point-of-view techniques, off camera TTL flash, reflector use and digital workflow. You will also spend a memorable night of light painting and star trail photography. Mr. Bol's web site is:

The Sundance Photographic Workshops are held at the Sundance Resort, the artistic, cultural and recreational community founded in 1969 by actor Robert Redford. The resort was recently voted #2 in the top 50 Mainland U.S. resorts by Condé Nast Traveler‹and #1 among mountain resorts. It also served as the original home for the renowned Sundance Film Festival before its growing fame dictated its relocation to nearby Park City.

Nestled discreetly in the foothills of Mt. Timpanogos, the Sundance Resort is crafted to preserve the area¹s breathtaking, rich environment, while providing world-class accommodations for Workshop participants.

The resort's relaxing, picturesque setting offers the ideal, as well as inspirational, backdrop for the Sundance Photographic Workshops. Classes are held in Sundance's spacious function suites, as well as in field excursions to capture outdoor, environmental portrait and once in a lifetime photographic opportunities. Small class sizes enable numerous opportunities for one-on-one instruction and daily courses are complemented with after-dinner presentations of instructor and student photo portfolios.

The all-inclusive fee includes comfortable lodging in private mountainside cottages, as well as a complete meal plan that includes gourmet dining in The Tree Room, recipient of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond award and the Wine Spectator award.

Complete course descriptions and registration information for all Workshops are available at For more information, contact Hilary Cole at 800-287-1977, or