Bill Fortney’s Olympic Park, with Bill Fortney

Pull on your boots and join Bill Fortney, a world renowned nature and landscape photographer, as he takes you on a journey through Olympic National Park on the majestic coast of the Pacific Northwest.

Pull on your boots and join Bill Fortney, a world renowned nature and landscape photographer, as he takes you on a journey through Olympic National Park on the majestic coast of the Pacific Northwest. From dramatic close-ups to breathtaking landscapes, and from sun-up to sun-down, Bill will walk you through each step of his process to get the shot, all the while discussing the gear he is using and sharing many valuable tips along the way.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction and Equipment (Duration 05:07)

Join Bill in Olympic National Park as he introduces the class and discusses all the equipment he is using for this trip.

Lesson 2: The Forest Floor (Duration 05:02)

There's a lot of beauty to be found in the rainforest, and one place to start looking is the forest floor.

Lesson 3: Wildflower Macro (Duration 05:27)

Bill demonstrates his technique for creating a macro photograph of a wildflower.

Lesson 4: Forest HDR (Duration 04:14)

A high contrast scene of shadow and bright sunlight is a great candidate for creating a high dynamic range (HDR) photograph.

Lesson 5: What Makes Olympic Park So Special (Duration 03:42)

While heading to the coast Bill shares his knowledge of Olympic National Park, and what makes it so special.

Lesson 6: Along the Coast (Duration 07:42)

The Olympic Coast provides many opportunities for photographs, both sweeping landscapes and tight close ups. Don't forget to look behind you.

Lesson 7: Making the Best of Your Situation (Duration 06:33)

Sometimes the weather doesn't give you what you want, so you need to be creative in your approach to finding other things to shoot.

Lesson 8: Hurricane Ridge (Duration 03:32)

Waiting for sunrise is still a great opportunity to shoot in the pre-dawn light.

Lesson 9: Shooting Moving Water (Duration 03:19)

Bill demonstrates the difference shutter speed makes on flowing water, and how you can get that silky flowing water shot.

Lesson 10: Image Review (Duration 09:17)

The shooting is done and Bill takes some time to review some of the best shots of the trip.

Meet Your Instructor: Bill Fortney

Bill is one of America's premier photographer's specializing in Landscape, close-up, nature, Americana, and travel. In his 44 year career, Bill has been a High School teacher and football coach,…

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