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The Grand Tetons photographed near Jenny Lake

Hello Friends and Bloggers,

I have been quiet for a while because I am teaching an intensive landscape workshop in the Grand Tetons this week. It is exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. The students and I wake up early, sometimes by 4:15 a.m. to get to the best sunrise locations. The Tetons face east, so the best light is in the mornings. We shoot all day, taking a lunch break to eat and download images. Then we hit the road again for early evening shoots when the shadows are long and the light is clear. We are tired at the end of the day, but satisfied with our shots, so it is all worth it.

A photo my student, Preston Smith,  took that was terribly overexposed. I saved it with great imaging software manipulations.

The original overexposed image.

This year I am adding video and special effects to the workshop. We made our own pinhole cameras and the students got some unusual shots with them. We are using specialized photo software programs to make the images really special.

Schwabacher Landing, The Grand Tetons Workshop 2012

Tomorrow is my last day of teaching the workshop. I will be sad to leave this place that is a gift to humans and animals alike. But I will be back again next year. I hope you can join me.

A view of one of the Mormon Barns through the aspen trees. Late afternoon, Grand Tetons, WY.

My favorite outhouse, The Grand Tetons, WY.


About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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