"Virtual" Creative Photography Conference
June 26-27, 2021.
There is a great line up of speakers and and classes!
Summer At Triple D Ranch
August 17-20, 2021- 4 Day Wildlife Photography Event
Trip with Kelly
Join wildlife photographer Kelly Walkotten at Triple “D” for a four day event of spectacular Wildlife Photography. A minimum of eight species, to include the best of Triple D’s animals and animal babies, specially chosen for you. The animals and animal babies, will be presented in natural settings that include habitats such as a stream, pond, willow, cottonwood, aspen and birch groves, spruce-fir forests, rocky ridges, and more. We will photograph mornings and early afternoons, light and temperature permitting, to maximize the best lighting.
Also included are 3 classroom sessions with constructive critique of your images, as well as help in both Photoshop and Lightroom. Learn wildlife photography tips, digital workflow and processing, from wildlife photographer Kelly Walkotten. This is a small group setting with a limit of 12 photographers to insure there is no crowding, and each person can receive individualized instruction. There will be room to move around and a tripod can be used, but I find it easier to navigate without one. A long lens is not necessary, I use an 80mm-400mm, but a 70mm-200mm is plenty big enough.
We will plan on the first 3 days of the event to photograph 8 species of wildlife animals. The 4th day is to allow for make-up sessions in the event of inclement weather. If the “open” date is not utilized for make-up sessions, it will be opened up to allow photographers the freedom to photograph any other species listed for $175.00 per photographer, per species (Large Primary Species require a minimum of 4 participants). This is a discounted price special, of 50% off, compared to the normal daily rate.
We will start on August 17, 2021 with an organizational meeting at 6:00am, then head out to our first location to photograph. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons, we will meet for critique, Photoshop and Lightroom workflow instruction. Kelly will also be giving hands on instruction throughout your photo sessions, so you get the best possible photographs of the beautiful animals. Field instruction will include, shutter speed, white balance, and fast action shooting, so you return home with the photographs that you dreamed of!
A tentative list of animals can include: Black Bear, Red Fox, Grey Fox, Canada Lynx, Coyote, Mountain Lion, Porcupine, Bobcat Kitten, Bobcat, Badger, Cross Fox, and Fisher. Species not included in the cost of the 8 photo sessions will be offered to participants at an additional rate of $175.00 per session. Optional Animal Species Include:
Bobcat Mountain Lion
Wolf Pack Badger
Grizzly Bear Silver Fox
Porcupine Grey Fox
Raccoon Cross Fox
Summer Animals Workshop with wildlife photographer Kelly Walkotten
$1,250.00 (includes hands on photo instruction during all photography sessions and 3 classroom sessions)
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot (limit of 12 spots)
Additional photo sessions, $175.00 per session per participant. You may choose the desired animals and pay for
this at the workshop.
Price does not include Travel, Lodging, Transportation, Meals, or Tips for Triple D staff. Lodging is available at specially negotiated rates.
Accompanying non-photographers are $75.00 per day, per individual.
Discount Lodging is available at: Kalispell Holiday Inn Address: 275 Treeline Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone: (406) 755-7405
Country Inn & Suites Address: 4150 US Highway 2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone:(406) 751-9000 August rate is $139.00 per night plus tax.
Triple “D” Guest House “Howling Wolf Lodge” Triple “D” has accommodations on site in a cozy log guest cabin with four bedrooms, two baths, kitchen and laundry facilities for $75 per night single, or $85 per night couple plus tax. Suggested occupancy is 6 guests. First night lodging fee deposit is required to hold the lodge. Contact Triple D for lodging reservations. (406) 755-9653.
Watch a shot video I created about the Winter Animals at Triple D
Triple D Workshop Deposit
Join wildlife photographer Kelly Walkotten at Triple “D” for an extended weekend of spectacular Wildlife Babies photography. A minimum of eight species to include Triple D’s baby animals, specially chosen for you, will be presented in natural settings that include habitats such a stream, pond, willow, cottonwood, aspen and birch groves, spruce-fir forests, rocky ridges, and more.
Kalamazoo Institute of Art
Wednesdays, July 7 - 28
6 - 8 pm 4 weeks
$80/Members: $60Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Photoshop or Lightroom and Photoshop and Lightroom Classic installed on your computer.
Take your photo editing to the next level by learning how to retouch and enhance a portrait, still life or landscape. Learn to blur the background, color correct, and understand the use of layers and more.
Take the Class
Intro to Lightroom (801)Kelly Walkotten, Online with Zoom
Mondays, July 12 - August 2
6 - 8 pm /4 weeks
$80/Members: $60Prerequisite: Lightroom Classic software installed on your laptop computer.
Learn to import images from a memory card, camera or folder into the Lightroom catalog; create keywords, ratings; and use the basic photo adjustment tools to enhance your images. Leave this class knowing a logical workflow from import into Lightroom to export for the web, email, or print.
Take the Class
Intro to Lightroom (805) Kelly Walkotten, Online with Zoom Tuesdays, September 21 – October 12 6 – 8pm /4 weeks $80/Members: $60
Prerequisite: Lightroom Classic software installed on your computer.
In this course, you will learn to; import images from a memory card, camera or folder into the Lightroom catalog, create keywords, ratings and use the basic photo adjustment tools to enhance your images. Leave this class knowing a logical workflow from import into Lightroom to export for the web, email, or print.
Kelly's website: https://www.kellywalkottenphotography
Lightroom, Beyond the Basics (806) Kelly Walkotten, Online with Zoom Tuesdays, October 19 – November 9 6 – 8pm /4 weeks $80/Members: $60 Prerequisite: A basic knowledge Lightroom and Photoshop & Lightroom Classic installed on your computer.
Lightroom is designed to assist with organizing, editing and outputting large volumes of photographic files in a logical and intuitive way. In addition to the photo adjustments, you make in Lightroom Kelly will guide you from Lightroom into Photoshop to learn advanced techniques using the best of both programs.
Virtual Gallery from Sotheby's Show
All items are available for purchase
Our Place In Paradise Underwater Photo Show
Kelly has an on-going display of her underwater and Islamorada artwork which can be purchased directly through Our Place in Paradise.
Our unique Art Gallery is your resource for original Paintings, Pottery, Glass, Classes and Workshops. Discover that perfect piece of art for your public or private collection that satisfies your senses, speaks to your soul and fills your heart with joy. Visit our relaxed and inviting environment where you can view the art and be treated as friends and family. Our Place In Paradise is proud to represent artists that are diverse in techniques and subject matter who reflect the highest standards of quality and integrity within their chosen field. Our opening event hosted the Paradise Paint Out "The Florida Keys en Plein Air", featuring 21 artist from around the nation and England.
Classes and workshops are offered for all ages interested in learning a new skill or wanting to grow in their current talent. We welcome you to our site and look forward to seeing you at Our Place in Paradise located in the Florida Keys.
Our Place in Paradise is supported by Share All Our Blessings a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.
Our Place In Paradise
88711 Overseas Highway
Tavernier Florida 33070