Welcome to the Boulder Photo Festival! While the festival is new for Boulder, the Photo Festival is in its 5th year. The main festival will be held over Labor Day weekend September 2 through September 5. Workshops are held during the week from August 29 to September 2. Please check our website for preliminary schedule of events.
I know many of you have been anticipating, so I’m glad we have finally announced our seminars for 2016 and they range from workflow with a post production software you may not be using now to how to prepare for a print exhibit. We may be announcing additional seminars and have them on Friday September 2nd, in addition to our current line up. Stay tuned.
There will be some announcements regarding speakers for the festival as soon as they are confirmed. Unfortunately there have been some that have had to cancel for a myriad of reasons, but luckily we have some great people to take their place. Again look for up coming announcements in the next week or two.
We will have a list of initial portfolio reviewers on August 2nd. We’ve retained some of the reviewers from last year but have many more that have never been to the festival. This is a great opportunity to show your work. Also those who signup earlier will have priority in reviewer selections over those that have signed up later. Additionally, if you sign up for a Full or Portfolio Review Pass, you will automatically be eligible to show your work at the open review. There will be only 30 slots available for the open portfolio review on Friday September 2nd.
We are extremely excited to be able to offer such a high caliber of world-renowned photographers for our fifth festival. This year’s workshops offer a wide variety with a focus on landscape, conservation, adventure, outdoor lighting and action sports photography. This year’s workshops includes a 1-Day workshop on nature photography by Frans Lanting; Flash Lighting — Small to Big with Joe McNally; a Rocky Mountain National Park landscape workshop by Glenn Randall; adventure sports lighting workshop by Lucas Gilman; and another conservation photography workshop with Jason Houston along with The Nature Conservancy Photo Editor Melissa Ryan.
The discount is approximately a 10% discount until August 15th, then it is full price. Full price is $220 and $540 respectively. This is a really great deal in comparison to some of the other festivals out there. Buy sooner than later. Plus we will refund your pass a month before the festival if something comes up.
We are excited to announce something new this year that we have only been able to do in Boulder/Denver is a Photographic and Outdoor Products Trade Expo. You will have an opportunity to meet with reps from your favorite companies in addition to special discounts available only at the festival.