Wildflower and Landscape Photography Workshop

JUNE 14 – 15, 2013

With Bill Singleton of Shutterrific Photography
Sponsored by the OVBA

The Workshop Was a Great Success!

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Past Workshop Info:

The OVBA in partnership with Bill Singleton of Shutterrific Photography, is pleased to announce the 2013 OGDEN VALLEY WILDFLOWER & LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP.  This in-depth photography workshop of indoor and outdoor sessions will take your photography to the next level.  Bill will conduct this workshop, meeting indoors at 4 PM on June 14th, outdoors during that evening until sunset, outdoors for sunrise on June 15th, then indoors until another evening outdoor session.

BillS-paintbrush.fwA message from Bill:
“I am thrilled to be conducting a workshop right here in Ogden Valley.  June is a perfect time to capture both landscapes and wildflowers in bloom.”

Attendees of all skill levels are welcome to attend.  The workshop will be geared toward the level of attendees. It is recommended that you own and have at least a basic working knowledge of a digital SLR camera.  Read more about Bill (lower on this page), and join us for this adventure in photography. Here is what people are saying about his workshops:

“I’ve shot with Bill Singleton dozens of times on photography safaris, from wildlife to wildflowers, throughout Utah and north to Yellowstone, and can testify to his professionalism, his knowledge of cameras and all the technical facets of great photography.  His skills as a photographer are evident in his images.  Those images are well composed, professionally taken, and correctly processed – all steps that he articulately explains and teaches to those shooting with him.  Bill is a great teacher and those lucky enough to shoot in the field with him will come away with a new determination to improve the level of their own photography.”
Brent Paull, Professional Photographer, Tulare, CA

“I have been on several photo safaris with Bill Singleton. Bill is a wealth of photography knowledge and excellent teacher with great people skills. His knowledge and personality helps photographers of any skill level feel right at home. He goes the extra mile to help get the shot of a lifetime. He leads by example and freely shares many tips and tricks of the trade. You can bet that a photo safari with Bill Singleton will be a learning experience of a lifetime.”
Butch Ramirez, Wildlife/Nature Photographer, Laredo, TX

“I have done two safaris with Bill. One was to Yellowstone National Park photographing wildlife and landscapes and the other was to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve photographing wildflowers. He is a master of photography which is evident in his captivating photos! However, what sets Bill apart from other photographers I have worked with is his ability to teach. Being able to teach is an art form in its own! He does this in a gentle, encouraging manner whereby I felt totally relaxed and was able to improve my photographic skills ten fold. I also appreciated the tips along the way, such as using a noodle for my window when shooting wildlife, to the correct setting to use to capture a bald eagle in flight. Bill is awesome! I can’t wait till our next adventure!”
Debbie Williams, Simi Valley, CA

“Just a quick thank you, Bill Singleton, for taking 10 years or more off the learning curve of photography. Your willingness to take the time to share your knowledge of gear, lighting, exposure, and composition as well as timing and location has helped me drastically to improve my final images.”
Cody Wolford, Perry, UT

 Workshop Itinerary:

Friday, June 14th, 2013

4 PM: Meet at Rendezvous Lodge, Huntsville UT for indoor session.

  • Introductions
  • Discussion about photography equipment used to achieve the desired result in close-up (macro) and scenic landscape photography
  • Instruction in camera functions and settings to achieve the desired result in close-up (macro) and scenic landscape photography
  • Benefits of RAW vs. JPG (if necessary)
  • Introduction into post processing, Adobe Photoshop, Camera RAW processing, and other options.

7 PM:  Outdoor Session at location to be determined.

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

5:30 AM: Meet students for outdoor session at location to be determined.

11 AM:   Indoor session on intermediate to advanced post processing using images from workshop.  Images to be reviewed and critiqued for advanced learning and improvement methods for maximum effect.

12 PM: Lunch in meeting room.

1 PM: Continue Indoor Session.

4 PM:  Q&A Session (attendees may take a break).

6 PM:  Outdoor Session at location to be determined.

Instructor, Bill Singleton

IMG_1001sBill Singleton is a nature photographer specializing in landscape and wildlife with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery.  He considers himself fortunate to be able to spend a good amount of time exploring the intermountain west and holds a special place in his heart for Yellowstone National Park. “As a hunter gatherer of natural light and candid moments, I am haunted by the allure of endless meadows, narrow slot canyons, steep creeks, and tall peaks.”  Bill has lived throughout the United States and traveled to numerous countries while serving 15 years with the United States Air Force and currently makes his bed in the Ogden Valley of Utah.

Equipment Used: Canon 5D MarkIII, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS, Canon 500mm f/4.0L IS, Canon 1.4x II, Canon 600ex, NGEH1 National Geographic Hydrostatic ball head, Manfrotto 055MF3 Mag Fiber Tripod, Gitzo 1325 carbon fiber tripod, Wimberley II gimbal head, Clik Elite Escape Backpack, Coken and Singhray Filters.  Find Bill on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ShutterrificPhotography


Ogden Valley is a scenic, high mountain valley east of Ogden, Utah. It consists of three picturesque towns (Huntsville, Eden and Liberty) surrounded by pristine mountains. At the center of the valley is beautiful Pineview Reservoir. The Valley is noted for three major resorts, and is one of the few places in North America to offer in winter, world class skiing and snowboarding, and in summer, recreation including boating, other water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding and climbing.

Meeting Place
Rendezvous Lodge, 7355 E 200 S, Huntsville, Utah. Click here for Location Maps (directions from Ogden and Salt Lake City).

What to Bring

  • Camera, extra charged batteries, plenty of data cards, lenses, manual
  • Tripod
  • If you have… circular polarizer filter, ND graduated filters, remote/shutter releases, lens hood
  • For your own comfort, bring water, snack, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray
  • Suitable hiking shoes and layered clothing
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Optional: Laptop computer or drive to download your images


The following companies or properties provide lodging in the Upper Ogden Valley (Eden and Huntsville):

Hotels & Inns



Utah Photography Workshops are always an adventure!

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