National Geographic Photographers Coming to the Festival


National Geographic photographer Jonathan Kingston is hosting a photography workshop during the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. Teaming up with him is former photo editor at National Geographic Traveler and photographer Krista Rossow.

Assignment: Sun Valley is a workshop that will teach students how to photograph a travel magazine assignment from the perspective of two industry professionals.

Whether you want to take your travel images to the next level or begin approaching travel publications, you will learn how to go beyond simply showing what a place looks like to capturing what a place feels like. This workshop is timed to coincide with the famous Trailing of the Sheep Festival to allow for ample variety of subject matter and activity. During the four days you’ll pick a specific story angle and work on your theme each day during critique sessions, culminating with a tightly edited final story. Throughout daily lectures we will discuss how to research and plan for a successful shoot, what art directors are looking for in the images they receive, and how to get the best shots while on location. Using the festival as inspiration, you’ll delve deeper into the local culture to tell the story of what it means to visit the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. For more information on the workshop: