Erin Babnik @erinbabnikphotography

Landscape Photographer, Educator, Writer, Speaker. Sponsored by Canon USA | f-stop gear | Kirk Photo | Breakthrough. Photo Cascadia team member.

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January 2019

Would you like to see magic with me this summer in the #Dolomites ? I’m happy to announce an early July workshop with co-leader @chipphillipsphoto ! Adventure in the Dolomites 2019 is now open for registration! Check my website for details. About this photo: “Gold Rush” A decade of exploring the Dolomites for landscape photography has brought me to countless remote corners of the region that few people will ever see, but I have also spent a considerable amount of time in more well known places that are especially enchanting and worth many repeat visits. I have now lost count of how many trips I have made to this particular massif, but I can count on one finger the number of times that I have seen the conditions line up so beautifully here. I have watched the weather patterns in the area enough to know what is possible, what is likely, and what just might happen if the clouds part and the birds sing at just the right time in unison. On this morning, it all came together as mist from the valley rose up and rushed through the towers of the massif just as the rising sun found a break in the clouds and gave everything in its path the Midas touch. This moment lasted about a minute before the mist blew through and no more rose from the valley until later in the morning when the sun was much higher. If you want to hear the whole story behind this photo, check out the recent podcast interview with me on PhotogAdventures! #teamcanon #fstopgear #kirkphotoambassadors #breakthroughphotographyfilters #photocascadia

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April 2018

“Arrow Dynamic” (Cropped for Instagram ) Full details of my 2019 Death Valley workshop series will be announced soon. I have an exciting run of sessions planned and am currently taking names for the early notification list. Get in touch through my website, email, or a message if you would like to be on the list. All of my 2018 workshops (in all regions ) are currently full, but waitlists are available.

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April 2018

“Silver Lining” (Death Valley National Park, 2018 ) Cropped for Instagram. Full details of my 2019 Death Valley workshop series will be announced soon. I have an exciting run of sessions planned and am currently taking names for the early notification list. Get in touch through my website, email, or a message if you would like to be on the list. All of my 2018 workshops (in all locations ) are currently full, but waitlists are available.

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September 2017

“Enigma” Death Valley National Park (2017 ) There are some things in life that I will never understand. Like why is it that when you try to plug in a USB cable, it’s always the wrong way around the first time? And have you ever tried to get the best possible value from points on a travel credit card? It’s like playing chess against a simulated Grand Master with a few AI hints allowed, but you know it’s still going to result in a stalemate at best. And then there are some people who just cannot be figured out. We all know at least one person of the sort: they definitely have a core of something good inside, but they are broken on the outside. Yes, life is full of enigmas. Oh…and how about that ending to the TV series “Lost”? If anyone ever figured that out, be sure to let me know! Wanna shoot this kind of stuff with me? I have two workshops in DV planned in 2018 that you should know about: one with my bestie-forever Michael Shainblum ( @shainblumphotography ), and one that I’m teaching solo that is sponsored by @Canonusa Check out my website for the details. They’re going to be awesome…no doubt about it!

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September 2017

“Enchantée” French Alps (2017 ) One of the greatest perks of being a photographer is getting to meet people from all over the world, people who often become part of the fabric of my life through future interactions. Even if most of those interactions are online, the connection is still that much stronger after meeting someone in person. I feel the same way about experiencing new locations: once I have traveled to a place, I become particularly connected to it, and that bond registers even through seeing photographs of the area online. Similarly, sometimes when I first encounter a location, I get an extra special feeling about it, that tingle of excitement that usually accompanies the start of a great friendship. When I first visited the French Alps about five years ago, I knew that I had just met a new best friend and that we would be spending a lot of time together. It’s a feeling that is difficult to describe, but it’s the same one that I get when meeting certain people. Sometimes it’s the way they smile, or some extra sparkle in their eyes, or the way that they make me laugh—it’s simply that “je ne sais quoi” that signals the start of something special. Would you like to meet me in the French Alps for some awesome photography? My listing for the 2018 French Alps workshop with co-leader @enrico fossati is now available on my website. It’s an all-inclusive trip, so all you have to do is show up in Milan, Italy, and we’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about it, just let me know!

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August 2017

Due to popular demand, I am teaming up with one of my favorite landscape photographers to offer a completely unique workshop experience. @shainblumphotography (Michael Shainblum ) and I will be co-leading an amazing workshop together this February that will be unlike anything either of us have offered before. Check my bio or my my website for more info. Join us!

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May 2017

“Rip Curl” A remote river canyon in Arizona (2016 ) I sloshed through shin-high water for ten miles to get to this point of a remote river canyon and back again. And all for a little vignette of mud! Although I experimented with photographing some other discoveries, this one excited me the most of everything that I saw in the canyon’s farthest reaches. The two layers of mud, one more wet than the other, reminded me of waves breaking on a shore, and I was delighted to find them seemingly crashing into each other in slow motion. [This is a crop for Instagram; the full version is on my website: erinbabnik.com]

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May 2017

“Sanctuary” Dolomites, Italy I have just listed a new Dolomites workshop for the summer of 2018 with @chipphillipsphoto , and you can download a free 16-page color brochure about it from my website! www.erinbabnik.com

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May 2017

“The Lost Ark” Eastern Sierra, California (2017 ) Join me on an adventure this summer! Check my website for the few remaining opportunities. I just completely redesigned my website for the first time in five years. It now has discussion forums for landscape photographers! www.erinbabnik.com

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May 2017

My Dolomites Summer Sessions series of workshops has only two spots available: one in July and one in August. www.erinbabnik.com <—All-new website for the first time in half a decade…check it out!!! Spots left for the French Alps too. Join me in the mountains this summer! Photo: “Where the Streams Have No Name” #Dolomites #Italy #Alps

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February 2017

Join me for a workshop this year! I still have some spots available in various workshops in 2017, including a new summer session in the Italian Dolomites, August 20–27 with co-leader @chipphillipsphoto All details are on my website. My all-new French Alps workshop is now listed on my website as well…check it out! Photo: “Octopus’s Garden” ( #OregonCoast , 2017 )

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January 2017

Summer is my favorite time of year for the Dolomites: lots of short summer storms means awesome atmosphere on a regular basis, the wildflowers are in bloom, and the seasonal streams are running. I love it! I just scheduled a new summer workshop session in the Dolomites for August 20–27 with co-leader @chipphillipsphoto All details are on my website. Join us! Photo: “Lift Off” ( #Dolomites , 2016 )

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July 2016

“Sweet Emotion” (French Alps ) This waterfall is exuberant, wild, and powerful, just like the best experiences in life. For that reason, I just let it rip, freezing the motion of the water instead of treating it with a typical long exposure treatment. Glacial runoff hits the crest of this waterfall with so much force that the water is launched upwards, far into the air, before gravity prevails and sends it all plunging into the depths of the pool below. It’s pretty impressive, rivaling anything in the Columbia River Gorge. Join me here in the summer of 2017! I’ll be announcing my French Alps workshops soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter if you want to be among the first to know the details. You can find links to my newsletter sign-up on my Facebook page or my website.

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May 2016

“Heat Wave” Some of the best light that I have ever seen, taken in the Dolomites of northern Italy. I'm considering adding a winter workshop to my Dolomites offerings. Sound like something you might want to do? Let me know if so to help me decide!

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May 2016

“Moondance” Joshua Trees coming alive in the moonlight in a massive grove within Death Valley National Park. This is one of the locations we visit on my Eastern Sierra Adventure photography workshop. I have announced about half of my photography workshop schedule for 2017. Lots of awesome locations and world-class co-leaders. You can check it all out on my website. Thanks for looking! www.erinbabnik.com

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May 2016

“Thick Skin” Cracked mud in a desert playa of California’s Eastern Sierra region. I have announced about half of my photography workshop schedule for 2017. Lots of awesome locations and world-class co-leaders. You can check it all out on my website. Thanks for looking! www.erinbabnik.com

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April 2016

A remote area of the Mojave Desert shows its colors at twilight, just as the ambient light of morning starts to hit the mountains. I have announced about half of my photography workshop schedule for 2017. Lots of awesome locations and world-class co-leaders. You can check it all out on my website. Thanks for looking! www.erinbabnik.com

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April 2016

“Quiet Riot” (Death Valley National Park, CA ) What do you have planned in February? How about a workshop with me and co-leader Ted Gore in California? This photo shows one of the many amazing areas that we visit on our Eastern Sierra Adventure. Visit my website for more information, and get in touch if you would like to reserve your spot! www.erinbabnik.com

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April 2016

“Getting Close” (Dolomites, Italy ) Announcement! One Dolomites workshop spot in 2016 is newly available! I just had a cancellation this morning for my Dolomites workshop with Chip Phillips, June 26-July 2. All of my 2016 workshops are sold out except this ONE spot that has just opened up in that workshop. Join us! We have a beautiful 12-page brochure with all of the details available for download here: www.erinbabnik.com/requestbrochure/ www.erinbabnik.com

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April 2016

“Rhapsody in Blue” Storm clouds glowing with color at twilight in Death Valley National Park. My 2016 workshops are all sold out, but I have begun to announce my schedule for 2017, including two sessions of workshops in the Eastern Sierra with co-leader Ted Gore. Visit my website to see the details and get in touch to reserve a spot! www.erinbabnik.com

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April 2016

“Swept Away” High winds whip across sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California, creating a dramatic display of backlit sand. My 2016 workshops are all sold out, but I have begun to announce my schedule for 2017, including two sessions of workshops in the Eastern Sierra with co-leader @tedgorephotography Visit my website to see the details and get in touch to reserve a spot!

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April 2016

“Flowers For Miles” A view from the Dolomites of northern Italy at sunset. I am thrilled to announce that I will be partnering with the great French photographer Alexandre Deschaumes for a very special Dolomites photography workshop in 2017. Visit my website to download the brochure about this unique trip: www.erinbabnik.com I am reposting this image in a more complete format, not cropped this time, but scaled for Instagram instead. Enjoy and thanks for looking!

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February 2016

“Twinsies” A rainbow arcing over mud cracks that echo its form. Yes, I really got this lucky! I saw the rainbow and ran over to where I remembered having seen these cracks. By the way, I have a newsletter. In it I share musings, tips, news, and more. Visit my website to get on the list: www.erinbabnik.com

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February 2016

“Embrace” The sun gleaming through the forest canopy behind a vine maple tree in the Hoh Rainforest of Olympic National Park. Hey, since you read this far, let me also tell you that I have a newsletter! In it I share musings, tips, news, and more. Visit my website to get on the list: www.erinbabnik.com

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February 2016

“Moondial” The moon setting behind the mountains of the Mojave Desert, with the cracked mud of a dried lakebed in the foreground. I just wrote an article on creativity that is bringing me a lot of incredibly enthusiastic messages. People seem to be really touched by this one, so be sure to check it out: “Five Valuable Lessons that I Learned in Art School” at http://www.photocascadia.com/blog/

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February 2016

“El Dorado” A view in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that made me wonder if I had just discovered the lost city of gold, El Dorado! Visit my website for the whole story. www.erinbabnik.com

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February 2016

“Afternoon Delight” A moment of wonderful afternoon light in an area of the Dolomites where I’ve never seen another photographer other than my own workshop participants. Join me there this summer! Only two spots left across my three summer workshops. Check my website or contact me for details! www.erinbabnik.com

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February 2016

“Ripple” My sold-out series of workshops in the Eastern Sierras with Ted Gore has a last-minute opening. Get in touch soon if you would like to grab this spot! Dates are February 29-March 6. www.erinbabnik.com

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January 2016

“Harmony” A location I discovered in the Dolomites this summer while exploring “blank” places on my topo map. Want to join me here? I have a few workshop openings left in 2016. Field technique and image processing included in every session. Visit my website for a full listing of workshops, along with brochures and details. www.erinbabnik.com

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January 2016

“Backdraft” Gale-force gusts carry snow crystals across wind-carved formations in a high alpine plain of the Dolomites at sunrise. I have a few workshop openings left in 2016. Field technique and image processing included in every session. Visit my website for a full listing of workshops, along with brochures and details. www.erinbabnik.com Stay in touch! Sign up for my mailing list here: www.erinbabnik.com/newsletter

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October 2015

"Pearly Gates" Big news! I have joined Photo Cascadia as a full team member! Visit www.erinbabnik.com to read all about it! This shot from a misty morning in the #Dolomites shows one of my favorite locations in the Italian Alps. More information about my Dolomites photography workshops is available on my website.

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September 2015

Join me and one of my world-class co-leaders on a unique adventure photography workshop in the Dolomites this summer. Thrilled to be teaming up with @tedgorephotography @enrico fossati and Chip Phillips for three amazing workshops. Details now available at www.erinbabnik.com or pm me.

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June 2015

A moment of dramatic light and atmosphere in the Dolomites of northern Italy. I am leading a photography workshop here with Enrico Fossati next month, July 5-11. We still have room in the workshop, so get in touch if you are interested: www.erinbabnik.com #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #nature #iphonesia #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #natureaddict #earth365 ‪ #‎featuremeinstagood #worldshotz #‎jaw_dropping_shots

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April 2015

Globeflowers in a high meadow of the #Dolomites of Italy with dramatic clouds engulfing the mountains. #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #nature #iphonesia #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #natureaddict #earth365 @natgeo @natgeocreative ‪ #‎featuremeinstagood

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April 2015

A rainbow graces the sky above patterns formed by some of the world's largest mud tiles. Taken in a remote area of the #MojaveDesert #photooftheday #picoftheday #instagood #nature #iphonesia #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #natureaddict #earth365 @natgeo @natgeocreative ‪ #‎featuremeinstagood

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January 2015

"The Connection" A long-exposure at sunset brought out some dramatic colors and textures in the clouds at this lake in #Slovenia #JulianAlps #Mountains #KranjskaGora

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