Eric Bennett Talks Mountains and the Tetons
When it comes to grand landscape photography, we love seeing Eric Bennett’s creativity. We asked Eric to discuss the upcoming conference and share some tips and his thoughts on photographing the Tetons.
What will attendees learn when working with you at the Out of Grand Teton conference?
“I hope that I will be able to help them learn how to see scenes and potential subjects for photographs besides the obvious mountains that tower over this landscape. Mountain environments have so many other great aspects to them besides just the mountains themselves, on all different scales, such as the flora, streams and ponds, and scarred glacial geology. Photographing these other features can help to tell a broader story of the place and show more sides of it that the average visitor may not notice.”
What photography challenges will you help attendees overcome during this conference?
“The biggest challenge is being able to make engaging photographs no matter what kind of lighting we encounter. Through creative compositional techniques and artistic visualization, I hope to be able to help them make the most of our outings and create interesting photographs regardless of the weather conditions. There is no such thing as good or bad light, only good or bad uses of light.”
What will be your go-to lens for this location and why?
“When people think of photographing mountain environments, such as the Tetons, wide, sweeping grand scenes featuring winding rivers and reflective lakes probably come to mind. These kinds of scenes are undeniably impressive and fantastic ways to showcase this landscape, but they are by no means the only way possible. I use my telephoto lens, a 70-300, more than any other lens when in the Rocky Mountains, which is a great way to isolate peaks, craggy formations, and accentuate details and lighting. It also doesn’t require particularly dramatic weather conditions—which are typically quite rare—in order to create unique and captivating scenes.”
“There is no such thing as good or bad light, only good or bad uses of light.” – Eric Bennett.
Learn and shoot alongside Eric Bennett and 13 other world-class instructors at the Out of Grand Teton Landscape and Wildlife Photography Conference, on June 16-20th, 2024.