We've spent years collecting the most breath-taking and creativity-inspiring locations for our group shoots. At Alpine Northwest it's about more than the education. We combine forest, lake, high-desert, and mountain-top destinations to give you an edge experience you'll remember for the rest of your life.
Tall Timber Ranch
During our 2018 Winter Workshop we'll be staying in the awesomely remote Tall Timber Ranch, near Leavenworth Washington. Nestled in the North Cascades mountain range, it's a cozy base-camp from which we'll access deeper snow-capped reaches of our majestic Pacific Northwest Mountains.
Set on the farthest Northwest coastline of the Continental United States, La Push is host to miles of beautiful sandy beaches, large breaking surf, and piles of driftwood logs. The beach, called First Beach, is a wide, crescent shaped, sandy beach with sea stacks between the beach and the western horizon. During migration, whales can be seen from the beach, and the thundering sound of large surf surges herald the presence of off-shore storms.
In the heart of the Olympic Mountain range, Hurricane Ridge offers hundreds of acres of breath-taking views and locations for posing our professional models.
Hauntingly beautiful temperate rain forest Cedar, Fir, and Spruce wrap tightly around the wide banks of Lake Crescent, a glacial-carved lake with brilliant clear blue water (especially clear due to a lack of nitrogen) and an un-known maximum depth. Situated on the edge of the Olympic National Park, Camp David Junior gives us perfect access to both mountain-top and Pacific Ocean locations.
Mt. Storm King
Mt. Stormking offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire Lake Crescent area. An intense hike of just under 2 miles puts you at the pinnacle, a definite favorite for sunset shots.
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
The forces of nature have acted in concert to create the landscape of Arches, which contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world. Throughout the park, rock layers tell a story of millions of years of deposition, erosion and other geologic events.
Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It's characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado and the Mojave Deserts.
The stark and barren landscapes of the deserts of Utah provide a truly unique and unforgettable experience. There's nothing quite like the dead calm of America's Arid plains.