Valle Nevado and LAN Airlines Offer Photo Camp in Andes Mountains

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 29, 2012 5:15 pm

If you have a passion for capturing scenic snow mountain photos, then this may be the camp for you.

Valle Nevado Ski Resort is offering a seven-day photo camp in September called Image Quest presented by LAN Airlines. People of all different skill levels have the opportunity to enhance their photography skills, while enjoying the snow-filled Andes Mountains.

Attendees will learn from the top ski, travel, and outdoor photographers, which includes Nils Schlebusch, Grant Gunderson, and Tom Winter. These photographers will give each person specialized attention, as there is a 3-to-1 student-to-instructor relationship.

“Image Quest’s personalized instruction will help you take the kind of photos you’ve always dreamed of taking,” Gunderson said. 

Valle Nevado's Image Quest Photographers

Information on the Photographers:

  • Schlebusch has a variety of experience in the industry. From Las Vegas high fashion photo shoots to editorials for Ski Magazine. He has built up a clientele that includes many well-known companies, like Hewlett-Packard, Scotland Tourism Board and Keiko.
  • Gunderson started photographing skiing in the Pacific Northwest and is now considered one of the ski industry’s most dedicated photographers. He has shot for major sports publications including ESPN, Outside, and Powder just to name a few. 
  • Winter brings more than 20 years experience as an editor, writer, and photographer in the ski industry. A three-time recipient of the Howard Hirsch Award for snow sports photography. Winter’s photos have been published on Powder, Skiing, ESPN, and many others. 

The camp lasts from September 7-14. Participants’ best photos will be entered in a competition with a variety of categories.  Winners can earn prizes like a free visit to Valle Nevado in 2013 and other prizes. Some of those photos will be on display at the Valle Nevado Ski Resort at the end of the week. The best of the best photos will be posted on Valle Nevado’s website. 

Valle Nevado Scenic Shot

Valle Nevado sits in an ideal location just outside Santiago, Chile and near the Andes Mountains.

“Location, location, location,” Winter said. “It’s one of the keys to getting great images. Valle Nevado is high on a ridge and surrounded by the Andes, and it is an ideal spot to hone your photo skills and take things to the next level. Regardless if you’re shooting for personal satisfaction or trying to get published in Powder, Image Quest will help you meet and exceed your goals.”