Valle Nevado Image Quest Photo Camp: Come Get Learned in the Andes

Chile’s Valle Nevado Ski Resort is debuting “Image Quest”, a one of a kind photo camp for beginning and professional photographers alike. Held in the rocky heart of the Andes Mountains, campers get learned by some of the best professional photographers in the ski world while shredding some of the best skiing the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. Here’s the official press release–makes me want to pick up a camera:

May 15, 2012


Contact: Kristina Schreck

Tel: (+5699) 128-1378


Valle Nevado Ski Resort Debuts “Image Quest,” a One-of-a-Kind Photo
Camp Led by World-Class Photographers in the Andes Mountains.

Santiago, Chile — Designed for enthusiastic amateurs as well as budding professionals, Valle Nevado’s Image Quest, presented by Lan Airlines, is a unique opportunity to explore and expandphotography skills and styles while savoring a spectacular ski experience deep in the heart of the magnificent Andes Mountains. With a 3-to-1
student-to-instructor relationship, participants are given the rare chance to
learn from some the best ski, travel and outdoor photographers working today,
including Nils Schlebusch, Grant Gunderson and Tom Winter, while enjoying the
unparalleled terrain, views, snow, and friendly ambiance of Valle Nevado.

“You could just take a class,” said Grant Gunderson, “but what if it isn’t right for
you, or there are people that don’t even know how to turn their camera on?
Image Quest’s personalized instruction will help you take the kind of photos
you’ve always dreamed of taking.”

“Location, location, location,” adds Tom Winter. “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.”

The event takes place from September 7-14. Participants will enter a series of
their best photos to compete to win, in a series of categories, a free Valle
Nevado visit in 2013, and other prizes. They will also get the opportunity to
show their best shots as part of a slideshow for all guests at Valle Nevado at
the end of the week. Select images of participants will also be uploaded to
Valle Nevado’s site for further exposure.

As a special offer, participants who fly on Lan Airlines roundtrip from the US or
Canada to Chile save 20% off a Valle Nevado package stay that includes lodging,
lift tickets and half board. The offer is good for the Hotel Puerta del Sol
only, with rates beginning at $1,215 for 7 nights / 8 days. Participation in
the weeklong seminar Image Quest costs $500.

About the photographer instructors:

From fashion shoots in Las Vegas to interiors in New York to editorial projects for Ski Magazine, you name it and Nils Schlebusch has shot it. Schlebusch’s high fashion photography is complemented by work for many of the world’s best travel magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Town and Country and more. His
commercial clients include Hewlett-Packard, Scotland Tourism Board and Keiko.

Grant Gunderson exploded into the photography scene with hauntingly beautiful images
of skiing the Pacific Northwest. Today, he’s considered one of the ski
industry’s most dedicated photographers. Grant has shot for every major snow
sports and outdoor publication worldwide including ESPN, Outside, FHM, Powder, Aka Skidor, Fri Flyt, Skiing and others. In addition to his editorial and commercial photography, he is also the photography editor of The Ski Journal.

With more than 20 years experience as an editor, writer and photographer, Tom Winter
is an expert on visual storytelling. One of the most published ski writers of
his generation, Tom has launched magazines, developed communication strategies
for brands, organized world-class events, led expeditions and yes, taken a few
photos. A three-time recipient of the Howard Hirsch Award for snow sports
photography and a social media communications expert, Tom currently runs a
media relations consultancy in addition to his editorial and commercial work.
His photography has been published by Powder, Skiing, Freeskier, ESPN and many

To receive more information or sign up for Image Quest, contact: Aileen Winter at
aileenwinter@rocketmail.com, or call 303-437-0061.

For more information about Valle Nevado or to make a reservation, email
reservas@vallenevado.com, or call 1-800-660-0554.


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