Mountain Workshops launches 2011 site
The 36th annual Mountain Workshop wrapped up last week in Somerset, KY, with 24 multimedia participants, 35 still shooters and 1 picture editing student. The end result? 34 slide shows and 23 videos. This is definitely a good argument that you can find countless stories regardless of location!
I wrote about last year’s workshop so it was fun to compare/contrast the stories and those involved between the two years. The biggest similarity was the evident level of energy and passion amongst all involved!
I think the biggest issue with these types of events is how to organize and present the plethora of stories afterward. This year they designed a new cover with overly large promo images and a nav bar similar to NYTimes’ “One in 8 Million” site.
Yes they are photographers and thus love big photos, but an image doesn’t even fit on my 1440×900 resolution so I can’t imagine how it must look on a smaller screen. Personally, I would have liked them to code it to full browser or full screen mode because currently I can’t fully appreciate the image having to scroll to see it in its entirety. UPDATE: After freaking out the web developers with my statement, we realized that my browser has two nav bars at the top, thus breaking their code that will automatically resize the photos depending on browser size. Do the photos resize to your browser? Let us know in the comments below!
Participants, coaches and volunteers were active tweeting and blogging throughout the workshop. Also make sure to watch the behind the scenes video to get a better feel for the workshop.
I won’t pick a favorite story, but I hope you take some time to peruse the countless stories.
As a heads up, the dates for the 37th workshop will be Oct. 16-20, 2012; location TBD.