Mark Metternich ReMarkable Landscape Photography
- Mark Metternich
"In Sept. 2011 I was fortunate to spend a full week with Mark on a private "Pearls of Oregon" tour photographing the amazing landscapes of Oregon. It was my first big landscape expedition, and while my hopes were high going into it, Mark's knowledge, experience, and friendliness turned it into the adventure of a lifetime, and that's no exaggeration. He chose the top spots throughout the state, chased the weather to capture the best opportunities, and once we reached each spot, he taught me how to shoot landscapes under every set of circumstances in a predictable, easy-to-understand fashion. Photography has been my passion for years, and Mark showed me how to take it to the next level. Probably up several levels, actually! His knowledge of advanced Photoshop post-processing techniques blew me away, and I've already been able to apply some of them. I came home with a treasure trove of amazing shots, many of which are worthy of putting in a gallery.
I simply can't speak highly enough of Mark and the photography experience of that week in Oregon. He loves what he does, is damn amazing at it, and IMO a tour with him is a no-brainer. Next up? The Southwest!"
Dr. Charles Payet
"I recently had the opportunity to tour Oregon with Mark, spending a week photographing the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, and the Oregon coast on his "Pearls of Oregon" tour/workshop. That week of instruction together with the Photoshop lessons that followed brought my work to a whole new level. Not only did I learn a lot of technical skills, but I gained confidence in my shooting, and learned to make the most of every opportunity. Mark is great at sharing his expertise in a manner that is easy to understand, whether you're shooting reflections of Mount Hood in the moonlight or learning Photoshop through Skype. He works hard at perfecting his craft and helping his students to do the same. I can't recommend his tours more. He did a great job of getting me to the right place at the right time. I added some fantastic shots to my portfolio on my tour, and my skills have increased greatly because of it."
"I discovered Mark's work online about 5 years ago, when I was first getting into landscape photography, and instantly added his site to my favorites. Then, sadly, my hard drive crashed and I forgot his last name, leaving me with only the memory of “that Mark-guy who creates master photographs.” Early in 2011 I decided I wanted to pursue landscape photography as a career, despite the plethora of skeptics, cynics, and other naysayers. I later received some advice to find an established photographer to learn from. Around that same time, I remembered Mark's name completely out of the blue, Googled him, and discovered that he was running workshop/photo tours. I consider this to be nothing short of a stroke of Providence, as my tour with Mark has begun to take my photography career out of the realm of theory and into the realm of reality. Mark is obviously highly skilled and knowledgeable, but more importantly, he is very encouraging and optimistic. I have spoken with many other talented landscape photographers about pursuing a career in landscape photography, and most of them seemed jaded at best, often discouraging me from pursuing my dream. I didn't want to learn from someone who believes it can't be done, and Mark's optimism and excitement was plain to see from my first e-mail exchange with him. Thanks to his encouragement and mentorship I am now selling my work at exhibitions and art shows taking more and more steps toward having a job I love. He's a blast to hang out with too! So schedule a tour with him already!"
“I have known Mark Metternich for 4 years as of this writing and I can say I have not met anyone so passionate about teaching and sharing his incredible photography knowledge and digital imaging skills. He is as passionate about teaching as he is about doing, and that says a lot! I have had the privilege of doing many photography and Photoshop lessons with Mark out of his home office and abroad through Skype, as well as have done three private workshop/tours with him (both in Oregon and in the Southwest). It has been an incredible investment. I have also had the privilege of seeing Mark produce and sell many of his amazing fine art landscape prints as well as have him help me produce my own! Mark is about excellence and is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Our professional relationship has now become a friendship. I am now successfully perusing my own career in Photography much due to Marks continued inspiration, encouragement and support.”
Las Vegas, Nevada
"I was first introduced to Mark about 3 years ago when I decided to get serious about my photography. Since then we have been on numerous trips together throughout the Southwest. I have found that being on location with someone of Mark's abilities is the best way advance your skills and eye. He takes the greatest care to insure that you are not only ready for the shot but understand exactly what is going on with the camera. His sense of adventure and local knowledge have both contributed to accessing fantastic locations. Overall, I would highly recommend a trip with Mark if you are ready to take your photography to the next level."
Steve Pfeffer (AZ)
ReMarkable Landscape Photography