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Jack Graham Photography Workshop Overview

Jack Graham Photography Workshops

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I've been conducting photography workshops throughout the United States for over 20 years. In 2012 I expanded my workshops to include Iceland.

I am a full time photographer/workshop leader. This IS my job. I am not a part timer. My future is dependent on success and having happy customers. Many of my attendees have become good friends.

My primary goal is to offer quality workshops and deliver what I promise ... to help each participant develop and enhance his / her artistic ability. We concentrate on photographic technique,composition, learning to see and developing your vision. Personal attention as well as group discussions allow everyone to participate and work intensely at his/her own speed. We do this in some of the most magnificent locations on the planet. I am here to teach - not to photograph.

Choosing the right workshop these days can be frustrating. There are so many folks out there that think conducting a workshop is an easy way to make a living, and at the same time getting to go to some great areas to take photographs. This is far from being truthful. The reality is running successful workshops, while a lot of fun as well as rewarding, is not as easy as it seems. Please have a quick read through this article I have posted on my blog. It answers a lot of questions and may help you make your decisions.

Some referrals can be read here, others are available upon request

Workshop FAQ's are found here.  Pretty much every question you may have should be answered here. If you have others please email me at or call my office at 503-625-1430.

Additionally, I am certified and current in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by the American Red Cross.

Who should attend?

Workshops have successfully mixed everyone from beginner to professional. Your level of enthusiasm for photography and the natural world is far more important than your level of expertise. I do ask that you are in reasonability good health and enjoy the companionship of small groups. Reasons to attend a workshop would be:

  • You would like a lot of individual instruction (small groups, 6-7 attendees per instructor)
  • You are interested in visiting a particular location with someone who knows the best times to photograph it
  • You would like to rekindle your interest in photography
  • You would like to photograph with other photographers
  • You would like to spend time in a beautiful location as a stress reliever from everyday life

Workshops offer a wide variety of formats to meet the interests of photographers of all levels.  These workshops combine an intense learning experience with the joy of nature photography.

I can promise you'll find my workshop all of the above and more. In today's competitive photography workshop business, it's how you separate yourself from the pack. I work real hard to do just that.

Yes,our workshop "officially" ends on the the final day of the event, however in a way it never ends. I encourage my attendees to keep in touch with me and let me know how I can help. I offer my attendees time to review images via the phone and Internet on an ongoing basis. My goal is to keep you, my friends and workshop attendees, happy and in the mindset to continually improve your photography.... just like I do everyday.


If you are interested in participating in a photo workshop, please download and fill out these required forms for workshop participants: 


(They are located in the lower, far-left column)


Photographing the big horn sheep
in Wyoming
© Jack Graham

© Jack Graham

Climbing down into Antelope Canyon
Southwestern US
© Jack Graham

I have rather simple guidelines that I follow:

  • Workshops are rather small in size for maximum individual attention. If there are more than 7-8 attendees I hire another qualified instructor  in order to keep the attendee to leader ratio acceptable.
  • Workshops are for all types of photography: digital, film, even more basic point & shoot photographers (I’ve even had some folks with movie cameras!)
  • Explanations and examples are given throughout the workshop. I am always available for problem solving.
  • Follow up critiques either during the workshop or later via email or telephone are available and always encouraged.
  • Workshops are held in areas that provide scenic grandeur to provide inspiration and challenge.
  • All participants receive my 80+ page "Workshop Field Notes" PDF file that recaps all we discuss in the field.

The atmosphere is my workshops are informal but serious. These are creative working sessions. Our emphasis is on your photography, not ours.

Programs vary, but most are planned to spend the maximum amount of time in the field. The hours are long. The day can be tiring, but the results will be rewarding. Classroom time is provided for image review and discussions regarding many aspects of photography.


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Thank you for considering a Jack Graham Photography Workshop!!!!


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