Jack Graham Photography Workshop Overview
Jack Graham Photography Workshops
Learn to See Learn to Think Learn to Create
I've been conducting photography workshops throughout the United States and Internationally for over 23 years.
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.
All workshop on Federal land ( including National Parks etc.) and in full compliance with the Park Service. All permits are filed. Believe it or not, not every workshop leader follows these requirements.
Some referrals can be read here, others are available upon request
Additionally, I am certified and current in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) by the American Red Cross and NOLS ( Wilderness Medicine Institute)
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 reasonably 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.
WHAT WILL WE WORK ON ?
- Improving your technical and visionary photographic skills within these “hands-on” workshops
- Developing your skills in finding, seeing and then creating your image.
- Making images that quickly allow the viewer to define the subject and want to take time viewing in order to enjoy and understand the story you are trying to convey
- Working the scene and area, not just making a photograph and moving to the next possible location
- Composition, exposure and other essential elements needed to make a great photograph and to bring out the story within the image
- Other techniques including, learning about when or when not to use strong tonalities, negative space, balance, framing, and bringing out your personal vision and eliminating any flaws that will negatively affect your images
- Choosing the right focal length (lens) to convey your story
- Learning to think about how you want your image to look while in the field, not after the fact
- How to make panoramas and long exposures and how to use focus stacking, HDR effectively
- Basic processing, workflow, how to use available programs such as Adobe, as well as other software (NIK software etc.)
Basic knowledge of your camera functions, as well as some understanding of the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is helpful. Attendees range from beginners to advanced amateurs. We have even had other professional full time photographers on workshops. Attendees skill level ranges from the beginner on up. Don’t think you might not be qualified to come on a workshop like ours. It is those who think they don’t need the education that remain at the level they are.
WORKSHOP SIGN UP FORMS
If you are interested in participating in a photo workshop, please download and fill out the required forms for workshop participants:
ALL FORMS REQUIRED CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WORKSHOP PAGE
(They are located in the lower, far-left column)
As in all Jack Graham Photography Workshops, more detailed information will be provided to all registered workshop attendees about 3 weeks before the start of the workshop.
DEPOSITS: Please see the Registration Forms for Deposit information
I have rather simple guidelines that I follow:
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.
Thank you for considering a Jack Graham Photography Workshop!!!!