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Photography Workshops in stunning locations such as the Eastern Sierra and Death Valley, California; the Sonoran Desert and Monument Valley in Arizona; the Oregon Coast and Columbia River Gorge; Olympic National Park and Whidbey Island in Washington; Iceland, Ireland, China  and many more. ( Many new locations in 2014!)

Overview, information and what to expect on a workshop.....Please scroll down on this page for the schedule

For more detailed information visit: 2014 Photo Workshops & 2015 Photo Workshops
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My photography workshops are designed for the nature and outdoor photographer, no matter what level. In 2014 I am entering my 20th year conducting workshops throughout the United States. During one of my workshops you will spend photography time in the field and participate in informal meetings (discussions include image review, processing information, etc.). We will work on both your technical and creative skills and helping you grow as a photographer.

We don't stop and photograph, get back into our cars and drive to another spot ... then spot after spot. My itineraries are designed to take weather, light conditions and the best photographic opportunities into consideration. You can expect to be out at sunrise, unless the weather is prohibitive, then continue through sunset, taking advantage of the day's golden hours. We usually take a rest for lunch and image review, etc., sometime around midday when the light is harsh, and recharge ourselves for the balance of the day. We also take time during our workshop for informal classroom sessions to further review our images and discuss important photographic topics.

All attendees receive my 70+ workshop syllabus as part of the workshop. This contains information we talk about in the field ( and more). Every field workshop should provide this. Most don't.

I take everybody's styles, levels and expectations into account and provide my total attention and service to your needs. My goal is that by the end of our workshop you will come away knowing your photography has moved to a higher level (along with some great images!)

My groups are small, usually around 7-9 attendees. This makes quick changes in itineraries, and even more important ... lots of personal attention easier. Larger workshops (13-15 attendees), such as the Eastern Sierra in October, are augmented by noteworthy workshop leaders such as Guy Tal and Bill Fortney.

Without exception, I am well versed in the locations and logistics of each workshop location. I do not conduct workshops where I do not know the lay of the land, backwards and forwards. This is important in order to make the best use of our field time and get you to the right place at the right time, to insure the successful photographic opportunities each location provides.

I am a full time photographer and workshop leader. This is my passion.  Every year about 30% of my attendees are returnees. I take pride in that.

The old adage, "You usually get what you pay for" has never been more true. My references (available on request as well as a few on this Website) are from some of my satisfied customers over the years. Simply put, I am a photographer, a workshop leader that loves to teach and watch my attendees and friends develop their photographic skills. When I review images with past workshop attendees over the years, long after our workshop experience, it really makes me feel good to know I helped.

I am trained and current in Wilderness First Aid by the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute. Additionally, all workshops on State and Federal land are pre-approved by the proper agencies. (Did you know all national parks etc. require a CUA permit issued to each workshop leader?) I maintain all of the proper insurance and ensure that all applications have been submitted and approved.

Please consider joining us on a workshop. I guarantee, you will NOT be disappointed..... and feel the marvel, the miracle and wonder of it all in nature.

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