JACK GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
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; Auroras, glaciers and more in Iceland. (Many new locations in 2015 & 2016!)
Having worked alongside some of the masters such as John Shaw, Galen Rowell, Jack Dykinga, Art Wolfe, my great friend Bill Fortney and many more, I have observed how they went about their business and used this knowledge to formulate my own personal style and routines. My passion is to convey the same to my workshop attendees using today’s tools and trends and communicate my years of knowledge in a simple form to those who attend my workshops. I stress Simplicity, Substance and Style.
From my home base in Puyallup, Washington, I conduct workshops that cover the entire United States as well as International. Recently I have joined forces with two of my best friends, Bill Fortney and Guy Tal, on a number of co-led workshops. We will cover the map this year from Maine to Southern California. Outside of the U.S., Iceland has been a popular destination for our workshops in both winter and summer.
All workshops are formulated with great forethought and attention to details. I schedule my workshop locations based on time of year. For example, I do not go to Death Valley in July! I do go to the Olympic Peninsula when it's the best time for optimum conditions to produce great images in this area. Other workshop locations follow a similar pattern. In addition, I limit attendee to instructor ratio to no more than 7:1, offering personal attention you are looking for in a workshop. Also, as required by state and national agencies, our workshops are approved beforehand by the appropriate agencies and all necessary permits are obtained.
I, along with my co-leaders and field assistants, share some common traits: We are all dedicated to sharing our years of experience, expertise and our vision we have developed over many years of making images. We are blessed to conduct these workshops in some of the most beautiful areas in the world. This beauty serves as a place where discovery, inspiration and personal photographic growth are nurtured. Over the many years in these locations we have developed the expertise in logistics, itineraries and local amenities to offer you a first class experience.
During our time together, we strive to encourage a pleasant workshop experience working as a group for the common goal. We encourage you to not only enjoy your photographic experience, but to meet new friends with a common passion. Over the years many ongoing friendships began on one of our workshops.
To sum things up, we go to the best locations during the best time of year. When in the field, we are there for you, not us. We are accessible and very eager to share our years of expertise with you. (Our low attendee to instructor ratio makes this possible!) In our image review sessions we will provide concise, informative, honest critique and advice to help you take your photography to the next level.
As workshop attendees you’ll receive our workshop syllabus titled “After the Workshop ... What Now?” This is a complete guide to everything we discuss both in the field and in the classroom …. and more!
Finally, we take our time together very seriously, but as I often say, “This is not the Marines”…. (No disrespect to the great men and women in the Marines!) …. But we are here to learn, be inspired, enjoy each other’s company, visit remarkable locations, see remarkable things and above all have fun.
My goal in every workshop is not only to have you not want to leave, but to exceed your expectations and come back. We are all on a photographic journey no matter what level of photography you may be at.
Thank you for consideration and interest in our events.