I invite you to join me for a fun and educational photography experience on one or more of these currently scheduled upcoming Photography Workshops, Photo Tours, or Instructional Classes.

Unless otherwise noted, all levels of experienced photographers are welcomed, from novice to seasoned pros. - If you have any questions about any upcoming workshops, tours, or photography classes, please let me know.

UPCOMING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS, PHOTO TOURS, & CLASSES

I’m teaching a number of wonderful photography classes and photo workshops coming up:

 

Point Reyes: Intimate Details & Personal Vision 3-Day Photo Workshop

April 20-22, 2018

Photo: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Clouds reflected on beach at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

This special class is for those photographers who want to leave the grand landscapes behind and train their eyes and cameras on the smaller, more intimate details of the world around us. This class uses both field and classroom presentations designed to hone and refine how to shoot evocative and compelling photos that highlight our personal connection to a subject, whether it’s something natural or man-made. Intimate and detailed doesn’t just mean small, tiny, or close-up macro photos. We will also explore how we use our vision to recognize and isolate important aspects of scenes and locations. Focus on the field sessions will be on taking a visual assessment of subjects and lighting conditions, looking for subtle subjects, and how best to photographically capture those scenes through composition, use of camera settings, and lens selection. Class presentations will cover topics like developing a strong personal vision and incorporating detailed subject matter into a visual repertoire. We will also spend time learning how to work on images after-capture, including editing and post-processing using programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. The workshop concludes with a photo critique and review of the work that was created over the weekend. Accommodations are included at the Historic Lifeboat Station.

Click here to register for the Point Reyes: Intimate Details and Personal Vision 3-Day Photo Workshop.. You can also contact the Point Reyes Field Institute for more information at (415) 663-1200 x307.

 

Photographing the Beaches of Point Reyes; A 3-Day Photo Workshop

August 24-26, 2018

Grab your camera and let’s go explore the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore in this great photo workshop. Along the way, you’ll learn many tips and tricks aimed at helping you improve your photographic vision. If you have a passion for the ocean, beaches, rocks, waves, and dunes, and you love capturing them through the lens of your camera, you’ll love this class. From dawn to dusk and beyond, from low tides to high tides, from sandy shorelines and rocky coves, we’ll pack plenty of variety into our field excursions. In addition, there will be both in-field photo demonstrations and classroom presentations designed to help you create those stunning images of a wonderfully special place. This workshop is set to coincide with both minus tides and a full moon, which should make for some exceptional photographic opportunities. Photographers of all skill levels from amateur to experienced are welcome, but will especially well-suited to those seeking a better understanding of using their equipment or refining skills to help you see a better photo while in the field. The workshop will conclude with a group photo review and critique.
-Accommodations included at Historic Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock, more info below.

More information and links to register will be made here when the class is posted online. If you’d like to register early, please contact the Point Reyes Field Institute for information at (415) 663-1200 x307.

Photo: Morning light at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Photo: Morning light at Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

 

 

Point Reyes: A Chimney Rock – Headlands Photo Retreat; a Special 3-Day Photo Workshop

September 21-23, 2018

NOTE: This class provides a unique opportunity to stay at the historic Chief’s House, and as such has a very limited capacity of 6 people.

Photo: Couple enjoying the view on the Point Reyes Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Couple enjoying the view on the Point Reyes Headlands, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

This location-centric weekend photo retreat will focus on the area of the Point Reyes Headlands, Chimney Rock, the Lighthouse, and the Historic Lifeboat Station, although we may explore further afoot as time and conditions allow. The class incorporates guided shoots in the field and classroom presentations. The field sessions will focus on taking a visual assessment of subject and lighting conditions or looking for the more subtle subject matter, and how best to photographically capture subjects through composition, use of camera settings, and lens selection. We will also spend time learning how to work on images after-capture, including editing and post-processing using programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. Class presentations will cover topics like developing a strong personal vision and digital imaging. The workshop concludes with a photo critique and review of the work that was created over the weekend. The class will involve some short-distance light hiking over slightly uneven terrain.

-Accommodations are included at the Chief’s House

More information and links to register will be made here when the class is posted online. If you’d like to register early, please contact the Point Reyes Field Institute for information at (415) 663-1200 x307.

Photographer at work on the beach at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Why take a photo workshop, class, or tour from me?

I love teaching and working with people on a close and intensive basis. I find out what you want to learn, or what you are having trouble with, then I custom-tailor an experience to focus on your priorities. In most cases, workshops will also include a portfolio review of your existing shots, and a review of images taken in the field.

I’ve been leading private workshops and tours for more than 10 years. Prior to that, I spent nearly a decade assisting and helping to instruct students in more that thirty of Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Photo Workshops while he was based in Berkeley and Emeryville.

If you would like to find out more about hiring me for yourself or a small group, please contact me by phone or email.

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