WORKSHOPS & TOURS

 

Nature photographers are explorers. Each time we bring the camera to our eye, we hope to discover something as pleasing in the viewfinder as is in our mind’s eye. And in the effort, we’ll likely learn something new about our subjects and ourselves.

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The elements of a Photography Workshop and a Photography Tour and the differences between the two are explained belowIf you'd like to know more about these experiences, send an email.

WORKSHOPS & TOURS

2021

September 30 and October 7, 2021

PHOTOGRAPHING HISTORIC BUILDINGS:

A Primer of Practical Methods

School of Architecture, Univ. of Notre Dame, Indiana

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December 1-5, 2021

BOSQUE del APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Socorro, New Mexico

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December 8-12, 2021

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK

Alamogordo, New Mexico

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2022

February 16-20, 2022

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

California/Nevada

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April 19-23, 2022

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

NATIONAL PARK

Townsend, Tennessee

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June 14-19, 2022

PALOUSE REGION of WASHINGTON

Colfax, Washington

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October 2-7, 2022

COLORADO FALL COLOR

Ouray, Colorado

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2021    Details & Descriptions

September 30 and October 7, 2021

PHOTOGRAPHING HISTORIC BUILDINGS:

A Primer of Practical Methods

School of Architecture, Univ. of Notre Dame, Indiana

 
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Two class sessions on the basics of architectural photography for the advanced-level course: Research and Documentation of Historic Buildings. For students enrolled in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.

 

December 1-5, 2021

BOSQUE del APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Socorro, New Mexico

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Immerse yourself in a great gathering of waterfowl in their premiere wintering grounds of the West. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge offers dawn-to-dusk opportunities among thousands of Snow geese, Sandhill cranes and other migratory birds.

Consider this a prime location for long-lens wildlife photography. Even though many birds are tolerant of nearby viewers, some of the situations are best captured with 400mm to 600mm telephoto lenses.

 

The days include daily sunrise/morning and afternoon/sunset field trips that may be extended when conditions are good. Expect a few midday classroom sessions and image reviews as well as field lessons on location.

 

Offered in cooperation with Rod Barbee Photo Workshops. 

 

Pair this workshop with the trip to White Sands Nat'l Park for a complete photographic adventure.  Learn more, see the Gallery and Register

December 8-12, 2021

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK

Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Explore the Chihuahuan desert's graphic landscapes and intimate details among the rare gypsum sand dunes of White Sands National Park. December offers the low-angled light and desirable conditions that reveal the dunes environment's simple beauty.

Days include morning and afternoon field trips with midday classroom sessions and image reviews. Expect to be in the park early enough to prepare for the pre-dawn glow and first light. Afternoon outings will last until the light fades over the dunes and the nearby San Andres mountains.

 

Our small group size of six photographers and two leaders means you'll get plenty of individual attention in the classroom and in the field.

Offered in cooperation with Rod Barbee Photo Workshops.

 

Pair this workshop with the above trip to Bosque del Apache NWR for a complete photographic adventure.  Learn more, see the Gallery and Register

 

2022    Details & Descriptions

February 16-20, 2022

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

California/Nevada

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Discover dramatic desert landscapes from graphic sand dunes and salt flats to rugged mountain ranges and banded bluffs at the perfect time of year. The days include field trips each morning and afternoon with midday classroom sessions and image critiques.

 

Our small group size of six photographers and two leaders means you'll get plenty of individual attention in the classroom and in the field.

 

Offered in cooperation with Rod Barbee Photo Workshops.

Before you register, contact Rod at: rod@barbeephoto.com and ask about the Early-Bird discount that ends soon.  Learn more, see the Gallery and Register

April 16-20, 2022

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Townsend, Tennessee

 
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Experience spring in the oldest and most diverse eco-region in North America. Be there as  Great Smoky Mountains National Park awakens from its winter slumber.

 

From grand old-growth forests, mountain vistas, sweeping meadows and cascading rivers to intimate streams and rare wildflowers, the Appalachian Mountains offer us abundant photographic subjects from dawn to dusk. 

 

The days include daily sunrise/morning and afternoon/sunset field trips that may be extended when conditions are good. Expect a few midday classroom sessions and image reviews as well as field lessons on location.

 

Our small group size of six photographers and two leaders means you'll get plenty of individual attention in the classroom and in the field.

 

Offered in cooperation with Rod Barbee Photo Workshops. 

Learn more, see the Gallery and Register

June 14-19, 2022

PALOUSE REGION of WASHINGTON

Colfax, Washington

 
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Find out why photographers are fond of Eastern Washington's graphic farmland landscapes, classic barns, rustic cars and tractors, aerial perspectives from high vantage points and the angular light that brings them all to life.

 

The days include field trips each morning and afternoon with midday classroom sessions about appropriate digital techniques and image critiques.

Our small group size of six photographers and two leaders means you'll get plenty of individual attention in the classroom and in the field.

 

Offered in cooperation with Rod Barbee Photo Workshops.

Learn more, see the Gallery and Register.

October 2-7, 2022

COLORADO FALL COLOR

Ouray, Colorado

 
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The Colorado Rockies in autumn are the definition of the season. Hillsides and valleys filled with fall color spread out below mountains that push themselves into the wild blue yonder.

 

The landscape around Ouray offers abundant opportunities at every turn from dawn to dusk. We'll explore it at the right time of day or maybe even night to make the most of our time in the field. And we'll round out our field lessons with a few classroom sessions and image critiques as our time allows.

Cliff joins George Theodore of the American Nature Photography Workshops in a place they know well.  

Offered in cooperation with American Nature Photography Workshops.

Learn more, see the Gallery and Register.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS are ideal places for learning. You'll examine new photographic techniques, develop new image-making skills and test them in the field -- all while you explore great locations at the right times with like-minded people who are on their own paths of discovery.

 

A workshop combines all the elements of good learning. Classroom sessions introduce you to new ideas and methods. Field sessions allow you to put them into practice. Critique sessions where you view your work along with that of others give you a chance to evaluate images' strengths and places for improvement without a concern for judgment. And every step of the way, you have the benefit of instructors who are eager to help you improve your photographic skills.

PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS are special opportunities to explore great places at the right times with adventurous photographers and experienced leaders. Days are filled with field trips which most often include first light, last light and all kinds of conditions in between. Instructors discuss how to approach each opportunity along the way. Tours are as close to a total immersion experience as you get.