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.

Photographers on Death Valley sand dune

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 us an email.

WORKSHOPS & TOURS

2022

June 14-19, 2022

PALOUSE REGION of WASHINGTON

Colfax, Washington

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June 30, 2022

INDIANA MASTER NATURALISTS

Elkhart, Indiana

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July 11-15, 2022

ELEMENTS OF NATURE

The Essentials of Outdoor Photography

Maine Media Workshops

Rockport, Maine

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September 7-11, 2022

OREGON COAST

Newport, Oregon

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October 2-7, 2022

COLORADO FALL COLOR

Ouray, Colorado

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2023

Some details to be finalized.

 

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April 25-29, 2023

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATL. PARK

Townsend, Tennessee

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May 1-5, 2023

NORTH CAROLINA WATERFALLS

Highlands, North Carolina

October 1-6, 2023

COLORADO FALL COLOR

Ouray, Colorado

November 29 - December 3, 2023

BOSQUE DEL APACHE NATL. WILDLIFE REFUGE

Socorro, New Mexico

December 6-10, 2023

WHITE SANDS NATL. PARK

Alamogordo, New Mexico

2024

January, 2024

DEATH VALLEY NATL. PARK

Nevada/California

2022    Details & Descriptions

June 14-19, 2022

PALOUSE REGION of WASHINGTON

Colfax, Washington

 
Barn, Palouse region, Washington

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.

Still a few openings available, so sign up soon.

 

Offered in cooperation with Rod Barbee Photo Workshops.

Learn more, see the Gallery and Register.

June 30, 2022

PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE

Indiana Master Naturalists

Elkhart, Indiana

 
Green frog in water

Explore the basic principles and practices for making better images outdoors in natural light. From landscapes to closeups to wildlife, learn to consistently create satisfying photographs with your digital SLR camera and your smart phone camera for a variety of subjects, light and weather conditions.


The presentation and hands-on how-to session are focused on the knowledge and skills Indiana Master Naturalists will need in their field work. Bring your camera kit and/or your camera phone, if you would like to practice some of the methods we discuss.  

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July 11-15, 2022

ELEMENTS OF NATURE

The Essentials of Outdoor Photography

Maine Media Workshops

Rockport, Maine

 
Beach stones, Michigan

Expand your skills and fine tune your vision for making better, more-creative images in natural light. This is considered an Intermediate/Advanced workshop.

Explore the principles and practices for making outdoor and nature photographs. From landscapes to close ups to wildlife, learn to consistently create satisfying images with your digital SLR camera for a variety of subjects, light and weather conditions.

Through the combination of classroom sessions, field trips and image critiques, expect to improve your understanding of the technical and artistic aspects of outdoor and nature photography.

 

Held on the Maine Media campus, Rockport, Maine.

Learn more, see the Gallery and Register.

September 7-11, 2022

OREGON COAST

Newport, Oregon

 
Oregon lighthouse
 

Discover Oregon's rugged coast with its seaside landscapes, tide pools, lighthouses, ancient forests and working harbors. The days include field trips each morning and afternoon with midday classroom sessions and image critiques.

Our small group size of eight 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

San Juan Mountains in autumn

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.