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.

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

2020

September 8, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE    See details

Master Naturalists, Elkhart, Indiana

October 14-18, 2020

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK    See details

Bar Harbor, Maine

 

October 28 - November 1, 2020

Photo Tour

ZION NATIONAL PARK    See details

Springdale, Utah

November 11-15, 2020

CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE    See details

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

 

2021

June 15-20, 2021

PALOUSE REGION of Washington    See details

Colfax, Washington

July 2021

ELEMENTS OF NATURE: The Essentials of Outdoor Photography    See details

Maine Media Workshops :: At the Rockport, Maine campus

October 2021

OREGON COAST    See details

Newport, Oregon

November 2021

BOSQUE del APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE    See details

Socorro, New Mexico

December 2021

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK    See details

Alamogordo, New Mexico

2020    Details & Descriptions

September 8, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE

Master Naturalists, Elkhart, Indiana

 

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.  Learn More and Register.

 

October 14-18, 2020

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Bar Harbor, Maine

Capture autumn in Maine from first light on the rocky shoreline to last light on its granite bluffs. The Northeast’s premier park is at its seasonal best when we explore its seascapes, forests, ponds, harbors and grand landscapes. Daily morning and afternoon outings with midday classroom sessions and image critiques round out our Acadia adventure. Learn more and Register.

October 28 - November 1, 2020

Photo Tour

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Springdale, Utah

 

Its stoic peaks, banded sandstone canyons, slickrock outcroppings and a winding river give Zion National Park its iconic beauty. Add classic sunrises and sunsets and the stage is set for a photographic adventure in one of the West's best national parks.

 

For our TOUR, we'll make the most of each day from predawn light until dark as conditions allow. In the field, we'll consider how best to capture different aspects of our surroundings. Demonstrations and individual instruction will complement our abundant time to explore Zion's vistas and details. Learn more and Register.

November 11-15, 2020

CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

 

A 14,000-acre National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague is a small barrier island off the coast of Virginia and is a nature photographer's dream. This unspoiled, diverse land of dunes, beaches, marshes and maritime forests provides habitat for more than 300 species of birds.

 

Our November workshop comes at the right time for photographing waterfowl at the peak of their migration. Daily morning and afternoon field trips with midday classroom sessions and image critiques. Learn More and Register.

2021    Details & Descriptions

June 15-20, 2021

PALOUSE REGION of Washington

Colfax, Washington

 

Find out why photographers are fond of Eastern Washington's graphic farmland landscapes, classic barns, rustic cars and tractors, and the angular light that brings them all to life. The days include field trips each morning and afternoon with midday classroom sessions and image critiques. Details to be announced.  Learn more and Register

July, 2021    Ask for updates

ELEMENTS OF NATURE: The Essentials of Outdoor Photography

Maine Media Workshops :: At the Rockport, Maine campus

 

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 better images outdoors in natural light. From landscapes to closeups to wildlife, learn to consistently create satisfying photographs 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.  Ask for updates

October 2021    Ask for updates

OREGON COAST

Newport, Oregon

 
 

Discover Oregon's rugged coast with its seaside landscapes, tide pools, lighthouses, ancient forests and lush gardens. The days include field trips each morning and afternoon with midday classroom sessions and image critiques. Dates and details to be announced.  Ask for updates

November 2021    Ask for updates

BOSQUE del APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Socorro, New Mexico

 

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. 

 

Pair this workshop with the December trip to White Sands Nat'l Park for a complete photographic adventure. Late-November dates and details to be announced.  Ask for updates

December 2021    Ask for updates

WHITE SANDS NATIONAL PARK

Alamogordo, New Mexico

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.

 

Pair this workshop with the November trip to Bosque del Apache NWR for a complete photographic adventure. Early-December dates and details to be announced.  Ask for updates

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.

 

Learn about nature and photography through the photo Galleries and the photo Journal. When it's time to create your own images, join me for a photographic Workshop or Tour. We'll explore great places at the right times with like-minded photographers who are on their own paths of discovery.

Explore Great Places, Learn New Skills, Create Better Photographs.

 

To purchase these and other photographs for editorial, commercial, graphic design or educational purposes, please contact me via the email form inside.

 

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