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

June 2, 2021

PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE

Indiana Master Naturalists

Elkhart, Indiana

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July 7, 2021

ARTS IN BLOOM Garden Walk

Mishawaka, Indiana

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October 14-18, 2021

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Bar Harbor, Maine

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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 14-18, 2022

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

California/Nevada

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2021    Details & Descriptions

June 2, 2021

PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE

Indiana 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. Bring your camera kit and/or your camera phone, if you would like to practice some of the methods we discuss.  Learn more

July 7, 2021

ARTS IN BLOOM Garden Walk

Mishawaka, Indiana

 

The Art League of the South Bend Museum of Art invites you to wander through inspiring gardens in the Winding Brook and The Forest neighborhoods of Mishawaka. Among the unique garden designs and plant collections, you'll find local artists creating their own interpretations of the lush landscapes.

The proceeds from this event help the Art League support the Museum's arts programs through out the year.

Cliff will photograph the gardens and the artists during the day-long garden walk. The photos are used for promotions of and education about the event free of charge to the Art League and Museum. You'll find images from past garden walks in the GARDEN gallery.  Learn more

October 14-18, 2021

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.

Cliff joins George Theodore of American Nature Photography Workshops. They have been friends for years and they both know the park well.

 

Offered in cooperation with American Nature Photography Workshops. Learn more and Register

December 1-5, 2021

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.

 

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 and Register

December 8-12, 2021

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.

 

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 and Register

February 14-18, 2022

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

California/Nevada

 

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 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.