The Photographic Workshop

No matter how you enjoy taking photos – iPhone, point-and-shoot camera, digital SLR – all levels of experience are welcome. Our workshops focus less on camera “work” and more on camera “play” to allow you to explore your creative side in a relaxed environment. We are committed to helping everyone – even our advanced photographers – learn how to go beyond traditional photography to create self-expressive images that reflect you, the artist.

How the workshops are structured

In addition to your lead instructor, each workshop has a teaching assistant – or guest instructor – to ensure everyone receives personalized instruction. Our guest instructors are world-class professional photographers, chosen not only for their accomplishments, but also for their teaching skills and enthusiasm. Their passion for photography will help you reach new levels in your photography.

Each day we will venture to a new location where you will spend time shooting and exploring. Classroom time, which is limited to 1-2 hours per day, is designed to help you create the best images of your life. So each day you will submit a few favorite images for review and critique. While this may seem a bit scary at first, rest assured you will learn so much by seeing how others capture similar circumstances. It is an eye-opening experience and can change your perspective and approach as you develop – or enhance – your own creative vision. Before you know it, you will be looking forward to sharing your images with the group!

Classroom discussions include:

  • Fast and accurate methods for proper exposure in a wide variety of situations
  • Timeless landscape shooting techniques
  • Street-shooting techniques for social images and photo-journalism
  • Creative Motion Techniques (i.e., subject blur, camera motion and combinations of the two)
  • How to find amazing light on any given day at any hour
  • Design Elements: composition, balance, scale and dimension
  • Content – or the absence of it – and how to create a powerful effect on viewers

What to bring

Bring your partner! Partners are included in everything except the classroom time. Our workshops are not meant to be photography boot camps, so they can be a wonderful vacation for couples. So, don’t leave your partner behind!

If you are comfortable downloading and editing your own images, we encourage you to bring your laptop. As we review and critique images, we offer post-production tips for enhancing your images using Adobe Lightroom (and Photoshop, where applicable). Of course, if you’d rather not add your computer to your list of things to pack, you can still submit images directly from your media card for critique, so no worries.

That about sums it up, but if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us directly (see the ‘Contact’ tab above).