Instructor / Founder

Drake Busath


M.Photog, Cr.

Drake says he “grew up in a darkroom”, the son of a pro photographer.  He now operates Busath Studio & Gardens along with two of his own sons.  Housed in an 1880 mansion downtown Salt Lake City, the studio has a staff of 12 artists, and is renowned for its family and children’s portraiture.

Drake’s photography has been the subject of numerous articles in photographic journals; he has been featured several times on the cover of Professional Photographer magazine; and he has been a regular platform speaker at Imaging USA.  Drake enjoys sharing his expertise and has taught seminars to photographers across the United States as well as in Australia, Japan, Korea, and Canada. His images beautify homes and institutions the world over.

In 1999, Drake founded Italy Workshops, a series of photographic village tours and hands-on workshops. Drake has lived in or visited Italy frequently for decades. He is not only fluent in Italian, but he possesses a deep knowledge – and affection – for the country, its beauty, culture and lifestyle, making him uniquely qualified to lead these photographic workshops. Hundreds of photographers have joined Drake on what he describes as a “personal Renaissance” in Tuscany, Umbria, the Italian Riviera, Venice, the Lakes District, the Italian Alps, the Dolomites, the Puglia region, and the Amalfi Coast. Recently Italy Workshops expanded its adventures to include trips to France.

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