Photo Workshop & Tour Schedule


We offer CLASSIC workshops and ADVENTURE tours in international locations and the USA that are designed to inspire and challenge you visually. We have scouted each location and are confident about the photographic opportunities they will provide. We get you there in the best light for that location. ‘Right place, right time’ is our motto – and then we leave it up to Mother Nature to give us all she’s got in terms of light and weather!

Our Classic workshops are designed for all skill levels, with plenty of time for hands-on in the field as needed.* We keep group sizes small enough to allow for one-on-one help in the field. We’ll be there working alongside of you and offering ideas and tips in real time to help you make your best pictures in each situation. Classic workshops offer a balance of in-field teaching, along with classroom time for image review and discussions. Our Adventure Tours** are designed to provide you with outstanding photo experiences in exciting locations. They have less formal instruction, yet since we are there right alongside of you, we continue to offer you insights and helpful tips for making your best photos.  Led by professional photographers (myself and others), we guarantee you the best learning experience and loads of great fun! 

Whether it’s a tour or a workshop, our goal is to make sure that you are improving your photography as well as having a grand experience. With over 50 collective years of teaching, we have the passion
and the knowledge to help you advance your photographic vision and skills. 

* Beginners would benefit most by having a working knowledge of the basics of photography and how to operate their camera equipment. 

**Some adventure tours include cultural experiences as well.

Classic Workshops include Nature Impressions, Extraordinary Everyday Photography, Death Valley, and Zion, Yosemite and Acadia. Adventure Tours include Namibia, Tanzania, Slovenia and Cuba. 

“Look at the camera as a special window to the world.”   Sam Abell



TUSCANY in SPRINGMadeline Island Art School CourseThe WONDERS OF NAMIBIA
Tanzania Photo Tour SLOVENIA PHOTO TOURCUBA East to West



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