My workshops are designed to provide an effective and fun learning experience in a relaxed manner for beginning and intermediate photographers. I keep the number of participants low so you can expect one-to-one tuition to help you capture the strongest images of your favorite subjects. Most of our time will be spent in the field with a focus on hands-on learning so you in the best position to bring home images you will feel proud to frame and share with your friends and family.
1. Fundamentals of Photography
Learn how to use your photographic equipment (camera, lenses, tripod – yes you need one). Get basic understanding of composition, camera modes, aperture/time priorities and manual settings, ISO and depth of field concepts. We will also cover the equipment you need to go on field workshops and that without breaking the bank - 3 hours, Seattle Area. $200 per person. Limited to 4 people.
2. Introduction to Night Urban Photography
Those night time cityscapes that you see on calendars are not that difficult to capture. Learn how to shoot at dusk and night, capture traffic trails, and the magic of the city at night, includes key locations in Seattle – 3 hours starting at dusk, Seattle. $300 per person. Limited to 4 people.
3. Introduction to Landscape Photography
The Pacific Northwest is beautiful, let's go capture it! Learn how to shoot waterfalls and create water flowing effects , capture the right sunset on beaches, and photograph the rain forests. This workshop also includes advanced camera usage, introduction to filters and post processing – 2 days, Olympic Peninsula, WA. $500 per person. Limited to 4 people.
4. Introduction to Post Processing with Adobe Lightroom
Learn how to organize and label your photos to publish them online. Also cover introduction to basic editing (cropping, white balance, shadows/highlights, saturation and sharpening.) – 3 hours Seattle. $200 per person. Limited to 4 people.
Recommended workshop equipment – Any modern DSLR (or advanced mirrorless with viewfinder) are preferred for composition purposes. For night and landscape photography a tripod is required and a remote is highly recommended. Zooms or fixed lenses starting at 24mm equivalent for wide angle shots, 35-50mm for medium shots and 85mm+ for longer shots with bokeh are recommended. If this sounds too complicated it doesn't have to be, just contact me and we will figure it out.
Customizable workshops available upon request.
Thank you for your interest, let's go shooting!
A Couple of Important Notes:
Weather - We live in the Pacific Northwest and the weather can and will be inclement at times making shooting conditions challenging; but we will make the most of it. Even in bad weather, there is always an opportunity to improve our proficiency - actually some of my better pictures were taken in bad conditions. Unless agreed upon, weather conditions are not ground of canceling a workshop.
Cancellations - If for some reason I have to cancel a workshop, you will receive a 100% refund of your payment received within 30 days of the cancellation of the program (including deposits). This cancellation would happen no later than 2 weeks before the start of the program. I can not be responsible for airfare, accommodations, rental cars or any other cost that may be incurred by the cancellation. I would strongly recommend trip insurance to help if this event should happen. Depending on your policy, it could also protect your camera gear in the event of an accident. If you have to cancel If you have to cancel for any reason after a payment is made, the deposit is non-refundable, but the remaining amount paid will be refunded in whole if your cancellation in outside of 30 days of the start of the program.
Unfortunately if you cancel within 30 days or if you are a no show, I can not refund any of your payment. If the workshop you had to leave ends up filling, I will refund your whole deposit provided it is within the 30 day limitation (minus any processing fees incurred by me).
The workshops located within National Parks have no affiliation with the parks. They are all properly permitted to operate within them, but have no ties to the park system itself.