Our 2014 Upcoming Photography Workshop

A Sneak Peak of Our Upcoming 2014 Photography Workshops

I teach a number of various field and classroom photography workshops throughout the year, usually with my colleague Matt Suess. Together we offer over 40 years of professional photography experience and absolutely love sharing our knowledge and experience with our students.

Most of our workshops include a maximum of 8 students or less. Our students love small class sizes because it guarantees more one-on-one time with both of us throughout the workshop. Where you could get “lost in the crowd” at larger workshops with only one main instructor and possibly an assistant, Matt and I both provide you with the learning environment that only 2 full-time professional photographers who have been doing this for a long time could offer.

Our students range from beginners with point-and-shoot cameras to more advanced photographers with “all the gear”. We teach the basics like shutter speeds, apertures, ISO’s, histograms and depth of field. The study of light, composition and timing is emphasized.

And we teach advanced photography techniques such as multiple exposure HDR photography, stitching, texture blending, layer masks, composite photography, and more.

As fine art photographers, we emphasize personal style and artistic expression. As artists, our creativity is not limited to what a cold, mechanical device such as a camera can see. Creativity begins when we photograph the scene with great light and composition, and creativity continues with how we enhance our photographs in post production using specialized photography software such as Capture One Pro, Perfect Photo Suite, and Nik Software.

I am also available for private instruction for those who prefer complete one-on-one time or can not make one of the other scheduled workshops. Private instruction can range from topics such as marketing, website and social media, art festivals, camera settings, in addition to field and classroom photography instruction.

 

2014 Photo Workshops, Tours and Speaking Engagements 

I am still in the planning stages for photography workshops for the 2014 year. The ones listed below all have tentative dates already scheduled and we are in the final stages of getting ready to soon open registration. As most of these workshops are small we anticipate them all selling out, so if one or more of these workshops catch your eye contact me and I will add your name to a pre-registration list and you will have the first opportunity to register for these workshops.

More information on each of these workshops will be added shortly.

 


 

2-Day Classroom Digital Darkroom Essentials

Dates: The tentative dates for this workshop are April 4 & 5, 2014

Location: TBD in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area

Skill Level: Any

Class Size: Limited to 14 students

Status: Registration will open later this year. If you want to be put on the list of first-notification when registration is available contact me. You will then have the first opportunity to register for this spectacular workshop which will only be open to 14 students.

Highlights: Learn how to catalog, find, and enhance your photo collection all with one software program. Store, easily locate, rate, caption & keyword your photos, then learn to color correct them, enhance, convert to B&W, create HDR type effects, crop and adjust keystone, remove dust spots and perform localized adjustments using masks and layers, reduce noise, sharpen, and then export your photos for web or print. All of this and more can be done to your jpg and in particular your RAW image files. For this class we will be using the same software I personally use to catalog and process my RAW files, Capture One Pro 7 – “the professional choice in imaging software”.

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2-Day Classroom Creative Photography Course

Dates: The tentative dates for this workshop are April 12 & 13, 2014

Location: TBD in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area

Skill Level: Any

Class Size: Limited to 14 students

Status: Registration will open later this year. If you want to be put on the list of first-notification when registration is available contact me. You will then have the first opportunity to register for this spectacular workshop which will only be open to 14 students.

Highlights: In this class creativity is key. Learn how to apply over 400 effects and how to create your own, learn the easy way to deal with layers and layer masks, do texture blends, smooth blemishes on skin, whiten eyes and teeth, remove red eye. learn how to do cut-outs easily – even complex ones with hair, remove and replace the sky, add and remove objects in your photos, convert your photos expertly into B&W, add creative focus to your photos, and learn to resize your photos for print and online sharing. Learn all of this and more using one software program – onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 – “the photographer’s choice for photo editing”.

 


Santa Fe, New Mexico 5-Day Field Photography Workshop

Dates: The tentative dates for this workshop are June 6-10, 2014

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico and surrounding area

Skill Level: Any

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Status: Registration will open later this year. If you want to be put on the list of first-notification when registration is available contact me. You will then have the first opportunity to register for this spectacular workshop which will only be open to 8 students.

Highlights: As we plan this workshop prior to the official announcement, various locations we are considering include Tent Rocks, Ghost Ranch, Pecos National Monument, locations in Santa Fe, and various locations between Santa Fe and Taos. This is a photography-only workshop and no classroom instruction is scheduled. However feel free to bring your laptop and take advantage of the numerous one-on-one times available during the workshop to have answered any post processing questions you may have.

 


 

20110915-_MG_9774 Santa Fe, New Mexico 3-Day Casual Field Photography Workshop

Dates: The tentative dates for this workshop are July 11-13, 2014

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico and surrounding area

Skill Level:

Beginner to slightly intemediate

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Status: Registration will open later this year. If you want to be put on the list of first-notification when registration is available contact me. You will then have the first opportunity to register for this spectacular workshop which will only be open to 8 students.

Highlights: Spend 3 days in enchanting Santa Fe, New Mexico photographing the beauty of the area. Possible photo locations may include downtown Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch, an antique gas station, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, and others. Designed for the beginner to slightly intermediate photographer who wants to spend a few days learning photography and still have time left on their vacation to enjoy with their company. Friday the class starts in mid afternoon and ends after a group dinner. Saturday and Sunday we start photographing early and end by 5 pm each night enabling you to make dinner plans with your company. The least “intense” of our photo workshops, this is about having fun and taking great photos in a low key workshop.

 

 


 

Grand Canyon 5-Day Field Photography Workshop

Dates: The tentative dates for this workshop are August 15-19, 2014

Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona and possibly Page, Arizona

Skill Level: Any

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Status: Registration will open later this year. If you want to be put on the list of first-notification when registration is available contact me. You will then have the first opportunity to register for this spectacular workshop which will only be open to 8 students.

Highlights: We are scheduling this workshop in the height of monsoon and tourist season. I have photographed the Grand Canyon at this time of year before and have been blessed with wonderful cloud formations, virga, and rainbows. The majority of this workshop will focus on spectacular sunrise and sunset light, the study of light and composition, panoramic stitching photography, and other field related exercises and techniques. We are considering Page, AZ for the last day and a half of this workshop to photograph Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell, and possibly Antelope Canyon (depending on flash-flood weather reports). If not we will remain at the Grand Canyon and its numerous stunning overlooks. This is a photography-only workshop and no classroom instruction is scheduled. However feel free to bring your laptop and take advantage of the numerous one-on-one times available during the workshop to have answered any post processing questions you may have.

 


 

2013-10-10_12-25-53 The 4th annual Santa Fe 5-Day HDR Field Photography & Digital Darkroom Boot-Camp 2014

Dates: The tentative date for our 4th annual Santa Fe Photo Boot-Camp is September 26-30, 2014

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Skill Level: Beginner to slightly intemediate

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Status: Registration is open. Click here for more information and to register.

Highlights: This workshop is an intense 5 days of both shooting and classroom study. In the field we will work on light, composition, and mastery of camera controls, In the classroom we will process and enhance RAW files using Capture One Pro, then learn how to finish off photos with Perfect Photo Suite. HDR Efex Pro will be the preferred software for the HDR conversions. You will leave with a greater love and knowledge for photography and its many creative possibilities.

 


 

Half-day workshops of fall foliage in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Santa Fe, NM

Dates: Tentatively scheduled for October 2&3, and October 8&9

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Skill Level: Beginner to slightly intemediate

Class Size: Limited to 4 students each day

Status: Registration will open later this year. If you want to be put on the list of first-notification when registration is available contact me. You will then have the first opportunity to register for this spectacular workshop which will only be open to 4 students.

Highlights: Spend a half-day photographing the changing aspen leaves during morning light in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. These half-day photo workshops are limited to just 4 students each day. During this workshop we will work on light, composition, and lens choice while photographing the tiny details of a single leaf to a wide angle shot of the yellow tree canopy. Perfect for those in town already for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta as Santa Fe is just a 1 hour drive from there.

 


 

Zion National Park 5-Day Fall Foliage Photo Workshop 2014

Dates: The tentative date for our 2nd annual Zion Workshop is November 7-11, 2014

Location: Zion National Park, Utah

Skill Level: Any experience level

Class Size: Limited to 8 students

Status: Registration is now open!  Click here for information and to register.

Highlights: Expert instruction from Christine Hauber and myself, sunrise and sunset photography at some of the most photogenic areas in the park, work with us on studying light, composition, and attention to exposure details and lens choice, freedom to work on personal styles and projects with our assistance, and more. This is a photography-only workshop and no classroom instruction is scheduled. However feel free to bring your laptop and take advantage of the numerous one-on-one times available during the workshop to have answered any post processing questions you may have.

 


 

 
   

Recent Past Workshops

2013

Private workshop in the Texas Hill Country in April

3rd annual Santa Fe 5-Day HDR Field Photography & Digital Darkroom Boot-Camp 2013

Zion National Park 5-Day Fall Foliage Photo Workshop 2013

 

2012

Santa Fe 5-Day HDR Field Photography and Digital Bootcamp 2012 in September
 

2011

Free photowalk in downtown Tucson, AZ in December

Santa Fe 3-Day Digital Bootcamp 2011 in September

Online Webinar Using Nik Software's Viveza 2 plugin in September

Free Online Webinar in August

Basic Photoshop 1-Day classroom workshop in April in Phoenix, AZ

Intro to HDR 1-Day classroom workshop in April in Phoenix, AZ

2-Day Printing and Stretching Canvas workshop in March Phoenix, AZ
 

 

About our workshops:

Expand your photography knowledge with Photo Workshops with Matt Suess and Christine Hauber.

You can read about our workshop policies and F.A.Q's here.

 

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