Elk Rut in RMNP – SOLD OUT
Location: Estes Park, Colorado
Dates: September 20-23, Sun at 7 pm – Wed morning at 10 SOLD OUT
Dates: September 24-27, Thur at 7 pm – Sun morning at 10 SOLD OUT
Details: Rocky Mountain National Park in the fall is one of the best places in the country to photograph elk. The air is crisp. The landscape is colorful with fall aspen leaves. And the elk can be heard bugling throughout the park. Elk behavior is also at it’s best with aggressive bull elk fighting for their harems of cow elk. In addition to elk, we plan to photograph moose, marmots and the fall landscape.
Rocky Mountain National Park: Night Skies and Elk – 4 Spaces Available
Dates: October 14-17, Wed at 7 pm – Sat morning at 10 am SOLD OUT
October 10-13, Sat at 7 pm – Tues morning at 10 am 4 Spaces Available
Details: Join us for a short Colorado Getaway to photograph the night sky and the end of the elk rut in Rocky Mountain National Park. At this time of year, the air is crisp and the aspen leaves are golden. We have timed this trip around a new moon to take advantage of dark skies to photograph the milky way. In mid October, elk can be heard bugling throughout the park. We will photograph stars in the late evenings and during the day we will create landscape and wildlife photos.
Creative Camera Craft – Online Workshop
Dates: October 26-November 6 on MWF from 5-6:30 pm 5 Spaces Available
Details: Learn to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary with your camera. Whether you are an engineer or an artist, this class will offer new camera tips and creative solutions in your photography. Technology has changed what camera settings we use, and how we shoot. New creative styles are evolving with this new technology. This class will show you how to approach a variety of subjects, and how camera craft will bring your vision to reality. Teaching online with small class sizes allows more time to expand on topics and answer questions. Each class will include an assignment with image review during the next class. Cost $349 Read More
All About Texture Layers
Dates: October 27 and 29 at 10 am Mountain Time – 7 Spaces Available
Details: In three hours of online class time, Cree will show you how to use texture layers in Adobe PhotoShop to bring your creativity to the next level. This class will cover everything you need to know to shoot, edit and store texture images in the PhotoShop library panel. No need to purchase other people’s textures…..we will be creating our own! Cree will show you how to use your own images to create compelling texture layers. We will use floral, urban and atmospheric texture layers to merge with background layers.
This class is the perfect progression from our “Macro Photography” class. It is ideal for either PhotoShop or Lightroom users who want to learn how to manipulate layers in PhotoShop. We will spend two 90 minute sessions on instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and assignment critique. We will use Zoom for our interactive conferences . And we may have a surprise guest appearance from Tom at the end! Cost: $149 Read More
PhotoShop 1: From Lightroom to PS
Dates: October 26-30 on M-F from 2-3:30 pm 6 Spaces Available
Details: Already working in Lightroom but intimidated by PhotoShop? This is the perfect class for you….easy and fun! We will walk you through some of the basic features of PhotoShop that help you edit your images. These are features that we use all the time in our own image editing. Unlike recorded classes, we spend time each 90 minute session on instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329 Read more
PhotoShop 2 for Landscapes and Travel – Applied Layers
Dates: Nov 2-6 on MWF from 2-3:30 pm 7 Spaces Available
Location: Online via Zoom conference
Details: Interested in moving beyond using simple tools in PhotoShop for your landscape and travel images? This class is the perfect progression from our “PhotoShop for Landscape and Travel Part 1” class. We will take your understanding of tools, layers and masking in PhotoShop and apply it to new ways to take on landscape and travel images. Think of this as an applied PhotoShop class. We will spend time each 90 minute session on instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329 Read more
New Class: PhotoShop 3 for Landscapes and Travel – Beyond Applied Layers
Dates: Nov 2-6 on MWF from 10-11:30 am pm 2 Spaces Available
Location: Online via Zoom conference
Details: Already proficient is using layer and masks and still want more? This class is the perfect progression from our “Applied Layers” class. We will take your understanding of layers and masking in PhotoShop and apply it to new ways to take on landscape and travel images. We will spend time each 90 minute session on instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329 Read more
Old Car City – SOLD OUT
Dates: November 12-15, 2020 Thursday – Sunday. Read More
Details: Old Car City is the world’s largest classic car junkyard. This location is the perfect place to photograph classic American cars that have been aged with roots, rust and time. Students will use ambient light as well as speed lights and gels to create really unique photos. What you will learn on this workshop:
- Developing your creativity; self assignments to explore your vision
- HDR techniques; in Lightroom and using third party software
- Tone mapping the right way
- Lightroom; the ten steps you need to do to every image
- Maximizing any light source to elevate your images above the rest
- How to use flash to improve your images
- Using light modifiers and gels
- Using reflectors
- Working with models; the do’s and don’ts of posing
- How to create an evocative portrait
Bosque del Apache – SOLD OUT
Dates: Dec 1-6, 2020 Tuesday – Sunday. Read More
Socorro, New Mexico
Details: Bosque del Apache in New Mexico is one of the best places in the world to photograph sandhill cranes. The cranes fly into Bosque’s “Crane Ponds” each afternoon, sometimes silhouetted on a blood red sky. This is the perfect time to photograph the birds parachuting into the ponds…..they look like they are suspended in air. During the morning first light, the Bosque “blast off” provides the chance to shoot thousands of snow geese all taking off at once.
For the second part of the trip, we will travel to White Sands National Monument to photograph stark yucca plants on dazzling white dunes of gypsum sand. The monument includes 265 miles of sand. There is plenty of space to roam looking for the perfect desert landscape.
Costa Rica – 3 Spaces Available
December 8-15, 2020 Read More
Location: Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica
Cost: $4499 double occupancy, $700 single supplement, $1500 deposit due upon registration.
Description: Need a tropical break right before the holidays begin? After teaching workshops in locations all over Costa Rica, Tom decided that the Crocodile Bay Resort is the most user friendly for photographers. National Geographic called the Osa Peninsula “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. On this deluxe tour you will spend a night in the Hilton-Doubletree in San Jose before taking a domestic flight to the town near our location. We will spend the next 6 days photographing birds, mammals, reptiles and landscapes, without having to change hotels.
Have a spouse of friend who would like to join you but is not a photographer? This location has a terrific deal for you. Your guest can share a room for you and enjoy the resort and meals at only a cost of $1099. To get the “Tag a Long” deal, the photo participant signs up on the single supplement. The resort offers activities like zip-lining, fishing, spa treatments, jungle hikes and more for guests.