2020 Schedule

Elk Rut in RMNP – SOLD OUT

Estes Park, CO.


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

Cost: $999

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.

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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

Cost: $999

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.

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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

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Dates: October 27 and 29 at 10 am Mountain Time – 7 Spaces Available

Location: Online

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

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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

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Dates: November 12-15, 2020  Thursday – Sunday.     Read More 

Cartersville, Georgia                                               

Cost: $949

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:

  • Composition
  • 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

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Dates: Dec 1-6, 2020  Tuesday – Sunday.     Read More 

Socorro, New Mexico                                                

Cost: $1299 

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

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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.