2021 Schedule

Ouray Fall Colors – SOLD OUT

Ouray, CO.

Dates: September 29-October 3, 2021                 Read more  

Location: Ouray, Colorado

Cost: $1399                                            Space Available in 2023

Details: Western Colorado in the fall has one of the most vibrant displays of autumn color in the United States.  Home to the densest groves of aspen trees in the country, brilliant gold and orange aspens saturate the valleys below the jagged snow-capped peaks of the San Juan Mountains.  The air is cool, the elk are bugling in the forest, and the night skies are great for star photography.

Route 66 Road Trip – 1 Space Available

Route 66 East Workshop
Route 66 East Workshop

Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico

Dates: October 13-17, 2021 Wednesday at 6:45 pm  (after dinner) – Sunday morning after morning shoot

Cost: $1399 Space Available in 2023

Details: Come join Tom and Cree on a classic road trip; Route 66.  Steeped in history and Americana, Route 66 was one of America’s first highways stretching from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA.  During the dustbowl of the 1930s thousands migrated west on Route 66 looking for jobs and a better life.  In later years Route 66 was replaced by the interstate highway system, but many segments were preserved and are still drivable today.   More recently many classic neon signs, diners and hotels have been restored, and we plan to photograph some of the best sights along Route 66.

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Route 66 Headed West1 Space Available

the Wigwam

Dates: October 17-21, 2021.  Read more

Location: Albuquerque to Winslow, Arizona 

Cost: $1399

Details: Our new route starts on Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM  and continues all the way to Winslow, AZ.  We will be based out of classic Route 66 hotels during the trip (El Vado, El Rancho and The Wigwam Motel) and the La Posada, and have maximized our photography time and minimized our driving time between locations.   

On our road trip, we will:  1) discuss how to create an effective picture story 2) explain techniques needed to produce a compelling portfolio of images.  We will shoot long exposures of street scenes, and photograph neon at night.  Participants will have the opportunity for portrait photography using available light, speedlights and studio strobes.  In the evenings we can review the day’s images and talk about image processing.  Our days will be filled photographing all aspects of Route 66.  Get ready for the second segment of this classic Americana road trip!

Creative Portrait Workshop: Fort Collins – 2 Spaces Available

Dates:  October 28-30, 2021 Thursday dinner – Saturday at 5 pm 

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

Cost: $2199  (Maximum 3 people)

Details:  Interested in creative portraits with studio lights?  This class will be loaded with fantastic photo opportunities to work with live models and learn on location lighting in Tom and Cree’s hometown of Fort Collins. We will set up several different styles of shoot including film noir, pin-up, holi powder burst and sunflare to help you broaden your portrait repertoire. Group size will be limited to 3 participants for maximum hands-on learning.  Learn more

Bosque and White Sands – SOLD OUT

Bosque Del Apache, NM
Bosque Del Apache, NM

Session 1 Dates: Nov 30-Dec 5, 2021 SOLD OUT

Session 2 Dates: Dec 6-11 2021    SOLD OUT

Location: Soccorro and Alamogordo, New Mexico

Cost: $1499     Read more                                        

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.