Patagonia Photography Workshop

Twenty five years ago Tom and I pushed our sea kayaks off a rocky beach into the pristine waters of Seno Aysen in Patagonia.  We began a two month sea kayak journey deep into remote fjords and rainforest rarely visited by anyone.  We encountered exotic wildlife, rolled our kayaks while penguins swam past, and read Darwin journey entries about the areas we were visiting.  We were so far off the grid that we couldn’t find accurate tide charts for the fjords we were exploring.   After 62 days of paddling, we were spellbound by Patagonia.  We’ve been returning ever since to this spectacular area.

Patagonia is a region defined by jaw-dropping landscapes, abundant wildlife and rich gaucho culture.  We’ve been working with the same guide for over 20 years, and have specifically designed this photo tour to experience the best Patagonia has to offer in both Argentina and Chile.

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.                Spaces Available: 2 spaces

Dates: December 2-12, 2019 (in country – does not include flight days)

Cost: $6889 double occupancy, $1200 single supplement, $1000 deposit due upon registration.

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New Workshop: Portraits of Santa Fe

I just returned from a fantastic trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thanks for all of your restaurant recommendations! Here are the details for our 2019 Portrait Workshop:

Dates: September 19-22, 2019 Thursday at 7:00 pm – Sunday at 11:00 am

Cost: $1449  (Maximum 10 people)

Details: Are you interested in learning how to take better travel portraits? Want to know how to shoot a compelling image using a speed light in one minute or less? Or maybe you want to shoot portraits against warm adobe backgrounds? Join us in the heart of the desert southwest to learn how to photograph the people of Santa Fe. This class will be loaded with fantastic photo opportunities while participants learn how to create evocative portraits and master lighting techniques.

Our days will be filled with class time mixed with photo shoots. We will be photographing a variety of models including cowboys, indigenous Puebloan people and colorful locals. Locations include urban settings, adobe architecture and an authentic pueblo nestled in the mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. We will take advantage of Santa Fe’s renowned dining to teach how to do a five minute food shot for travel photographers. This class will provide ample opportunity for all participants to practice flash techniques and work with models during the photo shoots.

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Tucson: the Old West

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Dates: April 24-28, 2019

Details:  Come photograph one of the most iconic landscapes of the West, the Sonoran Desert.  Tucson is the perfect location to fully explore and photograph this mountainous desert environment. We’ve designed this workshop to be loaded with special photo opportunities, and timed to catch wildflower blooms in the desert. We’ve spent many years photographing in this area, and a blazing orange sunset framed by a towering saguaro cactus is an image every photographer should capture.

Cost: $1299

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Northern Lights in Fairbanks

Dates: February 10-16, 2019

Fairbanks is one of the best places in the world to shoot the Northern Lights. The aurora index is very high at this time of year and we have timed our trip for a quarter moon – just enough light to see the surroundings, but not so much that it effects the photos.  Unlike Norway and Iceland, Fairbanks is an inland location. This means there is a better chance of unobstructed skies at night. Our trip includes hotels, transportation and meals.

Cost: $3800 double occupancy. $3950 single occupancy.

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Sedona Photo Workshop

Dates: Oct 17-21, 2018

Several people have inquired about this trip and Sedona, Arizona is one of our favorite desert photography locations.  Join us for a fall retreat to a spectacular location for landscapes, autumn color and an evening of star photography. Crimson maples and yellow Gambel oak will line the steep sandstone walls of Oak Creek Canyon.  Beautiful reflections along streams mirror the sun scrolling down the orange canyon walls.  Yucca, ocotillo and prickly pear cactus grow in the vibrant desert, providing terrific macro photography opportunities.

Cost: $1199

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Lighting Las Vegas

We are very excited about our upcoming Lighting Las Vegas Photo Workshop on March 22-25. Learn to use speed lights and strobes in the city of lights while working with colorful models. We will use evenings to shoot lights on the strip and famous locations like the Bellagio Fountain. There is just one space left.  Learn More

Las Vegas, NV.