Classes

Online Classes

You and Tom are really impressive, talented photographers and great teachers so I had to see what other options you had for workshops. Looking forward to it. Diane Lowry, Ames Iowa

New ClassMacro for Cabin Fever

Session 3: Feb 8, 10, 12 from 10-11:30 am SMT6 Spaces Available

Details:  Ready to get creative this winter with macro photography and not even leave your home? Join Tom and Cree for a three day macro photography class that picks up where our spring classes left off. The focus for this class will be everything but flowers. Dust off your Studio in a Box, charge up your Lume Cubes and get ready to try something new. Read more

Cost $289

Speed up your Work Flow

San Miguel Allende, Mexico

Session 3: Jan 25, 27, 29 MWF from 10-11:30 am 5 Spaces Available

Cost $249

Overwhelmed with your photography workflow? Want to learn how to get your images from the field to ready to use” as efficiently as possible? Join Tom and Cree for three ninety minute sessions of tips and techniques for maximizing your workflow efficiency. We will cover 1) Workflow Overview and Shooting Habits 2) Reviewing and Choosing Images and 3) Editing and Backup Strategies

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Bird Photography

Session 4: Jan 25-29 from 3-5 pm SMT 1 Space Available

Session 5: Feb 15-19 from 2-3:30 SMT 8 Spaces Available

Location: Online

Details:  If you have traveled with us in the field before, you know that Tom and Cree have a life long fascination with birds. We have been photographing birds ever since we first picked up a camera. We want to share with you what we have learned through the years about photographing birds from the Arctic to the Antarctic and all points in between. 

New this class: each night you will receive a video from a field session that we will discuss the following day in class. This will help you understand the strategies we use while out photographing birds.

Cost: $349. Read more


Adobe Portfolio Class

Session 3, January 24 and 26 Sunday and Tuesday plus two 30 minute 1 on 1 sessions

Location: Online Class – SOLD OUT

Details:  Are you an Adobe Lightroom or PhotoShop user? Did you know you have a free portfolio program included in your subscription? Cree will work with you to create quick and easy Adobe Portfolio website to highlight your best photos. There are no hosting fees and this template based program makes it simple to build a multi-page portfolio in just a few hours. This class will cover everything you need to know including writing an artist statement, creating galleries, setting up a contact form and choosing an overall theme. We’ve limited each session to six people to make sure you get plenty of individual attention.

This class is perfect for anyone who has attended several workshops and wants a way to organize and show their best images. At the end of the class, each participant will have a 1 on 1 portfolio review with Cree to discuss your new site. Want to see a sample portfolio in Adobe Portfolio? Click Here. Sign Up Cost $249


PhotoShop 2 for Landscapes and Travel: Applied Layers

Alaska

Session 4 Feb 8-12 from 5-6:30 pm SMT – 4 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


All About Speed Lights

White, Georgia.Old Car City

Dates: February 15-19 from 5-6:30 pm SMT 7 Spaces Available

Details:  Whether you own a dedicated speed light or are brand new to flash photography, we will teach you all about speed lights! Even better, we’ll show you how to get started for less than $100 in gear. Transform flat gray urban scenes into moody, compelling photos using a single speed light. Create a compelling travel portrait in 5 minutes. Learn to use flash to enhance landscapes and nature photography all in 5 daily sessions. Classes will include image review, new techniques and plenty of demonstrations. Cost $349

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Creative Camera Craft – Online Workshop

Available upon request for 5 + participants

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


PhotoShop 1: from Lightroom to PhotoShop

Available upon request for 5 + participants

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

All About Lightroom Classic  

Dates: New dates coming in 2021 or upon request for groups of 4+

Location: Online via Zoom conference

Details: Learn to master the basics of editing in Lightroom in just one week. Each day  will include 90 minutes of 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


Advanced Landscapes

Available upon request for 5+ participants

Details:  Ready to take your landscapes to the next level. This class targets advanced concepts that are not normally covered during our workshops. Learn to create emotion, meaning and purpose in your landscapes while also learning new technical skills like focus stacking and maximizing acuity in your images. Each day will also include tips on post processing for landscapes in both Lightroom and PhotoShop.

  • Day 1 – Maximizing Depth of Field & Beyond the Fibonacci Crop
  • Day 2 – Focus Stacking Landscapes & Advanced Night Skies
  • Day 3 – Really Long Exposure & Creating Fluid Landscapes

Cost: $249. Read more


PhotoShop 3 for Landscapes and Travel – Beyond Applied Layers

Dates: New dates coming in 2021 or upon request for groups of 4+

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


Macro Photography

Dates: New dates coming in 2021 or upon request for groups of 6+


Details:
Learn to create compelling macro photos with Cree and Tom as your online guides. Each week will include  4.5 hours of demonstrations, editing and photo critique. We will use Zoom to interact online for our 90 minute sessions and then a private Facebook page for follow up postings.


All About Texture Layers

Colorado Sunflower with subtle texture layer

Available for groups of 4 or more

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



Online Custom Editing Instruction

Dates: Scheduled at your convenience – ongoing

Details: Interested in improving your Lightroom or PhotoShop skills? Learn from working pros, Tom and Cree. They will be using the images you took so everything applies to your learning. Step by step instruction on a screencast video or live online Zoom conference will allow you to learn new skills and be able to save the results for future sessions and growth.

What is included:

  • Pre-session consultation to determine your interests and program preference: Lightroom, PhotoShop, On1 Presets
  • 5 video screencasts of 5 of your images – Tom or Cree will edit your photographs explaining the steps along the way. An alternative is to meet on Zoom for the editing session and receive a recording afterwards. With the latter option you can interact and ask questions along the way.
  • Follow up trouble shooting when you are working on your own images

Custom Editing Session

Private online instruction in Lightroom and PhotoShop on your own images

$199.00


Online Image Review

Dates: Scheduled at your convenience – ongoing

Details: You select the images and we share live feedback with you on Zoom or Skype. We will schedule the session and contact you in advance to find out what you are interested in learning about.

What is included:

  • Pre-session consultation to determine your interest and goals for the review
  • Private 45 minute review session to critique up to 20 images on Zoom, FaceTime or Skype
  • Recording of the session if using Zoom

Live Image Review

Private feedback on up to 20 images in a 45 minute Zoom or Skype session

$129.00


Classes in Person 

1 on 1 PhotoShop or Lightroom Instruction

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Dates: To be arranged

 Cost: $299 for 2 hours

Details: Want to make the most of your images by learning to edit effectively in PhotoShop or Lightroom?  In two hours we will be able to work with you in a private session to enhance your editing skills. This session would be perfect before or after a workshop or join us in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • Pre-session consultation to determine your interest and goals for the review
  • Private 2 hour instructional session

1 on 1 Editing Instruction

A private 2 hour instructional session on PhotoShop, Lightroom or both

$299.00


Private Lesson – Trip Extension

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Dates: One day before or after regular workshops

 Cost: $1699

Details: Sometimes the best way to learn is one on one. This private lesson is designed to allow a photographer the time to work with Tom to improve their craft without the distraction of other people. The client will shoot in the trip area with Tom at a location of their choice. If the client wishes, it can also includes a private portfolio review, an editing session and dinner with Tom.

Trip Extension

Spend an extra day before or after a workshop working one on one with Tom on your topic of choice

$1,699.00


Portrait Lighting Tutorials

Route 66 East Workshop

Dates: To be arranged

Fort Collins, CO or at your own location                                                    

Cost: $1699 per day private session 

$3000 per day, up to 4 people

Details: Learn or perfect your Portrait Lighting technique with Tom and Cree. This private lighting tutorial is designed to cover topics like how to use strobe lights on location or in a studio, how to work with models or clients and to learn the latest tips on photo editing. We offer instruction either in Fort Collins or at a location of your choosing (travel and expenses will be added for this option).

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Portrait Lighting Tutorial

Work with Tom and Cree to perfect your portrait studio lighting – both indoor and outdoor options available.

$1,699.00

Lighting Tutorial 3 or more

Practice using Portrait Lighting in a semi-private learning environment

$3,000.00