Tom and Iwanted to help our photographers work on new creative projects from March 2020 – March 2021 during travel restrictions and limited workshop offerings. We offered more than a dozen interactive online classes. Here is what one of our students had to say about her class experience:
“Thanks to both you and Tom for a great series of classes. I have grown so much over the past year and am so grateful. I will miss seeing everyone and don’t know what I will do without these sessions to look forward to! I would never have had the confidence to attend a workshop prior to your classes.
You both are so talented and generous with your knowledge and sincere interest in helping your students and it so appreciated. You create a welcoming learning environment through your engagement with your students, it is no surprise your workshops fill quickly. Another bonus has been meeting all the other class participants. I feel like I am leaving a family. Thank you for the great experience offered through these Zoom classes and I hope you will consider continuing to hold a few Zoom classes per year in between your travels so we can all stay connected!
Elaine Bedard – Niantic, Connecticut
If you missed our online classes, please consider joining us for a 1 on 1 tutorial on any of our class topics, info below. In addition, we can schedule a class for groups of 4 or more. Contact us to learn more.
Ready to take your travel photography to the next level? Can’t wait to hit the road this summer? Join Tom and Cree for five days of creative ideas and techniques for travel photography-all online. After photographing over 80 countries and frequently shooting assignments for tourism bureaus and travel publications, we have some tips to help you learn new techniques.
Cost: $349. Read more
PhotoShop 2 : Applied Layers
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
Macro for Cabin Fever
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
Speed up your Work Flow
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
Creative Camera Craft
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 Lightroom Classic
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
All About Speed Lights
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
PhotoShop 3 – Beyond Applied Layers
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
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
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
Classes in Person
Private Lesson – Trip Extension
Dates: One day before or after regular workshops
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.
Spend an extra day before or after a workshop working one on one with Tom on your topic of choice
Portrait Lighting Tutorials
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).
Portrait Lighting Tutorial
Work with Tom and Cree to perfect your portrait studio lighting – both indoor and outdoor options available.
Lighting Tutorial 3 or more
Practice using Portrait Lighting in a semi-private learning environment