Enjoy Our Private Photo Workshops

Learn New Photo Secrets

Instruction is always included in our photo tours as desired. For those who want to learn even more we offer special workshops that concentrate on learning new techniques. We can customize your workshop to focus on a variety of topics. To make our workshops intensive learning experiences, they are limited to no more than two persons. Following are four popular programs we offer.

Note that many of the photographs on this page are of subjects beyond the scope of our tours. They are presented as examples of our work.

Special Photo Basics Workshop

For beginners who want to get a running start on mastering landscape photography, or experienced amateurs who want to sharpen their skills, we offer a special three-hour afternoon short-course to cover the basics. The workshop with David L. Brown combines classroom and field time. You’ll start at 1:00 p.m. in our studio/gallery with a sit-down lesson on the basics of camera operation, composition and special techniques, including a PowerPoint presentation and handout material. Then it’s out to a nearby location to practice the techniques. Finally, back at the studio we’ll edit and critique your pictures and make a fine art gicleé print of your best effort. The workshop is priced at just $225. Graduates also earn a 20% discount coupon for one of our tours or workshops.

Macro Workshop

Join Mark Brown to learn the secrets of making big pictures from the very small. In this intensive half-day workshop, he’ll share his mastery of macro photography and introduce you to the world of tiny insects, flowers and minerals. The subjects will vary depending upon the seasons. If you already have a macro lens for your camera, great, but if you are interested in checking out macro photography for the first time, we have loaner lenses for your Nikon, Canon or Sony APS-C camera. The workshop lasts about five hours and includes time in the field and follow-up post processing lessons at our studio. The cost is $325.

Make Great Black-and-White Prints

Black-and-white has a long history in photography, and even in today’s colorful world it has an important place. Digital tools make it possible to get even more Wow! from monotone images than ever before. In this intensive short workshop, you’ll learn how to use apps to tweak and massage your images to create spectacular b&w images. We’ll show you how to use the color data beneath monotone conversions to create luminous b&w effects, then prepare your image files to become gicleé fine art prints. You’ll also learn how to use masking, gradient tools and other techniques, such as creating selective color (for example, a b&w print of a farm but the barn is red). We’ll make an 11×17 print of your best image using eight pigment inks on cotton rag art paper. This three-hour workshop costs just $225 and is limited to two photographers.

Video Editing

We live an age of motion. Your camera, your smart phone, your Go-Pro, all can capture broadcast quality footage. But poorly edited videos are often boring and unimpressive. To take your videography skills to the next level, sign up for Mark’s special videography workshop. He’s an expert in making special effects, titles, and smooth transitions, then adding voice-overs, music, and always a touch of Wow! This is an intense, one-on-one full-day workshop at our studio. You’ll engage with Mark at his 55-inch monitor as he shows you how to edit, process and finish a short video featuring your work. This workshop lasts from 9 to 5. It’s limited to one person and the cost is $595 including refreshments and a working lunch.