Welcome to my dynamic, informational and always fun photography workshop page where you will learn a bit about my preferred style of teaching, what you can expect to learn, my rates for both individual and group workshops-and more...
My background teaching photography workshops:
I started teaching at the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival in 1993, and have returned to teach there nearly every year since. I also have taught workshops for Colorado Free University (CFU out of Denver/Boulder) and by private request over the years.
Here are the three main courses/classes that I have taught and evolved over the years:
1: Take Your Best Shots: In-the-field 4-6 hour informative and relaxed basic to advanced photography techniques.
2: Compelling Composition: All about composition, the most important skill once you have learned the technical aspects of photography.
3: The Alleys and Scenics of Crested Butte: We focused our lenses on the intriguing and often funky Victorian architecture and gardens of Crested Butte.
And of course I teach Custom Private Workshops where I teach you (and your group, etc) anything you want to learn in locations all around the world-or in your backyard. Call for pricing on these workshops: you will love my price structure.
I estimate that I have now taught over 500 students-many of them repeat customers-over the years. I have an informal yet very informative style of teaching, and I will usually not hand you lots of sheets and bullet lists to go over- unless it is a multi-day workshop.
Even then, I prefer to be very much hands-on in the field. The best way to learn is to actually do things and experiment as we encounter myriad lighting, composition, and other photography related situations and challenges. Students often learn best when the camera is in hand out in the field.
I also prefer to limit group sizes in my typical 3-5 hour classes to no more than 5-8 clients in order to maximize the potential for one-on-one instruction should you need it.
Stay tuned, get out there with your camera- and lets "GetInto Focus"