2018 Photo Workshop Details
Joe Brady will be leading each and every 2018 Workshop and when available will be joined by his wife Diane. Joe and Diane are experienced teachers, instructors and guides who know the areas they visit and where and when to get the best photographs possible each day. Each of our workshops include instruction on the entire process of creating better images both in the technical and creative sense.
Unless otherwise noted, transportation and lodging is not included in the tuition though we will book a block of rooms at each hotel we use. You book your room and pay for meals and entrance fees. We will arrange restaurants when appropriate and meeting rooms for classroom instruction when part of the workshop. Our job is to help you capture the best images possible - we are always available and want to help make your photography experience both memorable and fulfilling!
Las Vegas Area Photo Gems 2018
March 26-30, 2018 Starting in Las Vegas, NV
Great Photo Opportunities around Las Vegas you didn't know where there!
- five days of touring, education and photography instruction for just $1495! Limited to 8 photographers.
Most people don’t think of Las Vegas as a Landscape Photography location, but there are many amazing places to visit within driving distance from the Las Vegas Strip. This Workshop will explore some well known locations but open you to less visited places that offer amazing photography!
We will visit Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon from Las Vegas and head north to St. George, UT for the beautiful Snow Canyon State Park. From the St. George area we will visit the secrets of Little Finland (if passable!) and Whitney Pockets which features many strangely shaped rock formations of red sandstone. Our trip back towards Las Vegas will follow the Lake Mead North Shore Drive with a stop at the Redstone Picnic Area - another hidden gem for Landscape Photos. In all, five days of great photo opportunities that even frequent visitors to Las Vegas never knew existed!
Lake Powell, Slot Canyons, Horseshoe Bend and the Grand Canyon
May 7-11, 2018 in Page, AZ • Limited to 8 photographers
Lake Powell is at the center of the region known as the Grand Circle and is a great base of operations for an incredible variation of photography. We will use Page, AZ as our headquarters to visit the incredible photo opportunities of Horseshoe Bend, Lee’s Ferry, Grand Escalante, the Paria Wilderness and of course, Slot Canyons!
Each day will be full of photography and we will have classroom image editing sessions to shape our images from good to great! We will also spend a day at the Grand Canyon South Rim and visit the Canyon Village area before heading back to Page. While we adjust each day depending on the light and atmospheric conditions to get the best photos possible, for a sample itinerary, click on the registration link for more details.
Tuition is just $1595 for the week! Lodging is not included, but we will book a group of rooms for our workshop photographers. We plan on having the Lake Powell resort as our headquarters hotel.
Apple Valley Summer Portraits Photo Workshop
August 17-19, Glenwood, NJ - Limited to 8 participants
Learn to expand your technique and vision, learn to better see the composition and balance that adds flow, beauty and impact to your images! The Workshop will have plenty of shooting time and during our classroom time, Joe will show how to process and shape images to take a good digital capture and transform it into a great photograph.
We will have models join us, allowing you the opportunity to practice placing a subject in the environment to help tell a story. We’ll also discuss portrait techniques using natural light and off-camera flash. With beautiful landscapes for environmental portraiture, this is a weekend you don't want to miss! Friday and Saturday will be dedicated to shooting and Sunday is our scheduled classroom time. Remember to be flexible as we may adjust activities based on the light and weather.
Our wonderful hosts are Lauren and Leigh at the Apple Valley Inn, in Glenwood, NJ. This historic 1831 home offers a wonderful backdrop for the workshop. Enjoy the country charm of taking a break on the wrap around porches, strolling in the gardens, or relaxing by the stream that runs along the Inn. To start your day each morning you will be treated to a full served country breakfast. Visit their website at www.applevalleyinn.com to see this lovely Inn and tour the rooms online.
Cape Cod Lighthouses & Seashore
September 6-9, 2018 Cape Cod, MA
Tuition is just $595 for the four days or $795 for couples! Includes four full days of touring, inspiration and compositional instruction.
Cape Cod after Labor Day is a wonderful time of year for touring and photography. The weather is warm, the crowds are gone and the photo opportunities abound! We’ll tour the island and surrounding region to find the best spots to capture both the seashore and the wonderful diversity of Lighthouses in the area including Nobska Point, Chatham, Nauset and Highland Lights. We’ll meet at Scitiuate light in nearby Scituate, MA on Thursday the 6th and then head out to the Cape. On Thursday or Friday we’ll take the high-speed ferry from Hyannis to Nantucket (tickets currently $38.50 round trip) and take a tour to include Sankaty and Great Point Lighthouses as well the Brant Point Light by the harbor. We will choose our locations each day based on the weather and cloudscapes as we chase the best light possible.
We'll be using the Hyannis Travel Inn as our hotel as its central location on the island gives us the shortest distances to all the sights. This trip is great for both photographers and non-shooters - everyone will enjoy the scenery, touring, shopping and wonderful food that Cape Cod has to offer!
Telluride Fall Colors & the Durango Photo Train
September 26-30 in Durango and Telluride, CO
This Photo Trip has a unique combination of the incredible fall colors of Telluride, Colorado and the unique and amazing Durango Photo Train - an all-day steam train ride through the San Juan Mountains just for photographers! The photo train is limited to 60 people and makes half a dozen stops in the mountains where everyone gets off the train. The train then backs up around a bend and comes steaming around the tracks for some amazing photo opps! Even if you're not a train buff, the train adds a great subject in the beautiful scenery!
Around Telluride, towering 14,000 ft. peaks are surrounded by amazing golden fall colors of the aspens and we'll visit mountain lakes and majestic vistas - this is a photographic wonderland! We'll return to Durango through Ouray and stop to visit its amazing Box Canyon Falls. Both Durango and Telluride have great food and colorful, historic downtown areas for strolling and shopping. Photographers and their non-photographer companions will both enjoy the beautiful scenery and great western mountain towns and colors!
Grand Teton Photo Workshop 2018
October 8-12, 2018 in Jackson, WY
Five days of touring, instruction and amazing scenery! Tuition is just $1895 or $2795 includes Mon-Fri lodging.
Joe always says that if he was only allowed to pick one place to capture Landscape Photography, it would be Grand Teton - the images above are all from our 2017 Workshop!
Spectacular scenery, easy touring, expert instruction and a wonderful time for all! We will be staying at the Lexington Inn and Suites again in downtown Jackson and shoot sunrise each day in this amazing region. In addition to all of the great vistas within Grand Teton National Park, we will also spend a day in Yellowstone and visit the beautiful and majestic Lower Yellowstone Falls. Registration is limited to 8 photographers, so individual attention is ensured. Sign up soon, because this Workshop sells out every year!
Fall Foliage Photo Workshop
October 20-21, 2018 in Warwick, NY. Tuition is just $495!
Beautiful mountain streams and waterfalls and a painter’s palette of fall colors provide the perfect backdrop for a fantastic weekend photography workshop. On the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Delaware River cuts through the Appalachian Mountains Ridge creating the Delaware Water Gap. This geologic feature creates a smorgasbord of scenic vistas from the hillsides, beautiful lakes and rivers and of course, the stunning waterfalls off the Pocono Plateau. We’ll also take advantage of the surrounding scenery of the Hudson Valley as we follow the light for the best photo opportunities. Join award-winning instructors Joe Brady and Diane Bollen for this guided workshop and raise your landscape photography to a new level.
Landscape photography can be a great challenge for any photographer and we will explore metering and composition so that you can always capture the best digital image file possible. You’ll learn techniques to create beautiful flowing water in the streams and waterfalls that we will visit and we’ll take advantage of the character that old barns and houses in the region bring to the landscape. We’ll end up with a classroom session in our studio in Warwick, NY.
You’ll learn how to process some images to bring out the real beauty and shape the light for a final print. This Workshop is limited to 8 participants to ensure personal attention, so register soon to reserve your spot!
Arches & Canyonlands Photo Workshop 2018!
2018 is ready for you and now scheduled! November 4-9, 2018 in Moab, UT
Only $1895 Tuition for Workshop, or $2595 includes 5 nights lodging!
We had such an amazing experience in 2017 that we can't wait to get back! Join us for an amazing time in the incredible Landscapes around Moab, Utah. Arches and Canyonlands National Parks along with Dead Horse and Goblin Valley State Parks will provide a unique combination of formations to keep us busy with great photography. This is a great time of year to visit these two parks, as the weather is fairly mild time of year around Moab with temperatures ranging up to 70° in the afternoon and into the mid 30°s overnight. We will visit all the iconic spots in the region including Delicate Arch in Arches, Mesa Arch in Canyonlands and the overlook in Dead Horse State Park.