2020 Photo Workshops
Joe will be leading each and every 2020 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 includes instruction on the entire process of creating better images both in the technical and creative sense.
Unless otherwise noted, transportation and lodging are not included in the tuition though we will make recommendations for 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!
February 8, 2020 - Goshen, NJ Tuition $149
This is a hands-on portrait Workshop using simple speedlights to create beautiful portraits anywhere. In your own studio, outdoors or at a clients location, mastering off-camera flash is a critical step to controlling and shaping flattering light.
We will have several sets for different types of lighting and bring in models for you to work with. We’ll start with some basics, but by the time we are done we’ll cover camera settings, setting up and controlling multiple flash units, light shapers, light meters, posing and many lighting patterns you can put to use right away.
Bring your camera and your own flash if you like, but we’ll have lights and transmitters available that everyone can use. Join us in Goshen NY for this Saturday class on February 8, 2020. Learning to create light for your portraits is the most important step for consistently beautiful results!
Tuition is just $149 for five hours of instruction and inspiration with studio portraiture and mastering off-camera flash!
Cape Cod Lighthouse & Beach Photo Tour
May 14-16, 2020 (or stay thru the 17th for an extra no-charge photoshoot - more info below!), Tuition $595
Spring on the Cape!
Join us for a fun-filled long weekend photographing Lighthouses and the Seashore in and around Cape Cod, MA. We'll visit some truly beautiful spots including taking the ferry to Nantucket to visit both Sankaty Head and Brant Point Lighhouses. Out focus will be on composition that creates a sense of the environment and place each structure lives in. We start at Scituate Light on Thursday morning and then head onto the Cape. Tuition includes all touring and field instruction. We'll plan on having a classroom session as well where we will explore some editing and enhancing techniques with both Lightroom and Photoshop. Transportation, lodging and food are not included, but we will see about getting a group rate at our hotel. We'll also be doing some carpooling to minimize the number of vehicles.
If you are going to join us, why not stay Saturday night and join Joe for a morning shoot at Nobska Light near Woods Hole on the Cape. No extra charge for another morning of shooting and guidance!
By the way, spouses/partners who are not participating in the instructional portion (they are still welcome to take all the pictures they like!) of the trip are welcome to join us at no charge!
2020 Fall Workshops
Durango Photo Train & Telluride Fall Colors 2020
September 27-October 1, 2020 • Durango, CO Tuition $1895, Train $229
Fall in southwestern Colorado is a place of rare beauty as the aspens turn from green to shimmering gold and Telluride is the best place we’ve even seen for these beautiful colors. But before we head over to Telluride, we’ll start our week off with the incredible Durango & Silverton Photo Train. This special train only runs two weekends each year and is designed specifically for photographers.
Throughout the days trip up into the San Juan mountains, the trains lets us off in beautiful scenery and then backs up around a turn. With a sound of the whistle, the train comes steaming back as we get shots that are truly unique in spectacular settings!
After spending Saturday and Sunday night in Durango, we’ll head over to Telluride. Imagine a beautiful western town in a box canyon surrounded on three sides by towering mountains. There are three “fourteeners” (14,000+ ft. mountains) including Mt. Wilson, wilson Peak and Mount Sneffles along with a grouping equally majestic peaks featuring the beautiful Ajax Peak right at the end of Telluride’s main street.
We’ll photograph around the many beautiful viewpoints around Telluride as we spend two nights here. On Wednesday we’ll head northeast around the mountains past the Dallas Divide and Ralph Lauren ranch on the way to Ouray, CO - named the “Switzerland of the America”. We’ll photograph the scenery and perhaps take in the waterfall hidden in a canyon. An the way south back to Durango, we’ll stop along the way as we cross the Molas Pass at 11,000 feet and bask in the beauty of this scenic countryside. We’ll spend the night in Durango Wednesday night.
On Thursday we’ll have a breakfast wrap-up meeting and check out as we head out having enjoyed a spectacular week of scenery and photography. Transportation, Food and Lodging are not include. This trip does include two classroom sessions for image editing and enhancements. The photo train is optional at an additional $229 per person.
The trip is limited to eight participants - send us any questions you might have!
Tuition is just $1895! reserve your spot with just a $495 deposit
Grand Teton Fall Photo Workshop 2020
October 4-9, 2020 • Jackson, WY Tuition $1895
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 previous Workshops!
Spectacular scenery, easy touring, expert instruction and a wonderful time for all! We will be arranging for our hotel in downtown Jackson and will have a block of discounted rooms reserved at our headquarters hotel for our group and you may come in early and/or extend your visit here as well. Joe knows all the best locations and viewpoints in and around Grand Teton and he will guide you each day to the best spot based on the weather and lighting conditions but we plan to 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 and we will have two classroom sessions at our Headquarters hotel - to teach image enhancements and editing of some images we capture during the week. Sign up soon, because this Workshop sells out every year!
Tuition is just $1895! reserve your spot with just a $495 deposit
Includes five days of touring, instruction and classroom image editing sessions.