Welcome to my 2018 photo workshops page. On my photo workshops I try to Inspire you to make better photographs. You will Create original images – on site and in the digital darkroom. And you will feel as though you Belong - belong to great group of photographers who like to have a ton of fun with their photography. New to my workshops? Here are my favorite Photo Philosophies.

My workshops are open to photographers at all levels of learning.

Get to know me!

Before taking a workshop – any workshop – check out my KelbyOne course on composition. I promise you: it's the most comprehensive on-line composition class available.

Private Photography & Photoshop Lessons • Croton on Hudson, New York


Sure, joining a group workshop is a ton of fun. If you prefer one-on-one photography and Photoshop sessions, I offer those, too. We shoot in "my backyard" and we process in my studio.  Cost is $100 an hour. Contact me via email to set up a session.

Sessions include:
– my latest book, Exploring Photographic Exposure,
- my book, Exploring the Light.

South Florida Private Photography/Photoshop Sessions • Week of January 22


Learn exactly what you want to learn during a one-on-one photography/Photoshop session. Learn landscape, HDR, ND and speedlite photography. Composition, exposure and processing, too.

Sessions will be held in and around Delray Beach, Florida. Cost is $100 an hour and includes:
– my latest book, Exploring Photographic Exposure,
- my book, Exploring the Light.

Book a session before November 30 and bring a friend for free (so you can split the cost)!


It's kinda amazing what you can do in Photoshop and with Plug-ins - as illustrated by the above pair of before-and-after images. During your private processing session I will share with you my favorite Photoshop tricks, tips and techniques.

Shoot me an email for info.

Private workshops are available anywhere in the world.

Sanibel Island, Corkscrew Swamp & Venice Rookery
February 24 - 27


Like bird photography? Like processing your bird photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop? Then this small-group workshop on Florida's West Coast is for you. My friends at NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association) are organizing the workshop. Register here!

Morro Bay, California Photo Workshop • March 8 - 11

This 3-day workshop is packed with shooting and processing. Get to the best locations on the sunny California Central Coast in the company of two photo pros. The Morro Bay area boasts beaches, fishing piers, rocky cliffs and colorful sunsets. Lots to shoot and see! Register here!

Photo Safari One• South Africa & Botswana Photo Workshop • April 6 - 14

Register here for Photo Safari One: April 6 - 15.

Photo Safari Two • South Africa and Botswana Photo Safari • April 15 - 24

Due to popular demand, we have added a second photo safari with Kevin and Trisha Dooley. Click here to register for Photo Safari Two: April 14 - 25.

Check out my 2016 Safari Gallery - which features images from our previous safari. Kevin and I will help you make photographs like the ones you see in the gallery.

Jackson Hole, WY • NANPA Nature Celebration• May 20 to 22


The North American Nature Photography Association is currently planning this awesome event. I am honored to be a keynote speaker. Register today.

Oregon Coast Photo Caravan Workshop • August 23 - 29

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Join the photo caravan the travels from Newport to Florence and then on to Bandon. The picturesque Oregon coast offers photographers a wide range of image-making possibilities including iconic lighthouses and bridges, beaches frequented by seals and starfish, and icons coastal sea stacks. This workshop is a photographer's dream. Shoot, eat, sleep ... repeat. Click here to see photographs from our four previous Oregon Coast Photo Caravans.

Breakthrough Photography ND and polarizing filters are recommended for this workshop.

Click here to register!

Rick's Backyard Photo Workshop • September 27 - 29

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Join Rick in his "backyard" to explore landscape and HDR photography. Work with models using reflectors, diffusers and fill-in flash, too. This 3-day workshop is a fun-filled speed learning experience. Locations include a historic dam, a Buddhist temple and a majestic river. We carpool to shooting locations and schedule plenty of time for guided processing sessions. The workshop concludes with a group slide show and critique. A welcoming workshop for all level photographers. 

Here's a look at the kind of images you will make. Click here to register!

 Recommended Pre-workshop Reading