Welcome to my 2017 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.

Oh yeah, 2017 is our 17th year of running photography workshops.

Need some travel advice? Check out my "Travel Like a Pro" webinar!

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Out of Africa and into Texas Wildlife Photo Workshop • April 5 - 7

I've been going to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas for more than 20 years, and I still enjoy photographing the animals and teaching workshops in this Africa-like location. If you can't go on a photo safari, or if you want to practice your wildlife photography skills, this Canon Live Learning workshop is for you.

Part of the photo fun: you get to shoot with the latest and greatest Canon cameras and lenses!

Click here to see some of my favorite photographs. Click here to see a quick video I made of a recent trip.

Click here to register!


Exotic China • May 17 - 24

Join my friend Ken Koskela and yours truly for a truly magical and mystical photo experience in Guilin, China. Two instructors from dawn to dusk. We will be teaching composition, exposure, Lightroom and Photoshop enhancements. Yes! We'll have some good Chinese food, too!

Before the trip, you may want to fly into Beijing – where you can photograph, on your own, the Great Wall of China, the Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City. Both sites are easily accessible from city hotels. Hong Kong and Shanghai are options, too.

Register here.

Shoot me an email if you have any photography questions. Shoot Ken an email about logistic questions.


Oregon Coast Photo Caravan Session I: July 22 - 28 (Sorry, full)

Journey with me and my co-workshop leader Alex Morley along the picturesque coast of Oregon – from Newport to Bandon – photographing the majestic seascapes along the way. Alex and I will teach composition, exposure and Lightroom. This will be our fourth Oregon Coast Photo Caravan. We hope you can join the photo learning and photo fun.

Check out these images from our previous workshops!

Session I cost: $999. (Sorry full)

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Oregon Coast Photo Caravan Session II: July 29 - August 2

Our week-long Oregon Coast Photo Caravan filled up fast. So we decided to add another workshop immediately following the original dates. This session will explore photo opportunities in the Bandon and Yachats area of the Oregon Coast. Photo locations will include rocky cliffs, beaches and lighthouses. Rick Sammon and local photographer Alex Morley are co-leading this session too.

Session II cost: $650. For more information and to get on the mailing list, contact Susan Sammon.


Face to Face Photo Workshop • August 5 & 6 • Costa Mesa, CA

I hope you can join me in Costa Mesa for this awesome, hands-on photo workshop. I'll be teaching speedlight photography and how to control the light with reflectors and diffusers. We'll have models - and we'll have a lot of fun making pictures, not just taking pictures.

Click here to register. Early bird discount ($300) until March 1. See discount when you click RSVP!


Magical Myanmar with Abercrombie & Kent • Two October Tours

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I am thrilled to announce that Susan Sammon and I will be your photo coaches on two A&K photo tours (October 1 - 11 and October 15 - 25) to Myanmar – one of our favorite locations on the planet. We will help you make, not just take, great pictures. We can also help you with photo processing. This will be our second trip to Myanmar. Click here for info, and say that Rick & Susan sent you! And click here to see my Memories of Myanmar photo gallery. Also, if you have never traveled with Abercrombie & Kent you are in for a treat – the treat and trip of a lifetime. Our 2017 A&K adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia and The Falkland Islands was the best ever.


Phenomenal Patagonia • November 3 - 12

Join Rick me and Ken Koskela in the Patagonian region of Chile and Argentina in November, 2017... during Springtime! Words simply cannot describe the landscape you will experience while there. In Chile’s Torres Del Paine National Park, we will photograph the stunning peaks of "Los Cuernos" and Cerro Paine Grande with beautiful turquoise waters and white rapids in the foreground. Click here for info!


Suggested pre-workshop reading: Creative Visualization for Photographers.