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.

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Oregon Coast Photo Caravan Session I: July 22 - 28

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.  Register here.

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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.  Register here.


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. Use the code "Rick" to save 20%. Discount code valid until July 24.


Canadian Rockies Landscape Workshop • October 5 -11

Simply put, this is the best value photo workshop to the Canadian Rockies. We take you to the best locations and have three instructors to help you with your photography and processing.

Click here to register.


Rick's Backyard Digital Photo Workshop • September 14 -16

Each year I offer an intimate (10 photographers) digital photography workshop in my "backyard" – Croton-on-Hudson, NY. It's one of my favorite workshops of the year- and I have been running the workshop for 7 years.

Dates this year: September 14, 15 and 16.

Cost for the two-day workshop is $600.00.

Read all about it!

Register here!


Festival of the Cranes • Bosque del Apache, New Mexico • November 14 - 19

I've been to Bosque four times leading photo workshops, but this will be my first time as a workshop leader/presenter at the Festival of the Cranes. This is a must-attend event for birders from around the world. I hope to see you there!

Register here.

If you can't make the event, check out my on-line class, Master the Art and Craft of Bird Photography.


Virtual Route 66 Photo Workshop

Here's a cool idea for all those who ever wanted to do a Route 66 photo workshop – but who also like the freedom of traveling alone or with a buddy. It's a virtual photo workshop where I help you – before and after your road trip – make photographs like the ones in my Route 66 Gallery.

Click here for info.


Suggested pre-workshop reading: Creative Visualization for Photographers.