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.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida Studio and Swimsuit Model Workshop - January 19 & 20

Join me and my friend Cesar Rivera for this small-group workshop where you get to make great photographs in the studio and on the beach – and then process your images on your laptop.

January 19: Studio Session. 
January 20: Beach Session. 

Cost per session is $250. Attend both sessions for $450.

All attendees receive a copy of Rick's book, Exploring Photographic Exposure

Shoot me an email for info.


South Florida Private Photography/Photoshop Sessions

Learn exactly what you want to learn - during a one-day (8 hours) private 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 for the one-day session is $800 and includes:
– my latest book, Exploring Photographic Exposure,
- my book, Exploring the Light,
- 1/2 hour pre-session portfolio review,
- 1/2 hour post-session portfolio review.

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

One-hour sessions (photography and Photosohp) are also available for $150 per hour. It's kinda amazing what you can do in Photoshop and with Plug-ins.

Shoot me an email for info.

Private workshops are available anywhere in the world.


Morro Bay, California Photo Workshop • March 8 - 11

Join Hal Schmitt and yours truly for this awesome long-weekend photo workshop. We'll photograph horses on the beach, models and landscapes/seascapes. We'll also have Lightroom and Photoshop sessions. Shoot me an email for info.


Two South Africa/Botswana Photo Safaris in 2018!
Photo Safari One • April 5 - 16
Photo Safari Two • April 14 - 25


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.


Exotic China

Guilin, China is a photographer’s paradise. During this photo tour we will photograph the beautiful and unique karst mountains, the winding Li River, cormorant fisherman at sunrise and sunset, the incredible Longji rice terraces, the Xiang Gong Shan overlook, Cuipinghsan Hill, and many other locations. Hands down, this is the best valued Guilin photo workshop available.

Click here for detailed information and registration.


Pre-workshop Recommended Reading

Suggested pre-workshop reading: Creative Visualization for Photographers and Evolution of an Image. Click images for links.