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Welcome to my 2016 photo workshops page. On my 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.

Private and semi-private workshops (photography and Photoshop) – in the US and around the world – are available, too. Oh yeah, 2016 is our 16th year of running workshops.

New! I just set up a Google+ photo-sharing community for photographers who attend my workshops. Click here to share your photos and experiences.

Just in! One-spot just opened up on my October 2015 Telluride, CO workshop.


Capture the Colors of Miami, FL • January 13 -15

We'll shoot in South Beach, Little Havana and Vizcaya. I'm teaching composition, exposure, HDR, fill-flash, people photography and more. Shoot me an email to get on the info list. Click here to see some of my South Beach images.


Private Photography and/or Photoshop Lessons • Delray Beach, FL • Jan, 20 - 27

Take a private lesson with me while I am in beautiful Delray Beach, Florida. Cost is $150 for the first hour, up to two people per session. Two-hour lesson is $250. Contact me. On-line lessons/portfolio reviews are also available for $100 an hour.


Botswana and South Africa Photo Safari • March 30 to April 11

Don't miss the awesome adventure to two of the best wildlife photography locations on the planet – at the best price for this type of safari. Click here for info! And check your flights with Kevin, our tour operator, to make sure you are all set.

Click here to see a post I did on equipment for the workshop - and to learn why some folks signed up.

Sorry, this workshop is sold out. Next safari: March 16 to 26, 2017. Shoot me an email to get on the info list.


Baltimore, Maryland • April 23 (one day photo workshop)

This is one of my "digital photo express" workshops. We'll shoot fast and learn fast - at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and in the classroom. The group is limited to 10 photographers. Workshop fee is $200 per person.

Workshop includes on-site shooting advice, photo processing session and my Nature Photography Lover's Bundle on-line class and Conquer Composition & Get Motivated e-books ($40 download value). Click here for info on these educational materials.

Shoot me an email for info.


Rick's Backyard – Croton-on-Hudson, NY • May 19 - 21

Click here (earlier post) to see the kind of images you'll make in "my backyard." Lots of shooting and lots of processing.

Register today - as this workshop fills up fast!


Destination Cuba • May - exact dates TBD

This workshops is in the planning stages. Shoot me an email to get on the info list. This will be my third trip to Cuba – so I know all the cool shooting locations. We'll shoot in Old Havana, where I took this photograph, and in Trinidad.


Iceland and Greenland Photographic Exploration • July 7 - 17

We're still in the planning states on this awesome workshop. Shoot me an email to get on the info list. This workshops is filling up fast.


Master Landscape Photography in Mt. Rainier • August 24 - 28

Shoot me an email to get on the info list. Click here to see some of my photographs. This cost for this workshop will be approximately $1,000 (fee only – not including hotels, meals, transportation, etc.).

In preparation for the workshop, you may want to check out my Master Landscape & Seascape Photography on-line class.


Yellowstone/Grand Teton/Beartooth Pass• September 10 - 17

This will be a small group, big photo ops workshop - with lots of time for processing. Sorry, sold out. Get on the waiting list.


Rick's Backyard – Croton-on-Hudson, NY • September 29 - Oct 1

Click here (earlier post) to see the kind of images you'll make in "my backyard." Lots of shooting and lots of processing.


Register today - as this workshop fills up fast!


Out of Africa and Into Texas - Fossil Rim Photo Workshop • Oct. 12 - 14

After two sold out workshops in 2015, I decided to go back to Fossil Rim in 2016. Get on the info list. And, click here to see some of the images from 2015.


Birds in Flight: Bosque del Apache, New Mexico • December 3 - 7

My 2015 Bosque workshop sold out in 4 days! Shoot me an email to get on the list for my 2016 small group, big fun, lots of learning & processing workshop. There will be no price increase for the 2016 workshop. Cost will remain $999.

In preparation for the workshop, you may want to check out my on-line class, Master the Art and Craft of Bird Photography.


Suggested pre-workshop reading: Creative Visualization for Photographers.