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

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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.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida • Studio and Swimsuit Model Workshop - January 20 & 21

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 20: Studio Session. 
January 21: 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 • 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. Info to follow, but you can shoot me an email now to get on the info list.

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.

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. Detailed info to come.

Oregon Coast Photo Caravan Workshop • September 7 to 14

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This will be our 5th Oregon Coast Photo Caravan - starting in Newport and ending in Bandon. Why go back to same area five times? Click here to see why.

Basically, you drive your own car from location to location and photograph and process your images with the group – and have group dinners, too.

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

Shoot me an email for info.

Bosque del Apache, NM • December 1 to 5

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Please join me for my fifth trip to Bosque del Apache. The group is limited to 10. Cost is $999.00 per person. Shoot me an email to get on the info list. This workshop fills up very fast!

Pre-workshop Recommended Reading

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