For the past 15 years, I've been helping photographers at all skill levels make better pictures through my digital photography workshops. I've met some amazing photographers and wonderful individuals, many of whom have become my friends. What's more, I've also learned a lot from the participants, which is kinda cool.
All are welcome on my workshops. We all work together - in the field and in the digital darkroom. We all set goals and make awesome images. And we have fun, illustrated by the group picture above that was taken on my Oregon Coast Photo Caravan.
Because "my specialty is not specializing," I help photographers with their individual interests, including: landscape photography, wildlife and nature photography, fill-in flash, HDR, action shooting, people photography, Lightroom, Photoshop and so on.
Here is my advice to the photographers who come on my workshops:
"Stick like glue to the instructor."
"Don't be shy about asking questions."
"The more you put in, the more you'll get out."
"Don't wait until the workshop is over to make a suggestion."
"Don't miss happy hour and our fun dinners."
Usually, we have daily photo processing sessions. We always have a group slide show at the end of a workshop. That group slide show is a great way to see how the photographers have grown - and to see how we each see and picture the world differently.
Speaking of processing, I also teach plug-in on my workshops. I used several filters in Nik Color Efex Pro to create the image above from the image below. All the plug-in I use and teach are listed on my Save on Plug-ins page.
All my 2013 workshops are full, but I have spaces on my 2014 workshops.
Click here to see my 2014 workshop lineup. While you are on that page, scroll down to read the New to My Workshops articles. They will give you a look at my teaching philosophy.
I hope to see you in 2014 on a workshop - around the country, around the world – or in "my backyard," where I took the above photograph on my Rick's Backyard Workshop.
If you can't get away for a workshops, I offer several on-line classes. Check 'em out and learn at your own pace.
Explore the light,
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