And now, a few words from my digital photography workshop participants

 January 2014 Florida Photo Caravan Workshop Participants.

January 2014 Florida Photo Caravan Workshop Participants.

Over the past several years I have led international digital photography workshops to exotic locations, including China, Kenya, Iceland, Venice, Peru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, France and Antarctica. In the U.S. I have lead photo workshops in Florida, California, Texas, Maine, Utah, South Dakota, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Montana, Washington, New Jersey and New York. What a blast.

 September 2013 Oregon Coast Photo Workshop Participants.

September 2013 Oregon Coast Photo Workshop Participants.

I have met a ton of interesting and fun photographers on my workshops. Here's what just a few of them have to say about my workshops. Click on their links to check out their awesome images.

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Doing a workshop with Rick Sammon is all about photography fun and getting incredible images. His down to earth style of teaching and his amazing eye for composition have been invaluable to me as I strive to improve my photography. In every workshop I have done with Rick, he has proved what a talented artist he is and what a great friend he becomes to his students.

Diane Eubanks

HDR Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia
Black Hills of South Dakota Workshop
Provence and the Camargue Horses, France
Iceland Workshop

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My experiences with Rick Sammon’s workshops have always been extremely positive.  I have learned so much from Rick about taking and processing photos, and have always had a great deal of fun doing it . We always  work hard but the workshops are well organized, with no wasted time. Rick does such a great job of making sure everyone is involved, learning, and enjoying themselves. It is also great to meet and work with others that are so passionate about photography.  

Richard  (Dick) Higdon
·        Croton Flash Photography Workshop (2011)
·        Plymouth, Massachusetts Workshop (2012)
·        Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Workshop (2012)
·        Tampa Action Workshop (2014)

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Rick's workshops are always informative, fast-paced and fun! He has a real knack for helping people tap into their creativity with a patient style that speaks to photographers on every level. His workshops are a terrific value to some of the greatest destinations and shooting opportunities in the world.

Glenn Taylor

Florida Photo Caravan
In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams
Old Car City/SE Railway Museum
Action Photography

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Mark Larson

Rick Sammon joined my "Dream Team" of guest artists (including John Sexton and Nevada Wier) for my Calif. State University Summer Arts travel photography workshop in Monterey in 2013. Rick says he doesn't specialize, but it was clear to me from working with him last summer (and from also having been a student in his workshops) that indeed he does specialize in providing outstanding professional teaching skills in workshops. I highly rate his clear, direct and entertaining presentations and his energizing field instruction that inspires creativity in his workshop participants.

I've also participated as a student in a number of Rick Sammon's workshops as part of the California Photo Festival in San Luis Obispo.

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While I could write volumes on the specific value of these workshops to me personally, I can summarize succinctly; comaraderie, goal-oriented, technical excellence, and artistic expression.  I learn from Rick's experience and his advice is targeted, simple, and effective. It doesn't get better.

Jerry Ranch
Bosque del Apache, Oregon Coast Caravan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ranchjp/

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I was excited when I heard Rick was leading a workshop to photograph the white stallions of southern France and was not disappointed.  Rick went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and he worked tirelessly to be sure every student got killer shots.  Both my wife and I had a great time, learned a lot and I highly recommend Rick's workshops and seminars.  He has a gift for taking your photography to the next level while enjoying an incredible experience.

Ed Cooley
www.edcooleyfineart.com

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Rick was a fabulous leader and I learned a lot—I was amazed at his insights and help.  More importantly, it was a lot of fun and I also enjoyed and learned from some other photographers who were at my level.  It was a week I’ll never forget!

John Van’t Land
Southwest State Parks
www.southwestgreetingcards.com

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I have been on 3 workshops and 1 photo caravan with Rick. I have also been to 3 of Rick’s seminars. My experience with Rick is, he is a master at teaching his workshop attendees how to take advantage of light and composition. I want to put emphasis on master and teaching.

He has spent many long hours in post processing with me and others in the workshops, building technique with lightroom, photoshop, Nik filters and other plug ins.

Lastly, I have always had fun when going on a workshop with Rick. That is very important to me, that I learn how to create great images and have a great time doing it.

Thanks,
Mike Cullivan
http://www.spurwinkriverphoto.com

    •    Bosque Del Apache Workshop
    •    Alaska Eagle Photography workshop
    •    Iceland workshop

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Rick is a photographer who loves to teach. He is full of information and shares it readily. We faced a relatively difficult time because the parks we were scheduled to visit were closed, but Rick and Susan improvised, kept a great attitude and were generous leaders and teachers.

Bob Wolverton
Southwest Photo Caravan 2013
http://www.rlwolvertonphotos.smugmug.com

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Workshops with Rick Sammon. I have taken 6 workshops with Rick, why so many. Great locations, excellent photo opportunities, good post production input, and just good people! Few people have really had an impact on my life, Rick has. Rick has said many time, "It's not to late to become the person you have always wanted to be." I am working on becoming that person, thank you Rick for many years of mentoring.

Ted Maddux

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My experience with Rick's workshops has been that there is a high level of planning, organization and communication before the workshops even begin. During the workshops, Rick is super hands-on with providing direction, hints and tips. He also does a great job of over-communicating what "the plan is" for the day. His "I don't specialize in anything" style of photography fits well with me as I like to shoot everything. The evening social aspects of his workshops are always filled with great digital darkroom help and fantastic dinner conversations. I sometimes wonder where Rick gets all his energy from. Hard to keep up with!

Idene Attaran
Florida Caravan (January 2012)
Iceland (September 2013)

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Great photo opportunities!  Great teacher!  Lots of fun!  I don't remember when I have learned so much, or had so many interesting and new opportunities than I had during this week.  Can't wait to do something else with Rick and to take advantage of Susan's excellent planning.
Florida Photo Caravan Workshop
Charles Gattis
www.cfgattis.com

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I decided to take part in Rick Sammon's Florida Photo Caravan Workshop because my photo batteries needed recharging. Rick's knowledge, enthusiasm and love of photography is infectious and I'm glad to say I caught the "bug".


Dawn on the beach with horse and rider was an unforgettable experience, I have over 2500 images to review. Thanks for a great workshop.

Florida Photo Caravan Workshop
http://www.shellysphotoart.com/

Sheldon E. Goldstein

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I recently participated in Rick Sammon's Florida Photo Caravan. The workshop was well lead, well organized and provided a positive interactive learning experience. The teaching methodology that Rick employs is appropriate to a variety of levels of participant competencies. While it was a group workshop, Rick's time, patience and individual instruction made it most worthwhile, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
Florida Photo Caravan Workshop

Laura Knight
http://www.lauraknight.com

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"Rick Sammon delivers!  The workshops helped me to focus on making high quality images with IMPACT.  The personal attention and post-processing hands-on were simply terrific. Don't think about it.... just GO on one of his workshops!"

Gary Potts
Oregon Coast Workshop 2013
www.imagesbygarypotts.com

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I have been in 2 Rick Sammon workshops in the past 2 years. Both have been fabulous learning experiences. Rick had helped me grow as a photographer and added real life lessons to my growth as a photographer . The interactions are very personal and I can't wait for our next interaction.

Steve Hirsch

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The workshop experience with Rick is one that I will never forget.  Rick's attention to detail, the continuous flow of photographic knowledge, and genuine care for his students made this the most enjoyable time I've ever spent behind (and in front of) a camera.  I look forward to more of these interactive and fantastic learning experiences in the future!
 
Rusty Parkhurst
Southwest Photo Caravan
www.rustyparkhurst.com

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I could write on and on about my life changing experiences with Rick Sammon’s workshops but in a just a few sentences:  I learned all I was ready to learn and much more! He quickly ascertained why I was there and made absolutely sure he over delivered on his promise to make my experience all I dreamed it would be. Each day was full of exceptional photo opportunities at the best places at the right times. He stayed close to me and constantly looked at the back of my camera to be sure I was getting the shots I saw. He pointed out the areas where it would be best to set up and never left my side until he was confident that I knew what I was doing. Rick is genuinely interested in helping me reach the next level and then some. He stays connected to my work even after the workshops I have attended saying that I will always be a lifelong student of his. Of course, it is not just me that he does this for. Many of my fellow workshop students stay in touch and share the same thoughts about this outstanding teacher.

My name is Byron West

I have attended The Florida Caravan Workshop, The Bosque del Apache workshop and the Oregon Coast Caravan Workshop
www.newwestimages.com

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Met Rick in 2009 at his Croton On the Hudson Workshop. Great teacher. Very organized sessions with class sizes small enough to receive one on one attention.

Learned a lot about composition, HDR, and light painting. Really helped me in making me a better photographer.

Bruce Himelman
Croton On the Hudson; Summer in Times Square and Central Park
www.oneiron.smugmug.com

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This last September I went on the Oregon Coast Workshop with Rick Sammon.  It was the most enjoyable week of photography I have ever had.  The location was wonderful, the attendees were  great and Rick was the best.  We went to places I never would have gone to on my own, the instruction and training was just what I needed, and we really enjoyed the friendships we developed.

Oregon Coast Workshop – September 2013

Allan Duff – Las Vegas, NV

https://allanduffphotography.shutterfly.com/

 

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