Where is your favorite place to “be”?

Where is your favorite place to “be”?

I get asked a lot which is my favorite workshop. Eyes searching skyward, I take a deep breath and attempt to provide an accurate and honest answer.  It’s a tough question, though.  It’s loaded with pre-conceived ideas and expectations of a simple, easy answer. For me, there is no easy answer.

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Olympic National Park: Student Work

Olympic National Park: Student Work

Atmospheric, dramatic and saturated are words that come to mind when describing Olympic National Park.  While not the first park that comes to mind when considering our country’s protected spaces it is certainly one of that hardest to forget once you pay a visit to this magnificent location.

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A little taste of Olympic National Park

A little taste of Olympic National Park

We just got back from a workshop in Olympic where we spent the week with 14 talented photographers.  As with all our workshops, we gave each student a project for the week to help push them into new and important directions with their photography.  We were so blown away by the images they created that we wanted to show you one photograph from each person’s project so you could see the results of their hard work.

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MACRO WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

MACRO WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

Macro is certainly one of the most difficult and rewarding types of photography out there.  So many technical obstacles stand between the photographer and their vision but you’d never know it by looking at what our students produced in Portland.

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BARCELONA WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

BARCELONA WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

Barce-freakin-lona.  Yeah, we said it and yes were very, very excited to visit this magnificent city with a group of students.  It was a very memorable experience and our students created hundreds of images which capture what makes this city so unique.   Click on the catalog below and see a small sample of what they created during our week together.

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D.C. WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

D.C. WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

Washington D.C. is one of those places that takes you by surprise.  It’s got a diversity and power that has us coming back for more.  Our students were able to see there way past the postcard opportunities and create images with diversity and power of their own.   Click on the catalog below and see some of what they created during our week together.

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CHARLESTON WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

CHARLESTON WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

What a amazing week we had in Charleston!  While it was great to escape winter in Montana the best part was watching our talented students get their groove on in the Holy City. Click on the catalog below and see some of their beautiful photography.

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Student photos from our first day in Charleston

Student photos from our first day in Charleston

Hey Ya’ll, Greetings from Charleston! Today marks the first full day of our Charleston, S.C. workshop.  The charm of the south has already captured us while we begin to capture it.  With its Tupelo Trees, Cypress swamps, alligators, dreamlike Azalea gardens and vibrant downtown, this southern muse has already inspired a great many images.  Here’s a quick sample.  

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Finding Focus Maui: A few student images

Finding Focus Maui: A few student images

I just spent a week in Maui with 6 great people who came to focus on their craft.  I’m really excited about the images they created and will be putting together a catalog of their work very soon.  In the meantime, here is an image from each of these wonderful people to whet your appetite.

 

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SEDONA WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

SEDONA WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

We just got back from a week in beautiful Sedona.  While it was great to be in such a breathtaking environment, the true reward was being around such a talented group of photographers.  Words can’t express how grateful we are for the experience.  Click on the catalog below and see why!

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