Workshops give you the perfect environment to grow. They empower you to elevate your photographs, so you can be the photographer you were always meant to be.
Time with Tony

There are photographers, there are teachers, and then there is Tony. What does this mean for you? It means you’re signing up for the best of both worlds; Someone who understands what it means to be a photographer, the struggles and the triumphs,  but also someone who has the background and knowledge of helping thousands of students hone in on what makes them special.


May 26th-31st 2022


If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.
-Jimmy Buffett

We are a vision-based workshop company. What does that mean? Well, it means you have a part in this too; no matter what your skill level, you bring the vision, and we’ll back you up; supporting you every step of the way to help you become the photographer we feel you deserve to be (with a bit of elbow grease, of course).

We want nothing more than for you to show up as yourself in your photography and in your life. We are excited to see what YOU bring to the table, and we’re standing by, ready to help you when you show up for your dreams.

Why we chose CHICAGO
Get swept off your feet.

If you were a fly on the wall at PB headquarters, this is what you would hear.

“If you could go anywhere, where would you want to go next year? What’s at the top of your list?” Then followed by, “You tell me first.” “No, you tell me first!”

Then after a bit of a kerfuffle over who goes first, the resounding answer over and over again is ultimately “Chicago.”

There are some pretty good reasons for this; on our first trip to Chicago to scout, we not only both fell in love with the city, but we both also fell back in love with photography, street photography to be exact. Ever since this place is our top pick and near and dear to our hearts.

The city feels big and small and the same time. The people are diverse and interesting, and the light, OMG, the light. Beautiful pockets of light everywhere you go will delight your visual senses to the absolute max.

And if your happy place lies with place, not people, not to fret. The city boasts a wealth of world-famous architecture around nearly every corner.

We can promise you without a doubt that you’ll be blown away by this incredible city, just as we have been over and over again. We can’t wait for you to get carried away!

Tony has the ability to first help find and then cultivate a photographer's interests and style. Keeping or breaking photographic rules is not the goal, this is about creating images we love ourselves and are proud to share with others.
-Paul Vargo
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