“A great teacher is one who realizes that he himself is also a student and whose goal is not to dictate the answers, but to stimulate his students creativity enough so that they go out and find the answers themselves.” (Herbie-Hancock)

Photography is the language of light, color, shape, texture, and emotion. Your ability to use this language effectively is the basis of how I approach each Beyond the Lens Photography Workshop. Any camera today can make perfect pictures, but only by seeing photographically can you convey an emotion, express your style, and create images that rise above the mere “snapshot”. If you are serious about your photographic potential, then our workshops are designed to provide you with the inspiration, the skills, and the personal attention that will help you realize your creative vision.

In the above video I talk about why I think our photo workshops are unique, and share behind the scenes footage as I describe my approach to teaching and photography in general. There are some beautiful vistas across North America as well!

2014-2015 Workshop Schedule

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Digital Fine Art Printing

TBD A whole-day workshop teaching the art and craft of fine art printing. Covers a complete workflow including RAW file developing, digital color management and profiling, and the latest in printers and papers. More info and registration »

Smoky Ridge

Spring in the Smokies / 5 Day Workshop

Sunday April 26 – Thursday April 30, 2015 Explore and photograph wildflowers, streams and waterfalls, majestic mountain vistas, and historic architecture in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. More info and registration »

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Spring in Arches and Canyonlands / 5 Day Workshop

Sunday May 17 – Thursday May 21, 2015 Experience the southwest and some of the most fantastic locations for landscape photography, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse State Park. More info and registration »

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Mohonk and the Shawangunk Ridge

Saturday May 30, 2015 Photograph in the dramatic Shawangunk Mountains of the Hudson Valley as the trees turn green and flowers bloom in this one-day field workshop focused on improving your creative potential. More info and registration »

Tivoli Vista, Hudson River

Hudson River School Photo Workshop

Monday Sep 14th – Thur Sep 17th, 2015 Photograph the majestic landscapes and vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painters. We’ll visit historic Olana, the home of famed painter Frederic Church, and photograph Bannerman Castle at sunrise, plus much more.  A truly unique workshop for sure! More info and registration »

Boulders and Tide

Acadia Autumn Adventure / 5 Day Workshop

Tuesday Oct 13 – Saturday Oct 17, 2015 Join me for an exciting 5 days of nature and landscape photography in America’s easternmost national park. We’ll explore and capture majestic cliffs that rise sharply above the Atlantic Ocean, as well as pristine lakes and amazing mountain top sunrises. More info and registration »