Workshop Report: Chicago & South Dakota tours full

The iconic lifeguard stands on South Miami Beach are just one of the many subjects we will explore there during our Miami Beach Art Deco instructional photo tour October 12-16, 2015.
The iconic lifeguard stands on South Miami Beach are just one of the many subjects we will explore there during our Miami Beach Art Deco instructional photo tour October 12-16, 2015.

I’m happy to report that both South Dakota Badlands and Chicago: Art & Architecture tours are completely full. If you are interested in being wait-listed for either of these photo trips in case there is a cancellation, please contact me directly.

Upcoming instructional photo tours

I still have limited spaces of the following photo tours later this year. On all my tours and workshops:

  • Group size is small (10 or fewer photographers)
  • You get maximum field instruction
  • Learn how to set up your camera, capture images and then post-process them
  • Learn new creative techniques both in-camera and in post
  • Meet other like-minded photographers who share common interests
Colorado Wildflowers with The Image Doctors

Join me and co-leader Rick Walker July 21-24 for landscapes and the Rocky Mountain wildflowers near Crested Butte, CO.
RSVP Deadline is May 30th to guarantee lodging

Miami Beach: Art Deco Tour

Join me and co-leader Deborah Sandidge October 12-16 for an instructional photo tour of Miami Beach and surrounding areas. You’ll experience everything South Beach has to offer while learning new photography techniques and exploring your creative side.

Workshop Update: Chicago is a Go!

Buckingham Fountain is just one of the fabulous locations you'll photograph on our Chicago: Art & Architecture instructional photo tour August 19-23, 2015.
Buckingham Fountain is just one of the fabulous locations you’ll photograph on our Chicago: Art & Architecture instructional photo tour August 19-23, 2015.

I’m pleased to announce that we are moving forward as planned with our Chicago: Art and Architecture instructional photo tour. I’ll be joined by fellow pro photographer Deborah Sandidge August 19-23, 2015.

On this tour, you’ll experience the best Chicago while learning new creative photography techniques each day. From our hotel in the heart of downtown, you’ll sample Chicago pizza, go to the top of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), and take an architectural boat tour along the Chicago River. Our photo spots will include Buckingham Fountain, the Navy Pier fireworks, Cloudgate (the bean) and of course the Chicago skyline at twilight from the Adler Planetarium. We also plan to photograph the artwork and fountains in Millennium Park, and visit the Art Institute of Chicago.

Reserve your seat now for Chicago: Art & Architecture instructional photo tour through Digital Underground Instructional Photo Tours.

Space is limited to 10 photographers on this tour, and the RSVP deadline is June 20th.

Florida Birding Safari Report

Great egret in flight, St. Augustine, FL
Great egret in flight, St. Augustine, FL. Captured with a Nikon D810 and 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AFS G VRII lens, hand-held.

I’m winding up a successful photo safari in Florida. This year, we covered three main locations: Viera Wetlands, Merritt Island NWR, and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. All of these places are hotspots for birds, depending on the time of year and how lucky you get. Right now is breeding season, so while Merritt Island isn’t quite as active, the Alligator Farm is literally alive with nesting activity. Continue reading Florida Birding Safari Report

Creative Techniques for the Traveling Photographer

When we hit the road, photographers are often faced with less than ideal conditions for photography. Often times, we can’t be at a location at the perfect time of day, or with the perfect weather and light. However, the well-prepared photographer knows how to work within the confines of the conditions at hand, and has a virtual camera bag that helps them deal with a variety of lighting conditions. In this presentation, I discuss how I’ve learned to adapt to a variety of conditions in the field and still come away with creative photographs by using both in-camera and post-processing techniques.

Digital photography insights