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National Events & News > Workshops

A listing of national and international photography workshops

Workshops of interest to TPS members

This listing of photographic workshops everywhere is provided as a resource for Photographers

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Bid Bend
2015 Big Bend Photography Workshop
with Mike Marvins and Alan Montgomery
January 11-17, 2015

The week long workshop days will be filled with photography field trips, Photoshop help, image critiques as well as practical knowledge and just plain fun. Unlike some hi profile workshops we keep our groups small and do not leave you to “assistants'. All types of cameras are welcome from cell phones, point and shoots, high end DSLR’s. The workshop is only $1150 plus lodging and meals. The workshop is limited to 20 people and a $250 deposit is required to hold your spot. All five previous workshops have sold out so reserve soon!
Please contact Alan at 713-526-1747 or for questions and to register. See and click on WORKSHOPS for more info and lots of pictures.

Johnson City
Encaustic Basics with Amanda Smith and Kevin Tulley
@ A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City
January 17 & 18, 2015

Encaustic in its most basic interpretation means hot melted wax applied to an absorbent surface. Encaustic is typically bees wax mixed with damar resin and pigments. It has been used as a painting medium since Greek and Roman times. It was used to decorate warships, marble statues and eventually as a fine art medium for painting portraits on wooden panels. Painting with encaustic has continued through the ages and has relatively recently been discovered by photographers. The application of encaustic to digital pigment prints transcends the photographic process adding depth, luminescence and providing the opportunity for greater artistic expression.

This workshop will cover:
History of encaustic and view examples of work
Preparing digital images for printing
Preparation of boards
Application of encaustic

Please see for registration or contact for more information.

It's Not Just Luck - A 2.5 Day Master Class in iPhone Art with Meri Walker, assisted by Andrew Lucchesi
January 30, 2015 from 12:30pm to 4pm
January 31, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm
February 1, 2015 from 9:30am to 4pm

If you love photographs, there's little doubt you're using your smartphone to snap, app and share your images somewhere these days. Everyone's doing it – from traditionally trained film-and-paper photographers to digital camera pros and little-camera point-and-shooters. It's fun, it's quick, and it's easy to use a cell phone camera to open up whole new realms of self-expression without much effort.
What's not so easy is making the jump from playing around to mastering the art of creating deliberate, serious, printable art using mobile devices. After four decades of experience shooting and exhibiting photographs and prints using traditional tools and media, three years ago, Meri Walker put down her cameras, closed up Photoshop on her computer, and dove down the rabbit hole into her iPhone and iPad. In 2013, on her 63rd birthday, Meri was named Artist of the Day at A year later, in June, 2014, The App Whisperer honored her with an extensive interview to celebrate her achievements as a respected member of the global mobile photographic art community. Since then, two other major profiles have appeared and a PBS special aired on the history of photography in Oregon that concluded with a section on mobile photography, featuring Meri's work. to register, click here.

Fall Color in the Texas Hill Country 2014
with Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins
November 21-23

Alan and Mike are both fourth generation pros who have been  travelling and photographing the Hill Country for years. Mike spends part of each year at his home near Kerrville. You can look forward  seeing new places and even ones you might know in a new and inspiring way. You’ll  learn and practice things that can improve your photography no matter what your personal style may be. Plus, lots of fun. Please contact Alan at or 713-526-1747 to reserve your space for this exciting weekend. The workshop is limited to 10 people so we can spend plenty of individual time with each person. The cost for the workshop is $300.00 plus your hotel and food.

San Antonio
Southwest School of Arts and Crafts
Fall Photography Workshop Series

The SSA boasts an exceptional facility for teaching traditional and non-traditional imaging. Students receive a solid technical foundation in photography, combined with opportunities to learn innovative techniques, both historical and digital. Workshops vary from introdutcion to digital photography, history of photography, darkroom photography as well as studio rentals. For more information, visit the Southwest School of Arts & Crafts site.


Photography and Personal Vision at Focus Ranch with Karen Schulman
Slater, Colorado on June 14-20, 2015

Join Karen Sschulman at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range, providing incredible sunrises and sunsets.

This spectacular ranch location lends itself perfectly to the "focus" of our workshop, where we will become more aware of our unique way of seeing our world and ourselves. It will give us the opportunity to learn to express our unique vision more deeply.
In addition to the photography sessions, you'll enjoy delicious meals, comfortable lodging and opportunities to participate in various optional activities, including horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Karen's expertise includes use of digital cameras as well as various alternative photographic processes. She will offer her inspiration and guidance for those with all levels of photographic skill. Additionally, Karen will be offering OPTIONAL Creative iPhoneography sessions for participants with an iPhone or iPad. What fun!

New Mexico

Santa Fe Workshops
One of the truly valuable benefits of attending a workshop in Santa Fe is meeting and interacting with participants and instructors in other classes. You select one workshop to focus on, with the added benefit of all-community activities throughout the week that include instructor image presentations, roundtable discussions with questions and answers, technical presentations, and all-group meals.

Creative iPhone Imagery: Capture to Print with Dan Burkholder
March 22 - March 27, 2015

Anyone can make a decent photo with an iPhone. But if decent isn’t good enough, open your eyes and get your creative juices pumping as Dan teaches you how to craft images that you're proud to share, exhibit, and sell. During five enriching days of photographing, processing, and printing, your every artistic iPhone urge is given ample time to flex and stretch. Join Dan and explore adventurous new ideas and techniques for iPhone capture, processing, and printing. Leave behind the ocean of “me too” filter effects and borders as you master a vast assortment of techniques that elevate your iPhone images from okay to outstanding!

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Texas Photographic Society, a non-profit organization that celebrates the photographic arts. Founded in 1984, TPS boasts nearly 1,200 members worldwide and offers exciting programs and services for photographers and their audiences across the country.

TPS members will receive $150 off tuition for this workshop. Not a TPS member? Join today! To receive the $150 TPS discount please call 505-983-1400 ext 111.


Carnival in Argentina
with Harvey Stein Photo Workshops LLC and Josefina Moran
February 14-22, 2015

The third year of our travel workshop to beautiful Buenos Aires and Argentina for nine days of photographing some of the special events and places of this surprising country. The base is a charming, old world tango hotel in Buenos Aires where we spend several evenings photographing exciting Carnival and make day trips to several colonial towns outside of Buenos Aires. During Carnival there are all sorts of comparsas (people dressed up in colorful costumes parading in the streets) and murgas (people playing music in the streets). We have special access to photograph the comparsas and the murgas. We will also visit the oldest neighborhoods in the city, where the Spanish and Italian immigrants arrived in the 1800's and where today we find artists and dancers performing in the streets.

On another day we travel by private van to San Antonio de Areco, the prettiest town in the Pampas for a different experience of Argentina. We stroll down picturesque colonial streets that date from the early 18th Century. We will visit artisans who produce very fine silverwork and saddlery, photograph historic buildings and the local men who wear the traditional boina, a kind of gaucho beret. There will be several class meetings to critique work and discuss our progress and interests. And of course, we will enjoy great food at traditional and new wave Argentinean restaurants and visit a historical, non-touristy tango venue.

The cost of the workshop is $2,500. This includes tuition, hotel, (double occupancy; there are a limited number of single rooms available for a $500 single supplement), most breakfasts, and two dinners, train to Tigre and private van to San Antonio. The fee does not include airfare, meals except where noted above, and local transportation.Full payment ($2500 or $3000) is due by December 1, 2014. If you have questions, please call Harvey at 212-316-9157 or email at


Beautiful Bali with Karen Schulman
September 11-24, 2015

A tour to Bali is a remarkable experience, especially for the photographer, as everywhere one looks there is something new and astonishing to capture in your images. It is known for breathtaking natural splendor, rich cultural heritage, and profound spiritual mystique. We will penetrate beneath Bali's beautiful surface, which conceals treasures and pleasures known only to the Balinese and a handful of international devotees. As an inspiring place for anyone interested in the visual arts, the images and memories you bring back home are sure to be some of your best ever! iPhoneography instruction will be offered as I have a huge passion for creating with my iPhone and iPad. For complete itinerary and more travel details, visit


The Spirit of Bhutan with Karen Schulman and Strabo Tours
November 10-22, 2015

Karen Schulman is thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Bhutan with another photo tour group! You'll have opportunities to photograph some of Bhutan's most visually exciting places, including the famed Tiger's Nest monastery, the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley, the remote Wangdi Valley, the capital city of Thimphu, its thriving spiritual center abounding with numerous centuries old temples, shrines, and monasteries and the beautiful Bhutanese people. iPhoneography instruction will be offered as I have a huge passion for creating with my iPhone and iPad. For complete itinerary and more travel details, visit

Last updated: November 17, 2014

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