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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

> Texas > Bhutan > Morocco > New York
> New Mexico > Cuba > Montana > Ireland
> Spain > Colorado > France > Peru


Santa Fe Workshops will be in Austin May 17-18
An Insider's View: Editorial and Advertising Photography
with Randal Ford and Wyatt McSpadden

Spend 2 days with Randal and Wyatt and take a giant step towards your career as a professional photographer.
Nikon D800: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Michael Clark

Get to know the many features of your Nikon D800 in this in-depth, two-day seminar.
Intro to Alternative Processes and Digital Negatives
with Eduardo Muñoz

Explore the practices, techniques, aesthetics and expressive possibilities of alternative processes.
Fine-Art Black-and-White Digital Printmaking
with Bill Kennedy

Learn the steps to consistently producing prints that match your vision, from a gifted instructor and master printmaker.

Register for a Seminar Series: Austin workshop and see the details, click here.


Photography and Personal Vision at Focus Ranch
with Karen Schulman
August 24 - 30, 2014

Join us 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. 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.
Cost: $2395 includes six nights lodging, all meals, photo instruction, ranch activities, taxes and gratuity, extensive pre-workshop information and materials.


2014 Artist-in-Residence program
Jessica Kusky, Volunteer Coordinator

Summer 2014 or Fall 2014
The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park's interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service. The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.

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.

Intensive: iPhone Artistry
with Dan Burkholder
April 28 - April 30, 2014
Answer the call to explore the photographic horizons of your phone, from incredible captures to amazing prints.

Intensive: iPhone and iPad Artistry—The Next Step
with Dan Burkholder
May 2 - May 4, 2014
Elevate your images above the ocean of “me-too” filter effects and borders with adventurous capture and editing techniques.

Intensive: Encaustic for Photographers
with Jill Skupin Burkholder
May 2 - May 4, 2014
Discover the creative possibilities of using hot beeswax and pigments to enhance your images.

Nikon D800 Intensive: Successfully Using Your Camera
with Will Van Beckum
May 5 - May 6, 2014
Get to know your D800 and get the most from the extensive imaging and video capabilities of this truly stellar camera.

Intensive: Authenticity—The Process of Photographic Creativity
with George DeWolfe
May 9 - May 11, 2014
Free yourself from the rules that constrain us and delve deeper into the skill of purely seeing.

The Black-and-White Master Print
with George DeWolfe
May 13 - May 16, 2014
Hone the perceptual abilities you need to understand how light on form creates presence.

Visual Narrative with Susan Burnstine
July 20-15, 2014
As photographers who strive to convey our visions in a true, honest, and consistent manner, we establish an emotional connection to each image we create.For five days, under Susan's practiced tutelage, participants learn how to articulate and refine their vision by delving into symbolism, metaphor, and personal stories. In the process, we examine our own personal narratives, aesthetics, and psychology in image making. Through hands-on demonstrations, creative exercises, group discussions, photographing assignments, and portfolio reviews, we are encouraged and inspired to grow and reach the next level of our artistic achievement. We also discuss such practical topics as long-term project development, portfolio editing, marketing, publishing, and exhibitions.

Join Susan for a rich exploration of the self, as we harness the power of photography to realize individual narratives. Click here to learn more about Susan Burnstine.

Intensive: Infrared Photography
with Nevada Weir and Santa Fe Workshops
August 23-24, 2014

Infrared photography in the digital age is light years ahead of its film counterpart. Two factors have led to this unique niche becoming more accessible: first, the use of digital cameras that have been converted to render infrared light and, second, new digital workflow protocols.

In this two-day intensive, Nevada introduces you to digital infrared photography. Using converted cameras and Adobe software, you will learn the ins and outs of photographing and processing your images. After getting comfortable with the technique, you move into the creative and experimental side of making images with the infrared spectrum.
The neighboring town of Nambé, provide us with a dramatic location for our infrared explorations. By the end of this intensive you are a maven of invisible light and a maker of photographic poetry! In addition you will come away with one print of your favorite image.

To sign up or if you have questions please contact the Santa Fe Workshops at (505) 983-1400 ex 111 or email

View and News/Good Photographs
Eloquent Photography Workshops with Craig Varjabedian
May 1- 3, 2014

The land and light of New Mexico, which have drawn photographers for more than a century. You will walk this enchanted land, photographing a unique environment in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery.

July 21 - 24, 2014
Every season in New Mexico is distinct and beautiful yet there is something magical about the months of July and August. This is a time when our yearly monsoon season arrives and brings the most dramatic skies, beautiful sunsets and frequent rainbows . . . [Learn more]

Spectacular New Mexico: Travel Workshop to Taos, NM
with Harvey Stein
August 16-24, 2014

This workshop will explore the northern areas of New Mexico with shooting trips to the Ghost Ranch area, the Rio Grande Gorge, Native American pueblos, Santa Fe, and small Hispanic villages. We stay at a historic, beautiful hacienda where such luminaries as Georgia O'Keefe, D.H. Lawrence, Dennis Hopper, and Ansel Adams either lived or visited. This is a unique adventure that includes photographing the spectacular landscape, the incredible summer light and colors, and the friendly and interesting people of New Mexico. JOIN US. This is the eighth year that I will conduct this fabulous workshop.
For more info contact Harvey Stein:

New York
Figure Studies and the Tintype Photograph
with Craig Barber and
Eric Anthony Johnson
June 18-22, 2014
Combine the timelessness of Wet Plate Collodion Photography and the human form in legendary Woodstock, NY – "the colony of the arts" – in the "Figure Studies and the Tintype Photograph" workshop.
This 5 day, intensive, hands-on workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn the wet plate process using people as your subject.  We have designed this to give you a solid understanding of the Wet Plate Collodion process and how to work with models (costumed and au natural), so you can continue on your own when you return home.  In the first phase, run by Craig, you will learn to make tintype photographic plates – direct positives on metal.  After that you will work with male and female models, under the guidance of Eric.  All work will be outdoors with natural light.


The Spirit of Bhutan
Karen Schulman

April 24-May 6, 2014
Our tour offers opportunities to photograph some of Bhutan's most visually exciting places, including the famed Tiger's Nest monastery, magnificent Trongsa Dzong (fortress), the Shangri-La setting of the Paro Valley, the remote Wangdi Valley & the capital city of Thimphu.

Land Cost: $6295 (based on 7-12 participants) includes accommodation, meals, photo tour leader, bilingual guide, allroup ground transportation within Bhutan, air transportation between Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok, misc. fees and charges, and extensive pre-departure information.


Portraits of Cuba with Sante Fe Workshops
April 15-23, 2014
with Zach Arias

Currently full but to be placed on a waiting list or for further Cuba opportunities, call 505-983-1400, ext. 111.


The Digital Artist Workshop
Theresa Airey
June 4 - 15th, 2014
Eleven nights and ten full days - workshop at Le Vieux Couvent in midi Pyrenees region in the south of France.
Cost: Air excluded. $2900.00 for eleven nights and ten days - everything included! Breakfast every morning, and ten gourmet dinners with wine
each night, eight lunches, ten aperitifs gatherings in the gardens in early evenings, round-trip transportation from airport to the Convent, all transportation for photo excursions each day. On our one all-day outing, we will eat breakfast at the convent and buy our lunch and dinner at the location where we are


Rural Ireland - Wet Plate Collodion Photography
with Craig J. Barber and Patricia Delker
August 9 - 16, 2014
8-day photography trip to Western Ireland for an opportunity to explore the less traveled roads of rural Ireland while learning the fine art of making Tintype Photographs. Craig, is a veteran photographer and instructor. Patricia, is a seasoned Ireland traveler, historian and photographer, who will guide the group toward enchanting photographic opportunities. To see the trip in detail: Complete itinerary

Tuition for the Rural Ireland workshop is $2875.00 A $750.00 deposit is required to secure a spot in the workshop with the remainder due 45 days prior to the workshop date. Included in this package: all equipment and chemistry, accommodations, land travel, 4 dinners, all breakfasts and admittance fees where necessary. Students will need to acquire and transport the plates they will be using (these are inexpensive and we will provide purchase information, upon enrollment). Not included: air travel to Ireland, lunches and four evening meals. Personal extras are also the responsibility of each participant.

Magic Images Workshop
with Craig Barber and
Patricia Delker
August 9-16, 2014
Join Craig J. Barber and Patricia Delker on this 8-day photography trip to Western Ireland for an opportunity to explore the less traveled roads of rural Ireland while learning the fine art of making Tintype Photographs.  Craig, is a veteran photographer and instructor.  Patricia, is a seasoned Ireland traveler, historian and photographer, who will guide the group toward enchanting photographic opportunities. Picturesque Ireland is the perfect location for learning this beautiful process.  You WILL return home with several handmade, unique tintype plates from this Irish experience.  
 This intensive, hands-on workshop is designed so you will have a solid understanding of the process by the time you leave Ireland, thereby enabling you to continue when you return home.  You will learn: to make tintypes (direct positives on metal); how to pour, expose and develop your plates; how to mix your chemistry and varnish and frame your plates.

Peru: Monumental and spiritual: Cusco during Semana Santa and Machu Picchu
with Harvey Stein & Adam L. Weintraub
April 12 - 20, 2014
To reserve your space in a PhotoExperience workshop in Peru, a deposit of $400 is required at the time of registration. We cannot hold space in a workshop without a deposit. Once your deposit has been received we will send you a statement of your account, with the balance due March 15, 2014, though full balance can be made at time of registration. We will accept no further registrants after March 15, 2014. We will limit the number of registrants to 12.

TO REGISTER: Email Adam L Weintraub of ( or call directly 206-817-4686 Pacific Daylight Time.

Spain Photo Nude Workshop
With Kim Weston & Miguel Solaer-Roig
June 29-July 6, 2014
For the very first time the Weston Photography Nude Workshop series will take place in Spain, along with local spanish photographer Miguel Soler-Roig. Can you imagine photographing along side of Kim Weston with the best figure models in the most historical architectural sites in Spain? With Miguel’s local insider knowledge you will be guided through some of the most enchanting, exotic locations imaginable.

A unique opportunity to photograph in the interiors of private castles and palaces never visited before. Sign up by May 1st and you will receive a 8x10 print by Edward Weston, "Spring 1943" original EW negative printed by Kim Weston.

A Photography Workshop in Tuscany with Harvey Stein
June 14-22, 2014

Join Harvey Stein on a photography journey to capture the sights and spirit of Tuscany. Ttravel to small villages and farms, the jewel city of Lucca, Pisa's annual festival along the Arno River, the sculptural masterpieces of Florence, cliff towns hanging over the Mediterranean (Cinque Terre), Roman ruins and visits with our own Tuscan neighbors who tend the sheep wandering our estate. I will provide instruction and guidance throughout the week, both individually and for the group, to help you capture the people, landscape and architecture of Tuscany in your own personal style.
Partnering for this workshop with Abbondanza Toscana, an organization that has run photography, painting and cooking workshops for the last 14 years in northern Tuscany. Selva, a 15th century restored farmhouse, located on a 1000-acre estate in the Tuscan hills above Lucca, is our home for the workshop. Silva retains the ambience of a 600-year old farmhouse, with it's grand fireplace and wine cantina, yet has all the amenities expected by 21st century guests, including central heating, modern bathrooms and internet access. See the website for more information about the organization, surroundings, and testimonials,

For more info contact Harvey Stein:

Last updated: April 5, 2014

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