Workshops


Forthcoming Members' Workshops

Seeking meaningful inspiration and instruction in the form of a photography workshop? We encourage you to peruse our Members’ Workshops.

Master Class — The Photo Montage

Johnson City, TX: March 25-26, 2017

with Fran Forman
A Smith Gallery


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Master Class — The Photo Montage with Fran Forman at A Smith Gallery is an intensive workshop where you will use the tools of Photoshop to create composited images from your own found, taken and scanned images. Since you have mastered many of the technical issues, this course will address what makes an image work as a piece of art. We will consider masking, edge treatments, color space, shadows and highlights, texture, perspective, depth of field, harmony, symmetry, and of course composition and narrative, all in the service of creating a cohesive image. Tuition: $425

Photographing the Bisti Badlands

Bisti Badlands, NM: March 26-29, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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Photographing the Bisti Badlands with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will explore this 45,000 acre desert wilderness area that contains the eroded remains of an ancient inland sea. The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands with some of the most unusual scenery in the Four Corners Region. During the workshop, we will be out photographing in both morning and evening light. Be prepared to challenge yourself and hone your image-making skills. Tuition: $850

Elevating Your Photographic Vision

Dallas, TX: April 1, 2017

with Alan Ross
Sun to Moon Gallery


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Elevating Your Photographic Vision with Alan Ross at Sun to Moon Gallery will be an inspired day of learning with equal parts photo philosophy and technical details. Participants' images will become part of the presentation. This workshop will include a photography session in the neighborhood with Alan Ross and Scot Miller, followed by a review and critique. Tuition: $350

The Spirit of Bhutan

Bhutan: April 20 - May 3, 2017

with Karen Schulman


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The Spirit of Bhutan with Karen Schulman will take you to "The Land of the Thunder Dragon", or Bhutan, as it is more commonly known, a small country tucked away in the heart of the Himalayas between India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. Its ancient history relies heavily on Buddhism, local mythology and legend. Fortunate are the few travelers to visit this special place, with its famed Tiger's Nest Monastery, dramatic and lush landscapes and the beautiful Bhutanese people. Tuition: $6595

Creative Storytelling on the iPhone

Johnson City, TX: April 20-24, 2017

with Karen Divine
A Smith Gallery


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Creative Storytelling on the iPhone with Karen Divine at A Smith Gallery will focus on 4 apps: Snapseed, Leonardo, Stackables and Hipstamatic. You will learn how to step outside the role of photographer and into that of an artist—pushing the limits of how you see by isolating textures, forms and shapes. Set aside the analytical mind and approach imagery using your intuition, as you are guided towards the photographs you want to make, using only the iPhone and iPad. Tuition: $1275

Photo Safari at Dixi Dude Ranch

Bandera, TX: May 5-7, 2017

with Allen Montgomery
Woodallen Photography


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Photo Safari at Dixi Dude Ranch with Allen Montgomery from Woodallen Photography is open to photographers and their families. Dixie Dude Ranch is completely self-contained with nice cabins and great food. You can make photographs while your family enjoys the many ranch activities. Tuition: $300 (for photographers; $50 for each additional family member)

Photography & Painting in Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy: May 19-27 or May 26-June 3, 2017

with Scott Williams and Niki Gulley


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Photography & Painting in Tuscany with Scott Williams and Niki Gulley will explore Tuscany through your lens as you immerse yourself in Italian culture, cuisine and scenery. This one week adventure offers private en suite accommodations in a villa, side trips to various hill towns including Siena, Florence and Montepulciano, two winery tours, transportation and airfare. If you have ever wanted to go to Tuscany, this is the trip that you have been waiting to experience. Tuition: $4995

Custom Alternative Process Workshops

Dublin, NH: Summer and Fall 2017

with Christopher James


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Custom Alternative Process Workshops with Christopher James will provide a private and personalized workshop experience in alternative process image-making for 1 to 3 persons in his Dublin based studio. The workshops are flexible, lasting as many days as you wish and covering the materials and processes that are of specific interest to you. They are designed to be compatible with your level of knowledge whether starting from the very beginning with simple iron and salt processes, creating digital negatives for contact printing, or advanced work focused on portfolio building in a variety of processes including wet plate collodion, albumen, gum bichromate, ziatype, platinum/palladium, kallitype and more. Tuition: $500/day

The Essence of Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM: June 11-16, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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The Essence of Santa Fe with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will take you to the land and light of Santa Fe, along with its adobe architecture, brilliant light and mulitcultural flavor that have drawn painters and photographers for more than a century. You will photograph this unique place in an atmosphere of adventure and discovery. You will have opportunities to photograph the historic adobe architecture, cowboys on a western ranch, and the red hills and mesas of Georgia O’Keeffe country. Tuition: $1595

Natural Wonders & the Creative Spirit in Western Ireland

Ireland: June 15-25, 2017

with Randy Ziegler


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Natural Wonders & the Creative Spirit in Western Ireland with Randy Ziegler is a 10-day unforgettable travel adventure where you will create grand memories while photographing some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland. Our tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings. In addition, you will have time to embrace the ambience and chat with locals in some classic Irish pubs. Tuition: $3495

Amazing Tri-Color Gum and Salted Paper

Condon, MT: June 18-23, 2017

with Christina Z. Anderson
Photographers’ Formulary Workshops


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Amazing Tri-Color Gum and Salted Paper with Christina Z. Anderson at Photographers’ Formulary Workshops will fully explore both of these historical photographic processes separately and together while also learning how to create easy digital negatives. Tuition: $795

Creative iPhoneography

Steamboat Springs, CO: July 28-30, 2017

with Karen Schulman


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Creative iPhoneography with Karen Schulman will include classroom instruction with reviews of participants' images, a local field trip, and offer an exceptional opportunity to learn a variety of methods to capture images with your iPhone and also creatively process them on your iPhone or iPad. Learn techniques to enhance all of your iPhone photography, create fine art photographs, have fun with your travel photos and learn which apps are best for which tasks. Tuition: $375 (register by April 1, 2017, and save $50! Enrollment is limited)

Photographing the Land of Georgia O'Keeffe

Abiquiu, NM: July 30 - August 4, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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Photographing the Land of Georgia O'Keeffe with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will draw on O'Keeffe's distinctive techniques of composition as a means of understanding the complexity of the New Mexican landscape. While visiting many of the locales where Georgia O'Keeffe painted in New Mexico and those that inspired her, you will learn new ways to organize scenes and forms within the camera's frame. Tuition: $1375

Spectacular New Mexico

Taos, NM: August 12-20, 2017

with Harvey Stein
International Center of Photography


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Spectacular New Mexico with Harvey Stein and the International Center of Photography will take you on a photographic adventure based at an historic hacienda in Taos. You will explore the lofty peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the spectacular scenery of the Rio Grande Gorge and the wondrous hills of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch area. You will also photograph Native American pueblos, adobe structures, historic churches and local festivals; spend a day exploring Santa Fe; and enjoy another day in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Tuition: $3650

Photography & Painting in Ireland

Ireland: August 16-24, 2017

with Scott Williams and Niki Gulley


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Photography & Painting in Ireland with Scott Williams and Niki Gulley will explore Ireland, from the bustling city of Dublin, to the port city of Galway, the majestic Cliffs of Moher, the colorful village of Adare and culminating at the Dingle Peninsula—this trip has it all! Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to stay in a castle; well, now is your chance. This trip includes: round trip airfare, all transportation, hotel for 7 nights, entry into numerous sites, emergency medical insurance, instruction, guidance and lots of fun! Tuition: $4995

Photography and Personal Vision

Slater, CO: August 20-26, 2017

with Karen Schulman


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Photography and Personal Vision at Focus Ranch with Karen Schulman will introduce you to a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a beautiful section of the Northern Rocky Mountains. This spectacular ranch location lends itself perfectly to the “focus” of the workshop, which is to become more aware of your unique way of seeing your world and yourself and expressing your vision. Karen will offer her inspiration, knowledge and guidance for those with all levels of photographic skill. Tuition: $2595 (save $100 and register before March 1, 2017)

Additionally, Karen will be offering OPTIONAL Creative iPhoneography sessions for participants with an iPhone or iPad. What fun!

The Legendary California Coast: From Monterey to Big Sur

Monterey to Big Sur, CA: September 3-8, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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The Legendary California Coast: From Monterey to Big Sur with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will travel the beautiful California coast, one of the most magical places in the world to make photographs—especially the Central Coast area near Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Point Lobos and Big Sur. Here the landscape encompasses dramatic ocean and mountain views under a magnificent, ever-changing sky. This is the place where landscape photography, as we know it today, was born. Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, Morley Baer, and many other important photographers made their homes here, honed their craft and created some of their most memorable images. Tuition: $1995

The Magic of Iceland

Iceland: September 15-25, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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The Magic of Iceland with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops promises a photographer's paradise, with a great variety in landscape and exceptional light. In Iceland you will encounter breathtaking vistas, unspoiled countryside, endless waterfalls, impressive coastlines and dramatic weather. Autumn is a great time to visit Iceland, since the midnight sun is no longer visible and the Northern Lights make their first appearance. It's when nature transforms and becomes amazingly beautiful with vibrant and colourful landscapes everywhere. Tuition: $6295

Magical Morocco, A Photographic and Cultural Adventure

Morocco: October 8-21, 2017

with Karen Schulman


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Magical Morocco, A Photographic and Cultural Adventure with Karen Schulman will take you on an unforgettable journey across Morocco—combining the history and natural beauty of this rich and fascinating country with first-person encounters. You will visit native villages, ancient medinas and craftsmen’s workshops, sharing experiences and sipping mint tea, symbolic of the warm, sincere Moroccan generosity. This tour will also take you into the Sahara; introduce you to vibrant Marrakech and ancient Fes; offer artisan visits and much more. iPhoneography instruction will be offered as well. Tuition: $3895 (you may extend your tour with an Essaouira Pre-Trip from October 6-9 for an additional $995)

Photography & Painting in New England

New England: October 10-15, 2017

with Scott Williams and Niki Gulley


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Photography & Painting in New England with Scott Williams and Niki Gulley. This trip is designed to make the most of the autumn hues at the peak of the season. Your spectacular journey starts in the quintessential New England town of Woodstock, set amid Vermont’s Green Mountains and ends in equally idyllic town of Stowe. Our travels will take us to covered bridges, gristmills, farm houses, churches and many other stellar settings. This trip includes: hotel for 5 nights in picturesque B&B’s w/ homemade breakfast included, all transportation within Vermont, meet and greet upon arrival, instruction, guidance and lots of fun! Tuition: $1950

Under the Light of Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy: October 14-22, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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Under the Light of Tuscany with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will lead you on an enchanting journey with unique photographic opportunities. You'll amaze yourself with the lifelong memories and images you create as you unleash your potential in this intimate group setting. We will work with you closely photographing the people and places that make Tuscany so extraordinary. No matter what your level of photographic skill, you will find something to enrich your experience and take you further on your photographic journey. Tuition: $4995

On the Road: Photographing the American Southwest

NM + UT: November 6-12, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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On the Road: Photographing the American Southwest with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will introduce you to intricate and sensuous rock formations created by aeons of erosion by wind and water. The ever changing patterns of light and shadow dance through twisted, secret places. The mesmerizing light provides opportunities to take exhilarating photographs of the American Southwest’s iconic landscapes of Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and the Antelope Slot Canyon. We will be working with Navajo guides at these magnificent locations to explore areas of the canyons normally off-limits. Our guides will share their knowledge of the best times of day to capture magical, mythical images of these ancient landscapes and rock formations. Tuition: $3495

Heart and Soul of Cuba, a Photographic and Cultural Adventure

Cuba: January 17-26, 2018

with Karen and Joel Schulman


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Heart and Soul of Cuba, a Photographic and Cultural Adventure with Karen and Joel Schulman is designed for you to learn about the history and culture of this eclectic island nation, while you have endless opportunities to create memorable photographic images. We’ll photograph the warm and friendly Cuban people, incredible architecture, colorful mid-century autos, landscapes, seascapes and more while we travel from Santa Clara to Trinidad, Bay of Pigs, the Viñales countryside and on to Havana. Karen and Joel will share ideas and knowledge to help you create great travel photographs, whether you are using a DSLR or an iPhone! Tuition: $4995

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