Join me in San Diego, California for a bird and wildlife photography workshop. This exclusive instructional photo safari is limited to six (6) participants for a personal experience that you can’t get from the big tours. I offer “ask me anything” instruction during the safari to ensure you’re getting the best quality images. Because of the small group size, I’m able to offer a more intimate instructional style that allows each participant to get the knowledge they need to succeed.
This safari is perfect for beginning to intermediate photographers who wish to capture portraits of birds and wildlife, plus hone their skills on photographing birds in flight. We will have the opportunity to photograph numerous species, including pelicans, cormorants, gulls, and terns. We will also likely encounter sea lions and other wildlife on the beaches, and have the opportunity to get some nice sunsets and environmental shots.
Each day, we will download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos into fine-art masterpieces. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products.
Photograph the biodiversity of Central America as we photograph the wildlife of western Panama. On this unique photo safari, you’ll photograph rainforest birds, mammals, insects and more. Observe colorful birds from a 65′ high observation tower, tour the rainforest with experienced naturalist guides, and enjoy home-cooked meals at our airconditioned eco lodge retreat.
When: April 5-11, 2020 from Panama City, Panama Experience Level: Intermediate to advanced photographers Maximum Group Size: 8 photographers
Join mel to photograph Ireland, September 14-23, 2020. We’ll begin in Dublin and then take a private tour of southern Ireland with emphasis on finding the best locations for photography. Along the way, I’ll be teaching creative composition & exposure and digital post-processing and workflow for travel photography.
When: Sept 14-23, 2020 from Dublin, Ireland Maximum Group Size: 12 Experience Level: Open to all levels; beginners welcome!
Split to Bol, Hvar, Biševo, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Elafiti Islands and Dubrovnik
Discover the ancient cities along the Adriatic Coast aboard a chartered yacht. Unlike traditional cruises, we’ll be aboard a 36-passenger motor yacht and spend the nights in ports of call. That means we’ll be able to explore each city on our itinerary during the peak times for photography, including sunset and twilight. Along the way, you’ll get expert photographic instruction, learn mobile workflow, and discover creative approaches to travel photography!
Landscape Photography Workshop, August 26-30, 2020
I’ve just returned from South Dakota after an outstanding landscape photography workshop, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve scheduled dates for next year. 2020 will mark my 10th anniversary workshop in South Dakota, and I’m looking forward to meeting you there!
This workshop is a comprehensive landscape photography experience, with a wide variety of shooting locations and in-depth training on workflow and post-processing techniques. Each day, we’ll photograph sunrise and sunset, and then spend several hours together learning how to make your best images stand out with fine-art processing tools.
Workshop Topics Include
Composition & Exposure
HDR & Panoramas
Image Processing in Adobe Lightroom Classic & Adobe Photoshop