Category Archives: Workshops/Training

10 Years Photographing The Badlands

Sunrise at Door Trail, Badlands National Park

Celebrating 10 years of epic landscape photography in South Dakota

The first time I visited Badlands National Park, I was on a week-long photo tour with members of the Nikonians photographic community. It was 2005, and it was my first “real” photo experience with a digital camera, my brand-new Nikon D2x. I had two (!) 4GB memory cards in total, and I still remember the challenge of making the transition from film (fixed ISOs and slow shutter speeds) to digital.

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Discover The Wildlife of Panama

Three-toed sloth, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Photographing wildlife in Bocas del Toro, Panama

In 2019, I visited Isla Bastimentos in Panama for a week of wildlife photography.

In 2019, I had the opportunity to spend a week at the Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I discovered Panama’s incredibly rich biodiversity, with hundreds of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. This is my story of that experience!

Join me in Panama Sept 19-25, 2021

Photo Gallery: Wildlife of Panama

Spring & Summer Photo Safaris Just Added!

A Return to the field!

After what seems like an eternity in quarantine, I’m excited to announce that I am now able to offer spring and summer photo workshops starting in May!

Complete 2021 Photo Workshop Schedule

Oregon: Waterfalls & Coastal Landscapes

multnomah falls

May 9-13, 2021 with “The Image Doctors” Jason Odell & Rick Walker. We’ll meet in Portland, Oregon and explore the waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge before making our way through Astoria to iconic Cannon Beach. We’ll spend two days photographing Cannon Beach’s famous sea stacks and coastal landscapes before returning to Portland.

Digital Infrared Workshop: Portland, OR

May 13-14, 2021 with Jason Odell & Rick Walker. We will teach you the fundamentals of infrared photography, including theory and processing techniques. We will have a group photo shoot at the Portland Japanese Gardens followed by an image processing and review class. Discount available for participants on our Oregon photo safari!

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Crested Butte, CO

July 18-21 with Jason Odell & Rick Walker. Join us in Crested Butte, Colorado, the wildflower capital of Colorado! We’ll photograph the colors and beauty at the peak of wildflower season while learning macro and close-up photography techniques. You’ll also get hands-on software training from Rick and Jason.

South Dakota Badlands Photo Safari

August 29-Sept. 2 from Wall, South Dakota with Jason Odell. Join Jason in South Dakota to master landscape photography in one of North America’s most unique environments. The eroding rock formations of the Badlands have been intriguing visitors for years, and offer a unique outdoor classroom for you to master fine-art landscape photography.

The Image Doctors #89

Join Rick & Jason on a Photo Safari!

We are excited to announce that we will be holding photo safaris/workshops May 9-13 in Portland, Oregon, and July 18-21 in Crested Butte, Colorado. You can see all upcoming events here.

Packing Light? How to Slim Your Kit

Sometimes, it’s necessary to pack a smaller kit. Whether it’s due to travel constraints, or you just want more flexibility in the field, packing light is an important photography skill. We’ll take a look at the tricks we use to slim down our kits.