Workshop Info

Thank you for your interest in our photography workshops which are designed for photographers at all levels. Our groups are small (usually around 6-12 participants for two instructors). This makes it easier for you to get the photographic composition that you want on photo tours, and also allows for more personal attention during workshops and classes.

If the workshop that you are interested in is sold out please email us to be added to a waitlist, be notified if an opening occurs, or be notified about an upcoming workshop.

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Please note:
  • Your Paypal receipt is your payment confirmation
  • You will need to sign our waiver (and possibly an event waiver too) in order to participate in this event
  • All sales are final. No refunds (except in case of workshop cancellation or date change, if the workshop date is moved to a different date a refund will be offered if attendee is unable to make the alternate date). Someone else can attend in your place if you are unable to attend, but admission may not be transferred to another event. 
  • Most of our events will have two leaders, both Tom and myself, although some small classes may have just one leader. 
  • Non-photographing spouses may be allowed at a reduced price at some locations depending upon the site rules and size limitations. Email us for details.
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    • Textures Workshop (flower setups, photograph textures, learn texture post-processing)
    • Night photography 
    • at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (or Woodlawn Cemetery)
    • at Longwood Gardens
    • at Trolley Museum
    • at local parks, beaches and piers
    • HDR (and Macro) at Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum (with tripods)
    • Morovian Tile Factory (with tripods)
    • HDR  (with tripods) at Grand Central Terminal
    • HDR and Architecture inside at Gillette Castle (with tripods)
    • HDR and Architecture at the various theaters (Warner, Palace, Bushnell, Landsdowne Theater, Victory, Sterling Opera House, etc.)
    • Models and Architecture at the Morovian Tile Factor
    • Models at Grand Central Termina
    • Photo Hi-Jinx (photo setup) Workshop
    • Macro Workshops at various locations
    • Classes on using your Camera, Exposure, Manual, HDR photography, etc.
    • Classes on post-processing (emphasis on layers and masks) 
    • Classes on post-processing using plugins in Photoshop and Lightroom
    • Classes on post-processing using Lightroom (emphasis on the Library & Develop modules)
    • Project Nights -- come and work on a HDR or other photography project. We all have lots of images in our computer, these project nights are designed to get your photographs processed and for you to learn a particular post-processing skill you want to learn.

    What is the difference between 
    a Photo Class, a Photo Tour and a Photo Workshop?

    Photo Classes. Photo Classes are typically held in our studio or in an alternate indoors location. They are hands on, and/or instructional, aimed at learning about a specific topic: cameras, lenses, exposure, Flash, exposure compensation, high dynamic range, Histograms, Long Exposure, Light Painting, Lens Filters, Photoshop Filters, Lightroom, Textures,  extension tubes, Photoshop, Layers and Masks, Plugins, Slideshows, etc. Most students bring a laptop to the post-processing classes, although some people come without one, taking notes and watching another participant. Almost all of our classes are team taught by both Tom and I. We generally keep our photo classes small (6-12 people with two instructors) in order to provide individual attention to everyone.  Sometimes, however, our photo classes may be offered to a larger audience. The distinction of photo class size will always be detailed in our descriptions of each offered photo class. 

    Photo Workshops. Workshops are more instruction based than a tour. They are usually in the field shooting, although they may be combined with post-processing and/or photo critiques. We usually keep our workshops small (6-12 people total) to provide individual attention to everyone. Workshops are filled with creativity and passion and learning. We want our enthusiasm to be contagious and for you to learn techniques that you will bring home and practice. Our role during a workshop will be to help you find and create great images, and to help you see and compose and expose in the field. We typically set aside time at the beginning of every workshop for one-on-one instruction and assistance.

    Tom and I will occasionally shoot during a photo workshop in order to demonstrate a technique, angle, exposure, solve a problem, etc. Sometimes we will shoot at the end of a workshop, making images for ourselves, but your learning is of primary importance so we are always available for advice and to answer questions. During a workshop we will also learn from each other by sharing images, settings and chimping. Whenever possible we also offer a photo critique session. The photo critique session allows everyone to see images taken during the day, and allows us to offer constructive advice and supportive suggestions. Our photo workshops are jam packed with creativity, fun and learning.

    Photo Tours. Photo Tours are more about the location; about getting access to public venues, getting access to abandoned buildings, getting access to empty theaters or buildings, receiving permission to use tripods where they are not routinely allowed, and absolutely about being there at the right time., When we create photo tours we take care of the logistics and all of the little details for you, so you can focus on creating wonderful images. We want to get you into great locations at the right time to create unique and awesome photographs. While instruction is a large part of a photo class or photo workshop, it is not in a photo tour.

    In order to get the most out of a photo tour we expect that you have an basic understanding of your camera. If you are not sure if you are prepared for one of our photo tours email us and we can help you assess your skills. Sometimes we have photo classes before a photo tour to make sure that everyone is up to speed, for example, for some of our HDR photo tours we offer an in studio hands on class to make sure that your camera is set up to best capture the full dynamic range of a scene. We have also had a one-on-one instruction before a photo tour to assist participants in setting up their camera, learning best exposure practices, etc.

    Tom and I do shoot during a photo tour, usually starting after we make sure that everyone is set with the location and scene. We offer unlimited advice regarding composition and help you to capture the best images that you can. We are available to answer questions, look at your histogram, or help solve a problem, but mainly we are there to provide access and compositional suggestions. Sometimes we bring props or lights and set up scenes too. Sometimes at the end of a photo tour we will have photo critique sessions -- to inspire others and to make suggestions for the next shoot.  We will share with you what we see, how we are assessing a scene and provide insight into getting a good composition. We typically keep our photo tours small (4-10 people total) in order to make sure that everyone can compose their images without other photographers in the scene and to make sure that we can offer individual compositional advice. We have FUN on all of our photo tours!

    Hope to see you and shoot with you soon,
    Lisa and Tom