HANDS ON WORKSHOPS IN AMAZING LOCATIONS
These workshops are designed to push you out of your comfort zone and understand what it takes to be where you want to be. We emphasize learning how to open your eyes and see differently with the goal to capture the best images of your lives in beautiful locations.
From sunrise to sunset and often after dark with the Milky Way and the amazing night sky, these workshops are the perfect place to explore new possibilities with your photography. From being at the right place at the right time to scouting out the best light and best compositions to talking the technical side of mastering your camera gear and camera settings to learning the latest post processing techniques, these workshops will push you to think different.
Getting those creative juices going and shooting with fellow photographers around is the perfect environment to push yourself and come home with some pretty stunning work.
Getting voted Outstanding Photography & Photoshop Instructor of the year at UCLA Extension was a huge honor for me and shows the passion I have for teaching and helping others push themselves in the world of photography. I have been a travel and stock photographer for as long as I can remember and I love sharing my insights from traveling and shooting around this world…as there is so much to share.
Photography workshops are the perfect environment to show others how to open those eyes and let your imagination soar. My workshops are all about teaching, achieving your goals and taking the mystique out of how to create powerful images. Along with hands on workshops in this country and abroad, I also teach photography and Photoshop classes in different schools and have for many years and being in the classroom with students is one of my favorite parts of what I do.
I also teach small private workshops here in Sedona where we really hone into so many aspects of photography and Photoshop and of course especially the night sky.
The topics below are very important aspects of photography and what I like to have my students think about and work on all the time…but especially during the workshops. Becoming a better photographer means pushing yourself….and learning….as much as you can….and as often as you can!
” Hi Scott,
I wanted to thank you again for a fabulous workshop. You are just one of the most caring, passionate people I think I’ve ever met and I really appreciate how much you really want us to learn. You have a very generous heart and I really love that! ” Ivy Gordon
GET THOSE EYES OPEN
- Learn to see with “new” eyes
- Analyze the light
- Learn from your mistakes
- Explore shooting after dark
- Understand the importance of clouds
- Think before you push that shutter
DEVELOP YOUR OWN STYLE
- Don’t shoot like everyone else
- Find your own vision
- Capture images that move others
- Processing to give you your own look
- Don’t be afraid to try new things
- Get away from your comfort zone
- Try different perspectives and views
- Think outside of the box
- Understand the decisive moment
- Set goals and go after them
- Stay out later and get up earlier
- Master your camera gear and settings
Workshops for 2021 • 2022
The Landscape & Night Sky in Death Valley
Mesquite Sand Dunes, Zabriski Point, Badwater, The Race Track, Devils Golfcourse, Rhyolite Ghost Town & more
Sunrise & Sunsets & Milky Way & Star Trail Nights
** New Workshop just planned for 2022 **
5 days • 4 nights • October 26th, 2022 – October 30th, 2022
I will be leading a 5 day workshop on October 26th – October 30th, 2022 in the incredibly photogenic environment of Death Valley, California. Located near the border of California & Nevada, Death Valley is filled with breathtaking desert scenery & unique geological formations. It’s 3.3 million acres is home to rare desert wildlife, undisturbed wilderness, colorful rocks and canyons, unique evaporative salt features and miles of pristine sand dunes.
It is magical place and is a photographers paradise and we will be photographing the graceful and ever-changing sand dunes, Zabriski Point, geological wonders and the infamous Racetrack. Death Valley’s great diversity of landscapes makes it a rare and unique place for photography.
The Coast of Oregon 2022
8 days • 7 nights • September24th – October 1st, 2022
** workshop full • waitlist only**
Sunsets, SeaStacks, crashing waves, tide pools, Lighthouses,
the Milky Way and a ton more
I will be leading another super cool and super fun 8 day, 7 night intense workshop on September 24th – October 1st, 2022 to the incredibly photogenic & spectacular Oregon Coast. With spectacular Sea Stack rock formations, rugged & rocky coastline, caves, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, lighthouses and much more, this coastline is one of the best on the planet!
I have planned this workshop in the month of September to also take advantage of the elusive Milky Way rising over the coastline each night. It is very special place and is a photographers paradise all along the coast and each day will give us tons of amazing photo opportunities
Loose in the Palouse
5 days • June 1st – 5th • 2022
** New Workshop just planned for 2022 **
Gorgeous rolling wheat fields, farm houses, grain elevators, old weathered barns, bridges, tractors and classic scenes of rural America & the amazing Milky Way
If you have never heard of the breathtaking Palouse region of Eastern Washington, it might be because it is one of the best kept secrets. If you have imagined driving through the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany in Italy, this is almost the next best thing. Home to the second largest wheat fields in the world, next to Russia, the Palouse region is filled with the most gorgeous shades of green, yellow and even red rolling hills in every direction. These fields are a photographers paradise and we will be shooting them from every angle possible during June, the most colorful month of the year.
Farm houses, grain elevators, old weathered barns, bridges, tractors and classic scenes of rural America are scattered all around the countryside. The patterns from these wheat fields are addicting and the cloud formations at this time of year in the Palouse can be dazzling in photos. Summer is the best time to capture this one of a kind landscape as the lush green fields are stunning! Our last workshops were amazing as we had great weather and great people which added to a perfect workshop.
I have also timed this workshop for the best possible time to capture the Milky Way and Star Trails with some moonlight. I will cover many techniques for the night sky andwe will also have time in the meeting room to cover processing and other methods to produce stunning images from this workshop.
The beauty ofItaly 2022
11 days • 10 nights • April 23rd – May 3rd, 2022
Venice, Cinque Terrre, Tuscany, Siena & Florence
** workshop full … waitlist only **
I will be doing another workshop in one of a kind Italy on April 23rd – May 3rd, 2022. I am incredibly excited about this workshop as I have been to Italy many times and know some of the best places for photography that this amazing country has to offer!I have done the same itinerary many times with my wife Holly, as it has so much to offer in the best parts of Italy.
From the hotels, to the trains, to the perfect place and times for incredible photography of this beautiful country, this is one workshop that will guarantee you come back with some of the best images you can imagine! I am also taking a maximum of 5 people as I want a small group for a much better experience and be able to give better personalized instruction throughout the entire workshop!
The City of Love • Paris 2022 and 5 day extension to Prague
9 days • 8 nights • October 7th – 15th, 2022
The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Metro,
Musee D’Orsee, Montmartre, Grand Opera & more…
group size 4 people ** workshop full waitlist only **
I will be doing a very special, one of a kind workshop to the most beautiful city of earth in October of 2022. I will take a small group of 4 to some of the most iconic and gorgeous locations throughout this gorgeous city. My wife and I absolutely love Paris and to do a workshop here it needs to be an intimate and special workshop. We will be scouting and shooting in the best areas and 8 nights and 9 days is the bare minimum to capture the beauty of Paris.
Photographing Paris means out and about for at least 10 hours every day and a huge amount of the workshop will be dedicated to capturing the beauty of Paris after dark. The architecture that abounds is a dream for photographers from capturing the stunning Eiffel Tower from different vantage points and times of the day to the Champs Elyseés & the Arc de Triomphe to the stunning area of Montmartre, shooting Paris is a non stop dream for photography. This is what I call a Semi Private workshop, taking a max of 4 people that will make for a much better experience and be able to give better personalized instruction throughout the entire workshop.
The White Horses of the Camargue France April 2022
6 Days • April 15th – 20th, • 2022
** 2 spots just opened up as of July 2021 **
Running in the ocean and marshes, stallions bucking, mothers and foals, silhouettes at sunrise, flamingos and more!
April 15th – April 20th, 2022, I will be leading another amazing workshop to the bottom of France, near Arles, where Van Gogh painted many of his masterpieces. We will be photographing these gorgeous one of a kind all white horses which have been around for over 5,000 in this region in the south of France.
There will be all kinds of shooting including in the marshes, running in the surf of the ocean, through the dirt and dust, stallions bucking, in the grassy fields with slow shutter speeds, silhouettes at sunrise… close ups and much more. Maybe even a baby with it’s mother.
I have been here many times for the past 13 years and my guide who is the best in the Camargue, will help me set up the most amazing shoots possible. He and I know the best techniques to capture these beautiful horses in some of my favorite locations. This has always been one of my favorite places on earth to shoot and the Camargue horses are just poetry in motion.
New York City Workshops 2022
6 days • 5 nights 2 workshops
May 17th-22nd • 2022 ** workshop full waitlist only **
May 24th – 29th, 2022 ** workshop full waitlist only **
Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, World Trade Center, Flatiron Building, Grand Central Station, Times Square and a lot more
In May in 2022, I will be doing my first workshops with only a handful of people to some of my favorite and iconic locations in this electrifying city. New York City has so much to offer and I have always wanted to take a group there to photograph the way I love to capture this amazing place. I chose the month of May for great temps and less tourists than in summer.
The architecture is off the wall amazing and we will be taking subways, Ubers and maybe even boats to get to some of my favorite locations. Great photography will take center stage and with a limited group of 7-8 students, this will provide a great atmosphere to get around and move from location to location. NYC is very much like Paris to me and my wife as the energy and excitement is going 24/7. We will take advantage of this everywhere possible throughout this workshop!
Burma 2021 • Off the Beaten Path
13 Days • November 8th – 20th, • 2021
Yangon, Bagan, Popa, Salay, Pindaya, Loikaw & Hpa An
** a few spots open **
This workshop is postponed indefinitely due to
the huge turmoil from the military
* I am hoping this workshop will be
able to happen in the future *
I will be going back to my favorite country on earth and a lead a 13 day photo workshop from November 8th – 20th, 2021 that is different than any workshop I have ever lead to this amazing country! We will venture to many out of the way places in this country that many tourists rarely see.
We will visits tribes that are amazing to photograph, incredible humoungous caves where we will photograph monks by candlelight, boats at sunrise on the beautiful lakes, monasteries on top of mountains and so much more. This is going ot be one very special workshop to my favorite country on earth!
The Eye Candy of India
12 days • March 11th – 22nd, 2023 (approx. dates)
Rajisthan, the Holi Festival and Varanasi… a photo odyssey
*** workshop full waitlist only ***
** We will be monitoring the Corona Virus situation **
I will be doing another exciting India photography workshop on March 11th – 22nd, 2023 (approx. dates). I am not sure I have ever been anywhere in the world as photogenic as India and up in the north, in Rajisthan, it is just off the wall amazing for photography.
The incredibly bright colors and eye candy in every direction is non stop and there are photo ops everywhere you look. We will be traveling all over the north of India in Rajisthan to some of my favorite locations including New Delhi and then of course the Taj Mahal in Agra, which is hard to describe in terms of pure magic for your camera.
Acadia National Park 2021
5 days • October 6th-10th • 2021
* workshop full waitlist only *
Rocky Coastline, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Fall color, Long Exposures, Star Trails, The Milky Way over the ocean and more!
Photographing in Acadia National Park in Maine has become one of my favorite places on earth to shoot, without a doubt! It has so much diversity to offer from gorgeous fall color to stunning rocky cliffs and a swirling ocean below, to a magnificent night sky with so many great locations to capture it from.
It really is a dream to be there and photograph and having friends that live there and do workshops, I know many of the best locations for some of the best photographic opportunities. We will also be photographing a very special lighthouse, right on the bay at sunset and after dark and we will also be shooting an amazing huge garden that is filled with endless photo ops.
The Coast of Oregon 2021
8 days • 7 nights • September 6th – 13th, 2021
** workshop full ** waitlist only
** New workshop planned for September 2022 **
Sunsets, SeaStacks, crashing waves, tide pools, Lighthouses,
the Milky Way and a ton more
I will be leading a 8 day, 7 night intense workshop on September 6th – September 13th, 2021 to the incredibly photogenic & spectacular Oregon Coast. With spectacular Sea Stack rock formations, rugged & rocky coastline, caves, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, lighthouses and much more, this coastline is one of the best on the planet!
I have planned this workshop in mid September to also take advantage of the elusive Milky Way rising over the coastline each night. It is very special place and is a photographers paradise all along the coast and each day will give us tons of amazing photo opportunities
Chasing the Milky Way • Southwest 2021
6 days • June 12th – 17th • 2021
Sedona, Monument Valley, Moab & Arches National Park
Delicate Arch, Totem Pole, The Mittens, Corona Arch, Forrest Gump Road, Milky Way panoramas & more
** Workshop full **
I will be leading a 6 day, 5 night intensive workshop on June 12th – June 17th, 2021 that will focus on capturing the Milky Way and night sky in the Southwest. This workshop will be geared toward the night sky every night in great locations and will also include classroom settings in two of the hotels. We will be learning the best methods to pre-plan finding the Milky Way wherever you might want to travel to and where it will be each month in the night sky. We will also learn different methods to process your images and I will be showing good software to make your images more powerful. I love shooting after dark and this workshop will be all about the night sky!
I have designed the itinerary to include some powerful locations where the Milky Way and Star Trails will be in fantastic locations in the Southwest. June is one of the best times of the year for the Milky Way and also a great time to capture Milky Way panoramas. Shooting and stitching Milky Way panoramas are one of my favorite ways to capture the Milky Way. I will go over purchasing the right equipment for this if you do not already own it and we will be in a few great locations to be able to do some stunning panoramas.
** The workshop is only for those who have had their vaccinations for the Corona Virus. **
Photoshop for Photographers & Milky Way night sky workshop in Sedona
3 nights shooting • 2 full days in the classroom
June 8th – 11th, • 2021 ** workshop full **
This two part workshop covers two very powerful parts of photography: Photoshop and shooting the night sky. I designed this workshop to work on both parts as they both are such a big part of my life and I love showing others my workflow capturing the night sky and using the best software in the world for your images.
Photoshop is a photographers best friend and this workshop is designed for photographers of any level who would like to broaden their understanding of this amazing program. Over two days, we will discover why you need to master this software if you love photography as they both go hand in hand.
The second part of the workshop will be about capturing and processing the elusive Milky Way Galaxy. I have been in love with shooting the night sky for as long as I can remember and this workshop includes a lot of shooting after the sun goes down in the beautiful town of Sedona.
** The workshop is for those who have had vaccinations for the Corona Virus