I've been a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute (API) for about fifteen years, leading nature and digital photography workshops and retreats. I also teach through the Cape Cod Art Center, and lead private workshops on my own. My programs cover the technical aspects of using digital cameras, and the artistry of nature photography, delving deep into the art of seeing and compositional techniques. I also teach the fine art of processing images in the digital darkroom, including digital workflow and image optimization in Lightroom and Photoshop CC. I'm a renowned specialist in night photography, and also teach panorama stitching, HDR imaging, focus stacking, and multiple exposure blending using layer and luminosity masking.
My 2024 workshops are listed below, with course descriptions, field locations, availability and pricing. If you'd like to be notified as events are scheduled, please sign up for my contact list.
I also do private instruction for individuals and small groups — in the field and in processing. See the Private Instruction page for details.
2024 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
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THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING
TREES & WOODS
April 28 - May 2, 2024
The inagural workshop based on my popular FORESTS project!
Delve deep into photographing the Berkshire's blossoming springtime woodlands.
WATERFALLS OF THE FINGER LAKES 2024
WITH CHRIS MURRAY
June 9 - 12, 2024
Waterfalls galore! One of the highest concentrations of magnificent waterfalls in the country. Explore creative opportunities for capturing the beauty and grace of falling water.
ADIRONDACK AUTUMN RETREAT - INLET
September 15 - 20, 2024
Our signature event — one like no other — this time photographing central Adirondack woods and waters. Go deeper into the creative possibilities!
ADIRONDACK AUTUMN RETREAT -
We expect this event to sell out quickly.
Please register as soon as possible.
Tupper Lake, NY
September 22 - 27, 2024
Our signature event — one like no other! Refine your personal vision by immersing yourself in the artistry of the photographic medium.
FINDING NOVEMBER... EARLY
October 20 - 24, 2024
For the 1st time in the Adirondack Mountains!
A special event for seasoned photographers who want to take the art of seeing
to another level. Discover the past peak landscape's overlooked beauty
and enhance your creative vision.
THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
Collaboration. Inspiration. Fun.
With personalized, stimulating field sessions and dynamic presentations, I teach photographers the artistic possibilities beyond their preconceptions, to expand their creative repertoire and produce imagery from the heart. The goals are not only to help each participant create beautiful images during a workshop, but equip them with the tools to do so afterwards. It's a collaborative approach to the craft — all about information... inspiration... and fun!
Camera Settings. Image Processing. Portfolio Reviews.
Private photography instruction customized to your skill level can be one of the most efficient ways to take your photography to new artistic heights. I offer private lessons in the field and in the digital darkroom, tailored to each individual. I also provide professional critiquing sessions on-line. For details visit the Private Instruction page.
SEMINARS FOR CAMERA CLUBS & CONFERENCES
I also offer intensive half-day, full-day and weekend seminars for camera clubs and conferences. These events can be customized to your group's needs. For more information, see the Seminars page. To inquire about an event for your group, please contact me.