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 2023 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. See the Private Instruction page for details.
2023 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
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WATERFALLS OF THE FINGER LAKES
WITH CHRIS MURRAY
June 11 - 14, 2023
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 -
Tupper Lake, NY
September 17 - 22, 2023
Our signature event — one like no other! Refine your personal vision by immersing yourself in the artistry of the photographic medium.
ADIRONDACK AUTUMN RETREAT - INLET
September 24 - 29, 2023
Our signature event — one like no other — this time photographing central Adirondack woods and waters. Go deeper into the creative possibilities!
FINDING NOVEMBER... EARLY
Full - Wait List Available
Details Coming Soon
October 22 - 26, 2023 (tentative dates)
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, in Massachusetts' charming Berkshire Mountains.
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.