I've been a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute (API) for over ten 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 RAW file conversion, 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 2022 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.
2022 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
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Full, Wait List Available
Lake Placid, NY
January 30 - February 2, 2022
Photograph the charm and glistening beauty of the North Country's
mountains, woods and waters under the mantle of winter.
WATERFALLS OF THE FINGER LAKES
WITH CHRIS MURRAY
June 5 - 8, 2022
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.
EARLY ADIRONDACK AUTUMN:
FROM CAPTURE TO PROCESSING
WITH CHRIS MURRAY
Long Lake, NY
September 11 - 14, 2022
A mystical time of year to photograph central Adirondack waters!
Learn to visualize, capture and optimize your images to their artistic potential!
TUPPER LAKE FALL RETREAT
Tupper Lake, NY
September 25 - 30, 2022
Our signature event — one like no other! — this time photographing northern Adirondack waters. Immerse yourself in the artistry of the photographic medium.
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.