2014 Harold Davis Photography Workshop Schedule

For planning purposes, and to help you avoid disappointment, I wanted to let you know about the photography workshops I have scheduled in 2014. I am very excited about these opportunities because I think they will be great fun as well as a chance to learn photography in an intensive and immersive environment.

In addition to the workshops listed here I have been invited to give a series of three workshops in Germany in the June-July time frame. I also expect to be working with institutions such as Point Reyes Field Institute and the Center for Photograph Art to offer selected workshops in 2014.

I hope to work with you in a photography workshop in the coming year!

January 25-26, 2014: Mastering Creative Photoshop: The Way of the Digital Photographer

In workshops I repeatedly get asked to explain my creative Photoshop techniques in more detail than is really possible in the course of a normal photography workshop. So I’ve decided to offer an intensive Photoshop-only two-day weekend workshop. Click here for more information and registration, or see below.

If you want to learn in detail what I do, and get my feedback on your Photoshop workflow and creative zeitgeist, this is your opportunity!

Church at Auvers © Harold Davis

Mastering Creative Photoshop: The Way of the Digital Photographer covers developing a personal digital Photoshop workflow. Topics explained in detail include archiving and checkpoints, RAW processing, multi-RAW processing, HDR, hand-HDR, stacking, LAB color creative effects, monochromatic conversions, using backgrounds and textures, layers, layers masks, working with channels, Photoshop filters, and plugins from Nik Software, onOne Software, and Topaz.

Prerequisites: Participants are expected to know how to use their Davis- The Way of the Digital Photographercomputers and to have a basic knowledge of Photoshop. You will get the most out of the workshop if you read The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography before attending.

Click here to register for Mastering Creative Photoshop: The Way of the Digital Photographer.



March 15-16 and continuing: Achieving Your Potential As a Digital Photographer: A Multi-Modal Ongoing Six-Month Workshop with Harold Davis is a unique opportunity for mentoring in the context of a supportive group environment. Each participant will conclude the workshop with a completed project such as a book, portfolio, or planned exhibition.

The workshop starts with an intensive two-day in-person sessions, then proceeds using online webinar technology. Individual phone and email consultations are included, as well as a final get-together to celebrate our progress.

Click here for more information and the details of the registration process (note that a portfolio review is required).

Sunset in the Headlands © Harold Davis

April 15, 2014: New Session, Full Moon Golden Gate Workshop

I’ve opened a new session of this always-popular field workshop. “Join master photographer Harold Davis for an late afternoon and evening adventure, photographing the Golden Gate Bridge from various locations around the bridge.”


Click here for information and registration.

April 26 – May 4: 2014 Photograph Paris with Harold Davis

I’m very pleased to announce the 2014 Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshop, from April 26-May 4, 2014. Click here for the complete itineraryterms and conditions, and online registration. A $500 per person “early-bird” discount applies if you enroll before September 1, 2013.

It is my fond hope that you’ll join Mark Brokering and myself for the extraordinary experience of photography in Paris, the City of Light. The 2014 workshop will once again be located at the wonderful and atmospheric Hotel Lutetia.

We’ve included many of the highlights from the 2013 workshop for this occasion, such as the visit to Monet’s garden at Giverny with after hours access (one of my personal favorites from 2013), and also added a day. If you check out the itinerary, I think you’ll also see some wonderful locations we didn’t get to last time, such as the top of the Tour Montparnasse at night, the Parc de Sceaux, and Père Lachaise.

As one of the participants in last year’s workshop said, put Paris “on your bucket list ‘cause you may not see this in Heaven.”

Les Lumières de Paris by Harold Davis
Les Lumières de Paris (from Tour Montparnasse) © Harold Davis

Photography begins with the medium of light, which the artist captures and applies to the canvas in endlessly surprising ways. And what better place to explore this medium than Paris, the City of Light?

Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis for the experience of a lifetime in Paris, the birthplace of photography. There you’ll have the opportunity to experience firsthand the places and sights that have inspired artists for centuries.

We’ll focus our lenses on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white, reinterpreting for ourselves some of the images that have been captured in paint and on film by many great artists, including Daguerre, Monet, Atget, Picasso, and Erwitt. We’ll have a grand time photographing and we’ll return home with many priceless shots to treasure!

“I already admired Harold Davis, and had confidence that he would lead us to fantastic places – and he did!”—2013 Paris workshop participant

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Pyramide © Harold Davis
Pyramide du Louvre in the Cour Napoléon © Harold Davis

October 19-26: 2014 Photograph Barcelona with Harold Davis Workshop

Barcelona has been called the “great enchantress” by art critic Robert Hughes and paid homage to by the otherwise curmudgeonly George Orwell. The largest city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona’s unique attraction stems in part from its freewheeling world-class cultural and artistic traditions.

In this destination photography workshop, we will join master photographer Harold Davis to explore all aspects of Barcelona with our cameras, from the well-preserved Gothic quarter with its maze-like warren of narrow and picturesque streets to Antoni Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia. We’ll follow in the footsteps of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of The Shadow of the Wind, and visit the real-life places he used as the models for the places in his books, such as the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere and Sons bookshop. We’ll walk the Ramblas, and shoot the spectacular view from the Castell de Montjuic, and Tibidabo, photograph architecture old and new, and immerse ourselves in Catalonian culture.

We are also planning an excursion to Montserrat, the holiest site in Catalonia, where we’ll visit the basilica, photograph the panoramic views from the top of unique rock formations (accessible by funicular), and join the pilgrims visiting the shrine of the Black Virgin.

Click here for the COMPLETE ITINERARY and ONLINE REGISTRATION. A $500 early-bird discount applies if you register before December 31, 2013.

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