If you are like me, your life is busy with many challenges, concerns, deadlines, and obligations. A great thing about going to a workshop is that it lets one leave all this behind for a while—and focus on photography in a different and wonderful environment. In this light, I want to bring two opportunities to your attention.
The first is my Close-Ups and Macro workshop (Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1), held at the historic Coastguard Boathouse near the western tip of Point Reyes, California.
If you’ve picked up a copy of my best-selling Creative Close-Ups: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), you’ll know that I am passionate about flower and macro photography. In this workshop, I teach many of the special techniques covered in my book, including photography for transparency, focus stacking, and creating still life compositions. I do not expect to give this workshop again, which has been highly successful in the past, until some time in 2012.
There are reasons to sign up for the Close-Ups and Macro workshop apart from me and what I have to offer photographically. The Coastguard Boathouse is an incredibly romantic location that you can’t normally stay at. It is located near some of the best areas for wildflower photography on Point Reyes.
Furthermore, the price is right. For $252.50 (plus a $35 membership fee in the Point Reyes National Seashore Association if you are not already a member) you get the weekend workshop as well as accommodations. Food is bring-your-own, with some meals shared communally. It is truly hard to beat the economics of this workshop, so what are you waiting for? Register today.
Please consider joining Astronomy photographer of the year Steven Christenson and myself for our annual night photography and star circle workshop in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. The dates are Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6.
This is a great workshop, in a great and incredibly photogenic location, timed to coincide with the dark of the moon for best results in star circle photography. If you’ve ever wondered how to pull off this kind of shot, this is the workshop for you with thorough instruction and a plethora of great photographic subjects. We’ll thoroughly cover the techniques explained in my book Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley).
Here’s a recap of the 2010 Star Circle Workshop in the Alabama Hills.
I really want you to come to this workshop, and I also want to save you some money. There is a $100 discount on tuition if you enroll by April 30; the $575 tuition goes up to $675 on May 1. So don’t delay, register today!