My Philosophy

I love teaching, sharing my knowledge of photography, and helping others express their photographic vision. I’m dedicated to making sure that every student who takes one of my workshops comes away with new skills, new inspiration, and new ideas about how they can express themselves through their photography.

Cutting Through the Clutter

The world of digital photography can be complicated and confusing. There’s lots of conflicting information out there. I work hard to cut through the clutter and give students clear, simple advice that will help them improve their photography and better express their own unique view of the world through their photographs.

Hands-On Learning

It’s one thing to watch an instructor talk about finding the right exposure, or demonstrating a Photoshop or Lightroom technique. You may think you understand it—until you try it yourself.

I think the best way to learn is by doing. In my workshops I make sure that every student has the opportunity to practice the techniques that I teach, with one-on-one help from me and my assistants.

Personal Attention

Many workshops talk about small class sizes, and then say they limit the number of students to 15, or even 20. I don’t consider 15 to the be a small class. It’s impossible for an instructor to give fifteen people the personal attention and hands-on experience necessary to improve their technique and learn to make more creative photographs.

I believe in truly small classes, and personal attention. The maximum number of students in my workshops is twelve, and most have less. And classes with at least six students include a knowledgeable assistant to make sure that there is always someone available to answer questions.

My Guarantee

I guarantee that you’ll learn a lot during one of my workshops, but you’ll also have a great time, and an experience you’ll never forget. I hope to see you in a workshop soon!

2018 Workshops
The Art and Craft of Digital Printing
January 19-21, 2018

The Creative Spark: Making Art with your iPhone
March 9-11, 2018

Death Valley under the Stars
April 8-11, 2018

The Mystic Forest: Redwoods Along the Northern California Coast
May 28 - June 1, 2018

Landscapes in Lightroom: Bay Area
June 8-10, 2018

The Range of Light: Yosemite and the High Sierra
July 12-16, 2018

The Art and Craft of Digital Printing
August 24-26, 2018