Workshops


Forthcoming Members' Workshops

Seeking meaningful inspiration and instruction in the form of a photography workshop? We encourage you to peruse our Members’ Workshops.

Custom Alternative Process Workshops

Dublin, NH: Summer and Fall 2017

with Christopher James


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Custom Alternative Process Workshops with Christopher James will provide a private and personalized workshop experience in alternative process image-making for 1 to 3 persons in his Dublin based studio. The workshops are flexible, lasting as many days as you wish and covering the materials and processes that are of specific interest to you. They are designed to be compatible with your level of knowledge whether starting from the very beginning with simple iron and salt processes, creating digital negatives for contact printing, or advanced work focused on portfolio building in a variety of processes including wet plate collodion, albumen, gum bichromate, ziatype, platinum/palladium, kallitype and more. Tuition: $500/day

Selective Bleaching

Online: Ongoing

with JB and Susan Harlin


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Selective Bleaching with JB and Susan Harlin will introduce you to a technique that uses a very dilute solution of Potassium Ferricyanide, which is brushed on specific areas of a print to lighten the tone and increase contrast. With a little patience and practice, bleaching is a powerful tool that can open up an entirely new avenue of expression. Tuition: $149 (register by October 22, 2017, and use the code "BLEACH2017" to receive a $50 discount!)

Pyro Staining Developers

Online: Ongoing

with JB Harlin


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Pyro Staining Developers with JB Harlin will explore the traits that make pyro film developers unique. You will learn how JB Harlin, with many years of experience, has used pyro in the field and hear what works best for him. This workshop will provide a solid understanding of staining film developers and dispel a lot of the myth and mystery. Tuition: $99

Autumn in New Mexico

Santa Fe, NM: October 24-27, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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Autumn in New Mexico with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will take you to locations to photograph that are within easy reach, where you will receive one-on-one instruction in the field regarding technical and aesthetic issues. You will learn to make pictures of the amazing colors, textures, light and shadows of this enchanted land. Discussions about your photographs and the many aspects of digital photography will be held in Craig’s working studio in Santa Fe. Tuition: $950

On the Road: Photographing the American Southwest

NM + UT: November 6-12, 2017

with Craig Varjabedian
Eloquent Light Photography Workshops


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On the Road: Photographing the American Southwest with Craig Varjabedian from Eloquent Light Photography Workshops will introduce you to intricate and sensuous rock formations created by aeons of erosion by wind and water. The ever changing patterns of light and shadow dance through twisted, secret places. The mesmerizing light provides opportunities to take exhilarating photographs of the American Southwest’s iconic landscapes of Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and the Antelope Slot Canyon. We will be working with Navajo guides at these magnificent locations to explore areas of the canyons normally off-limits. Our guides will share their knowledge of the best times of day to capture magical, mythical images of these ancient landscapes and rock formations. Tuition: $3495

Texas Fall Color

Kerrville, TX: November 16-19, 2017

with Alan Montgomery
Woodallen Photography


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Texas Fall Color with Alan Montgomery from Woodallen Photography will explore the Lost Maples as well as private land along the banks of the Guadalupe River among giant cypress trees and crystal clear running water, offering a variety of photographic experiences before sunrise and throughout the day. Tuition: $400

Heart and Soul of Cuba, a Photographic and Cultural Adventure

Cuba: January 17-26, 2018

with Karen and Joel Schulman


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Heart and Soul of Cuba, a Photographic and Cultural Adventure with Karen and Joel Schulman is designed for you to learn about the history and culture of this eclectic island nation, while you have endless opportunities to create memorable photographic images. We’ll photograph the warm and friendly Cuban people, incredible architecture, colorful mid-century autos, landscapes, seascapes and more while we travel from Santa Clara to Trinidad, Bay of Pigs, the Viñales countryside and on to Havana. Karen and Joel will share ideas and knowledge to help you create great travel photographs, whether you are using a DSLR or an iPhone! Tuition: $4995

West Texas and Big Bend National Park

Fort Davis to Terlingua, TX: January 19-24, 2018

with Nick Quinn, Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins


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West Texas and Big Bend National Parkwith Nick Quinn, Alan Montgomery and Mike Marvins will explore the West Texas outdoors from the sand dunes of Monahan Sandhills State Park to Fort Davis State & National Parks to McDonald Observatory for their coveted star party and then on to Big Bend National Park. Enjoy one-on-one instruction with your photography as well as professional help with your Photoshop & Lightroom techniques to take your images from good to great! We start early every morning for sunrise and several nights work until late to do star photography. Tuition: $1400

Master Class–The Photo Montage

Johnson City, TX: February 24-25, 2018

with Fran Forman
A Smith Gallery


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Master Class—The Photo Montage with Fran Forman will introduce you to the tools of Photoshop to create composited images from your own found, taken, and scanned images. Since you have mastered many of the technical issues, we will now address what makes the image work as a piece of art. To create a sense of magic realism or the possibility of a new reality, we will see how the disparate elements meld seamlessly. We will consider masking, edge treatments, color space, shadows and highlights, texture, perspective, depth of field, harmony, symmetry, and of course composition and narrative, all in the service of creating a cohesive image. Tuition: $425

The Art of Visual Storytelling

Dallas, TX: March 7-11, 2018

with Ed Kashi
Dallas Center for Photography


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The Art of Visual Storytelling with Ed Kashi at Dallas Center for Photography will allow you to share your work in an intimate session and learn about the many new ways we can create photographs, tell visual stories, work with mobile photography and develop your personal style and approach as it applies to documentary work. Tuition: $975 [SPECIAL OFFER: The first 3 TPS members to register receive a $75 discount. Contact TPS Executive Director for your coupon code]

The Colors and Contrasts of Cuba

Cuba: March 9-18, 2018

with Randy Ziegler


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The Colors and Contrasts of Cuba with Randy Ziegler is a one-of-a-kind travel adventure to Cuba through a licensed ‘People to People’ Program, which includes daily activities immersing you in to the heart and soul of this intriguing and colorful country.  The focus of the tour is cultural and historical in nature, while providing a plethora of dramatic photographic opportunities each day. From the indefinable magic of old Havana with its vintage cars, to the colorful colonial town of Trinidad, and the contemplative countryside of the Pinar del Rio and Zapata Provinces, this and more awaits to enlighten your senses and via for your camera’s attention. Tuition: $4895

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