Workshops


Forthcoming Members' Workshops

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

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

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 Park with 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 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

Photography and Personal Vision

Slater, CO: August 12-18, 2018

with Karen Gordon Schulman
Focus Ranch


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Photography and Personal Vision with Karen Gordon Schulman takes place at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border. The spectacular location lends itself perfectly to the “focus” of this workshop, where you will learn to express your unique way of seeing the world and yourself. You will be challenged to try new and fun techniques with your camera that will enrich your creative spirit! Field trips both on and off the ranch will give you endless photographic possibilities. Tuition: $2595 [register by March 1, 2018, to receive early registration discount of $100]

Photography & the Creative Spirit in Western Ireland

Ireland: June 17-27, 2018

with Karen and Joel Schulman


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Photography & the Creative Spirit in Western Ireland with Karen & Joel Schulman will take you on a creative and cultural journey, exploring the broad peat lowlands, lush countrysides, ancient abbeys, colorful villages and local pubs of Counties Mayo and Clare. The emphasis of this photographic tour is development of personal vision and creative spirit. During the tour, Karen will share ideas and knowledge to help you create great travel photographs whether you are using a DSLR or an iPhone. Joel will discuss digital imaging and photographic printing. Tuition: $3595

The Spirit of Ecuador

Ecuador: September 16-25, 2018

with Karen Gordon Schulman


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The Spirit of Ecuador with Karen Gordon Schulman will explore Ecuador, land of endless discovery and paradise full of wonder and astonishing natural attractions. The itinerary has been designed to provide you with many premier photo locations including Colonial Quito, indigenous markets along the Avenue of the Volcanoes, the cloud forest, quaint cobblestone streets of Cuenca, ancient Ingapirca, and El Cajas National Park. This tour offers group photography reviews, inspiration and education as well as individual guidance and instruction. iPhoneographers welcome! Tuition: $2995

Enchanted Italy: Florence, Tuscany Hill Towns & Venice

Italy: October 2-13, 2018

with Randy Ziegler


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Enchanted Italy: Florence, Tuscany Hill Towns & Venice with Randy Ziegler will take you on a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy. You will visit favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience. Tour companions who are not photographers are welcome. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, Randy will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy. Tuition: $4695

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