We do not recommend any specific camera manufacture over any other. Our goal is for you to enjoy the camera your currently own, and inform you of camera types for your future growth in photography. Instead of sending just pictures to your friends and family; through our training your pictures become photographs.
Workshops – Most of instruction is in the field using your equipment and the provided equipment from the workshop instructors. Hands-on in-the-field experiences. One-on-one instruction. Actual taking of photographs so you experience what the workshop is teaching in real time. See the results immediately then being able to adjust your technique to achieve your goals. Limit 6 students. Instructors are there to teach; they will not have a camera taking photographs. More info……
Retreats – Self-pace, enjoyable locations to photograph. Non formal instruction. You will have a guide for some locations and others you can go on your own. You will need to know how to setup your camera. Guide will help you if you get stuck on some settings. Retreats are for Camera Knowledge level 3 and level 4 photographers that need little to no instruction. You can attend what ever sessions you feel like. No requirements to be at each location of said session. A great opportunity to share and learn from each other.
Boot-camp: This no retreat! Daily 8-12 hours. During this week-long photography event there is a combination of classes and workshops. Designed to take a student from level 1 (point and shoot) to level 3 (understanding exposure and your cameras capabilities). Most of the training is one-on-one in the field with maximum number of 6 students. Actual taking of photographs so you experience what the workshop is teaching in real time.
Classes-Most of instruction is done in a classroom environment.
Annual Gallery Showing – A major gallery showing of your work with other student’s photographs taken from the past year workshops and retreats. Offers a unique experience to be part of Saturday evening “Art Hop” that attracts > 300 people to view and possibly purchase your photographs. Your photographs will be displayed at RioBravoFineArt Gallery (September 14, 2019 through October 27, 2019). This will extend through two Saturday Night Art Hops (September 14, 2019 through October 27, 2019) you can attend one or both of the Art Hops.
Your photographs will be for sale. You set the price and contract with the gallery owner for commissions. This will offer you a “unique” real life experience. An opportunity to exhibit and sell your photographic images at the high level of quality all galleries require. Photographs will be required to stay at the gallery though Oct 27, 2019.