Workshops

Big Sur


Big Sur
Big Sur, located on the Central coast of California, is one of the most dramatic and magical landscapes in the United States. Its rugged coastline attracts photographers from all over the world. The route along Highway #1 dips down to pristine beaches and climbs precariously high above the Pacific, offering sweeping panoramic views. This 90 mile stretch of highway showcases oceanfront cliffs and secluded canyons around every turn. Iconic landscape subjects including Morro Rock, Spooner’s Cove, McWay Falls, Pfeiffer Beach, Bixby Bridge and Rocky Point to name just a few. During this 5 day workshop we will focus primarily on landscape techniques and subjects but there will be some wildlife opportunities as well. Participants will be instructed in technical as well as creative aspects of landscape photography. Emphasis will focus on, but not be limited to, lens choice, composition, getting it right in the camera, creating the 3rd dimension needed for visionary landscapes, understanding and applying the rules of composition and much more. As with all First Light Photography workshops our class sizes are small to insure the maximum & most personalized instruction for each person attending. This workshop is limited to 4 participants.

 

Dates: New Dates Coming Soon
Cost: $3,125
Deposit: $1,045

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Lodging Information:
Included in the cost of the workshop is 5 nights double occupancy lodging (single when available at a higher rate) ground transportation during workshop, all park entrance fees, airport pickup and drop off (San Francisco International Airport) expert, friendly and professional photographic instruction and course materials

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date.

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Botswana



This is a first class photographic safari to the Okavango Delta & The Chobe River. We have chosen the best camps with luxury safari tents, all meals, drinks and laundry service is included. The Okavango Delta is a pristine wetland area of great natural beauty drawing in large numbers of game during the dry season when its flood waters arrive on delta. The abundance and variety of wildlife make for unparalleled wildlife photography opportunities. Chobe’s Puku Flats are renowned for its diverse and prolific wildlife, including the rare Puku antelope. It is also home to large herds of Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, as well as concentrations of Giraffe, Sable, Wild Dog, Lion and the other predators which come down to the river to drink, and hunt. This area is an untouched water wilderness sanctuary, ideal for quiet discovery, where game and bird life flourish undisturbed under the protection of the Chobe National Park.

Dates: 09/13/2016 – 09/24/2016
Cost: $13,995
Deposit: $5,000

11 nights double occupancy lodging meals drinks laundry service guide vehicle air fare in Africa and photographic instruction. International airfare is not included

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Potential Subjects:
Elephants, lions, hippos, baboons, giraffe, antelope, wild dogs, sable and so very much more.

Lodging Information:
10 nights double occupancy divided between the two camps. All meals, drinks and laundry service while in camp are included. Game drive, private vehicles and guides are also included.

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park


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The park is world renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is Americas most visited national park. In addition to abundant wildlife opportunities the park has seventy eight historic structures, including grist mills, churches, schools, barns, and the homes of early settlers, and ridge upon ridge of forest making the Smokey Mountains a treasure trove for photographers. Photography instruction will include landscape as well as wildlife tips, skills and techniques to take your photography to the next level. Class size is limited to four participants assuring everyone a hands on one to one experience.

Dates: New Dates Coming Soon
Cost: $1,995
Deposit: $665

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Potential Subjects:
Gap Road, Chimney Tops Overlook, Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, Arch Rock, Clingmans Dome,  Mountain Farm Museum, Cades Cove Loop Rd.  Elk, Black Bear, Red Fox & more.

Lodging Information:
4 Nights double occupancy lodging (single when available at an additional fee)

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date

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Washington DC


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Washington D.C. offers a wide variety of photographic subjects so this four day workshop is packed full of learning experiences. Some of the topics covered: How to create visionary landscapes Low Light Photography Adding dimension to your images Choosing the right lens.

Dates: New Dates Coming Soon
Cost: $995
Deposit: $330

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Potential Subjects:
Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, U.S. Marine Corp. Memorial, The National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Capital Building, Korean War Memorial.

Lodging Information:
Three nights double occupancy (single occupancy when available may be purchased at an addition fee)

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date

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Winter In Yellowstone

As with all FLP workshops Winter in Yellowstone is designed to elevate your photography by teaching you the techniques, skills & tools necessary to create images rather than just taking pictures. Our goal is to lead you through not just the technical aspects of photography but to inspire you to envision and create images that offer  the viewer a unique perspective. Winter in Yellowstone offers us the opportunities to improve our landscape techniques and visions as well as gives us ample opportunities to capture its abundant wildlife in their natural environment. Topics covered but not limited to include: Choosing the right lens for the image, Getting it right in the camera, Selective use of depth of field, Adjusting exposures in snow, How to be in the right place at the right time.

Dates: 2/06/2017 – 2/10/2017
Cost: $3,250
Deposit: $1,080

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Potential Subjects:
Coyotes, Big Horn Sheep, Pronghorn Antelope, Fox Bison, Elk, Wolves, Spectacular Landscapes, Gallatin Mountain Range, Old Faithfull, Lamar Valley, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Lodging Information:
5 Nights Double occupancy (Single when available at additional rate).

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date

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Big Horn Sheep Rut


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December is an exciting time for photographing the Bighorn Sheep in Wyoming. It’s mating season and rival rams fight each other for mating rights. The rut is  exciting and action packed ideal for images that are a cut above. The fighting between the males makes for excellent photography opportunities. We will travel daily in our vehicle along the Shoshone River and photograph this spectacular sight. Along with the Bighorn sheep there will be other wildlife as well. Bison, Elk and red fox. The landscapes are wonderful too with the Absaroka Mountains as the back drop. This workshop is open to all level of photographers.

Dates: 12/05/16 – 12/9/16
Cost: $3,250
Deposit: $1,080

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Potential Subjects:
Big Horn Sheep during rut, Bison, Elk, Red Fox, Shoshone River, Absaroka Mountains

Lodging Information:
5 nights double occupancy lodging (single when available at additional fee)

Ground Transportation including airport pick up & drop off (Yellowstone Regional Airport, Cody Wyoming) Box lunches Monday through Friday, Course Material, Photographic Instruction. The Big Horn Sheep rut is one of the most spectacular wildlife mating exhibitions and ideal for action packed photography. The Shoshone River offers spectacular landscape & wildlife opportunities.

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date

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Conowingo Eagles




The Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam are world famous. When the days get cooler and shorter, the population begins to rapidly grow and one can frequently see up to 100 eagles in a day. In addition to the eagles over 100 species of birds are frequent visitors to the dam. This workshop will teach you the many important aspects of bird photography, including but not limited to which auto focus mode to choose, light angle, stopping and blurring action, composition, head angle, predicting behavior & exposure to name a few.

Dates: New Dates Coming Soon
Cost: $425
Deposit: $100

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Potential Subjects:
Bald Eagles, Great Blue heron, Large Variety of Gulls, Night Crown Heron, Great Horned and Screech Owl to name a few

Lodging Information:
1 night double occupancy (single rate when available at an additional fee)

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
Balance due 30 days prior to workshop start date

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One on One with Bill Rudock


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Bill Rudock earned his Masters and Craftsmans degrees from the Professional Photographers of America and he wants to share with you the skills, techniques and creative vision that earned him that status. Bill will design a day or weekend around your specific learning needs and wants.

Cost: $500
Deposit: $500

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Potential Subjects:
Its up to what you want

Lodging Information:
Lodging when necessary will be determined and added to the cost

Terms:
As this workshop day or days are designed specifically for you and are customized to your specifications payment in full is due with booking

Testimonials

You are a phenomenal teacher & I truly learned a lot from our sessions. You are an excellent communicator & very easy to talk to. Even though I only started taking up photography recently, I didn’t feel the least bit intimidated. I felt that was able to ask you virtually any photography question, and you were patient enough to give me concise explanations that I could understand. It’s very obvious that you have a real passion for photography & it’s wonderful that you are willing to share your knowledge & passion.

Thanks again!

Bob W

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Grand Canyon National Park


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Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Sedona and Jerome  all combined in one fantastic landscape and HDR workshop. From the stunning vistas of the Grand Canyon to the iconic old west scenes of Monument Valley to the Red Rocks of Sedona and the Ghost Town of Jerome this is one jam packed workshop.

Dates:  New Dates Coming Soon

Cost: $4,375
Deposit: $1,450

Ground Transportation, 7 Nights Double Occupancy Lodging (single at higher rate when available)
All Park entrance fees, Airport Pickup and Drop Off, Expert, friendly and Professional Photographic Instruction and Course Materials.

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Potential Subjects:
Mittens, The Three Sisters, Red Rocks, Schnebly Road, Saguaro Cactus, Cathedral Rock and much more

Lodging Information:
7 Nights double occupancy (single rate when available at an additional fee)

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date

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New England Lighthouses


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We have chosen some of the most photogenic Lighthouses in New England. Each one having its own “personality’. As we travel along the coast we will show you how to create images that capture the unique character of these lights. You will learn how to best compose the lighthouse in your photograph using “rule of thirds”, the  use of leading lines for depth, getting the proper exposure, choicing the right lens to create the look you seek, and much more.

Dates: New Dates Coming Soon
Cost: $1,295
Deposit: $450

Ground Transportation, Ferry fees, 4 Nights Double Occupancy Lodging (single at higher rate when available), Photographic Instruction and Course Materials

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Potential Subjects:
Eastern Point Light Gloucester, Massachusetts Annisquam Light Gloucester, Massachusetts Cape Neddick (“Nubble”) Light York, Maine Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth, Maine Pemaquid Point Light Bristol, Maine Marshall Point Light Port Clyde, Maine

Lodging Information:
4 nights lodging double occupancy (single occupancy when available at additional fee)

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date

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