Once you purchase a workshop, I will email you and we will fine-tune the details of the workshop to your needs. This will include getting an understanding of how best to make the workshop a success and to discuss locations, dates and transportation.
We will meet at a designated location or in some circumstances I can provide pickup and drop-off services.
Locations and duration
My private 1-on-1 workshops include sunrise or sunset locations in the greater Bay Area. These last around 3 hours which will give us plenty of time to set up at the site and get shots of golden hour, blue hour and your choice of sunrise or sunset.
What to Expect
Photographers who are beginners
Learning the skill sets are a major part of the workshop. It is one thing to watch a video online or read the manual, but getting outside and practicing with a professional in the field is another. I will be right there with you teaching you the tools and techniques to get the best shot possible.
Topics we can cover
- Camera settings
- Composition fundamentals
- Exposure guidelines
- Use of filters
- Scouting locations
- Tips on weather tracking
- Lightroom and Photoshop Workflow
Photographers who are more experienced
We will focus on the location and timing. I have lived in the Bay Area since I was a child and know countless locations and angles to shoot from. We can also explore the photography practices you aren’t as familiar with.
Ideas for other styles of photography
- Long Exposure
- Water Motion
- Creating bursts from the sun, stars and/or city lights
I want my clients to be happy with their final product, so the location and subject can be your choice or mine. When I choose, I let the weather choose for me. The clouds and the tide levels tell me all that’s needed to find the perfect scene. Often, I will have clients that prefer to wait for the best possible conditions and we keep in touch until the timing is just right.
Customization is always an option
If you would like a more customized workshop or desire a special location outside the immediate Bay Area, please contact me and I can build a schedule and price based on your needs. Some examples would be Big Sur, Yosemite or the Sonoma Coast. I am flexible so if you have something in mind, contact me!