For years people have asked if they could shoot with me. Now you can join me in a series of hands-on workshops on studio and infrared photography where you’ll get to see the cameras and lenses I use and how I use them. During these informal but hands-on sessions, you’ll learn how to use techniques that I’ve written about in magazines and books, get to ask questions as well as shoot photographs for your portfolio, providing a fully interactive experience

Magic of Umbrellas Workshops —Minimum Lighting, Maximum Quality. Monday through Saturdays from January 7 through July 24, 2018 in my home studio near Parker, CO.

The Magic of Umbrellas is a two-hour workshop that is limited to a maximum of three attendees so everyone can have shooting time. After an introduction into the concepts and functions of using photographic umbrellas, the workshop includes hands-on instruction on using various sizes and types of umbrellas. Come join us for a fun and informative program where I’ll demonstrate how to get maximum quality portraiture using the minimum lighting techniques using all kinds and prices—as low as ten bucks—of umbrellas.

Bring your camera—DSLR or mirrorless—but this is not a “how to use your camera” workshop. You should know how to use your camera. especially in manual mode and will get to shoot all of the lighting setups demonstrated and between set-ups there will be critiques of the photographs you make.

The workshop fee is $125 or $150 with a model release. Click the Contact button and ask about times/dates for these workshops.


Introductory Infrared Workshops will be held on select Saturdays in Summer 2018 at McCabe Meadows in Parker, Colorado. You don’t need an IR-converted camera to attend because I will provide different filters for you to use during the workshop. It’s a 90-minute hand-on workshop on making digital infrared images with your own cameras. We’ll kick off with a brief discussion of capture options, then we’ll walk around the park and make IR photographs.

I’ll also demonstrate a comparison of images using filters with those made using a IR-converted camera. Please bring your camera—SLR or mirrorless—and a tripod because some of the filters will produce really slow shutter speeds. Fee is only $50 per person. Workshop is limited to a maximum and minimum of three participants. If you have any questions, click the Contact page and ask.

If you would like me to speak to your camera club, photo organization or convention, please read the FAQ, which contains answers to commonly asked questions. If it doesn’t answer your specific question, please click on Contact in the menu bar and ask.