Thanks to Hahnemühle for sponsoring many of my workshops again this year by providing their wonderful Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper.


As of 2015 I am working full-time as an independent photographer/educator/printmaker. I offer workshops in platinum/palladium printing, gum-platinum printing, digital negatives with QTR and wet plate collodion photography at a variety of locations.  Since beginning my full-time photography career, my teaching schedule keeps getting busier. 

I am pleased to continue to be affiliated with the Ansel Adams Workshops in Yosemite National Park since 2000, The Image Flow in Mill Valley, California, Carmel Visual Arts in Camel, CA and The Photographer’s Formulary in Montana. I am also working out details for teaching in Australia for the first time this year... Stay tuned for more info. I also offer group workshops and one-on-one workshops in my home studio tailored to meet the needs of individual students. If you are interested in attending a workshop in the future, please contact me so I can add you to my mailing list. Many of my workshops sold out in recent years, so sign up early to make sure you get a spot.

More on 1-on-1 Workshops: One-on-one at YOUR place: In the last few years I’ve conducted several 1-on-1 and 1-on-2 workshops at the students’ house or studio rather than mine. This approach works especially well for the digital negative process. Going through the calibration process in your environment with your equipment means that when the workshop is done, you are ready to go rather than going home after a workshop and trying to figure it out. I am also experimenting with correspondence workshops using email and Skype. If you’re interested in doing either of these in 2018, contact me and we can start working out the details. I am very flexible, so let’s know what you’re thinking.


Iceland: My brother from another mother Bill Schwab and I led a very special trip to Iceland in the Fall of 2017. Bill has been leading tours to Iceland for 10 years. This year we are took a different approach with the Iceland Summit 2017. For this trip we stayed in one location, Djupavik, one of my very favorite places on the planet. This less-traveled part of Iceland (which has become overrun with tourists in recent years), served as home base for daily excursions to make photographs. In addition, there were evening sessions to review and critique work and have group discussions intended to make us all better at what we do. To make a long story short, the trip was a raving success, so we're going to do it again with the Iceland Summit 2018. Go HERE for more info and to sign up. You won't regret it!

I had also planned a Winter Eastern Sierra Tour with The Image Flow for 2018. I decided to postpone that until the Winter of 2019. Check in here later in 2018 for more details.


Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing and Making Digital Negatives with QTR

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
March 23 - 25, 2018
Info and Signup HERE.

My Home Studio, Placerville, CA
2018 TBD

Palladium over Pigment Printing

This will be the first time I've taught this process. You will learn to combine inkjet and palladium printing to produce beautiful hand-made color prints. This process has a look all its own.

The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
April 6 - 8, 2018
Info and Signup HERE.

Introduction to Platinum/Palladium and Gum Bichromate Printing and Digital Negatives with QTR

Carmel Visual Arts, Carmel, CA
February 2 - 5, 2018
Info and signup HERE

The Photographer’s Formulary, Condon, MT
July 8 - 13, 2018
Info and signup HERE

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
November 15 - 18, 2018
Info and signup HERE.

Platinum/Palladium Printing II: Let’s Go Big!

This workshop was taught for the first time in 2017. Learn how to make LARGE platinum/palladium prints.

The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
2018 Date TBD
Info and Signup TBD

Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion

No group wet plate classes are planned for 2018. Contact me if you're interested in 1-on-1 instruction.