As of 2015 I am working full-time as an independent photographer/educator/printmaker/filmmaker. 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 and The Photographer’s Formulary in Montana. 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 have 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 2019, contact me and we can start working out the details. I am very flexible, so let’s know what you’re thinking.

Tours

Iceland: My brother from another mother Bill Schwab and I have led a very special trip to Iceland in the Fall. Bill has been leading tours to Iceland for 10 years, but we’ve taken a different approach with these trips as we stayed in one location, Djúpavík, one of my very favorite places on the planet. For the last 2 years we’ve held a photographer’s retreat called The Iceland Summit in this less-traveled part of Iceland (which has become overrun with tourists in recent years) known as the Westfjords. Djúpavík served as home base for daily excursions to make photographs. In addition, there are evening sessions to review and critique work and have group discussions intended to make us all better at what we do. As an added bonus, during the 2018 trip we were gifted with some incredible displays of the aurora borealis. To make a long story short, these trips have been a raving success, so we're starting to make plans to do it again in 2019. Check back here soon for more info and to sign up. You won't regret it!

In April 2018 Bill and I took a group of good people on a trip to the Faroe Islands. Think Iceland, but smaller and much less traveled. Plans are in place to return in April 2019. Go HERE for more info and to sign up.

Workshops

Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing and Digital Negatives with QTR

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
March 22 - 24, 2019
Info and signup HERE.

Polymer Photogravure Printing with Clay Harmon

I will be assisting my friend Clay Harmon in teaching the process in Yosemite for the very first time.

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
April 24 - 27, 2019
Info and signup HERE

Palladium over Pigment Printing

You will learn to combine inkjet and palladium printing to produce beautiful hand-made color prints. This process has a look all its own. You can read about this process on my Blog.

The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
May 3 - 5, 2019
Info and Signup HERE.

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

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
November 14 - 17, 2019
Info and signup HERE

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

The Photographer’s Formulary, Condon, MT
June 30 - July 5, 2019
Info and signup TBD.

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
Date 2019 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.