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, Carmel Visual Arts in Camel, CA 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 2018, 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 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 and even a house concert the last night we were there. 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!

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 the works to return in April 2019

Workshops

Palladium over Pigment Printing

April was the first time I've taught this process. The workshop went very well and the students made some pretty cool prints. 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 SOLD OUT.

The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
November 10 - 12, 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 SOLD OUT. 

Penland School of Crafts, NC
October 21 - 27, 2018
Info and signup HERE (scroll down).

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
November 15 - 18, 2018
Info and signup SOLD OUT Go HERE to get on wait list.

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.