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. That trend will likely continue in 2017.

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 will be giving a presentation about my Mongolia expedition at of Bill Schwab's annual Photostock celebration in June. 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 2017, contact me and we can start working out the details. I am very flexible, so let’s know what you’re thinking.

Tours

Iceland: I am thrilled to be joining my brother from another mother Bill Schwab for a very special trip to Iceland in the Fall. Bill has been leading tours to Iceland for 10 years. I've been on two of his trips and they are a blast. This year we are taking a different approach with the Iceland Summit 2017. For this trip we will be staying 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), will serve as home base for daily excursions to make photographs. In addition, there will be evening sessions to review and critique work and have group discussions intended to make us all better at what we do. Go HERE for more info and to sign up. You won't regret it!

Workshops

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

My Home Studio, Placerville, CA
Fall 2017
(Cancelled due to travel and other commitments.)

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

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
November 9 - 12, 2017
Info HERE. FULL (contact Gallery for waiting list)

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

The Photographer’s Formulary, Condon, MT
Cancelled. See you in 2018!

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

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 is an all new workshop for 2017. Learn how to make LARGE platinum/palladium prints.

The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA
March 17 – 19, 2017
Info HERE Signup FULL

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 2017. Contact me if you're interested in 1-on-1 instruction.