July 2019


I have begun working on a documentary film project with the working title “Tom and Mabel, an Antarctic Love Story”. This will likely take me 2 to 3 years to complete and will consume most of my photographic life. For this reason and others, as of 2020 I will curtail most of my workshops for the foreseeable future. I will continue teaching in Yosemite for The Ansel Adams Gallery since it is so close to home, but won’t be teaching any other group or individual workshops until further notice. I will also continue to work with Bill Schwab, leading tours to Iceland and other places in the future. Thanks to those of you who have attended my workshops over the last 22 years. I’ve enjoyed teaching and getting to know a wide variety of talented people. Some of whom have become some of my best friends. Check in once in a while to say hello. I am still happy to answer questions for former students, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. I will have a new website for my film once I can figure out how to make that happen with my provider Squarespace.


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.


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 more than 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 the works to return. Check back here for more info.


Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing and Digital Negatives with QTR

On hiatus

Palladium over Pigment Printing

On hiatus. This process has a look all its own. You can read about this process on my Blog.

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

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA
November 14 - 17, 2019
SOLD OUT Waiting list 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 COMPLETE