Where I find inspirations…”standing on the shoulders of giants!”

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I’ve taken a number of photo workshops over the last few years – including great sessions taught by:

  • Valérie Jardin – I spent a beautiful week in Paris doing street photography with her in late September 2014. She’s a subtle teacher – who helps you get your best work – and Paris was just magnificent in this early fall setting – see my album from the week! She also hosts at weekly podcast called Street Focus which is one of the best photography podcasts around!
  • Ming Thein – Superb photographer and teacher based in Kuala Lumpur – I took Ming’s San Francisco Masterclass in September 2014 – see my post here.
  • Jay Maisel – The Jay Maisel Workshop is a five day intense street photography course that will change your life! I took Jay’s workshop in May 2014 – see my post here “Life will never be the same!” here and my other posts about Jay.
  • Dan Margulis – Applied Color Theory Workshop – a wonderful intense four day deep dive into enhancing images in Photoshop – September 2013, San Diego – Spending almost a week with Dan exploring the use of Photoshop tools to bring out the best in images was amazing!
  • Chris Honeysett – North Beach, San Francisco; James Johnston House, Half Moon Bay.
  • Derrick StorySafari West, Sonoma Coast – Derrick knows his stuff and knows how to teach. His weekly podcast The Digital Story is one I listen to every week.
  • Michael Frye – Yosemite, Eastern Sierras, Hidden Coast of California – Michael is the best landscape photography teacher I’ve worked with. He knows everything about great landscape work and his workshops inspire and teach you how to see in that environment. His wife, Claudia Welsh, is a superb colleague for Michael on his workshops – she’s a delight!
  • Harold Davis – Photoshop for Black and White
  • Mark Lindsay – Lab color in Photoshop – Mark teaches private sessions which will open your eyes to the power of Photoshop and Lab color.
  • Kip Brundage – Cuba – In January 2013, my friend Doug Kaye and I participated in a week long Havana workshop with Kip – organized through Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. We had an amazing time – I’ll always have my memories of that experience as Cuba was on the cusp of beginning to change.

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