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If you’re in the Chicago area, I’ve got an event I’d like to invite you to.  I’m giving a workshop covering Photoshop and DSLR video in the Windy City. The event is $10 (or $5 for students).  For the record, I’m not charging…  that’s just so the group can cover costs (like the room and […]

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I’m teaching a two-part Time-Lapse & Panoramic Photography Workshop at the NAB show. Join me for a classroom tutorial and hands-on afternoon field trip to Red Rock Park where you will capture shots of the park and sunset. Attendees will learn the best practices and techniques for shooting time-lapse video and panoramic photography in one […]

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I am thrilled to offer a guest post by my pal Rick Sammon. With 34 photography books to his credit, countless television and workshop appearances under his belt, and several decades of shooting experience, Rick makes a fine addition to our little family. Even if it’s only as a guest poster. Read this one and send him props so maybe he’ll be nice enough to do it again :)

Photo and post by Rick Sammon

Plain and simple: The reason I teach digital photography workshops (including the one I’ll teach on Sept. 9 – 12, 2009 with my friend Scott Bourne – http://aperturenatureworkshops.com/?p=283) is because I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned about digital imaging over the past 30 years. I love seeing the reaction of a participant when he or she looks at the camera’s LCD monitor and says something like, “Wow! I got it.” How cool is that!”

I also enjoy setting up shots for the participants – so everyone on the workshop gets great shots. (That, by the way, is one of the main reasons why an instructor is hired to lead a workshop – although I have met one instructor who think he “owns” the shot.) What’s especially rewarding, for me, is when a participant comes up with a variation of a shot that I set up – a shot that I sometimes like better than mine :-)

That is what a workshop is all about, in my mind: sharing, learning, growing – and of course, having a ton of fun in between!

In the trio of images in this post, the bottom shot was setup by Darrell Gulin and Joe Van Os on a workshop on that I co-lead at the Ponderosa Ranch in Oregon. So, it’s my photo, but they sure did help! Thanks, guys!

Never been on a workshop? Here are seven tips that, I hope, will make it a great experience. Continue reading

Copyright Scott Bourne 2005 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 2005 - All Rights Reserved

There are a very limited number of private workshops available with award-winning avian photographer Scott Bourne.

Southwest Florida is chock full of avian wildlife. Each winter, thousands of birds descend on Florida to soak up the sun and warm temperatures and to breed. Amazing photographs are there to be had if you have the right guide, know where and when to go, and are prepared with the right amount of information to succeed.

For the first time in five years, Scott Bourne is leading his private workshops in Florida. In 2010, Scott will lead six private, three day/two night workshops. You’ll meet your instructor at Noon in Fort Myers, FL on day one and the workshop will end with a late dinner at the end of day three, followed by return to your pickup location.

Fee: $1950 includes food, hotel and transportation (including one day on a private boat) from Fort Myers, FL. NOTE: Airfare to and from Florida is your responsibility. You may add a second person to the tour and split the fee for an additional $475.00. (A significant portion of the fee on this workshop goes toward hiring the boat and skipper.)

Private mentoring means you get all of the attention. You get exclusive access to the instructor, and your issues are the only issues that matter. You get all the good shots.. You get all the information. You get the best chance of success. Nothing will be held back. You’ll visit all the secret spots, get the best advice available, and come away with portfolio-worthy images. Continue reading