There’s been a bunch of chatter on the Internet this year about photo workshops. I marvel at the fact that there are people who have the free time to complain about photographers who teach workshops. I marvel even more at the fact that most of these complainers are – wait for it – wait for […]

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I’m really excited and proud to announce my involvement in a new project with Chase Jarvis. It’s called CreativeLive.com. It’s a radical new approach that includes FREE live photography instruction from the biggest names in the business. The tagline is a “live, worldwide creative classroom.” How cool is that? In these tough economic times, offering […]

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I’ve spoken at, led, or taught at more than 150 photo workshops in my lifetime and attended dozens more as a student. Last year’s Skip’s  Summer School was easily one of my all-time favorites. You can read my wrap-up from last year here. Few photo-related conferences I’ve been involved with in the last 10 years […]

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On August 16-20, 2009 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand – hundreds of professional photographers will get the chance to recharge and learn new ways to improve both their photography and their business. This is NOT a photo trade show. It’s a workshop featuring 15 speakers in just two and one half days. And […]

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What do Dane Sanders, Rick Sammon, Andy Katz, Julieanne Kost, Dr. Russell Brown, Eddie Tapp, Jack Reznicki, me and a host of other talented professional photographers have in common? We’re all teaching at the Maui Photo Festival September 16-20 and you should come hang out with us. You will have a chance to learn the […]

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Florida’s Beautiful Bird Slide Show from Scott Bourne

I spent February 11-18 in the Fort Myers, Florida region co-leading a sold-out bird photography workshop with Artie Morris from Birds As Art. It was my first trip to Florida in three years and all I can say is wow! It won’t be three years before I return.

The weather was PERFECT – it was 75-80 degrees and sunny most days with a light marine layer in the mornings. This provided wonderful shooting opportunities and we were doubly blessed with lots and lots and lots of birds. The locals were friendly and the food was amazing.

Our workshop attendees were all very nice people too and several were extremely good photographers. We even had some TWIPPERS on the trip. We spent our mornings getting up before sunrise so we could be in position to do some flash-blurs in the pre-dawn hours. Continue reading