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October Landscape Photo Class

Registration for my world famous (okay, not quite) Landscape Photography Class this October at the Irvine Fine Arts Center is now open!

This class is a real steal! It's only a 100 bucks, spans 4 weeks with 10 hours of instruction, includes a shoot in the field with me, and covers every topic I could think to include in a Landscape Photography Class. You'll learn how to manually control your camera, how to manually meter, how to use the most important filters for landscapes, composition, shooting techniques, reading a histogram, getting the sharpest image possible, equipment, workflow, post-production and much more!

I really mean it when I say it's a steal, that's not just some marketing tactic. Every time I hold this class, I get students telling me I could charge more for this class and that there's so much information!

It filled up full last session, so get on it! Click here to register! The first class starts October 7th!

Landscape Photography Class

Just wanted to let everyone know that my Landscape Photography Class in Irvine starting July 8 is now open for enrollment!

This class is, by far, the most bang for your buck when it comes to photography classes. It's only $99 for a 4-week long class (1 class per week) at 10 total hours of instruction - including 2.5 hours out in the field to shoot with me!

Topics covered include shutter speed, aperture, ISO, manual control and manual metering, polarizing filters, neutral density filters, split ND filters, composition, equipment, field techniques, how to use histograms, predicting conditions, workflow, post-production, student image critique, output, image backup and more!! You really can't get any more information for your money!

Class size is limited to 18 students, so sign up before it's too late! Sign up here today!

Mar 23 Quail Hill Workshop Results

Well, Quail Hill Trailhead is finally open again after some renovations and, although there weren't blankets of flowers, there were some lupine and goldfields in bloom for my March 23rd Quail Hill Workshop.

I snapped this quick shot at the end of the workshop as the sun was setting behind the hills. Looking back on it, I wish I'd captured a lupine instead of this grass because the purple flowers would have stood out nicely against the green background. This grass with the green on green color scheme is a little hard to see. But oh, well... The shot ain't horrible, so here it is. For those of you interested, I used a 2 or 3-stop split ND (can't remember which one) to darken the sky.

Thank you to my group of students for attending and for making this little outing so much fun!

For more information on all of my workshops including other Spring Wildflower Workshops, visit!