Upcoming Talks and Workshops

Guy Tal Workshop

April 27-30, 2014: Moab Photo Symposium, Utah

In association with Bruce Hucko

Repeating last year’s successful “Dynamic Duo” pre-symposium workshop, Bruce Hucko and I cover all phases of the photographic process, from vision to print. Location work will be conducted in the wonderful red rock scenery around Moab and augmented with processing and printing classes at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Participants are encouraged to stay for the wonderful Moab Photo Symposium starting immediately after the workshop.

Registration information at Moab Photo Symposium.


May 8-11, 2014: Spring in the Eastern Sierra, California

In association with Mountain Light and Jerry Dodrill

From our base in the beautiful town of Bishop, we’ll visit some of the finest Eastern Sierra scenery with an eye toward expressive imagery and an emphasis on creativity. In addition to fieldwork in scenic locations, we’ll also discuss topics such as visual composition, digital camera techniques and visualization-driven image processing.

Registration information at Mountain Light.


July 9-14, 2014: Creative Processing Master Class, New Mexico

In association with Bobbie Goodrich

We all strive to make images that convey something meaningful – stories, emotions, and significant impressions. The greatest test of an image is the point at which it meets its intended audience. Failing this test means that all the time, hard work, and expenses invested in making images may have been for naught. While good equipment, field technique and subject matter all play important roles in the success of an image; it is good processing technique that gets it past the finish line, looking like you intended it to, and dressed to impress.

Bobbie and Guy cover their unique processing methods and preferred tools, honed through years of professional work; and a proven record of teaching them in the most effective way possible. This is not a “tips and tricks” workshop, but an in-depth, hands-on learning experience.

The class covers today’s most powerful digital processing applications: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and the Nik Collection of tools and filters as well as an introduction to Topaz software.

Registration information at Bobbie Goodrich Santa Fe Workshops.


October 9-12, 2014: Eastern Sierra, California

In association with Jack Graham

This 3½ day workshop will not only get you to one of the greatest scenic locations, but serve as an enjoyable instructional period. We will be photographing the vistas and rock formations of the Alabama Hills, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. We’ll explore the ghost town, Bodie, just north of Lee Vining, as well as the oldest living species on the planet, the Ancient Bristlecone Pines, in the White Mountains east of Bishop. In addition, some special remote locations are on the itinerary featuring beautiful mountain streams and aspen groves, sure to be in full grandeur when we arrive. This is the prime time of the year for fall color. Glowing aspens reflecting in sub-alpine lakes are plentiful. There’s nothing like fall in the Eastern Sierra!

Registration information at Jack Graham Photography.


October 14-16, 2014: Eastern Sierra Master Class, California

In association with Jack Graham

Based out of Lee Vining, this workshop places emphasis on image processing techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We will use the spectacular scenery in the area (Mono Lake, Lundy Canyon, and more) for short field sessions to augment indoor classes focused on creative processing techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops loaded with Lightroom and Photoshop (trial versions can be downloaded before the class for those who do not own the software). This workshop may be taken on its own, or as an extension to the location-focused Eastern Sierra workshop listed above, which covers many more locations.

Registration information at Jack Graham Photography.


November 6-11, 2014: Visionary Death Valley, California

In association with Michael E. Gordon.

Few other workshops give you the benefit of two experienced guides with diverse personal styles and a broad range of expertise. Visionary Death Valley is a perfect blend of photography, field classes, post-production, and passionate photographer/instructors in one of the most visually stunning places on Earth. Previous participants described the experience as “a tour de force of excellence, humanity, artistry, and knowledge”. There are many photography workshops and instruction manuals that teach craft and technique. Only Visionary Death Valley will lead you towards the heart of your art.

Registration information at Visionary Photography Workshops.