Workshops

These intensive Best of the Northwest photography learning experiences will expand your creative vision and technical abilities as you photograph the best of the spectacular Northwest. The workshops are recommended for intermediate to advanced photographers shooting film or digital cameras.


Long Weekend Workshops

Reserve your space by phone, mail or online. The registration fee for each weekend workshop is $475 for all customers ($525 National Parks). A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on the roster. For more information, please contact us.


Boyd granary at fall at sunset. Oregon. USAColumbia River Plateau (filled)
October 26-29, 2018 (with Zack Schnepf)
$450

We’ll visit the high country along the rim of the Columbia Plateau during the fall season. Visiting and photographing some of the fall color in the valley, the surrounding peaks, and some of the abandoned buildings along the plateau.


Other Workshops


Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park (1 spot left)
September 13-17, 2018
Tuition: $600; Materials $40

During late September, the snow begins to dust the steep mountains of Glacier National Park, and most of the tourists have gone home.  Deer and elk can still be spotted, and bear, moose, bighorn, and mountain goat still roam the park in full view.  Beginning on the western side of the park we’ll photograph some of the spectacular scenery along the Continental Divide.  Moving to the eastern half, we’ll concentrate on the landscape filled with colorful aspen, hike to spectacular waterfalls and lands dotted with beautiful lakes.  For some of the areas we will photograph, plan on occasional light hiking up to 2 miles each way.

This is not part of my “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Pacific Northwest Art School. You can find out more here: pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/david-cobb-glacier-national-park-september-18-23-2014-copy/

 


Glacier National Park #2 (2 spots left)
September 20-24, 2018
Tuition: $600; Materials $40

During late September, the snow begins to dust the steep mountains of Glacier National Park, and most of the tourists have gone home.  Deer and elk can still be spotted, and bear, moose, bighorn, and mountain goat still roam the park in full view.  Beginning on the western side of the park we’ll photograph some of the spectacular scenery along the Continental Divide.  Moving to the eastern half, we’ll concentrate on the landscape filled with colorful aspen, hike to spectacular waterfalls and lands dotted with beautiful lakes.  For some of the areas we will photograph, plan on occasional light hiking up to 2 miles each way.

This is not part of my “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Pacific Northwest Art School. You can find out more here: pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/cobb-david-glacier-national-park-september-20-24-2018/


Lighthouses of the Puget Sound (filled)
September 7-11, 2019
David Cobb & Kevin McNeal
Price: $925

Join us to photograph the spectacular lighthouses of the Puget Sound. We’ll travel from the bustling city of Seattle to more remote island locations; photographing lighthouses which are majestic, quaint, and picturesque. Each day will bring us to a new location in our quest to photograph nine lighthouses of the Puget Sound in five days. (This photo trip is for paid participants only)

This price includes transportation throughout the Puget Sound and ferry fees for approved workshop vehicles. It does not include meals or lodging.


Big Trees of the Bayous

Big Trees of the Bayous (filled)
November 9-16, 2019
Price: $3,950

There are few wild places in North America more magical than the hidden bayous of Louisiana and the last remaining stands of old growth cypress trees. Join David Cobb and Christian Heeb during the cool fall season to explore and photograph these hidden gems of the Deep South, where you’ll spend the mornings and evenings exploring and photographing the “Big Trees of the Bayous.”

Overnight at the world-famous Oak Alley Plantation with its iconic Antebellum house and grand life-oak trees, and have the opportunity to photograph this location before and after regular visiting hours. We’ll also join local guides to search for bald eagles, alligators, and snapping turtles while cruising “Cajun Country.”

The trip will round out with a foray into America’s charming and picturesque city of New Orleans.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link here:
www.ccophoto.com/ancient-cypress-swamps-photo-tour/


Ghost Towns of the Mojave

Along Route 66 – Ghost Towns of the Mojave
March 7 – 14, 2020
$ 3,120

Ghost towns give a glimpse into the history, stark beauty, and shattered dreams of bygone days. Between the cacti, sand dunes, and rocky wastelands, we’ll explore forgotten mining towns, abandoned gas stations, forsaken homesteads and abandoned trailers. As in our previous ghost town photo tours, we’ll also have time to explore and photograph during the best light possible.

Join renowned landscape photographers David Cobb and Christian Heeb to create stunning images of these historic towns; with time to explore and practice shooting details, landscapes and night photography of these remote communities of yesteryear. The tour kicks off the evening of March 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can find out more here: www.ccophoto.com/ghost-towns-of-the-mojave-photo-tour-2020/
(This workshop is through the Cascade Center of Photography and is not part of the Best of the Northwest workshops.)


International Travel


New Zealand for Nature Lovers
February 27 – March 21, 2021
$NZ 9,900 ~ $US 6,680

New Zealand has been a favorite destination for nature lovers and landscape photographers for decades. The natural beauty of this country is unsurpassed. From stunning sea stack studded seascapes to high mountain peaks surrounded by lush temperate rain forests and glacier fed rivers and lakes, New Zealand has it all. 

We will explore the vast hidden treasures, from stunning seascapes of the western Paparoa Coast to the volcanoes on the North Island. This is a photography adventure of a lifetime in the far reaches of the South Pacific, and is led by renowned photographer and workshop leader David Cobb and veteran New Zealand traveler and photographer Christian Heeb. Christian has photographed in New Zealand for over 25 years and knows the country intimately. 

You can find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/new-zealand-photo-tour-2021/
(This workshop is through the Cascade Center of Photography and is not part of the Best of the Northwest workshops.)


david-m-cobb-photographyWorkshop leader David M. Cobb is a nature and wildlife photographer who has hiked and photographed throughout the world. A member of NANPA, the PPA, & the GWA, he is a regular contributor to a variety of gardening, lifestyle, nature, and travel publications as well as calendars, cards, books, brochures, and other printed materials.

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