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 $425 for first-time customers, and $325 for repeat customers ($100 deposit required). For more information, please contact us.
Wild Rivers Coast (filled)
March 20-23, 2015
Based in the town of Brookings, Oregon we’ll be photographing the northernmost stand of Redwoods, and the many harbors, coves, arches, and beaches of this spectacular stretch of the Oregon coastline.
April 24-27, 2015 (with Zack Schnepf)
We’ll work on macro and landscape images of stunning wildflower fields, and also explore the many waterfalls in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
Gardens, Waterfalls, & Wildflowers (filled)
May 15-18, 2015
We’ll lodge on the grounds of the Oregon Gardens, photograph the spectacular Silver Falls State Park, and visit the Iris Gardens. Prepare to learn how to photograph garden landscapes, macro flower photography, and impressionistic flower images. Lensbabies will be available for your practice with creative flower photography.
Wallowa Country (filled)
June 5-8, 2015 (with Zack Schnepf)
The Wallowa Mountains are called “The Alps of Oregon” and for good reason. At this time the wildflowers are prime, the mountains have a dusting of snow, and the green fields are dotted with red barns. We’ll also make a side trip to the spectacular Imnaha River Canyon. Our concentration will be on landscape and wildflower macro photography.
August 7-10, 2015 (with Sean Bagshaw)
The pastoral Palouse is one of the most photographed areas in Washington. We’ll be visiting some of the barns, landscapes, and wheat fields during the peak of harvest season.
The Sawtooth Mountains (filled)
September 18-21, 2015 (with Sean Bagshaw)
Based in Stanley, Idaho we will be photographing jagged mountains, reflective lakes, colorful fall aspen, and a ghost town. If conditions permit, we will also have a night shoot to photograph star trails over the mountains.
Methow Valley (filled)
October 16-19, 2015 (with Zack Schnepf)
The beautiful Methow Valley of northern Washington rests amongst the drier eastern slope of the North Cascades. If fall, this valley puts on a spectacular display of fall color. Aspens, reflective lakes, and the beauty of the North Cascades will be just a few subjects we’ll be photographing.
March 28, 2015 (with Michael Peterson)
This is a one-day workshop based in the Columbia River Gorge. We’ll include techniques on some of the finer aspects of photographing wildflowers in macro mode. We’ll also cover composition, lens choice, creative depth-of-field, and how to take a more “artistic” approach to your subject.
From out starting point in Dallas, we’ll make our way south towards San Antonio to reach the wildflower “hotspots.” Then we’re off towards Austin and Texas “Hill Country,” before heading north again towards Dallas. Some of the best wildflower displays in the world make an appearance each spring in the state of Texas, so we’ll be working on our landscape and macro photography, along with some night photography as we photograph the skylines of Dallas and Austin. Once you’ve arrived in Dallas, transportation, lodging, and 2 meals/day are included with the cost of this workshop.
Painted Hills/Blue Basin
May 8-9, 2015 (with Michael Peterson)
A visit to the Painted Hills and Blue Basin of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is always beautiful in the month of May. Here we’ll work on capturing the dramatic landscapes of these areas; photographing the Painted Hills at sunset and the Blue Basin at sunrise. This will be an overnight trip and we suggest you make plans to lodge or camp in nearby Mitchell, Oregon.
June 20, 2015 (with Michael Peterson)
Spend the day photographing action at a nearby rodeo and practice panning, stop-action, and other techniques for rodeo photography as broncos and buckaroos kick up the dust in this photogenic setting.
Join professional photographers David Cobb and Christian Heeb and explore with them some of the most scenic and remote Ghost Towns in the hinterlands of Nevada.
Work on composition and lighting techniques during daylight and at night for stunning visuals of these fantastic subjects. We have scouted all locations first hand and will show you these chosen places.
Tour starts and ends in the city of Reno, Nevada. This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is offered by The Cascade Center of Photography.
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Whidbey Island’s Coast
September 10-14, 2015
Photographing the Whidbey Island coastline is about as good as it gets. The mornings will be spent capturing dramatic sunsets, photogenic coastlines, a lighthouse, harbors, bays, beautiful madrones, and one or two gardens. During the afternoon, we’ll direct our attention to the classroom where we’ll discuss the basic tenets of photography that include light, color, form, and expression. During the instructional session, time will be spent working on your compositions and critiquing your daily work—then it’s back out for an evening session in the field. This workshop will inspire your creative vision and enhance your technical abilities as you photograph the beautiful island coast. This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is offered by the Pacific Northwest Art School.
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City Nights: Portland
November 7, 2015 (with Michael Peterson)
Learn techniques of night photography. We’ll spend the afternoon in a classroom session and the evening hitting some photogenic spots to capture Portland at night.
Cambodia & Vietnam
February 28 – March 11, 2015
This 10 day all inclusive exploration into a majestic land of temples and smiles will change your perspective forever. Our privately guided tour gives you a true sampling of the many faces of this magical land while letting you deeply connect with the people through photography and giving back, first hand. With two knowledgeable guides and a professional photographer & teacher, fabulous boutique accommodation, regular massages, and all of your meals included, this is assured to be the very best of all worlds. Many days will include morning and evening photography sessions with optimal natural light and off the cuff instruction whenever needed. This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is offered by the Destination Earth.
Workshop 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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To register, or for more information, please contact us.