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 $600 for all customers. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on the roster. For more information, please contact us. Note: Workshop deposits will not transfer past the 2023 season to the new owners of “Best of the Northwest Photography Workshops.”
Best of the Northwest Workshops – Open for Registration
Wild Rivers Coast (FILLED)
March 17-20, 2023 (with Adrian Klein)
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.
Absolutely Abstract (4 spots left)
April 21-24, 2023 (with Adrian Klein)
I’m a firm believer that improving your ability to see abstracts in your photography improves all aspects of your photographic eye. This workshop based in and around the region of Astoria, Oregon will feature night photography and lab work.
Palouse (1 spot left)
August 4-7, 2023 (with Adrian Klein)
We’ll be visiting the Palouse during harvest season – photographing some of the barns, landscapes, and the golden fields during the month of August.
Central Oregon Coast (3 spots left)
September 8-11, 2023 (with Adrian Klein)
Photograph Oregon’s scenic central coast’s lighthouses, harbors, dramatic seascapes, old-growth forests, and marine life.
Covered Bridges of Oregon (3 spots left)
October 13-16, 2023 (with Adrian Klein)
Oregon has numerous covered bridges, and we’ll be photographing many of them during this long-weekend and during fall color’s peak in the Willamette valley. There will be an annular eclipse through this area during the workshop.
Stevens Pass (FILLED)
October 20-23, 2023 (with Adrian Klein)
Based in Leavenworth, Washington we’ll be photographing the spectacular fall color display during the town’s Octoberfest activities.
The Art of Garden & Flower Photography
May 6-7, 2023
In this weekend workshop you’ll learn the finer points of photographing the garden landscape, which include critical composition skills, an introduction to exposure strategies, techniques for photographing the garden landscape, and lens approaches. In addition, David will present techniques for composition and exposure of flora macros, choosing your background, and photographing plants and flowers creatively. The workshop includes both in-class and field work. Students interested in having their work critiqued can bring 2-3 images for review at the end of the Sunday session.
This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Oregon Society of Artists. You can follow the link here for more information: https://public.osartists.org/public/classdirect/791
Glacier National Park
September 14-18, 2023
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. On the eastern side of the park, we’ll photograph some of the spectacular scenery along the Continental Divide, by concentrating 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 the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Pacific Northwest Art School. You can follow the link here for more information: Pacific Northwest Art School
New Zealand for Nature Lovers (3 spots left)
March 2-24, 2024
Price: $8,702 (~$13,900NZ)
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 in the southern alps.
We will explore the vast hidden treasures, from the stunning seascapes of the western Paparoa Coast to the volcanoes on the North Island. This photography adventure of a lifetime in the far reaches of the South Pacific is lead by veteran New Zealand traveler and photographer Christian Heeb and renowned photographer and workshop leader David Cobb.
Christian has photographed in New Zealand for over 25 years and knows the country intimately.
This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link and find out more here: New Zealand Photo Tour
Workshop leader David M. Cobb is a nature and wildlife photographer who has hiked and photographed throughout the world. A member of NANPA, and the PPA, 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.
For more workshop information please visit www.nwphotoworkshops.com
To register, or for more information, please contact us.