2018 Leica in the landscape schedule

Big Sur April 30 -May 4, 2018

The collision of the  Pacific Coast and the rugged California coastline explodes into an atmosphere of creative forces drawing the artist in and pumping energy into the spirit.  We will explore the coast from Carmel to Big Sur tracing the paths of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and Morley Bear.

Taos, NM. May 28 -June 1, 2018

Taos, at the southern end of the Sangre De Christo mountains, has magical qualities.  An historical area of clean air, great views, and a rich spiritual traditions, Taos is home to a convergence of Spanish, Anglo, and Native America Cultures. We venture to area peublo's and churches, explore 

Yellowstone/Sept. 24 -Sept.29, 2018

Experience 3,468 acres of the worlds first national park..  Home to the largest concentration of geysers in the world, the Yellowstone Caldera sits on the continents largest super volcano.  We will explore the Lower Basins, Heart Lake, the Grand Prismatic Springs, as well as the Grand Tetons National Park

Zion NP. Oct. 15 - Oct. 19, 2018

Covering 299 square miles, Zion Park is an awe inspiring landscape dominated by 2000 foot multicolored sandstone cliffs carved through 200 million years of water from the Colorado Plateau.  Featuring  a palette of reds, crimsons, ochre's, yellows, blues, and greens, Zion is a photographers paradise.  Explore the Narrows slot canyon, Checkerboard Mesa's, Aspen forests, and the Virgin River carving its way through eastern Zion


To register for the Akademei Workshops or for more details, visit the Leica website by clicking the "FIND OUT MORE" button.

The " Leica in the Landscape " series of workshops, organized by me, are all inclusive workshops. Instruction, lodging, and meals are included in your fee.  If you would like additional info you can contact me directly. Just click below.

leica workshop contents

Why attend a workshop?

Photography workshops are a great way to improve your photography and enjoy beautiful landscape locations with other like minded photographers.  Usually comprised of 8 or fewer photographers, workshops let you concentrate ON PHOTOGRAPHY for an extended time without normal day to day interference.  No matter what your level or what photography goals you have , workshops are a great source of inspiration from others.

Creative Aspects Covered

Your individual photography goals are of utmost concern.  Seeing as the camera sees, establishing a point of view, defining your creative path, and your end results are covered.  What is the means to your end?  Web presentation? Books? Prints? How do you develop your own style? All of this and more will be discussed during the week. 

Technical Topics Covered

While basics of camera operation such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO  are recommended, we will concentrate on the medium of digital  photography.  Dynamic Range, White Balance, Focus Stacking,and  Multiple Exposures will be discussed.  Light, form, color, and framing will be demonstrated and practiced. Strategies for editing and processing will be covered .  

Field Work

You will spend the majority of time in the field, working through problems and completing assignments. 

Days will begin before sunrise and conclude after sunset. You will also be downloading and developing photographs on the fly.  Breakfast are often grab and go, and lunches are in the field as well.  Working out logistic problems is an important aspect of field work in the landscape


The workshop includes a basic review of developing photographs in a raw converter, whether Lightroom, Photoshop, or other converter.  The review will occupy a 3 hour period to go through the tools available in LR and how to get the best out of them.  We will talk about editing and the benefits of a workflow that suits YOUR needs.  

Guiding Philosophy

We believe that people work best in small groups. Our classroom is the great outdoors where content is the center of attention and casual conversation often brings the biggest revelations and helps to inspire your own work.  Meeting and working with other photographers can be illuminating, rewarding, and insightful. To that end the workshops may be one of the best ways to lead you on a new and exciting creative path in the great medium of photography !!