Field Based Workshops
It’s been a little over ten years since I first launched EcoSee Photography. Through the years, I have gained nearly a decade of teaching experience along with a passion to last a lifetime. I now offer photography classes in a variety of formats to include classroom-based sessions, field-based workshops and even as themed excursions. With a lot of encouragement from past students, these classes will now be presented in an online format to complement the live offerings. Please feel free to browse the Photography Classes and Field Workshops pages to learn more about past and future classes and tours. I am currently based out of the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Albuquerque New Mexico and do lead fun Excursion Groups if you are inclined to join. I really hope to see you out there!
Recent and Future Workshops
Exploring the Eastern Sierras
Point Reyes National Seashore
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Sonoma Coast State Park
Zion National Park
Life of the Farallon Islands
Autumn In New England
Exploring the Eastern SierrasCalifornia’s Sierra Nevada Range is a photographer’s dreamscape. John Muir famously referred to it as ‘The Range of Light’ and Ansel Adams’ stunning photos made the beauty of the Sierra Range known around the world. Immerse yourself in the practice of Conservation Photography in this special field excursion. In 3 days, we will explore the landscape and wildlife diversity of the Eastern Sierra to include Owens Valley, Ancient Bristlecone Pines, Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park where we will grapple with...
Point Reyes National SeashoreThis workshop will take place over the course of a weekend. On Saturday, we’ll spend the day in the classroom where you’ll learn about your DSLR and how to make great nature photos that are not only pleasing to the eye but that also tell a story. Point Reyes is home to one of the greatest environmental stories in the United States and you will learn all about the people who worked to make this natural treasure a park for all to enjoy. You’ll be led by a photographer who also once worked for the NPS to manage the Tule Elk herd that resides in Point Reyes. You will hear stories about the history of the elk and...
Lassen Volcanic National ParkLassen Volcanic National Park is home to smoking fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to mold the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered. The remarkable hydrothermal features in Lassen Volcanic National Park include roaring fumaroles (steam and volcanic-gas vents), thumping mud pots, boiling pools...
Sonoma Coast State ParkHighway 1 runs just over 655 miles from end to end along the Pacific Coast and is one of the most spectacular scenic highways in the world. While you can experience majestic beauty on much of this West Coast marvel, there are few places more beautiful than the Sonoma Coast State Parks region. Starting in San Francisco, we will make our way North along the Marin Headlands passing by the towering Mt Tamalpais playground that overlooks Stinson Beach and Bolinas Lagoon. From there we will briefly jut inland past the coastline of...
Zion National ParkIn Zion National Park, we can adventure to see a dozen desert waterfalls or make our way through the waterlogged, narrow, red-rock Subways or hike the knife’s edge of Angel’s Landing. Whichever hike we decide to do, we are certain to be rewarded with breath taking views of one of the most stunning national parks in the country. From claustrophobic slot canyons to a chain-anchored ascent on one of the world's most renowned hikes worthy of anyone’s bucket list this trip is sure to be...
Life of the Farallon IslandsAffectionately known as San Francisco’s “Galapagos Islands” the Farallon Islands serve as one of the most biologically rich and important habitats along the western coast of the United States. Come do what 99% of San Francisco residents never do… hop aboard a boat and ride out under the Golden Gate Bridge to visit one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. The Farallon Islands, just 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco, lie amid the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, a food-rich marine ecosystem that attracts whales, dolphins, seals and...
Autumn In New EnglandIn this 3 day field based photography workshop we will explore one of the most breath taking fall foliage destinations in the United States. There’s no place like New England in the fall with nature providing us with a palette of colors on which to train our lenses. This group will be kept small so that your guide can provide you with lots of personal attention and help you take your photography to the next level. Whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer, this excursion will be tailored to you for just the right amount of growth in your photography. We will make some afternoon classroom stops while enjoying lunchtime presentations and critiques and then maximize our early morning and evening light to...