What to Expect

Each field based workshop and tour will emphasize professional field techniques and creative composition to help you create images you’ve always dreamed of.  Topics include:

  • Evaluating and working with light
  • Exposure and metering in changing light
  • Dynamic Composition and principles of Design
  • Depth of field and hyper-focal focusing
  • Effective use of lenses
  • Close-ups in nature
  • Creative use of Filters
  • Digital darkroom techniques
  • Professional Field Techniques

Field shooting locations are well scouted and easily accessible by vehicle.  A short walk/hike may be required to access some locations, however, no strenuous hiking will be necessary.  Having said that, one person’s idea of strenuous may not be appropriate for another.  Participants should be capable of walking at least a mile with all photo equipment and personal gear.

What’s included and not included:

Workshop tuition covers all guiding and instruction.  Workshop participants are required to provide their own transportation, lodging, meals, and photography equipment and supplies, unless otherwise specified in the workshop description.  Participants may also be responsible for park entrance fees when required.  We strongly encourage participants to carpool and dine together during the workshop, thus conserving natural resources and optimizing our learning opportunities.  In addition, all workshop participants should have a 35mm dSLR camera with interchangeable lens capability, as well as a sturdy tripod.

Recommended Equipment (group workshops and tours):

  • Digital SLR Camera and lenses (wide angle to medium telephoto 16mm – 200mm)
  • Sturdy tripod (a real must)
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Sunscreen & Bug Repellent (seasonal)
  • Snacks and water
  • Warm layers
  • Muck boots or waders for working along streams and coastal areas (optional)
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Head lamp or flash light
  • Notebook
  • Laptop computer for digital darkroom and critique opportunities
  • Backpack for personal gear

Tuition and Cancelation:

Please use the sign up/registration form on each workshop page to register for an event or program.  You will receive an email confirming your space in the workshop/tour as well as instructions for sending a deposit.  Deposits are typically $150-300 for group workshops/tours and $50 for 1 Day workshops.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to workshops/tours and 30 days prior to 1 Day workshops (we will send an email reminder).  You may pay by mail with a check or by credit card via paypal (we’ll send instructions if this is your preference).  Please don’t send a deposit or payment until you’ve received a verification email from us.

Deposits are non-refundable unless we can fill your spot.  Your tuition (minus deposit) will be refunded in full if we receive your cancelation at least 60 days prior to the workshop start date.  GMPW reserves the right to cancel any workshop with fewer than 4 registrants.  In the event GMPW has to cancel an event you will receive a full refund of tuition and deposit.  We recommended that you purchase trip insurance to safeguard your investment (airfare, hotel, tuition, etc) in the unfortunate event you are unable to attend a program due to emergency, illness or otherwise.