The Green Mountain Photographic Workshops Crew

Kurt Budliger

Founder & Instructor

Kurt Budliger is the founder and lead instructor at Green Mountain Photographic Workshops.  Kurt  has been photographing the natural landscape for over 25 years and has been a professional photographer for the past 16.  His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars, advertising campaigns, magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients have included Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, the Drake, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more.

Kurt has been a professional educator for over 25 years.  Prior to becoming a professional outdoor photographer and workshop leader, Kurt was an outdoor and environmental educator, interpretive naturalist, guide and then a middle school science teacher in Vermont.  He holds a BS in Natural Resources from Colorado State University and an MS in Teaching from Plattsburgh State University.  He continues to teach digital photography with Vermont State Colleges at the Community College of Vermont in Montpelier.  He lives and plays with his wife and two daughters in his adopted home state of Vermont.   

More of Kurt’s work can be seen on his website.


Benjamin Williamson


Ben lives in Bath, Maine with his wife and three young children, as well as two dogs and a cat named Ansel (what else would a photographer name a cat…). He started taking photographs seriously in 2012 and has barely put the camera down ever since. A lifelong love of history and following the ever changing weather have combined in photographs that feature classic Maine and New England scenery in beautiful light and unusual conditions. Ben’s greatest pleasure these days is to share that joy and love of photography with others. He spends most of his time from June to October, leading photography workshops and tours across Maine, from the Allagash River to Monhegan Island.

Ben has been the staff photographer, photo brand coordinator, and adventure leader for Down East Magazine since late 2016.  Prints of his work can be seen in major institutions such as Maine Medical Center, Intermed, Bangor Savings Bank, and many others.  Ben’s extensive editorial archive regularly graces the pages of Down East Magazine.

More of Ben’s work can be seen on his Website.

Caleb Kenna


Caleb Kenna is a freelance photographer and certified drone pilot based in Middlebury, Vermont. With more than twenty years of experience as a photographer and writer, Caleb’s photographs have been published by The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Frommer’s, Vermont Life, National Geographic, Yankee, Smithsonian, Sierra, Seven Days, Rutland Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Lonely Planet, Education Week, The Vermont Land Trust and many other commercial and non-profit organizations. Caleb loves to create dynamic photographs of people and places.

More of Caleb’s work can be seen on his website.


Joseph Rossbach


Joseph Rossbach has been photographing the landscape for twenty years. Joe’s photographs and articles have appeared in books, calendars and magazines including Outdoor Photographer, The Nature Conservancy, Digital Photo, Photo Techniques, Popular Photography, Blue Ridge Country, Mountain Connections, Natures Best Photography, Digital Photo, Landscape Photography, Explore, Backpacker Magazine and many more.

Joe is also a co-author and contributing photographer two print books, The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography (Mountain Trail Press) and 50 Amazing Things You Must See and Do in the Greater D.C. Area, The Ultimate Adventure Guide. Joe continues to travel extensively producing new and exciting images of the natural world as well as leading many photography workshops and photo tours each year.

More of Joe’s work can be seen on his website.