This page lists all of the upcoming events held by Improve Photography, or the independent podcast hosts and independent columnists who participate in creating content on ImprovePhotography.com.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ONLY THE EVENTS SPECIFICALLY STATED AS BEING HOSTED BY IMPROVE PHOTOGRAPHY ARE OPERATED BY IMPROVE PHOTOGRAPHY LLC. Unless otherwise stated, you should be aware that the creators of the events are solely responsible for the workshops or events and Improve Photography LLC has no control over them or how they are run.  If you have questions about the workshops, please contact the person running the event.  This page lists events held by independent photographers who happen to contribute to Improve Photography as a public service, but only the events stated as being hosted by Improve Photography are endorsed by Improve Photography LLC.  Improve Photography LLC is not paid for listing workshops on this page.

Photo by Connor Hibbs

 July 8-9, 2017 – Lighting for Portraiture Workshop

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Independent Instructors: Sandy Dorau and Connor Hibbs
  • Price: $599
  • Description: One of the unique features of our Improve Photography community is that you can get out in the field with us and shoot. Connor Hibbs and Sandy Dorau, two of our popular podcast hosts are teaching a two-day photography workshop that is all about lighting, retouching, and charging for portraiture.  You'll be in the studio with the best instructors getting HANDS ON, functional training.
  • Get all the information and sign up here.

Photo by Connor Hibbs

 August 12-13, 2017 – Lighting for Portraiture Workshop

  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Independent Instructors: Sandy Dorau and Connor Hibbs
  • Price: $599
  • Description: One of the unique features of our Improve Photography community is that you can get out in the field with us and shoot. Connor Hibbs and Sandy Dorau, two of our popular podcast hosts are teaching a two-day photography workshop that is all about lighting, retouching, and charging for portraiture.  You'll be in the studio with the best instructors getting HANDS ON, functional training.
  • Get all the information and sign up here.

December 11th – 17th, 2017 – Photographing Paradise
6 day landscape photography workshop

  • Kauai, Hawaii   

    Photo by Majeed Badizadegan

  • Instructor: Nick Page & Majeed Badizadegan
  • Price: $1950 (lodging Included)
  • Description: You haven’t experienced a true tropical paradise until you visit the island of Kauai. Named the “Garden Island”, Kauai is ripe with jaw-dropping landscapes at every turn. You’ll see the towering fluted cliffs along the Na Pali coastline, dramatic rugged coastal rocks surrounded by shimmering blue water, photogenic lighthouses, raw and powerful ocean surf, thundering waterfalls, and more. With quickly changing weather and a humid environment, tropical sunsets and sunrises are commonplace. Now imagine yourself in the warm sand, capturing the diverse beauty of one of the most untouched islands on the Hawaiian island chain. Photographers Majeed Badizadegan and Nick Page both know and love this beautiful island, and want to share its treasures with you. With our combined location knowledge, instructing experience, and passion for photography, we will take you to the best possible photo locations.
  • Read more about it here!

 March 22-24, 2018 – Improve Photography Conference

  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Instructors: Just about all of the Improve Photography Independent Contributors will be there
  • Price: $459
  • Description: The Improve Photography Retreat is our big conference that we do once a year.  You'll spend sunrise and sunset on location with some of the top photographers in the country teaching new techniques, you'll spend the daytime in the classroom learning the latest trends and tips.  But the Retreat is really something quite special–and this year Jim has a pretty awesome surprise in the works 🙂
  • Information will be posted right here.

 

Comments

  1. Jim and Darin,
    Hey guys, its great to see your setting up this touring workshop deal, awesome idea of a way to help people learn and work with you. You dont have Colorado listed on your dates, but if you or any of your blog readers or podcast listeners are in the Denver area feel free to contact me. Ill be happy to guide a few photographers on a journey with me to capture the magic of the Great Divide during the winter. I spend most weekends shooting the Colorado Rockies, and in the winter the journey is part of the experience! No matter if its snowshoeing, Xcounty skiing, or even on horseback through the powder we are sure to get this winter, images are always better when you sweat for them.
    Thanks,
    Kevin Kossow

    1. I will be staying at Beaver Creek for a week the end of January. I would love to add a day of shooting to my ski vacation!

    2. Hey I live in CO. Lora and I would love to shot some together with a group if anyone wants to get together. We are near Boulder.
      Thanks
      Dave

    3. Hey Kevin, Lora and I live near Boulder…I am fairly new to the area. If you ever want company on any shoots, let us know. Thanks
      Dave

      We are heading to Iceland soon for a photo vacation…

    1. Most definitely a great place in the spring…Washington DC with the Cherry Blossoms

  2. Hi Jim! During my feedback with Darin, I mentioned an IP meetup at Cherry Springs Park in PA. It’s in Northern PA above Penn State. It’s one of only 2 cerified Dark Skies parks in the US. It would be a great location for night photography and Milky Way photography. Plus Watkins Glen State Park in NY and Ricketts Glen SP are not far. Both excellent places for waterfall photography. Just a thought. Here is link to the Cherry Springs SP
    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/cherrysprings/cherrysprings-darkskies/index.htm

  3. dear sir
    good day. truly you shot marvelous photos . plz check our gallery in our website and i like to hear some comments from you .i most interested in group portrait but till now i have not shot excellent sharp photo.with my best regards

  4. will your new Lightshop enhancements be available for Mac users?
    I have been teaching myself photo techniques and currently use a Mac.

    Thanks

    1. Author

      @Karen S – Yep! I’m on a mac too. The presets work on PC and mac.

  5. I would like to propose a group trip to the Palouse region of Washington State in mid-June of 2015. I went this year for 3 days and am looking forward to going back in June 2015.

    I will spend 3 nights (minimum), and 4 days shooting. Not only are there terrific opportunities for daytime landscape and abandoned buildings and vehicles photos, but the night sky is extremely dark and clear for awesome milky way and star trail images.

    This is a link to some images from this past June. http://www.davestecklerphotography.com/palouse/

    The area is flooded with photographers from all over the country so reservations are absolutely necessary, well in advance.

    Dave

  6. Hopefully one day you will come down to Australia. Would love to see a day shooting somewhere like Jenolan Caves (Local to me, and a beautiful place to shoot)

  7. You should check out Louisville, KY for Derby. Parade, huge fireworks and air show balloon glow oh yah a horse race too

  8. We live in the UK and we had a fantastic time travelling the West Coast of the U.S. this year, we did Seattle to San Francisco and stayed at Cannon Beach (above)

    Once you’ve been to Cannon Beach you’ll always remember it, I’m a newcomer to photography but took some great pics there with my Panasonic CZ200

    Am looking forward to your New Lightroom pre-sets I have pre ordered!!! 🙂

  9. Come to Phoenix! I”ll put a bunch of you up for free!!! I’ll even make a breakfast or two if we are in the house to enjoy! 🙂 The Grand Canyon is 2.5 hours away, along with many other beautiful nearby sites!

  10. Forget Phoenix… Come to Tucson…! I’ll show YOU around… =:o)

  11. Jim, the north rim of the Grand Canyon is not far from the areas you plan to shoot in AZ and Utah. It’s worth adding, especially in early October. The leaves would just have started to change. We could go down the North Kaibab trail for a spell, which has some spectacular view of the canyon, or there are some other trials in the area.

  12. I want to propose Chicago. We have the lake front, great urban area, great state parks, fireworks every wednesday and saturday night and so much more. Something for everyone. Plus it is easy to get here because every airline flies here, it is centrally located for those who want to drive, and plenty of hotels and restaurants.

  13. I’d love to shoot the wedding!! How do we apply? It’s close to my birthday and I usually like to do something fun and crazy for that (ran a marathon on my birthday one year). Also, the UT/AZ shoot seems amazing. I’ve been wanting to go back there. I have a friend at the Navajo Nation at Monument Valley, VERY talented photographer. I’ll tell him about this. Thanks!!

  14. Hi , Jim
    Firstable I want to say thank you !!
    I took your online classes and I learned a lot
    I had been getting better in my photography lately and I will like to have the opportunity to
    Be in one of your travel workshop that could be feasible for me to attend . I live in Riversides ca
    I saw that your Oregon workshop is full 🙁 I will keep an eye ! Thanks Jim ..on behalf of my self and I .:))
    Sincerely .. Joe v .

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