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. Hi Jim,

    I’m an avid fan of your podcast, and have learned lots. Please keep up your great work. I a writing because I would LOVE to go on the Portland trip in February, but it looks like I am too late. My heart sunk when I saw that. If you have a waiting list or cancellation, PLEASE let me know and I will jump in in a heart-beat, Thank you for arranging these trips, and I can see they are obviously successful.

    Thank you for your consideration, and I will wait with hopes something opens up.

    With best regards to a wonderful 2015,
    Scott Fishman

  2. Jim,

    I am upset that I will be gone when you will be in Chicago for the Out of Chicago Conference. I went last year and it was fun and informative.

    I am really interested in the Utah and Mystery trips. Please keep me updated.

    The Maine trip sounds great especially since you are doing the coastline. I went with a company last year for a wildlife shoot, and there were no moose to be seen. It was very disappointing.

    Good shooting,
    Jim

  3. I am interested in the trip to Maine. Would love to hear more about it when details are released. Thank you!

  4. Suggesting something in the DC area. Lots of monuments, statues, architecture, and people (street photography).

  5. Is there a waiting list sign-up form? I’d love to attend the S FL event but since it is closed am hoping someone cancels so I can take their spot!

  6. I’m interested in the Chicago shoot ! How do I officially sign up?

    Thanks,

    David

  7. OHH man, I’m a few months behind on the podcast due to work and christmas and I just heard about the workshop to Guilin, China and have to say you guys will have a amazing time. I visited the place 3 years ago and been itching to go back but due to having a baby its been tough to find the time.

    If you guys haven’t already got Yangshuo planned. I would had that in for sure or stay an extra few days and visit the amazing little city.

    Feel free to give ask me any questions you guys may have, I love Traveling in China and Guilin is one of my favourite cities.

  8. I’m interested in the south Florida trip. Is there a waiting list?

    Also, I check back daily looking for info on how to sign up for the Chicago event. I’m IN!!!

    1. I’d like to attend the Utah/Arizona workshop. I went to Moab three years ago and have been lucky enough to drastically upgrade my equipment since then so i’m in search of better photos for my portfolio.

  9. I would like to encourage you to try and schedule a trip to some historic city in the Southeast, like Charleston SC, Savannah GA, Chattanooga TN, St. Augustine FL. I would be all in for any of those or others, I didn’t see the SW FL one till it was full, but then again the Glades is not my exact idea of photography heaven. Love your show.

  10. New to your site and would like to sign up for your 29Sep-3Oct trip.

  11. My husband and I would love to attend the Southern Utah/Northern Arizona trip! I don’t want to miss the sign up time, what is the best way to find out when things are updated? Thanks!

  12. My brother and I are really looking to join the Utah/Arizona trip.

    Thanks for the podcast, excellent as always!

  13. What happened to the Maine trip? I wanted to go on that one and kept checking back for it. Is it cancelled?

  14. I was looking forward to that Maine trip. Please try to get that on the schedule again in the future.

    1. Maine trip hasn’t been completely cancelled. Just trying to figure out the best dates if possible and if able to work around some schedule conflicts. So, I’d recommend keeping an eye open for any updates!

  15. Hey Guys, I wanted to announce that with the amount of people who cancelled from the Florida trip. We still do have some open spots. I understand late notice but the Hotel we have reserved is allowing discounted pricing until the 20th. Please reach out to me if that’s something you’re interested in!

  16. Any idea when we’ll have more details about the Chicago meet up? I’m really looking forward to Out of Chicago and don’t want to miss the opportunity to get a little extra learning in!

  17. I’ve joined Facebook solely to participate in your workshops. I click the Facebook link on your website to the Arizona trip but I can’t find any information there. I just find a nice picture of a rock, and a bunch of individual photos of people. How do I get more information about this trip and how do I sign up? What am I missing? (Iadmit I don’t get Facebook at all!)

    1. Author

      @Jim – You have to join the group and be approved by an admin before you see the info.

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