33 Years of Teaching

I have been a photographic artist and educator for thirty plus years. I am now looking back at years of wonderful students that enriched my life, but also looking forward to some me time to do my work. Many workshops are on hold and may never be run again. I've gone from teaching on six...


The Rhythm and Pulse February 5-12, 2018 Camagüey, Cuba

The Rhythm and Pulse of Camagüey, Cuba February 5-12, 2018

  • I have been blessed to conduct multiple workshops in Havana, Cuba through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops over the past 4 years. We covered dance, music and workshops involving the courageous woman of Cuba. The people I...

Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty 2018

Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty

June 16-19, 2018 Beijing, China

November 24-26, 2018 Trentham East, Australia

These workshops are sponsored by Gold Street Studios, Trentham East, Australia. I had the honor of teaching three of...


Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty, July 29-August 4, 2018 ME

Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty with Elizabeth Opalenik

July 29-August 4, 2018 Rockport, ME

$1395 pricing details MMW

Call registration 207 236 8581

We shall begin...

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Tuscany, Models and Magic July 21-28, 2018 wait list

Those beautiful Italians in bike shorts or stilettos have a saying…

“Where there is pleasure, there is no losing.” That is the premise behind this entire week of magic in the hills of Tuscany at our own private Villa Podernuovo....


Tuscany, on the back roads July 14-21, 2018

I first started workshops in Tuscany in 1993, outside the village of Buonconvento. The farmers still worked with the oxen below the living quarter where I built the darkroom out of an apartment with sinks of stone, doors of heavy wood, terra cotta floors and fireplaces so large, there were...

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The Sensual Image, San Miguel

Contact SFPW perhaps again in the future

Artists throughout history have been compelled to make art using the human figure as a subject, and San Miguel de Allende, with its inspiring colonial charm, provides an...

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Movement and Dance, Oakland CA

Movement and Dance 2 day workshops

Oakland, CA

As a child I always wanted to be a dancer. Today, I live through the beauty and grace of the many different dancers that I have come to know. Join me in this special workshop of photographing dancers as they move through a studio or...