Workshops & Classes

Geoff offers a variety of workshops for small groups and individuals.  We work primarily at Bunche Beach in S. Fort Myers and Ding Darling on Sanibel Island (and the Venice Rookery in Venice, FL, about 75 mins drive north of S. Fort Myers  but also may visit Little Estero Lagoon (Fort Myers Beach) or other nearby venues.  Topics include: 

  • Secrets of Shorebird Photography
    Learn how to capture Florida's beach-dwelling birds.  You'll learn how to approach shorebirds, get at the proper angle for intimate portraits, evaluate light quality, find the most pleasing background,  and how to evaluate light, wind, and tides to put yourself in the best possible position. 
  • Photographing Birds in Flight
    Learn techniques for photographing birds and flocks taking off, flying, and landing. We'll cover lenses, getting proper exposure regardless of sky conditions, panning the camera to emphasize motion and create impressionistic, eye-catching images; anticipating motion and behavior, and much more. 
  • Thinking Like a Pro: Strategies for Success
    You'll learn how to gauge tides, wind, and light; anticipate bird behaviors; get a spot-on exposure in varying light conditions; how to read and evaluate your histogram, how and when to use exposure compensation, and other back-of-the-camera settings. 

Bring a friend (or friends!) and benefit from group pricing. So that I can give individual attention to each participant, we accept a maximum of six photographers per class. To schedule your workshop, email Geoff or call 239-209-1209.

Dates, Times, Pricing

Workshops are offered Tuesdays through Thursdays, January through April 20.  Individual one-on-one bookings are WELCOME. 

  • FULL-DAY (or two HALF-DAY) Sessions: $350 

    A morning shoot (generally starting at sunrise) until about 10 AM, followed by breakfast Q&A and back-of-the-camera image review, if desired. 
    Tailored toward specific interests, as detailed above.  We meet again for late-afternoon shooting (emphasizing sunsets/beach/scenic photography, or more work with birds, as desired).  

    Optionally, we can meet for a session on two DIFFERENT days.  For many, this gives more opportunity to practice what you learned in session one.  The second session can consist of more shooting, OR coaching in Photoshop editing techniques.  
     
  • HALF-DAY Session: ($200) 

    A morning shoot, followed by Q&A session over breakfast (price of breakfast not included) and optional back-of-the-camera image review.  

 

PAYMENT: 

  • A deposit of $100 is required to book your workshop and date.  Balance is due on the morning of the workshop.  Cash, check or credit card is accepted.  DEPOSITS are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, in the case of brutal weather (rare in winter SW Florida, but not impossible!) we will either reschedule, or we'll apply your deposit in full toward a future date.