After one of my workshops, I had a woman tell me that she learned a lot and enjoyed the weekend. She was a veteran of workshops, both in-person and online ones. "There are lots of good photographers," she said, "But most aren't good teachers. You are a good teacher." That made me feel pretty good. I work hard to share the knowledge I have gained over the years from experience and other photographers. When teaching in the field I have a good feel when to let photographers have the space to explore and when they need me watching closely and offering tips and suggestions. I mix a combination of interesting exercises that stress important points with real-world shoots that will fill photographer's portfolios. I am a big believer that getting away from all of life's distraction and spending time concentrating is important in our lives. Whether it is one day, one weekend, or a week or two, spending time with other photographers, focusing on learning and shooting, is extremely rewarding. And my workshops don't end when we all go home. I'm always available via email for help, tips or motivation. I hope you will join me for a fun and exciting getaway.
What others are saying
- You know when to push, when to pull and when to back off.
- I truly enjoyed your "folksy" presentation style. I'm sure none of the participants felt intimidated.
- I walked away with so many AH-HA moments and things start to click so much that I can't wait for another snowfall (although Spring flowers would be preferred) to practice with my camera. THANK YOU is so lacking but the best I can do for now.
- Excellent class taught by great instructor. Great material with good practical experiences and examples. Thanks again Loren. It was really worth it.
- I enjoyed the small group and individualized attention.
- I have taken many seminars over the past year and have found yours to be amongst the best. Look forward to more in the future.
- I picked so many tips and went home and tried them. I saw some improvement, so I am very happy.
Feb. 17 - In this free two hour seminar you’ll get to know your camera better. Today’s cameras are loaded with lots of extras that really only add confusion and complication. Professional photographer Loren Fisher will help you understand what you need to focus on and what you can ignore. Loren will show you how to make proper exposures using the Exposure Triangle of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. It sounds complicated but Loren has simplified it and using his handout you will come away with new confidence in your ability to get consistent results.
You know the basics of Lightroom but know there is still more that you can get from Lightroom. I'll show you insights into advanced image processing that will make your photos like they were made by a professional. You'll learn how to visualize how photos can be improved, even while you are taking the shot, which is where it all begins.
Feb. 24 - There is a special beauty to seeing liquid frozen in time, especially when a collision is involved. Join professional photographer Loren Fisher as he shows you how to make magical photos of liquid drops colliding and splashing. This is a hands-on workshop where you use your camera and Loren’s special equipment to create your own unique and exciting photos.
Feb. 25 - The light from a small flash can make the difference between no picture and a good picture or, more importantly, between a good picture and a great picture. Pro photographer Loren Fisher will show you how to use your flash to get the results you’ve always wanted.
March 5, 19 & April 2 - There are some essential skills that you must master before you will get consistently good photographs every time you go out to shoot. In this series, I will help you create a strong foundation from which you’ll be able to get the shots you want and you'll enjoy making pictures even more. I will help you understand all the elements of your camera, what you can control on your camera, which settings you should use and which ones are just there creating confusion. The series will be three two-hour sessions so you don’t get overwhelmed with too much info at once. You’ll be given fun, easy exercises to do between sessions that will help you practice what we talk about. The sessions are two weeks apart so you have plenty of time to practice and see what doesn’t make sense. We’ll take it one step at a time and make sure you understand what you are doing before moving on.
Sold Out! March 9-16, 2018 - In eight memorable days we will chase the northern lights, explore incredible ice caves, visit the spectacular lagoon at Jokulsarlon, shoot fabulous waterfalls and much more.
March 27, 3PM - There is a special beauty to seeing liquid frozen in time, especially when a collision is involved. Join professional photographers Loren Fisher and Ron Lake as they show you how to make magical photos of liquid drops colliding and splashing. This is a hands-on workshop where you use your camera and Loren and Ron’s special equipment to create your own unique and exciting photos.
March 27 7PM - There is a special beauty to seeing liquid frozen in time, especially when a collision is involved. Join professional photographers Loren Fisher and Ron Lake as they show you how to make magical photos of liquid drops colliding and splashing. This is a hands-on workshop where you use your camera and Loren and Ron’s special equipment to create your own unique and exciting photos.
March 29, April 5 & April 12 - There are plenty of tutorials, videos and books that will show you how every little detail of Lightroom works. They’ll show you how to get photos imported into Lightroom and show you how to use all the sliders, but they don’t tell you why or when you should be using Lightroom’s powerful controls to organize or how to get the most out of your photos. I’ll show you not only what the modules do, but the why’s and why not’s, no matter if you are making prints, posting on the Internet or sending photos off for publication. I’ll show you time-saving techniques that will help you find your images and export them quicker and make them look better.
April 14 - There's an old saying in photography that if your pictures aren't good enough you aren't close enough. That is why I love macro photography! I'll start off showing you examples and talk about the tricks and methods I use to really get great close-up photos. We'll talk about lighting, lenses and shooting angles. I'll give you some things to try and warnings of what hasn't worked for me. We'll talk about equipment like the difference between 50mm, 100mm and 200mm macro lenses, extension tubes, macro focus rails and focus stacking.
April 21 - Consistently making a beautiful Black & White photo requires more than just clicking a button in your computer or making a menu selection in your camera. It is a thought process from inception to output of your final image. In this workshop you will learn how to adjust your perception and learn how to visualize a monochrome scene.
May 4 to May 6 - This workshop is built on getting feedback on what you shoot and also on your approach to situations. We’ll catch the early morning light each day, shoot the beauty that is Cape May and spend time in the “classroom” talking about creative approaches to photography and reviewing the photos we are shooting. You will get lots of feedback while you are shooting from Loren and also learn from other photographers in the group during our review sessions.
SOLD OUT! June 2-6, 2018 - Acadia National Park in Maine is a special place, the unique rocky shore, Cadillac Mountain, pristine ponds, old buggy trails and beauty everywhere you look. It is a favorite place for photographers and tourists, so we’ll go before the summer crowds arrive.
Aug. 2-5 - Get away from city lights and explore photographing at night, astrophotography and light painting. You don’t have to head out west to find darkness, we’ll go to remote Vermont locations that offer tremendous views of the sky. I have mastered the technique of light painting: using flashlights to illuminate large objects in the dark. The combination of stars and light painting make for incredible images.
October 8-12 - A fall foliage workshop and tour in Vermont's back roads with a professional photographer who knows the best locations should be on every photographer's bucket list. The stunning fall foliage is a visual feast for photographers and professional photographer Loren Fisher will take you on a classic Vermont experience designed to improve your photography skills while photographing the beauty of Autumn in New England.
Feb. 28 - March 6, 2019 The photographic allure of Venice is well known, throw in the spectacle of Carnival and it becomes a visual wonderland. Join professional photographers Ron Lake and Loren Fisher for a magnificent photography workshop as we explore the wonders of Venice, Italy, during the most colorful event of the year.