"My photography
workshop experience
with David couldn't
have been any better.
I could not have
asked for a better
instructor. I went
from zero knowledge
of photography
to shooting with
confidence in one
session's time.
Thanks, David!
5 Stars!"

—Cameron

"David is tailor-made to do photography workshops. His advice is always friendly,
yet professional."

—Joanne

"I love how you discuss the technical bits of photography like they are the simplest thing in the world."

—Kristina

Learn to See. Learn to Think. Learn to Create.

 

Each workshop features in-the-field, hands-on instruction, tailored to meet your individual needs, no matter your skill level or camera equipment. The focus is on helping you improve your photography skills and expand your creativity. You will learn the fundamentals of exposure, depth of field, finding the light, creating good compositions and seeing with a different perspective.

 

In addition to a camera and lenses, you are encouraged to bring a sturdy tripod or monopod, and a polarizer filter if available. Extra batteries and an extra data card or two are also handy. Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended.

 

All workshops are within the southeastern Pennsylvania region. A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to each workshop.

 

 

Individual Workshop Sessions

 

One-on-one three-hour sessions, focused on your specific goals, at a location of your choice within the southeastern Pennsylvania region. Learn new techniques or fine-tune your photographic skills. All private instruction includes an after-shoot critique of six images.

 

Cost = $150.00 per session

 

 

 

Group Workshop Sessions

 

Each three-hour session is limited to six participants, to ensure individual hands-on instruction for everyone. Learn new techniques or fine-tune your photographic skills. All group instruction includes an after-shoot critique of three images.

 

Cost = $150.00 per person, per session

 

 

 

Workshop Location Options

 

JENKINS ARBORETUM

631 Berwyn Baptist Road

Devon, Pennsylvania

 

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is one of eastern Pennsylvania’s great horticultural and environmental treasures. As a botanical garden, the Arboretum maintains a collection of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns in a tranquil, naturalistic landscape. In addition, the Arboretum features a diverse collection of rhododendrons and azaleas from around the world. The unique landscape and diverse plant collections provide sanctuary for a variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.

 

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

 

THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM AND ARBORETUM

500 Museum Road

Reading, Pennsylvania

 

25 acres of landscaped grounds are an invitation to stroll the many pathways traversing the arboretum and park. Footbridges cross the Wyomissing creek which flows through the grounds featuring 65 varieties of trees. Often times the resident ducks will pose for photos. Gardens are planted with seasonal blooming flowers with a multitude of sculptures placed throughout the grounds.

 

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

 

TYLER ARTORETUM

515 Painter Road

Media, Pennsylvania

 

One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, the Tyler Arboretum is open year-round, with 650 contiguous acres and 17 miles of hiking trails, providing a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in history and horticulture. The Arboretum’s collections include rare plant specimens, ancient trees and historic buildings.

 

Nominal admission fee required

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

SPECIAL ATTRACTION AT TYLER:

The Butterfly House offers a unique opportunity to get a close-up look at local butterflies in all stages of development. The exhibit features a 1,400-square-foot Butterfly House filled with natives including monarchs, sulphurs, hairstreaks, red-spotted purples, great spangled fritillaries, painted ladies and swallowtails. The exhibit includes extensive plantings that feed both butterflies and caterpillars. Opens Saturday, June 29th.

 

 

HOPEWELL FURNACE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

2 Mark Bird Lane

Elverson, Pennsylvania

 

Explore a 19th century iron making plantation. Various buildings on site include a blast furnace, the iron master's house and several other structures such as a blacksmith's shop, a company store and several worker's houses. There are also gardens on site, consisting of an herb garden, a pollinator garden and a dye garden.

 

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

SPECIAL EVENT DATE AT HOPEWELL:

Fueling The Furnace

Saturday, August 3rd

 

 

DANIEL BOONE HOMESTEAD HISTORICAL SITE

400 Daniel Boone Road

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

 

Take a walk back in time and explore Daniel Boone’s childhood home. There are eight structures on site, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The buildings include the Boone house, a blacksmith shop, the sawmill, log cabin, and a smokehouse.

 

Nominal admission fee required

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

SPECIAL EVENT DATES AT DANIEL BOONE HOMESTEAD:

Battles at Boone: A Revolutionary War Encampment

Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th

and

Heritage Day and Craft Festival

Sunday, October 20th

 

 

TOWN OF PHOENIXVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Phoenixville is filled with architecture from the early 1900‘s. Stately homes and churches are part of the mix. Stroll along Bridge street and photograph the revitalization of the downtown shopping district. There are many restaurants, small shops, and galleries with interesting store fronts and signage. It is a bustling area providing street photography as an option.

 

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

 

SKIPPACK VILLAGE, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Once a stop on the 1900’s rural trolley route, Skippack Village is now a quaint shopping village with over 80 shops and restaurants, which are open year-round. Most of the antique, craft and specialty shops are tucked into renovated 18th and 19th century buildings, homes and barns, clustered in a country setting in historic Montgomery County.

 

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

SPECIAL EVENT DATES AT SKIPPACK:

Trash to Treasure Day

Saturday, July 27th

and

Trash to Treasure Day and Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 7th

and

Skippack Days

Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th

 

 

COLLEGEVILLE FARMERS MARKET

217 East Main Street

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Saturdays 9:00am - 1:00pm

May 4th through November 23rd

 

The Collegeville Farmers’ Market is a producer/grower market committed to providing locally grown, fresh food to the residents of Collegeville and the surrounding communities. Each week from May through November, the market features approximately 25 vendors, some in attendance weekly, and others occasionally. The market also features local entertainment, and regular educational features on topics such as gardening, eating healthy, and sustainability.

 

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

 

MID-ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM

11 Museum Drive

Reading, Pennsylvania

 

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum harbors a fantastic collection of restored aircraft reflecting the history of aviation with a mid-atlantic focus. Restored aircraft of all shapes and sizes are on display inside a hanger and on the ramp outdoors.

 

Nominal admission fee required

Physical requirements: easy walking

Comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or light hikers are recommended

Group workshops limited to six participants

A standard liability release form will be furnished prior to the workshop

 

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