Join us November 10th for a special evening where Joel will take you on a tour of Italy. He’ll show some of his favorite images on the big screen. During the presentation, Joel will share stories and techniques behind the images providing useful tips on how to take your own stunning travel photos. Time will be allowed for a Question and Answer period after the presentation.
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Date: November 10th, 2010
$10 per person for reservations made by Nov 1st ($15 per person after that or at the door).
Light refreshments will be served. Advance reservations are required.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Arizona Art Alliance and the Sonoran Arts League.
Click here for a sneak preview of some of the Images of Italy
Ciao! Hope to see you there…
Last week, the weather was crazy for us here in Flagstaff! Several tornadoes hit west and north of Flagstaff. In the town of Belmont, there was quite a bit of damage, but miraculously, no one was hurt. Here’s what it looked like at our studio the morning the tornadoes hit… the rare fog was beautiful, little did we know what was happening elsewhere.
Thankfully, it stopped raining and warmed up a little for our workshop on the weekend! Here’s one of our workshop participants photographing the backlit grass in a meadow at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. Although a busy weekend- sunrise, sunset, light painting at night, another sunrise- we all had fun!
We spent the weekend scouting areas around Flagstaff where the leaves are changing for our Fall Color in Northern Arizona workshop next weekend. The change is just starting so most of the areas we like are currently a combination of yellows and greens, but the aspen trunks are just as photogenic as the leaves! We also found some beautiful bracken fern. Deciduous trees (those that lose all their leaves every year) respond to the amount of sunlight in a day, which determines when the leaves change color. In contrast, plants like bracken fern change color primarily in response to temperature.
During the workshop next weekend we’ll have great photo opportunities and learn a little about the natural processes that are part of my favorite season- autumn!
We’re now booking our 2011 Villages of Tuscany workshop! It will be a unique cultural and visual journey. Visit some previous posts to get an idea of what we do. The dates are 14-21 May, 2011*. As always, we include 7 nights accommodation, in-country transportation, many wonderful meals, wine tasting, and much more! We’re really excited for another great trip. Click here to see a full description.
*We can also arrange a similar tour for private groups to Tuscany or Provence! Contact us for more information…
Ciao for now.
What we call “Monsoon Season” is officially here and the Arizona northland is green and beautiful! This sunflower next to our back patio is very happy to have some moisture! The sunflowers in Flagstaff are just starting- soon there will be fields of yellow all around town… I do love this time of year!
We have a few upcoming workshops-
There’s still room in our August 14-15 workshop, “Where are Those Photos? Managing your Digital Photo Life with Lightroom.” If you’d like to learn the best ways to store, find and use your photos, we can help! See the website for more details…
25 September 2010: Digital Photo Basics, this one is a lot of fun if you’re a beginner or just new to digital!
8-10 October 2010: Fall Color in Northern Arizona, a lot of field shooting plus critique, review, and classroom. We always have fun with this one!
As always, please contact us with questions.
It’s wildflower season in Flagstaff and we have an abundance of them here at our home and studio. It’s a beautiful time of year and we’ll get even more flowers when the rains come! Here is a sampling (labeled with common names) I took with my little green point and shoot camera… see, you CAN get decent shots with just about any camera! When I help with the workshops, I sort of end up taking the workshop myself…
Joel’s NEW RELEASE is a shot we did while scouting for our June “Photographing the High Country” workshop… This is a small chapel near Flagstaff run by a group of volunteers. A beautiful spot by day or night!
Please visit us in Wheeler Park this weekend for a juried art show where you can see it in person.
July 4th Art in the Park (7/3-5): Saturday & Sunday 9AM-6PM, Monday 9AM-4PM.
Hope to see you there!
We had a fun weekend with our workshop participants. We shot a couple of sunrises, sunset and played with light in the night! Here are a couple snapshots I took during the workshop- an example of how everyone sees something different to photograph, and one of our sunrise locations.
We’ve also added a couple new workshops at the request of our participants.
July 16-17, 2010- Digital Photo Basics II, the Next Step
August 14-15, 2010- Lightroom- Where are Those Photos? Managing your Digital Life
October 8-10, 2010- Fall Color in Northern Arizona
Please let us know if you have any questions. Also, we still have room in our Villages of Provence workshop- if you refer someone who takes it you get a large framed photograph FREE!
Ciao for now!
This weekend is our Photographing the High Country workshop. We were out checking one of our sunrise spots this morning- absolutely beautiful! Here are a couple snapshots I took while there. We’ll spend the weekend photographing some of our favorite spots around the Flagstaff area with our group.
Maybe we’ll see you around!
After doing an art show within days of our return from Europe, I think we’ll take a day off! Then, this will be our week to “catch up.”
In this post is a mid-day shot of our home base village for our Villages of Provence workshop in September. In fact, the view from our hotel is very similar to this- pretty spectacular! They have a wonderful open air market here that we will photograph with our group, as well as beautiful nearby villages, an abbey, vineyards during the harvest, a winery, oh and did I mention the food? The list goes on…
A tout à l’heure! (See you later!)