"Don teaches photography, sure. But while you are taking notes on exposure and composition you will also find yourself discovering what he really wants you to learn--a passion for natural surroundings that literally forces you to try to express it in a way that is meaningful to you. He pursues this with an intensity that will surprise you, no matter how large your appetite for creating more responsive images."

Bill G

Chapel Hill, North Carolina



EarthsongWorkshopsThere is no better way to begin - or to continue on - your photographic journey than with the experience of a workshop. EarthSong Photography workshops are designed for every skill level from the beginner to the budding professional. Knowledgeable and caring instructors share their insights into camera equipment, the photographic process, creativity, digital workflow, and post-processing - from viewfinder to print and everything in between. I have been a working professional nature photographer for twenty-three years, including time spent in studio work, lab work, photojournalism, assignment work, and teaching. I have traveled extensively throughout the country and intimately know the places where my workshops are held.

I believe that, in addition to knowledgeable instruction, being in the presence of like-minded others is an integral part of a workshop that contributes to growth as a photographer. So community is also an important aspect of an EarthSong experience: the open and on-going exchange of information and ideas by each person present.

Finally, there is the opportunity in a workshop - whether for a day, an extended weekend, a long weekend, or longer - to set aside the distractions that are too often present in the everyday world and to focus entirely on the path of your photographic journey: the gaining of knowledge, the acquiring of skills, and the reflection on creativity and beauty that make the journey so worthwhile.

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