About Tom Dwyer’s Photography Workshops

Nature photography. It’s all about light…and locale, and perspective, and point of view, and composition, and…

Regardless of what we know about photography, being at the right place, at the right time is critical. While we cannot control the weather (and therefore the light), knowing the venues in which we’ll be shooting assures our groups the opportunity to make the best of each locale. Tom Dwyer Nature Photography Workshops employ a singular format designed to be effective regardless of the experience levels of the tour’s participants.

Feature of a Tom Dwyer Photography Workshop that you’ll appreciate

  • Small groups – limited to eight participants
  • Flexible – aside from the start and finish of each workshop, we’re seldom “on schedule” because each is designed to accommodate changing conditions . . . putting you in the right spot, at the right time to enhance your photography skills and bring home impressive photography.
  • One-on-one instruction – Small groups enables me to work with individual participants, based on each person’s interests and needs.
  • Camaraderie – we’ve never had a group that didn’t feel like friends when it came time to go home.
  • Thorough familiarity with great locations assures participants the best opportunities to capture the unique flavor or each venue.
  • Comfortable image review sessions are a highlight of all our workshops and great learning opportunities.

“Photography in our backyards” – Even though we may not literally be in your or our backyard,  it’s my job to know the venue like I know my backyard, so that my tour/workshop participants can truly feel at home in a location they may only get to visit once.

Who should participate? My workshops are designed for digital photographers of all skill levels with individually-focused instruction, generous opportunities in the field, valuable image critiques and reviews, and lots of interaction with fellow participants. Don’t be surprised if valued friendships begin during one of your workshop.

“I got to places I may never have found on my own and got feedback on how I was working, and on my images.” Fred T.

“The format (of your tours/workshops) is what makes your trips so much fun and so effective.” Martha L.

Being prepared: Pre-workshop preparation is key to getting the most out of your experience. In advance of your workshop, I’ll seek to understand what you would most like to accomplish during our time together and provide information to help you prepare for everything from weather to equipment needs. Upon arrival at the shooting venues, my knowledge of the area, potential subjects and compositions, and the appropriate gear to effectively capture your image, is yours. Throughout the shoot, I’m always available to answer questions and suggest ways to enhance your experience and thus the images you take home. My goal is for all participants return home invigorated by the knowledge that whether shooting close to home or in some distant locale, beautiful images will result.

“I got to places I may never have found on my own and got feedback on how I was working, and on my images.” Fred T.