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Give me four hours and I’ll give you the secrets to your digital camera and the skills to take vivid photos. You’ll understand the dials, buttons and menus on your point-and-shoot or SLR camera. No longer will you set your dial to “AUTO” and hope for the best. With plain language and practical examples, I’ve developed this workshop to help any photographer capture images of nature, family, pets, sports, artwork, sunsets, landscapes or any of their own creative aspirations.


Learn to capture the sky in your sunrise and sunset shots.

From the coast of Maine to Grand Canyon National Park, I’ve offered this seminar to artists, botanists, college students, birdwatchers, writers, teachers and hundreds of other people who want to make photography a bigger part of their world — and our world.

Find the workshop only twice this spring:

For each workshop, you’ll pack a lunch and charge up your camera battery. We’ll begin with a “refresher” on the fundamentals of photography (shutter speed, aperture, motion, depth of field). Then we’ll launch into other essentials, not the least of which are light, action and creativity. We’ll cover metering, focusing, ISO, color balance, macro photography and taking control of your camera’s flash setting. In this workshop, no camera is off-limits, no photo aspiration too high.


A portrait featuring flat lighting and better lighting (and shallow depth) on the subject.

A portrait featuring flat lighting and then better lighting (and shallow depth) on the subject.

Bryan’s photography has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers, in calendars, at galleries, and even around the world on CNN. His workshops blend humor and exuberance for effective learning.

Although he is most at home in a bog or on a mountain, Bryan is a teacher at heart. He now offers outdoor seminars at the acclaimed Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine, and teaches writing to graduate students at the University of Vermont. Bryan was recently awarded a community arts grant to create a gallery of images called “Montpelier at Night.” (More on that coming soon.)

Contact Bryan with questions about these workshops.

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon (from below the rim) taken with a point-and-shoot

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon (from below the rim) taken with an ordinary point-and-shoot camera.

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