The 2016 TDS Workshop Season

Our custom photography workshops are crafted to provide relief from life's daily distractions, enabling you to focus on improving your craft. You'll have the opportunity to learn new techniques, ask questions, compare notes, display your work, relax, (eat good food) and enjoy the company of others who share your passion.

California Coastline A brand new Adventure Workshop for 2016: Pt. Reyes National Seashore!

This is the TDS Workshop experience: Affordable, personalized, and stimulating. Classes are limited to 9 participants. We combine classroom instruction with hands-on shooting, then prepare our images for review. You'll experience the full cycle of learning, and feel your confidence growing with each activity.

Please join me, Derrick Story, for a workshop this year. Do it for you, and for the pursuit of your passion.

Upcoming Workshops

Schedule of Events for 2016

The 2016 workshop season breaks new ground for these popular events. We're adding training for wedding photography and journeying to the Eastern Sierra for Fall color. And if you've never explored the diverse Pt. Reyes seashore and vistas, you're in for a treat this summer.

Aspen grove near Grant Lake in the Eastern Sierra.

Take a look at this overview, and if you see something you're interested in, fill out the "Send Me Info!" request form. By doing so, you're placed on the reserve list for the event of your choice. (That means you have first opportunity to sign up before all the seats are filled.)

  • Reinvent the Wedding - Feb. 20-21 2016 - Have you been asked to shoot a family wedding? Maybe you're thinking about wedding photography as a freelance revenue stream. Regardless of why you're interested in this "events of events," we'll walk you through the entire process from planning, to capturing great images, to delivering them in an efficient and timely manner. Plus we'll touch on the business aspects also. Two full days plus breakfast and lunch - all included for just $495.
  • San Francisco Street Photography - April 15-17, 2016 - Led by Derrick Story and Olympus Visionary Mike Boening, we'll work entirely on location in San Francisco. Our headquarters will be the picturesque Cartwright Hotel off Union Square. (No rental car will be necessary!) We'll explore the City's hidden treasures (Fort Point, Chinatown, Chrissy Field and more...) and capture them through our lenses. Plus a day trip via ferry to Sausalito. This is San Francisco like you've never seen it before. Three days for just $695. (Check out the Itinerary and Additional Information here.)
  • Pt. Reyes National Seashore - August, 2016 - "From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover." This is our first workshop in this magical location, and you'll be sure to come home with wonderful images and warm memories $595 for the 2-day event.
  • Autumn in The Eastern Sierra: October, 2016 - Step back in time and explore an abandoned silver mining town in the remote reaches of the Eastern Sierra. This is a workshop for those who want adventure. This is the land of Mono Lake, Mammoth, and wide open spaces. And in the Fall, the Quaking Aspens radiate shades of yellow, orange, and red. It's an irresistible combination of location and season. We will spend our time on the high plains photographing, discussing, learning, and immersing in our craft - $695 for the 3-day event.

For more information, visit the TDS Workshops page.

Send Me Info

Save my place! TDS Workshops fill up quickly. You can put your name on the reserve list for the event of your choice, and receive additional information, by completing this brief form and hitting the Submit button.

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How to Reserve a Spot for a 2016 Workshop

Street shooting in San Francisco, Fall Color in the Eastern Sierra, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and how to become a wedding photographer... these are some of the topics for the 2016 TDS Photography Workshop Season.

San Francisco Night Scene San Francisco Street Shooting returns to the 2016 workshop schedule, along with the Eastern Sierra, wedding photography, and Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

By getting on the reserve list, you can save your place at the front of the line. Those on the reserve list have the opportunity (but not the obligation) to secure a seat for the event of their choice. Using the Send Me Info form on the workshops page, simply choose the workshop you're interested in from the popup menu, then enter your name and email. Click on the Submit button. That's all there is to it.

I'll send you a confirmation letter to let you know you're on the list. At that time, you can respond with any questions you have about the event of your choice. Reservation forms with itineraries typically go out 90-120 days before the event. At that point you can sign up for the workshop and pay the course fees.

We specialize in personal service. So we're here to answer any questions you have. Use the Send Me Info form to get the ball rolling.

Hope to see you in 2016. We're going to have a great time!