The 2019 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.

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This is the TDS Workshop experience: Affordable, personalized, and stimulating. Classes are limited to 8 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 2019

What an exciting 2019 is in store for us. We'll begin in the Spring with a high desert adventure in Joshua Tree National Monument. With a little luck, we'll be there for the wildflowers as well. Next, in April, we return to San Francisco for our popular street photography workshop. Then, in July, we head west for the Sonoma Coast workshop where we'll explore long water exposures and interesting locations such as where Hitchcock filmed "The Birds." And finally, in September, we head north for the majestic Humboldt Redwoods and the picturesque Eel River. Each event a unique and satisfying photographic adventure.

Street-Photogs-1024.jpg San Francisco Workshop, Class of 2018.

Take a look at this overview. If you see something that you're interested in, jump over to our 2019 Workshops Signup Page and place a $100 deposit to secure your place. Only participants who place a deposit will be eligible to register for a workshop. If you have questions or need more information, fill out the "Send Me Info!" request form. I'll get back to you asap.

  • Joshua Tree National Park - March 13-15, 2019 - This will be our first workshop visit to Joshua Tree. This fascinating environment is perfect for landscape work by day and night photography once the sun sets. We'll also visit the Salton Sea to capture migratory birds and to explore this unusual body of water. During our lab sessions, there will be instruction on maximizing your results with Aurora HDR, Lightroom CC, and Luminar. Add a little aerial photography, and we're set for photographically satisfying adventure. Three days, $725
  • San Francisco Street Photography - April 26-28, 2019 - We'll work entirely on location in San Francisco. We'll book a hotel in picturesque Union Square that will serve as our headquarters during the event. No rental car will be necessary. We'll explore the City's hidden treasures and capture them through our lenses. And we're adding new shooting locations again this year, including twilight assignments. This is San Francisco like you've never seen it before. And as a bonus, Olympus Visionary Mike Boening will be joining the teaching staff and leading sessions on street shooting and night photography. Two instructors, three days, small group, and all for just $725. (That's right, it's 3 full days in one of the most photogenic cities in the U.S.)
  • The Sonoma Coast Exploration - July 17-19, 2019 - Northern California's rugged coastline is the perfect setting to fine-tune our landscape and long-exposure water images. Plus, we'll visit a former Russian fort, movie locations, and interesting fishing villages. This workshop is the perfect escape from summer heat and humidity while adding hundreds of beautiful images to your photo library. During our lab sessions, there will be instruction on maximizing your results with Aurora HDR, Lightroom CC, and Luminar. If a workshop could be relaxing and stimulating all at the same time, this is it. 3 days - $725.

  • Humboldt Redwoods Photography Workshop - September 18-20, 2019 - There is magic in the forest. If you've never experienced the magnificent redwoods of Humboldt County, you are in for a treat. Every detail of this vibrant ecosystem presents a photographic opportunity. The fern-covered floor with Dogwoods and azaleas, the towering Redwoods, fallen logs across bubbling streams... so much to work with. Additionally, we'll explore the fascinating Eel River and its wildlife. During our lab sessions, there will be instruction on maximizing your results with Aurora HDR, Lightroom CC, and Luminar. This workshop will delight your eyes and satisfy your soul. 3 days - $725

  • To reserve your spot, visit the 2019 Workshops Signup Page and place a $100 deposit to secure your place. If you have questions about any of the events, use the handy Send Me Info on this page.

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Have a question or need additional information? Completing this brief form and hit the Submit button. We'll get back to you asap.

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How to Reserve a Spot for a 2019 Workshop

Magical high desert landscapes, bustling urban streets of San Francisco, the magic of the Humboldt Redwoods... these are some of the topics for the 2019 TDS Photography Workshop Season.

Bay Bridge from Pier 14, San Francisco

To get the ball rolling, visit the 2019 Workshops Signup Page and place a $100 deposit to hold your place in line. If you have questions about any of the events, use the handy Send Me Info on this page or the Contact Form on The Nimble Photographer site. I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Once you place your deposit, I'll send you a confirmation letter to let you know you're on the list. At that time, you can respond with any further questions you have about the event of your choice. Reservation forms with itineraries typically go out 90 days before the event. At that point you can pay the balance of the course fees to lock-in your spot.

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 2019. We're going to have a great time!