The 2015 TDS Workshop Season

Our custom photography workshops are crafted to provide relief from daily life distractions, enabling you to focus on improving your skills. 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.

Bodie, CA A brand new Adventure Workshop for 2015: Bodie!

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 2015

The 2015 workshop season promises to be our most ambitious yet. We'll explore urban life with the San Francisco Street Shooting event, then set our compass for the Eastern Sierra and step back in time to photograph the abandoned silver mining town of Bodie. The season concludes in colorful fashion as we immerse ourselves in Autumn glory for the Fall workshop in Sonoma County.

Bay Bridge from Pier 14, San Francisco

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.)

  • Moving from Aperture to Photos or Lightroom - August 7-8 - Now that Aperture will no longer be developed, many photographers are contemplating their next move. In this software workshop, we'll explore the two leading contenders: Photos (part of the Yosemite Update) and Adobe Lightroom. By the time we conclude, you'll have a much clearer idea about your photo management future. Two full days plus breakfast and lunch - all included for just $495.
  • SOLD OUT! San Francisco Street Photography - April 24-26, 2015 - 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. This is San Francisco like you've never seen it before. Two full days plus pre-workshop reception, for just $595.
  • SOLD OUT! Bodie and the Eastern Sierra - June 11-13, 2015 - 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. We will spend 3 days in the high plains photographing, discussing, learning, and immersing in our craft - $695 for the 3-day event.
  • Fall Color with Safari West: October 23-25, 2015 - Sonoma County has rolling hills covered in vineyards, beautiful trees, and gorgeous blue skies. What a prefect place to shoot Fall color and bolster your landscape library.
    But there's more. We include environmental portraiture with a professional model, and an exclusive African wildlife photo adventure at Safari West, led by a professional photographer, plus a few surprises. This is our longest running workshop of the season, and for good reason. Two full days plus pre-workshop reception, breakfast and lunch, excellent swag, professional model, private Safari West adventure with a pro photographer guide - all included for just $645.

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 2015 TDS Workshop

Street shooting in San Francisco, exploring the Eastern Sierra, Fall color, Safari West... these are some of the topics for the 2015 The Digital Story Photography Workshop Season.

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 2015. We're going to have a great time!