Registration Page for the 2020 TDS Humboldt Photo Workshop

We're only a few months away from our Humboldt Redwoods Photography Experience (May 12-14, 2020). Here's an overview of registration and lodging.


Workshop Registration

The workshop price is $749. If you're on the Reserve List, you've already made a $100 deposit, leaving a balance of $649. Workshop tuition is due by March 17, 2020 for Reserve List members. Once you make your tuition payment, your place at the workshop is guaranteed.

If you decide to join us and you're ready to pay your tuition, use the link below. You can use your credit card or PayPal balance with this option. If you prefer to pay by check, please send your payment to: Derrick Story, 2189 Sunleaf Lane, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403.

Tuition for the TDS Humboldt Redwoods Photography Workshop

You can use PayPal or your credit card to pay your workshop tuition. Click on This Link to Pay Your Tuition.

Accommodations, Breakfast, and Lunch

Our headquarters will be at Redwood Riverwalk in Fortuna, CA. This is a terrific location for us, right on the Eel River and very close to many of our shooting locations.

Full breakfast is available every morning with hot food, fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and juice (included in the price of your room!). You will not leave hungry, I promise you. We also make arrangements for sack lunches on shooting days, and will have a pizza party in the lab on the final day before our presentations. You will have the opportunity to customize your sack lunches. And if you have a travel partner, we can make lunches for them as well. All of that will be finalized after tuition is paid.

Please do not contact the Redwood Riverwalk Hotel for your accommodations. All requests and coordination before the workshop are handled by me.

I will build the rooming list and lunch preferences before the workshop, and when you arrive, you can pay for your room at the front desk. We get a discount, and you can estimate $99 a night for your room and one daily lunch. More on that in subsequent planning notes. But you can use the $99 price for building your budget.

Workshop Meeting Room

Our workshop meeting room is at the Riverwalk. We can bring in our own food and drinks. I will supply light refreshments during our lab and presentations. But if you have special items that you would like to have on hand, we have a refrigerator and sink that you can use while your work. They also have local beer and wine available at the hotel (and it is good!).



The town of Fortuna is about 30 minutes south of Eureka Airport. So if you're flying in, I would check the schedules there first. I'm also here to help you with your travel plans, so don't hesitate to ask for help. If you're driving, there is plenty of free parking at the Riverwalk Hotel.

Other Preparations

Once we have tuition and rooming list squared away, we'll then focus on final preparations for the event. You will receive emails with packing tips, equipment suggestions, and optional activities.

You can always contact me at: - for any questions about the registration process or the workshop itself. I can't wait to see you in the Humboldt Redwoods!

Preliminary Itinerary (Subject to change with weather, etc.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • 7:00 AM - Breakfast at the Redwood Hotel
  • 8:00 AM - Session 1 in the Classroom
  • 9:30 AM - Depart for Rockefeller Grove (Big Tree)
  • 10:00 AM - Photo Shoot at Rockefeller Grove
  • 11:00 AM - Depart for Women's Federation Grove
  • 11:30 AM - Sack Lunches at Women's Grove
  • 12:00 PM - Photo Shoot at Grove and Eel River
  • 1:00 PM - Depart for Redwood Hotel
  • 1:30 PM - Personal Time
  • 2:30 PM - Lab in the Classroom
  • 5:00 PM - End of Lab - Personal Time/Dinner
  • 7:30 PM - Optional Evening Walk Along the Eel River and Photography - Everyone is invited!
  • 9:30 PM - End of Day 1

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • 7:00 AM - Breakfast at the Redwood Hotel
  • 8:00 AM - Prep Classroom Session
  • 9:00 AM - Depart for Trinidad
  • 10:30 AM - Photo Shoot in Trinidad
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - Depart for Fortuna
  • 3:30 PM - Lab in the Classroom
  • 5:30 PM - End of Lab - Personal Time/Dinner

Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • 7:00 AM - Breakfast at the Redwood Hotel
  • 8:00 AM - Class Session in the Workroom
  • 9:00 AM - Depart for Founders Grove
  • 9:30 AM - Photo Shoot at Founders Grove
  • 11:30 AM - Depart for Fortuna
  • 12:00 PM - Pizza Party at the Redwood Hotel
  • 1:00 PM - Lab - Finishing Touches for Class Presentation
  • 3:00 PM - Class Presentation (Everyone is Invited!)
  • 5:00 PM - Workshop Concludes
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner on your own

Refund Policy

If an unexpected event occurs that prevents you from attending a paid-for TDS Workshop, please contact Derrick at Refunds for paid tuition are issued based on this schedule.

  • Request submitted between Feb. 14, 2020 and March 1, 2020 will remit $650 for full $749 tuition paid.
  • Request submitted between March 2, 2020 and March 31, 2020 will remit $350 for full $749 tuition paid.
  • Request submitted after April 1, 2020 will remit $150 for full $749 tuition paid.