The 2020 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.

_83I4971-Steve Humboldt Redwoods Workshop. Photo by Steve Csoto.

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 2020

We have a fantastic lineup for 2020. Here's an overview of the four events that begin this Spring and run through the year until Autumn. Surely one of these is just right for you.

08600015-TFP076-santa-monica.jpg LA Street Photography Experience - Photo by Derrick Story (film).

When you decide which event is best for your, jump over to our 2020 Workshops Signup Page and place a $100 deposit to secure your place. Only participants on the Reserve List who have placed 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.

  • LA Street Photography Experience - March 13-15, 2020 - This hands-on workshop guides you on an exploration of classic Los Angeles locations and architecture. Our excursions will take us as far west as Venice Beach, as well as famous movie spots and the back streets of this fascinating Southern California area. Limited to 9 participants and featuring two instructors (Derrick Story and Mike Boening), you will enjoy great photography, food, and friendship with our fellow enthusiasts. Three days, $749. You can place your deposit here.
  • Humboldt Redwoods and Coast Workshop - May 12-14, 2020 - Our home base for this experience is in the hospitable town of Fortuna that's on the banks of the Eel River. From there we explore the magnificent redwood groves of Humboldt County and the rugged coastline of Northern California. This workshop explores three distinct ecosystems in a satisfying 3-day event. Limited to just 9 participants, you can reserve your spot and learn more about this event here.
  • Lassen Volcanic Park Photo Workshop - July 16-18, 2020 - We'll convene at a spacious cabin at Lake Almanor that serves as our HQ. From there we explore the stunning Lassen landscape, peaceful shores of Lake Almanor, and the magnificent mountain night skies. This hands-on photo workshop is limited to 8 participants and is a wonderful blending of experience, camaraderie, and artistry. Limited to just 8 participants, you can reserve your spot and learn more about this event here.
  • The Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop - Autumn 2020 - Our event is headquartered at the Silver Maple Inn in Bridgeport, CA - gateway to Bodie, Mono Lake, and June Lake. We'll take advantage of the magical morning light to photograph some of the most unique landscape in North America. We'll photograph the sparkling night skies of the Sierra and explore rustic urban environments. Limited to just 9 participants, you can reserve your spot and learn more about this event here.

Send Me Info

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 2020 Workshop

Many participants have told me over the years that the workshop they attended was the best 3 days of their photography career. It's that magical combination of immersion without distraction, location, guidance, and friendship. If you want to experience a TDS Photography Workshop, here's how.

rclompus portraits (5 of 10) Humboldt Redwoods Workshop - Photo by Richard Clompus.

To get the ball rolling, visit the 2020 Workshops Signup Page and place a $100 deposit to join the Reserve List and hold your place in line. This guarantees you the opportunity to sign up for your chosen event. 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 Reserve 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 2020. We're going to have a great time!