It’s officially winter tomorrow – Thursday, December 21, 2017 – even though the mostly-very-warm fall we’ve experienced in the Upper Midwest makes it seem like winter can’t really be here yet. So even though temps are in the 40s and we haven’t seen any snow yet this season, I’m going to kick off winter with some winter landscape photographs. Continue reading “Rock, Ice, and Snow”
I’m pleased to finally be able to post a workshop report for my Spring Wildflowers & Landscape Photography Workshop. The sold-out class took place in early May, and was made up of a very solid group of photographers ranging from beginner to very experienced enthusiasts. It was a very fun group with which to work.
As always at my field workshops, we started early in the day at 6:30am in order to photograph during the peak morning light. And we were not disappointed! Meeting once again at Berry Woods south of Des Moines, Iowa Continue reading “2016 Spring Wildflowers & Landscape Photography Workshop Report”
It’s been a crazy couple of months here at MSPP, and while the world is thinking “spring” I feel like I’m still trying to wrap up winter. Is it March yet? (I know, I know, we’re halfway through April).
Regardless, I’ve wanted to share some info and some of the awesome photos created by participants in my February “The Midwest Winter Landscape” workshop. We had a Continue reading “2016 Winter Landscape Workshop Report”
They say around here, “If you don’t like the weather in Iowa, just wait ’til tomorrow – it’ll be different!”
We had a fine group of photographers come together Saturday for our “The Midwest Winter Landscape” photography workshop, in Des Moines, Iowa. It was a dedicated group of hardy souls, and wow, did we experience a wide array of weather. Forget waiting “’til tomorrow” as the saying goes – we experienced an entire winter season just in one day. Continue reading “UPDATED: Winter Landscape Workshop Report – What a Day!”
For the first time in a few years, the 17 photographers joining me for this year’s Midwest Autumn Color photography workshop at Ledges State Park in central Iowa had a perfect, blue-sky day. It was even warm! The past few years have been either overcast steel-grey skies – typical of autumn in this part of the country – or full-out rain like we had on both days of last year’s special “two-fer” offering of this workshop. It was really nice to be warm and dry for this year’s session! Continue reading “Autumn Color Workshop Fun!”
After postponing my annual Spring Wildflower and Landscape Photography workshop a week due to an unprecedented week of May snow in this region, a great group of participants came together at one of my favorite woodland wildflower locations for a productive day of learning and nature photography.
We started the day at Berry Woods Preserve, which was the first Nature Conservancy acquisition in Iowa, and is a gorgeous forest a few miles south of Des Moines in Warren County. Continue reading “Spring Wildflower Workshop – Follow-Up and Participant Images”
Coming up June 30 on the lovely Midwestern prairie – a full day of nature photography field education while photographing summer prairie wildflowers, plants, insects and other fauna, and the classic Midwest prairie landscape! If you enjoy nature photography, please consider joining us for our next Midwest Nature Photography Field Workshop! Continue reading “The Midwest Summer Prairie – June 30 Field Workshop in Iowa!”
My popular annual Autumn Color photography workshops are fast approaching – and there are still spots available. This year I am expanding the Midwest Nature Photography Field Workshops fall color events to include another fabulous Iowa location – Wildcat Den State Park! Continue reading “2011 Autumn Color Workshops”
After a hiatus in 2010, the Midwest Nature Photography Field Workshop Series returns in 2011. I’m finalizing dates and locations, to be announced soon. Photographers, clean those lenses and order that ballhead you’ve been wanting! We have some great locations in store. Continue reading “2011 Midwest Nature Photography Field Workshops”