Afternoon Outings


These last from 6 to 8 hours. We carpool from Lance's studio, or you can join along the way.  It usually 1 to 2 hours to get to our first stop, then we stop frequently as the light often gets better until sundown. After class Lance e-mails a map, so that you can revisit any spot.


Lance photographs with you and shows you examples in the field and on-line after class. He can answer questions you have at any time. Occasionally he will check in on you and suggest things after observing your technique. He can also suggest things to photograph if you "aren't seeing anything".


People do these when they want to find places to photograph, or want to learn in small doses. They repeat them when they want to go to the next level, or discover more places to photograph.


Following the Seasons and the Weather


Locations and times are chosen for when it is optimal for photography. Start times vary due to distance and season. We photograph specific places at specific times of year. There are never guarantees, but based on Lance's experience, the odds are that the light will be working with you, and not against you.


Places to Concentrate


The workshops are designed for small groups, and we mostly photograph in less crowded, lesser known areas, where we are less likely to be interrupted by crowds or distracted by traffic. There is usually little hiking involved, since the primary task is photography, not exercise. Every itinerary is scouted out to make sure there is ample time to photograph in desirable locations.

Afternoon Outings - by Location

Every picture in this section was taken during an actual workshop, unless otherwise noted.




Napa-Sonoma Wine Country

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Point Reyes National Seashore




Mount Tamalpais

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Sonoma-Mendocino Coast

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Sonoma County

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All workshops are for every skill level, from beginner to expert. Beginners will practice using their camera with guidance. Advanced photographers can concentrate on exploring new locations to photograph.

Those in between can always ask questions when they need advice.

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