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Whether you are just beginning in nature and outdoor photography, are a seasoned pro from another discipline, or just want to join a group of like minded people for a great experience, you should definitely take a photography workshop with me. Scroll down for more…


Here you will find a list of topics and methods I use in making and processing my images. With all the techniques of picture making and methods to edit in Photoshop, these are a few of the methods that work quite well for me.


My “Limited Edition” images are printed on the highest quality museum grade materials. Papers from Hahnemühle, Harman, and Ilford are among the best available and known for their inherent quality and longevity.


Providing photography learning & guide services


These photography workshops and tours are known generally as “field workshops” where chasing light is the imperative. My first priority is to get you to the best locations at the best times to capture stunning images and second to assist you in the techniques required to get them. Since the best light is typically in the morning or afternoon, and depending on the workshop, we are often up well before sunrise and photograph until after sunset. Sometimes we go well into the night! During break times we will gather and review our images and I will offer critique and suggestions for editing. Also, post workshop image review, critique and editing techniques are included with my workshops.

If you’d like to learn how its done or just need a guide to safely get you there and back you should definitely contact me!

Groups are limited to only 6 participants ensuring a quality and relaxed experience. With less pressure you have more time for your artistic creativity

Topics covered:

  • Learn manual control of your camera: aperture, ISO, speed controls
  • How to use Natural Light
  • RAW vs JPEG
  • Exposure
  • Composite image building techniques
  • Panoramic image techniques
  • HDR technique
  • Depth of Field
  • Composition
  • When & how to use filters
  • Hyper focal & Focus Stacking Techniques
  • Conceptualization
  • How to See in Black & White
  • Capture images now for your future editing skills
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Using your smart phone and tablet & software
  • Editing and printing techniques

Click on an image to the right for more information on that particular workshop

Pick a workshop to the right, sign up and reserve your spot. I will get in touch with you personally to work out details and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

If you are interested in 1 to 1 instruction (private) please contact me.

Custom Workshops: Don’t see what you’re looking for? You might have an idea I want to do also! Contact me and I will plan it for you.


Sunset At McClures Beach - J Gunther Photography

Beautiful Sunset at Mc Clure’s beach -Point Reyes California

Point Reyes National Seashore
Most Saturdays or Sundays 9a – sunset


Cataract Falls Marin County California - J Gunther Photography

Middle Falls – Cataract Falls Marin County California

Cataract Falls – *Currently Suspended



Tiger – San Francisco Zoo

Free! SF Zoo Camera Walk
Most Wednesdays 10a – 1:30p


“I had great time with John spending the day out at Pt. Reyes. Got lots of personal attention and help with several of the issues I’ve been struggling with for years. I feel like I have improved tremendously in just one session and got several great photos.  I’ve already recommended him to several friends and have signed up for more classes!”

Lesley B.

Mill Valley, CA

“John’s experience as a seasoned photographer is evident. His suggestions and tips have provided me an opportunity to expand my abilities and visualize better photographs.”

Rob L.

Winsor, CA

“I’ve taken several workshops from some very well known photographers. On this workshop we encountered a severe wind storm in Death Valley which altered our original itinerary. John had a plan “B” which allowed us to get some great shots and continue our workshop in a safe manner. Their skill and hospitality was wonderful. I have many years of experience it was definitely worth my time and expense.”

Mike C.

Welches, OR

“I spent a photo-day with John at Point Reyes and it was an extremely well spent day. His photo shoot locations resulted in some very remarkable pictures, the discussions had me starting with new techniques. I can see a clear difference between the pictures taken before and after the shoot. If ever I am in the ‘neighborhood’, the first thing I will do is to check out with John for another opportunity to join him.”

Menno G,