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Small Group Workshops

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…

Private Lessons - New!

Don’t just read about it – let’s go out and do it! You will have my complete attention. We will cover topics tailored specifically for you. Whether you’re a beginner, need to brush up on various techniques or just want a private guide – let’s go! More…

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PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS & WORKSHOPS

Photography learning & guide services for individuals and small groups

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Private Lessons: I have recently added this level of training at popular request. Sometimes we just want to have someone show us the “how to” of photography. I always learn better by doing rather than reading and I know many of you do too. My private sessions are geared specifically to you and are more comprehensive since you have my complete attention. We will cover the many aspects of outdoor photography at a pace most comfortable for you. I tailor each session(s) for your specific needs. Check out my Private Lessons page for more information on topics and session availability.

Photography Workshops:  These are “field workshops” where chasing light is the imperative. With small groups of no more than six, my first priority is to get you to the best locations at the best times to capture stunning images. Second is 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 discuss and review our images and I will offer critique and suggestions for editing.

Post workshop image review, critique and editing techniques are included with my workshops. I’m always available to my clients.

If you’d like to learn how it’s done or simply 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

Click on an image to the right for more information on that particular workshop or private training.

You can Book your spot and I will contact you personally to work out details and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

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John (hat) discussing waterfall photography techniques with a client

Private Lessons – NEW!

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Sunset At McClures Beach - J Gunther Photography

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

Point Reyes National Seashore

Most Saturdays  9a – sunset

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Tiger – San Francisco Zoo

 San Francisco  Zoo Camera Walk

Most Wednesdays 10a – 1:30p

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I had a wonderful morning with John. He was extremely knowledgeable and broke things down in a way that helped me learn. Not only did I come away with more confidence, but john taught in a way that really got me excited about shooting. John was fun and had some great stories! I could have hung out with him all day.

Taylor F.

San Francisco

I wanted to surprise my wife with a private photography lesson and a friend referred me to John. This was a great experience start to finish. John was very communicative in scheduling and leading up to our scheduled lesson. He’s a great guy and easy to work with and my wife learned a lot. I’d recommend John to anyone…a beginner looking to understand the basics or an experienced photographer looking to hone one particular skill, John can give them what they’re looking for.

Steve F.

San Francisco

“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. John’s skill and hospitality was wonderful. I have many years of experience and 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,

Netherlands

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