Entries by Jim

Client Photos California Coastal Workshop, December 2013

A selection of participant photos from our December 2013 California Coast Photography Workshop. Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the post! ~Jim & Josh Paul Judy Jeb Buchman Mike Gibbons James Fondriest If you’d like to learn to take photos like these join us on our next session of our California Coastal […]

Eastern Sierra Fall Photography Workshop, October 2013

First off, thanks to an amazing group of people and avid photographers! David, Dan, Bambi, Mary, Joey, Kevin, Stacia, and Nirav, you made this workshop both enjoyable and memorable. It was great meeting you Stacia, Mary, and Dan for the first time, and a pleasure to see you David, Nirav, Joey, Bambi, and Kevin again. […]

2013 Eastern Sierras Workshop Client Photos

A selection of participant photos from our 2013 Eastern Sierras Fall Photography Workshop. Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the post! And if you’d like to learn to take photos like these join us on our next Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop. ~Jim & Josh  

Santa Cruz Photography Workshop, July 13, 2013

Summer time weather patterns in Santa Cruz often are filled with blue skies or thick marine layers. On our July 13, 2013 Santa Cruz Photography Workshop, we got a little bit of both. We started the day at the main beach in Davenport with its signature sea stack, rocky staircase shelf, and the infamous crack. […]

Death Valley Photo Workshop Wrap-Up, Feb 21-24, 2013

Death Valley’s desert landscapes are simply phenomenal. The stark beauty continually changes and offers something new and unusual with each visit. In an effort to seek out something new, Josh and I set out on scouting missions at sunrise and sunset for a potential new location. We wandered the salt flats for a few miles […]

Big Sur Photography Workshop, January 12, 2013

Our first workshop of the new year was in beautiful Big Sur. As often is the case in January, a period of clear skies moved through the area. I once heard a National Park employee call this phenomenon “June-uary”. And while it certainly looked like summer, the crisp air never quite reached beyond 50° and reminded […]

California Coastal Workshop Recap – November 2-4, 2012

Our annual California Coast weekend workshop once again hit the coast with a great group with participants from the bay area, southern California, the east coast, and the great white north, Canada. After an introductory meeting and slideshow Friday night, we started Saturday morning with a colorful sunrise overlooking one of the best stretches of […]

Santa Cruz Photo Workshop Wrap-Up, August 18, 2012

Here at Sea to Summit Workshops, we do encourage our participants to ask questions. While Josh and I do give a couple brief group lectures, most of the workshop is spent working with photographers 1-on-1. This is the best time to grill us on the topics you want help with most. Our group on Saturday […]

Santa Cruz Photography Workshop, June 23, 2012

It was a blustery day in June when Jim and I met six excited photographers for an afternoon of seascape photography. But we were missing someone. Where was our seventh student? Just then: a text and a phone call. Oh no, Alice’s car had died on the way here! Normally we like a little drama […]

Santa Cruz Photography Workshop, June 18th, 2012

Here at Sea to Summit Workshops, we have had the pleasure of working with groups joining us for corporate team building. Everyone knows each other and are in good spirits. A day at the beach certainly beats a day at the office…especially on a Monday! Our most recent group from Adobe met us in Santa […]

Filter Guide for Landscape Photography: Polarizers

Here at Sea to Summit Workshops, we often get asked for advice on which filters to purchase…and rightfully so! There are a myriad of photo filters on the market from UVs to Polarizers, NDs (neutral density) and GNDs (graduated neutral density), red filters, blue filters, and even gold-n-blue filters. But for landscape photography, there are […]

Santa Cruz Photo Workshop Wrap-Up, February 11, 2012

One of the talking points on our Santa Cruz workshops revolves around ocean safety. Another involves the dynamic nature of the ocean and all the wonderful ways it can be rendered with a variety of camera techniques. We also talk about the challenges unique to seascape photography. Well, the ocean made sure Sea to Summit […]