2017 Workshops and Classes

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In-Person Workshop: Perceptive Photographer Workshop

July 28-30, 2017 (Date has passed)

Many of us get into photography initially for the love of creating photographs. As we learn more, our focus shifts to find out more about the knobs, dials, sliders, and buttons. For some of us, no matter how much we learn about those buttons, our work still seems to be missing something. Finding out what is missing for you and reconnecting to your love of photography is what The Perceptive Photographer is all about.

This three-day workshop takes place at our Whidbey Studio. We focus on the internal aspects of photography. In a casual and relaxed environment, we spend time becoming inspired by the work of masters, talking about the creative process, critically looking at our own work, and participating in exercises designed to help you further understand your own photographic process. The goal of these creative exercises, shooting activities, and conversations is to assist you in understanding your barriers, successes, and next steps to take with your photography.

Although the primary focus of the workshop is on the non-technical aspects of photography, there will be an optional lab on the second evening where you can get help processing your images and have the opportunity to do some limited printing.

The workshop is limited to 6 participants.

The cost for this workshop is $750.

In-Person Workshop: The Alternative Process

October 19-22, 2017 (sold out)

This four-day workshop is about the foundations of alternative processing in the digital age. The workshop starts with some of the foundations and history of alternative processing. We will then start to work with our images to make them ready to print in a variety of alternative processes. We will spend the rest of the time making prints in a variety of processes. The workshop is very hands-on, and you will leave with all the information and skills you need to work from home. The workshop cost includes all materials, supplies, and a one-hour online follow up session to make sure that you have all your questions answered after you get home.

The workshop is limited to 5 participants.

The cost for this workshop is $1,200.


In-Person Workshop: Fine Art Digital Printing

June 23-25, 2017 (Full) or July 14-16, 2017

This three-day workshop is all about getting the best of the printed image. This workshop takes place at our Whidbey Studio where you will have the opportunity to learn how to edit, print, and critique work. Over the course of the three days, you will learn about how to evaluate a print, examine the printing techniques of master photographers and printers, develop a consistent workflow and techniques, and discuss considerations for proper presentation.

The workshop starts off talking about the fine art print, substrates, color management, reviewing master photographers, and a host of other non-editing considerations. After we have our feet firmly on the ground, then we will move into workflow and editing techniques with Camera RAW/Lightroom, Photoshop, and some third-party tools to help translate our vision of an image into the print. We will be printing on Epson printers, and all printing supplies are included in the cost of the workshop. Each student will leave with a number of archival prints for their portfolio or display.

Each of these workshops is limited to 8 participants.

The cost for this in-person workshop is $900.

Online Workshop: Digital Black and White Photography

Starts May 24, 2017
o class session the week of June 14, 2017
(Course Over)


In this six-week online workshop, you will learn the basics of creating black and white photographs. We start with the basics of what makes a good black and white photograph. The workshop then covers a number of techniques for editing and processing your digital images into black and white photographs and covers a range of topics including capture, editing, and output options.

Each week consists of a one-hour online session followed by an optional 30-minute Q&A session for more specific follow-up questions. Sessions are recorded, so even if you miss a class, you can catch up at your convenience. Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 9 students so you can get the personal attention that you need to make real progress. The workshop ends with a review of the work that you created over the course of the six weeks.

The workshop is limited to 9 participants.

The cost for this online workshop is $250.

Online Workshop: Lights Out Lightroom

Starts week of June 21, 2017 (Course Over)

In this six-week online workshop, you will have the opportunity to work on the more advanced aspects of working in Lightroom. The workshop consists of six 60-minute sessions with an optional 30 minute Q&A after session. We will cover topics such as advanced asset management strategies, organization strategies, advanced image editing (including Photoshop and third-party tools), printing, and much more.

The workshop is limited to 9 participants so that you can get the personal attention necessary to get exactly what you want out of the experience. Each session is recorded, so even if you miss a week, you can still catch up on the material.

The workshop is limited to 9 participants.

The cost for this workshop is $250.

"Daniel is an intuitive teacher. He has a gift for how to challenge me not only to be a better photographer but to step back and see how my photography fits into the larger picture of my creative work as a whole, to grapple with and come to understand why my photography matters, so that when I lift my camera to my eye, it is not random but intentional."

Cami Dohrn

"I feel very fortunate to have met, worked and studied with Daniel Gregory. He's thoughtful, engaging, and talented both technically and creatively.  I've had the chance to learn from him both one-on-one and in a group setting. He is a wonderful teacher and mentor."

Jeff Merriman-Cohen

"Through out my life I noticed that what distinguishes a great teacher from a good one is that while both know technical details of their trade very well, the great teacher can craft the program, the material that you learn upon in such a way that will inspire you to learn and discover more no matter how steep is the learning curve. And Daniel is a great teacher that will inspire you, support you and when you are stuck will give you the best advice that you need at that point. Like 'Go and reshoot it.'"

Mikhail Kolesnik

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

Each workshop has a different set of needs. Once you register, you will be sent a detailed handout about the workshop. The handout contains details about the workshop content, locations, directions to the studio and complete workshop schedule. It also includes a list of required materials and optional materials.

What is your payment and refund policy?

For most workshops, payment in full is due at the time of registration. We offer refunds with no questions asked until 30 days before the workshops: this far in advance you can receive a 100% refund. With 29 or fewer days until the workshop, there are no refunds. However, if you are unable to attend the workshop and we are able to fill your spot in the workshop, you can apply the value of your workshop to a mutually agreed upon future workshop or receive a 75% refund.

Do I need to bring my own computer?

Yes. The studio has super high-speed Internet, printers, power and all sorts of crazy darkroom stuff, but the one thing we don't have are computers for you to use. If you really want to attend a workshop, and don't have access to a laptop, please feel free to contact me and I will see if we can figure something out.

Are there any prerequisites for attending a workshop?

For almost all of the workshops there are no prerequisites. In the event a workshop does require some advanced or prior knowledge it will be specifically called out on the workshop registration page. If you are ever concerned about the specific topics or technical requirements for a workshop, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer any of your questions so that you can feel great about your decision to sign up.

Do you offer any discounts?

There is a 10% discount for referrals and 10% for alumni of prior workshops.  You can also apply multiple discounts to a single workshop. For example, if you refer two people and have attended a prior workshop, you will receive a discount code that will allow you to take 30% off your registration. If you are an alumni or have referred someone, please contact us prior to your registration and we will give you the necessary code to receive your full discount.

Can I be put on a waitlist?

Absolutely. Life happens and we want to make sure that we can get you in a workshop if at all possible. If the workshop is full, we will take down your name and contact you if a spot becomes available.

Do you offer payment plans?

Most workshops payments are due in full at the time of registration. Some workshops only require a deposit, but most are require the full payments. I do understand that sometimes it makes sense to be able to pay for the cost of a workshop over time. If you want to discuss that as an option, please contact me and we can figure out something that will work for you to be able to attend the workshop.

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