General Workshop Information
Join award winning professional nature photographer and instructor Josh Miller in the search for amazing light and wildlife. From photographing Bald Eagles in Alaska, to the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada, and the frogs and butterflies of Costa Rica, Josh's workshops will help you learn what it takes to come home with truly unique and amazing images.
As both a science teacher and workshop instructor I firmly believe that the goal of good teaching should be to help students become self-thinkers and self-learners. This concept applied to photography means that I want to help empower students to find their own images and realize their own artistic visions. I believe that a successful photography workshop begins with a fun, laid-back atmosphere that creates a healthy environment for students to ask questions and try new techniques.
In workshops I focus on my students' images and questions rather than my own need to produce images. All too often I hear horror stories about workshop instructors using the paying clients to cover the costs of their trips to some exotic locale and then ignoring their students once they are on location. In contrast, I work with students in small groups of no more than six students per instructor in order to help my clients master the technical (camera) side of photography and more importantly, find what makes them feel fulfilled as artists.
What is the difference between a photo workshop and a photo tour? A photo tour is a group of like minded photographers who visit an area with a guide/driver who offers little photo instruction and often sits in the car while clients are photographing. While a good photo workshop is a much higher level trip where the leader works directly with the clients both in the field and during image review sessions to make the most of each shooting opportunity. A good workshop leader is a good guide, good photographer, good listener, and good teacher!
"All of Josh's help is constructive, supportive and provided strictly for the enrichment of his students. Josh has the rare ability to put his students’ needs above his own. I have always learned an amazing amount while working with Josh and would enjoy each and every opportunity to work with him again in the future." D. Angus
"It was an amazing trip, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Great times, great company, and great instruction! If anyone is thinking about taking a class from you, may I tell them how highly I recommend it" M. Determan
"Josh Miller is an enjoyable and patient guide both in the field and during classroom instruction. His teaching techniques are practical and fundamental to every photographer whether you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced shutter bug. I have had the privilege of working with Josh in group settings and one-on-one instruction within several locations, include the Eastern Sierra Region, Yosemite, Tahoe and Table Mountain. If you are considering going on a photographic workshop I highly recommend the talents of Josh Miller." C.Kent