Workshops, photo walks and one-on-ones...

If you are looking to take your photography to the next level, consider some of these workshop options. I have been recognized several times as one of the Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World, have recorded dozens of training videos for Macphun, am a Macphun HDR Master and Ambassador, and have licensed my images to entities around the globe. If you are looking for assistance or guidance in how to capture and edit your photos, I can help. Let me know if any of the below work for you, or if you have another idea send me an email. Thanks!

One on One Skype Sessions for Photo Editing

Regardless of your location, we can get together on Skype and walk through how I edit my photos. I have done this many times and it works great. I can share workflow tips and tricks using Macphun products (primarily Luminar and Aurora HDR) and we can edit photos together. I do these in 1 hour blocks. The agenda is yours and therefore we can cover whatever points are of most interest and benefit to you. Please contact me for details. 

Guided photo walks in Austin

If you are in Austin (either resident or visitor) and are looking for someone to help make sure you get the best photos of this fine city that you can possibly get, then hire me as a guide and I will personally escort you to all the right places at all the right times.  I’m both a local resident and a passionate photographer, and I know all the right spots.  

My list of the best places to photograph in Austin is at the top of any Google search for that subject, and I have published an eBook about it as well (which you can find here).  I will make sure you get the shots that you want, and that you have a great time doing so...but I can’t promise how the weather will turn out.  :-)  

Prior to meeting up, we can discuss what your preferences are in terms of subject matter and plan an itinerary around that, keeping in mind how the light will come into play on your subject.  Though most people prefer sunsets, I can promise that sunrise is pretty spectacular too, and much less crowded - and I am open to that as well (and there are plenty of places to get coffee)!

Requirements: car to get yourself to the proper spots (unless it’s all walking distance - for example, many of the spots downtown - and I will meet you at your chosen destination), camera, tripod, and a fun attitude!

You get a free copy of my eBook “The Photographer’s Guide to Austin” when you hire me as your guide!

Please contact me to discuss details.

Here's a customer testimonial from a guided photo tour of Austin:

We met Jim for early morning pre-sunrise photos of Austin skyline, and then sunrise photos. He was on time and exceedingly accommodating to our needs. Jim has a wealth of photographic knowledge, and he and I had animated discussions the entire time we were together. He guided us the entire day, and both of us had a blast!

He is a long-term native of Austin and knows much of the background lore as well as possesses a native’s insight into best locations for photography. Everyplace he picked out was outstanding. We asked for restaurant suggestions for lunch and dinner, and the places that he selected were fabulous. We were able to obtain in a single day an amount of photography that would have taken many days on my own. I strongly recommend Jim‘s photo guide of Austin, as it is all encompassing. I also strongly recommend hiring him as a travel guide as he exceeded all of my expectations.
— DF - Los Angeles, CA

Post Processing Workshops in Austin

If you are looking to take your photos to the next level and really get your friends to say “Wow!”, then hire me to tutor you in how to capture your photos and the fine art processes of creative, stunning post-processing.  I’ve been post-processing my photos for years now and have been recognized globally for my colorful, expressive work.  We can dedicate as little or as much time to it as you want, and meet in a convenient location to get started.

We will cover all the basics from setting up your camera to capturing the RAW files in the field, to using Lightroom to edit your base image, and then using other software products to bring that photo to life.  I will coach you through my entire workflow and help you make your photos into masterpieces!

This customized, personal workshop will include time in the field capturing the photos as well as dedicated time working together on your laptop and working through the various software packages to craft your photographs.  You will leave feeling inspired and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for your photography!

Requirements: camera with auto-bracketing, tripod, laptop, software

Suggested software: Macphun Luminar and/or Aurora HDR (to create an HDR, if interested), Adobe Lightroom, any of the Macphun Creative Kit, or some combination of all of those products

Please contact me to discuss details.