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Workshops~2020

Mountain Light & Desert Beauty of the Eastern Sierras~February 25th-March 1st

**Two Instructors**

Join Myself and Jesse Moran for 5 days and nights amidst the most majestic mountains, with the most incredible sand dunes, salt basins and geology, and one eerie lake nestled within. The Eastern Sierra Nevada range is my favorite range of mountains in the lower 48. For the last several years I have come back again, and again each time with a totally different set of eyes, and a totally different set of images. Each time I learn more and more about myself, and this craft. Alongside me on this rare collaborative is my dearest friend Jesse Moran, whom has spent more time in these mountains than the animals that inhabit them. Growing up in California this area was and is Jesse’s church.

We will guide you both on the roads and off in some of the harshest, driest, highest, hottest, and most incredible landscapes the world has to offer.

This workshop includes Lodging for 5 nights. Transportation, food and drink are not included.

Limited to only 10 Students

Discover Moab ~ The Red Desert ~ March 25th-29th

 

Moab is a place like no other, it is a place so near and dear to me that after just one visit, picked up our lives and made it our home! The red rocks, cactus, sandstone formations and seemingly endless canyons are just simply, amazing. One could spend a life time here capturing the amazing landscape, with snow, fog, rain, sun and cloud. Moab is so incredible! Join me for 4 days and 4 nights while I show you around my amazing home, and one of the most amazing and dark landscapes!

This workshop includes Lodging for 4 nights in a double occupancy setting. Transportation, food and drink are not included.

Limited to only 8 Students

Oregon’s Rugged Coast and California’s Ancient Redwoods ~ A Place Time Has Forgotten

Two Dates Available

Have you ever witnessed something so powerful, yet beautiful that you couldn’t quite convey to others the feelings you felt while there? The Oregon coast and coastal Redwood Forests are sure to do just that! With amazing jagged sea stacks, crashing waves, natural caves and bridges, the coast of Oregon has no shortage of opportunity to make great images that will leave your friends and family in awe! The mystical Redwood forests of Northern California offers totally different types of conditions with lush, green trillium, moss, ferns, massive blossoming Rhododendrons, and morning lights rays piercing the veil of fog that will leave you completely speechless!

**This Workshop is being offered twice in 2020,  May 27th-31st and June 3rd-7th. The Itineraries are the same, just reversed and the lodging arrangements comparable. Please choose the dates that are right for you by selecting one of two buttons through the page below. 

This workshop includes Lodging for 4 nights in an “Air B&B Type setting. Some rooms may be shared, and tuition based on single or double occupancy.  Keeping the group together, close and bonded has forged so many friendships on these workshops!

Transportation, food and drink are not included.

Two Workshops Limited to only 5 Students each

A Summer in Glacier National Park

Wildlife and Wildflowers

Two Dates Available

For four days and nights experience action packed adventure in one of the countries most beautiful National Parks, particularly so during the height of wildflower season! Glacier National park offers plentiful subjects for all types of photographers. Mountain goats, big horned sheep, elk, moose, and massive grizzlies awaken from their hibernation. Wildflowers bloom in fields beneath the craggy peaked mountains, and streams flow in every direction. After 4 days within the park your life will forever be changed, as mine has been! You will be guided not only to beautiful locations but to places that will drop your jaw. You’ll see fields of wildflowers, wildlife, and most importantly spend time in nature, learning a new way of seeing! Landscape photography isn’t just about documenting a scene, its about capturing a moment, its about remembering, feeling, thinking, and creating a sense of that in your images.

\ Join me on this adventure around North Americas most beautiful wilderness and learn how I connect, conceive and create my images, and evoke emotion!

**This intensive and immersive workshop will be offered twice in 2020, July 22nd-26th and July 29th-August 2nd. Each workshop will follow a near identical itinerary, with a change in lodging with slightly different sleeping arrangement. There is no advantage of one date over the other, both dates are aimed at the very peak of the wildflower bloom on the eastern side of the park. 

This workshop will cover Fine Art Landscape photography topics, both in the field, and in the classroom using Adobe, Apple, and Wacom products and software. Although we will see plenty of wildlife, there will not be instruction on this topic. 

This workshop includes Lodging for 4 nights in an “Air B&B Type setting. Some rooms may be shared, and tuition based on single or double occupancy.  Keeping the group together, close and bonded has forged so many friendships on these workshops!

Transportation, food and drink are not included.

Two Workshops Limited to only 5 Students each

COMING SOON

Iceland ~ Land of Fire and Ice

September 15-20th

**This intensive and immersive workshop will be offered  September 15-20th, 2020

This workshop includes Lodging for 5 nights. Transportation, food and drink are not included.

Limited to only 5 Students each

My Mission Statement as an Artist and Instructor

Photography is just one of so many mediums of which one can create art, and in my own work I take many liberties, and departures from that of traditional photography. I consider my work fine art and as such I have an extremely deep personal connection with my work, and with the scenes of which I capture. When you decide to work with me, you decide to step across the threshold of absolute realism, unlocking creativity. Remember the scene the way you want to!

My goal with any workshop isn’t about the destination, but about the connection. When one can connect with a scene the ensuing photographs will reflect that. Rather than herd you from one location to another we take time to take it in, absorb the scene which ultimately allows you to think more clearly, which of course allows for the creative juices to flow. There are a million ways to see and capture a scene, and we want to find your way, and cultivate your creative vision.

During our classroom sessions we will focus on a logical and memorable workflow that may not quite be linear but will allow the highest quality of your work. Many of the techniques and tricks we will learn over the course of a workshop will help hone your skills and reform your workflow until the day you lay the camera down.

Testimonials

I took Josh's 2019 Glacier National Park workshop and it was so awesome! I learned much more than I expected in both the field (how to find compositions; how to shoot for photo stacking; how to improve my overall shooting abilities!); and in post processing (with at least 5 hours of direct post processing training). Josh was so attentive and patient, and such an overall great dude! I made some wonderful photographer friends with the other participants. It's amazing how close you can become in such a short period of time when you sleep, eat, and hang out in the same accommodation. Everything about the experience was outstanding. AND, if that's not enough to make you want to take a Josh workshop, let me tell you this. I was struggling to edit one of my photo stacked images after I returned from the workshop. Josh skyped with me, and showed me how to oversome my post processing struggle! He's also been available to advise me on equipment. I can't say enough good things about a Joshua Snow Workshop! I'm looking at his 2020 workshops and plan to do another as soon as I can.

Gail Mitchell

There are only a couple of workshop photography instructors that I would consider and there are many out there. I've been following Josh on social media for quite a while. His images besides being beautiful evoke the feeling he experienced of that place in an incredible manner. He is a humble down to earth person and a very cool dude that does not exude an overbearing ego as do some other workshop leaders. When he offered a workshop going to the Redwoods and points along the Oregon coast I knew it was the right workshop for me. I struggle with compositions and want to improve on my post processing. I believed he could help me with both. Josh was extremely generous with his time and focused on spending time with each student helping them with any instruction they needed. He was available at all times and even after the workshop was over to answer any questions. He is a very genuine person that loves the outdoors, photography and helping his students achieve their goal. He did post processing sessions for two of the three days when we came back to the airbnb. He is extremely skilled in the use of Lightroom and Photoshop and records the sessions along with critiques of the students work which he gives to the students to use as a learning tool. These lessons are invaluable! If you are looking for a talented and patient photography mentor to bring your work to the next level you should consider a workshop with Josh. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop so much that I have already signed up for his Glacier National Park workshop in 2020.

Chuck Jason

So I just attended my second workshop with Joshua. The class size was small (8 of us) which is perfect. Everyone was getting the attention that they needed. Joshua is a patient instructor who wants to teach what he knows. This particular workshop was for night photography only. The instruction (both in the field and in the classroom) and the locations were amazing and I know that I came away with some great pictures. Once again I look forward to attending another one of his workshops.
Kirk C.

I just attended a workshop with Joshua and it was great. The locations he took us to were amazing. For me the best part, as an amateur photographer, was the one-on-one help. I have taken other workshops and did not come away from them with the level of knowledge that I came away from with this one. I can't wait to work with Joshua again.
Kirk C.

Kirk Corbin

Had a blast with Josh! 1. He knew amazing places to go. 2. Planned our shoots based on weather to make sure we got the best Scenes 3.Had great advise and tips while shooting 4. His post Processing instruction was on point!

Chance Allred

Had such an amazing time at our Death Valley workshop, learned so much from night photography to the actual processing. Joshua is super knowledgeable and I will definitely be coming back for another in the future

Jessica Santos

I just got back from an amazing workshop with Joshua Snow! Let me just say the experience far exceeded my expectations. From the site selection to the in-field coaching to the editing sessions after everything was on point. If you want to take your photography to the next level I highly suggest Joshua Snow Photography.

Dr. Paul J. Lynch, MD

If you want a great learning experience, you need to take a workshop from Joshua. He has a gift for capturing nature which is unique, and something that not every photographer or artist possess. You can see it in his images, but also in the process he uses, from composition to editing. He is truly talented, I would highly recommend courses with him if you are serious about capture nature in a unique way. Keep up the great work Joshua!

Dr. Duane Weenig, DDS

I'd been following Joshua's photography for awhile, but when a move across country landed my wife and I in Moab for a few days, I thought "What a better way to experience these parks than with someone who knows them so intimately?"

Am I glad I did! Joshua was incredibly knowledgeable about where the best light would be at certain times and how to get there. He helped me plan and execute multiple shots, including an EPIC milky way in Arches.

He's very personable, and after 5 minutes of hanging out, felt like you'd known him your whole life! I learned more from my conversations with Joshua on our one day outing than I have in the past 4 months combined about photography.

Highly recommend taking a workshop or solo excursion with Joshua, and hopefully will do so again myself someday.

Chris Maust

Josh is THE BEST. I just finished a two day workshop with him, and learned more than I could have imagined. His technical expertise and creativity are beyond measure. He exhibits patience, kindness, and organization through all situations. In the field, it doesn't take long before everyone within earshot recognizes his skill level. Josh was always helpful to everyone that approached. The main reason I recommend Josh is that his work speaks for itself. His talent shines. Under his guidance I was able to capture images I only ever dreamed about. By far this is THE BEST WORKSHOP IN MOAB.

Daniel Kinney

Just do it! At the end of April 2017, I participated in Joshua’s Arches and Canyonlands Milky Way and landscape Panorama Workshop and am so glad that I did. I came away with skills, techniques and jaw dropping pictures I am sure to enjoy for decades.

I learned about the workshop a only few weeks before it started and was able to get a slot due to a cancellation, Joshua keeps the group small to ensure lots of personalized attention. Before the workshop, he made sure I had the correct equipment, can you say Nodal bar, and answered all questions I had. Two days before the start he contacted the participants to see if we could start a night early due to weather! It turned out to be a great call as Thursday night was clear and Friday night was cloudy!

Joshua has the technical expertise with the camera and software and the demeanor to teach it in a relaxed way. In the field, he was always there to provide advice, double check setting and triple check the results. In the classroom, he made sure we knew what we were doing and why. I had experience with Lightroom but no time with Photoshop and Joshua took the time explain much of the basics and terminology.

This was my first photography workshop and my expectations were greatly exceeded. If you want to accelerate your skills in an immersive workshop led by a passionate, skilled, National Park and BLM licensed photographer and adventurer then take one of Joshua’s workshops. Furthermore, it is only set of workshops that I am aware of that offers both infield and classroom (Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software) sessions.

Just do it and reaps the rewards!

Ron Gleason

This was my first photography workshop and I am so glad I went with Josh. When I saw he would be conducting it in Death Valley I immediately jumped on the opportunity. It was an intense 3 days so be prepared for little sleep and lots of shooting. It was like an injection of pure creativity which for me was much needed. Josh and his partner, Jesse were able to provide individual attention to each person in the group and they did not hold back on any tips and advice on how to make your images more impactful. If you're on the fence just pull the trigger and sign up, it'll be worth it!

Rick laRocca

Had a blast with Josh! 1. He knew amazing places to go. 2. Planned our shoots based on weather to make sure we got the best Scenes 3.Had great advise and tips while shooting 4. His post Processing instruction was on point!

Chance Allred

FUN - ADVENTUROUS - INFORMATIVE
I attended Josh's workshop in Death Valley National Park and it was everything I was hoping it would be plus more. First and foremost, Josh is a very personable easy to talk to guy. he truly is there to help you learn and answer all your questions. I've heard some "professional" photographers who run workshops like this are more concerned with getting their pictures than helping you with yours. NOT the case with Josh. Plus, he had a co-lead photography with him, Jesse Moran, who was just as amazing as well. No matter what your having difficulties with on sight he's there to help you get the shot you envisioned and especially with astrophotography(milky way) which he is probably most well known for. Secondly, we covered every possibly location DVNP has to offer. We were always on the move and making the most of our time together. This part was probably the most fun for me because I love adventure. Third, he teaches you all his tricks of the trade to edit milky way shots and more. If you like to have fun, if you like adventure and you want to grow with your photography I would strongly consider doing a workshop with Josh. You won't be disappointed.

Chris DeMars

Great photographer and great teacher! Josh showed me so much more about photography and after taking the workshop I feel like I’ve improved on a ton even though it was only a couple days with him.Very passionate about photography which is displayed in his teaching. Super nice guy and really knows some great spots. 100% would recommend for a workshop and hope to take another one of his in the future. He helped me a ton with the editing portion as well and now I can finally finish some shots I’ve been intimidated to work with in photoshop. Had an awesome weekend and came away with some great shots. Psyched to go out and shoot and improve on these techniques!

Leon Lefebvre

Josh is a passionate and giving photog and a great teacher. I recently attended a workshop with him and what a great experience it was. Josh's local knowledge was key in getting us to the right locations at the right times. Josh is very knowledgeable in PS and shared his common techniques for finishing a great landscape shot. He was always available to answer any questions whether in the field or doing post processing. I've only attended a few other workshops but one thing I definitely appreciated was that when we were out shooting, he was concerned with us getting great shots and answering questions, NOT getting his own shots. His passion for photography and nature is genuine and it shows. If you are thinking of taking a photo workshop in Moab, there is only one choice: Joshua Snow Photography!

Dave Ruben

Just do it. I came by Joshua’s website by reading an article he wrote for Really Right Stuffs magazine “Light and Shadow”. I then read his blog, and what impressed me was the passion and dedication he had for his craft. I decided to take the Moab workshop to see if that passion and dedication was real and I can tell you firsthand, it is. We were given choices of locations to shoot, then as a group we voted. The class size was small (ours was five) so personal instruction was good. I didn’t expect to come back with a stunning photo like Joshuas, but I expected to learn how he achieved them. What I came back with were the tools that allows you to achieve those results. The post processing sessions were instructional and good and to get results like his are not easy and are intensive, but in the end, the results are impressive. Joshua promised we would be tired and sore, and he delivered. Great workshop. Take one, you won’t regret it.

Dave Niino

I have been attending workshops for photography for over 20 years. I have seen my share of good ones and not so good, but without question, the workshop with Joshua Snow was the best I have ever been to. Please read why: 1) His images are incredible evoking emotions in almost every one. Through his images he demonstrates his knowledge of translating what he sees through his lens to a representation that makes one understand the beauty of nature and our surroundings. 2) The workshop itself was challenging intellectually, artistically, and physically. Josh took us to places where we had the opportunity to create our own once in a lifetime images. If we needed help, advice, or guidance, he was right there to do so. He did not concern himself with capturing his own photos, but rather focused on making sure the participants got the shots they were after. 3) Josh was incredibly generous with his time. He stayed with us at a shoot or in a class until everyone was satisfied and had all their questions answered. He recorded all of his instruction and has given us access to it so we can review the wealth of knowledge he provided. 4) Josh Snow is among the most passionate people I have ever met with respect to photography and the outdoors. He freely shares all of his knowledge about photography, light, capture techniques, processing workflows and tips, and his love of the outdoors in hopes that it enhances our love of the same. He is as genuine a person as you will ever meet; a person you want to learn from, a person you want to share a meal with, a person you want to be around. 5) I learned more about night photography in four days than i have in two years and three previous workshops. He is a patient, complete, and engaging teacher. 6) It is my dream for Joshua Snow to become recognized by the photography community for the amazing photographer and person dedicated to the discipline that he is. I sincerely hope I have the privilege of attending another one of his workshops. If anyone reading this would like to contact me for a conversation about Josh's workshops, I would welcome the opportunity. Josh has my contact information....Bruce

Bruce Blaylock

No Refund/Cancellation/Postponement Policy for Registrations

Once a deposit has been paid, registration fees for workshops and other events are non-refundable. If a registrant desires to reschedule his or her attendance at a workshop or event, a registration is transferable to another Seminar or event hosted by JSnowPhotography LLC, so long as registrant provides us with at least thirty (30) days written or electronic (emailed) notice of the desire to transfer the registration. Your rescheduled Seminar or event must take place within one (1) year from the original seminar or event date availability provided. If no availability to any workshops is available within one year at time of transference, it is at the sole discretion of JSnowPhotography LLC to allow acceptation to future workshops. A transfer certificate will be held on file with JSnowphotography in value to the dollar amount paid for the original registration. An administrative fee of US$50 will apply in the event you transfer your Seminar or event date as permitted above and will be added to your final billed balance.

We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a workshop or related event(s) in our sole discretion. If we cancel or postpone a workshop or event, we will use reasonable efforts to reschedule the cancelled or postponed seminar or event to within twelve (12) months from its original start date. Registration fees paid by registrants for a cancelled or postponed seminar shall be applicable to the rescheduled workshop on a dollar for dollar basis only. In the event JSnowPhotography LLC elects not to reschedule the cancelled workshop or event, registrant will be offered a refund. If this occurs, our responsibility is limited to a refund of any registration fee(s) already paid. JSnowPhotography LLC is not responsible for airline tickets, hotels costs, other tickets or payments, or any similar fee penalties or related or unrelated losses, costs and/or expenses registrant may incur or have incurred as a result of any trip cancellations or changes. Please allow thirty (60) days for us to process any refunds or credit changes. Travel Insurance should be considered.

Workshop dates and locations are subject to change without prior notice. JSnowPhotography LLC reserves the right to change any and all instructors for each Seminar or event without notice.

By registering for a workshop, you acknowledge that JSnowPhotography LLC does not make any representation, warranty, or guarantee as to whether you will ultimately attain sufficient understanding and knowledge to become a professional photographer.  

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You will receive a workshop and Hotel/Venue Information Letter VIA EMAIL by 120 days before the scheduled dates of your seminar. If you have not received it by 60 days before the scheduled dates of your workshop, please contact the office at +1 (607)239-0994 or email Joshua@JSnowPhotography.com

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ABOUT JOSHUA SNOW

My Name is Joshua Snow, I am a Fine Art landscape and Night Photographer born in the Appalachian Mountains but raised in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. In 2012 I had reached... Read more

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