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Whatever your level of experience and with whatever camera brand you shoot, there's a class for you! We will inspire you, help you master new techniques and improve your picture-taking skills by providing clear, direct information on a wide range of technical and creative topics.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Basics of Digital Photography
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Santa Fe, NM
Smoky Mountains National Park
Smoky Mountains National Park including the Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill, Campbell Overlook, Clingman’s Dome and Cades Cove.
Adventure Photography Workshop
Jackson Hole, WY
Quebec including Old Quebec City, Rue du Petit-Champlain, Place-Royale, IIe d’Orleans, Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier and Montmorency Falls Park.
Fall Photography at the Summit
Jackson Hole, WY
Montana & Yellowstone National Park
Montana & Yellowstone National Park, including the wildlife in Hayden Valley, park HQ in Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon.
PhotoPlus Expo
Jacob Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Tucson, including the Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park, Mission San Xavier del Bac, Prima Air and Space Museum, Old Tuscan Studios and White Stallion Ranch.
India, including Delhi, Varanasi on the bank of the Ganges, Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and the Bishnoi Villages.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Imaging USA
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International
Atlanta, GA 30313
WPPI (Wedding Professional Photographers International)
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Nikon School Instructors

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Bill Durrence

Bill is a professional photographer primarily involved with travel and location-based assignments. With over 35 years experience in editorial, corporate, and commercial photography, he is also a photography instructor and consultant. A former member of the Nikon Professional Services tech team, Bill taught at the Nikon School for over ten years. He is currently an associate with Blue Pixel, a major digital imaging consulting firm.

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Reed Hoffmann

Over 25 years ago, Reed started in studios, then worked at newspapers, and now freelances out of Kansas City. He has been shooting digital since 1996 and teaching digital photography since 2000. Nationally recognized as an expert on digital photography, Reed has helped over 30 U.S. and Asian news organizations ease their transition to digital. He is also a founding member of Blue Pixel, a major digital imaging consulting firm.

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Tamara Lackey

Tamara Lackey is a portrait photographer whose work has been described as "expressive, soulful, funny, beautiful" and has appeared in such publications as O Magazine, Men's Journal and Parenting Magazine. Her imagery has also been showcased on ABC's The Martha Stewart Show, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and NBC's The Today Show. When not shooting, Tamara is writing about and teaching photography, business and work/life balance at workshops and conferences around the world. She is also the founder of www.AllInOneLife.com, a website dedicated to creative entrepreneurs who are bringing together family, work, and the most meaningful aspects of their life. Tamara is the co-producer and host of Inside Contemporary Children's Photography and the Booklist Editors' award-winning Capturing Life Through (Better) Photography media series. She has authored four books and her most recent publications are Envisioning Family and The Posing Playbook.

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Michael A. Schwarz

Michael is an Atlanta-based freelance photojournalist and digital photography consultant. He is a three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Dag Hammarskjöld Award for Human Rights Advocacy Journalism, and he was chosen by Life magazine as one of the country’s outstanding young photographers. A frequent exhibitor and lecturer on photojournalism, Michael has completed more than 2,000 assignments for major national publications.

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Carey Wagner

Carey Wagner is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn. After 10 action-packed years as a staff photographer at newspapers in California and Florida, she bravely went independent to pursue work about women around the world. She has lived and photographed extensively throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Her clients have included The New York Times, NBC News, the Los Angeles Times, CARE, and Sports Illustrated. Carey is fluent in Spanish, has experience diving as an underwater photographer, and loves the outdoors and dancing. She is committed to telling the stories of women who might not otherwise be heard while helping others make an impact through their photography.

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Nick Didlick

Nick has been a professional photographer for nearly 30 years, and while working assignments for wire services and newspapers, he has seen the world through the viewfinders of his Nikon cameras. He was one of the early pioneers of digital camera capture and abandoned film-based photography for digital in 1994! Currently, he is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in digital imaging as well as a digital imaging consultant, Web designer, and lecturer.

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Bob Pearson

Bob spent most of his career as a photographer for wire services, covering political campaigns in the US and South and Central America, the U.S. invasion of Panama, the first Gulf War in Kuwait, Olympic and Pan American Games, Masters Golf, and World Cup Soccer. In 2003 he was promoted to Director of Photography for North America for AFP (Agence France Presse). He left that position in 2006 to move to the hill country of Texas and start a freelance career in commercial and editorial photography.

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