Workshops and Apprenticeship Program - Transcendental Nature Photography

Workshops and Apprenticeship Program

Offerings

I offer a variety of services to both share my knowledge and help you progress on your photographic journey.  These services include (1) private workshops to specific locations at ideal times, (2)   fully customized one on one workshops in the field,  (2) post processing instruction via Skype or at your home,  and (3) a one year apprenticeship program.

      

All Instruction can be tailored to your needs. Many of my clients have booked multiple sessions with me as I have worked with them over a period of time to help develop their skills and photographic vision. Possible subjects include) field technique, composition, basic and advanced post processing, getting to the right place at the right time, putting mood and emotion into images, becoming more creative, finding your photographic vision, focus stacking, exposure blending using luminosity masks, and Transcendental Nature Photography(c).  If you  would like to chat more about my instruction offerings you can  email me at erwinbuske@comcast.net or call/text me on 425-919-3083.

Here is my price list.

*$850 Two Day Private Workshop (Add a second person and reduce the per person cost 30%)

*$500 One Day  Customized Workshop Including Sunset

* $950 Two Day Customized Workshop (can be on non consecutive days)

*$2,000 One Year Private Apprenticeship (Prerequisite is  a Two Day Workshop)

* Skype $60 for first hour, $100 for two hours.

* One day (6 hours) post processing instruction intensive at my home in Fairwood WA.  $300

* One day (6 hours) post processing intensive at your home in greater Seattle area.  $400 

Erwin Buske Photography (DBA) is a licensed and insured business for conducting workshops. Erwin Buske Photography currently has Commercial Use Permits/Permission to conduct workshops in Washington State Parks and Oregon State Parks. 

       

Early Winter Magic

2020 Private Workshops

I offer Private Workshops at ideal times in beautiful locations with major opportunities to create images with lasting impact.  These workshops are offered at a lower price than my fully customized offerings.  Although these workshops are typically planned for a range of days when there is a peak bloom or autumn color, we can work together to determine the specific days for your workshop within the time period where there is a photographic opportunity.  Find a second person who is interested, and the per person cost will be reduced by 30%.  

New! Two Day Private Workshop in the Columbia Hills (Mid to Late April-Filled)

Join me for a Two Day Private Workshop in the Columbia Gorge including the Columbia Hills with possible additional visits to Rowena Crest and Spirit Falls.  Session also includes two sunsets and one sunrise. Session includes post processing instruction  during any mid-day down along with discussions of creativity, composition, and finding your own photographic vision.   Exact days TBD based on your availability and the blooming of wildflowers which can vary from year to year.  Special Price $850.  Find a second person and I will reduce the per person cost to $595.          


Phlox and Sun Flowers in Paradise

New! Two Day Private (2 students) Workshop in the Palouse (May 28th and 29th-one spot available)

Join me for a Two Day Private Workshop in the Palouse  including Steptoe Butte  with possible additional visits to Kamiak Butte and Palouse  Falls.  Session includes two sunsets and one sunrise. Session includes post processing instruction  during any mid-day down time along with discussions of creativity, composition, and finding your own photographic vision.   Exact days TBD based on your availability and the progression of the farm fields and wildflowers  which can vary from year to year.  One spot still available.  Special Price $595.       


 

Palouse Lupine Dreams

Two Day Private Workshop to Silver Falls State Park Oregon (Late October)

Join me for a Two Day Private Workshop at beautiful Silver Falls State Park in Autumn.  Hike the trail of Ten Falls photographing the iconic falls, fall foliage, moss, rivers and streams in ideal light.  The recommended accommodation will be the Oregon Garden where there are additional photographic opportunities.    Session includes two sunsets and one sunrise. Session includes  post processing instruction  along with discussions of creativity, composition, and finding your own photographic vision.   Exact days TBD based on your availability and the progression of the fall color which can vary from year to year.  Special Price $850.   Find a second person and I will reduce the per person cost to $595.        

Golden Shower of Light

Cape Disappointment State Park Washington (December through February)

Join me for a Two Day Private Workshop at beautiful and moody Cape Disappointment State Park on the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Columbia River.    This area abounds in natural beauty including headlands, old growth forest, two lighthouses, inspiring coast hikes, and a cove with an island and a lone tree.      The recommended accommodation will be the China Beach retreat  where there are additional photographic opportunities.    Session includes two sunsets and one sunrise. Session also includes  post processing instruction  along with discussions of creativity, composition, and finding your own photographic vision.   Exact days TBD based on your availability, weather, and surf and swell forecasts.  Special Price $850.   Find a second person and I will reduce the per person cost to $595.        

Let the Light Always Be With You

Customized Workshops

I offer customized instruction to fit your needs on a one on one basis for $500 for an entire day including sunset. I also offer a two day one on one workshop for $950 with one day dedicated to exploring nature and or wilderness areas along with in the field photography instruction (includes sunset) , and a second day that includes a sunrise shoot followed by a  post processing session  using  images from the workshop.   If you wish we can focus your customized workshop primarily on one of the following four tracks. 

Track One: Technical  Skills (Camera Operation and Field Technique)

Track Two:  Composition

Track Three: Post Processing

Track Four:  Creativity

            

Apprenticeship Program

For those interested in developing their skills over a one year period of time I am now offering a one on one apprenticeship where you will join me on three  of my one day outings (including sunset) and we will work together both online and offline over the course an entire year to grow your photography and artistic skill set (includes up to 16  hours of consultation time not in the field). The  Prerequisite for entry into the Apprenticeship program is the successful completion of a Private or Custom 2 day Workshop.  This will help ensure that participation in the apprenticeship program is right for you.  The cost for this one year apprenticeship is $2,000  and this includes an up front consultation where we will put together an outline for the apprenticeship that addresses your needs and goals. Most photography workshops involve a quick in and out experience that can limit learning, but this apprenticeship will hone in on where you are as a photographer and I will work with you over an extended period of time to help you work toward your goals. This approach that includes followup over an extended period of time is much more conducive to effective learning than what you will find in a workshop of limited time duration.  I will limit the number of apprentices I sponsor to 3, ensuring that each photographer has a quality one on one experience with good access to me as guide and resource for your development. A down payment of $1,000 is required to start the program, and an the remainder is due at the start of the second of three trips.  The trips can be scheduled on a seasonal basis but this is not required.

Spring Apprenticeship Workshop; Columbia Hills

Phlox and Sun Flowers in Paradise

Summer Apprenticeship Palouse

Palouse Lupine Dreams

Autumn Apprentice Workshop: Silver Falls State Park

When a moment of peace and tranquility touches the soul, this is what I experienced at Silver Falls State Park.

Winter Apprentice Wokshop Options

Deception Pass

Tree Magic

Cape Disappointment

Let the Light Always Be With You

Erwin Buske Photography (DBA) is a licensed and insured business for conducting workshops. Erwin Buske Photography currently has Commercial Use Permits/Permission to conduct workshops in Washington State Parks and Oregon State Parks. 

Testimonials

"The one on one photography instruction I received from Erwin was exactly what I wanted to fill a specific gap in my knowledge. Erwin took me through a step by step process starting with how to set up my camera and then on to how to post process my images to achieve the desired goal. I was surprised by the amount of material we were able to cover in one session. I successfully applied my knowledge right away because of one on one personalized instruction I received from Erwin." Patti


"Erwin is great and very generous with his considerable knowledge and skill. Erwin was very attentive to all participants' questions and concerns. The advice he gave, or opportunities that he pointed out were extremely helpful, especially to this novice landscape photographer."


"Erwin, I wanted to send you a brief note following yesterday's workshop. I thoroughly appreciated your insight and coaching through the day. Beyond just the photography, it was fun to be in the backcountry and spend some time connecting with nature. Thanks for the help with the new Sony. I walked away with some really good images, and I am excited to work on the post-processing. Given my new foray into Luminosity Masks and other Photoshop techniques, it will definitely be an experience. I may take you up with some questions as I get deeper into PS - given my crazy work schedule this week. Thank you again. Best regards, Tim"


" Erwin, I just wanted to drop you a quick note so say thank you for the workshop. I felt immersed in learning new photographic techniques in a beautiful place with a guide that made it easy to "see" and experience scenes that would have taken me much longer to find and compress all that into one day. It was intense and exhausting but in a good way. 😊 Now I have a greater understanding of the hard work that you put into your "craft" and an even greater appreciation of how you are continually becoming a master at what you do. I look forward to incorporating the skills I learned in this workshop (and previous ones) into my photography. The more I learn, the more I am able to truly convey what I see and feel in a scene and that is always my primary intention." "Many thanks to Erwin Buske @erwinbuskephotography.


If you want to take a photo workshop in Wasington with a talented, dedicated photographer, Erwin is my recommendation." Steve from San Diego

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