Workshops and Apprenticeship Program - Transcendental Nature Photography

Workshops and Apprenticeship Program


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

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 or call/text me on 425-919-3083.

*$500 One Day Workshop Including Sunset

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

* 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         

Early Winter Magic

One on One 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 including sunset  with in the field photography instruction, and a second day of post processing instruction and coaching using the images from the previous day.

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 four of my outings, once every season, 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 20 hours of consultation time not in the field). The cost for this one year apprenticeship is $2,500 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 4, 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 $800 is required to start the program, another $500 is due at the second trip, $500 at the third trip, and the remaining $200 at the fourth trip.

Spring Apprenticeship Workshop; The Palouse

Palouse Lupine Dreams

Summer Apprenticeship Workshop (TBD)

From Ashes to Nature's Majesty

Autumn Apprentice Workshop: Silver Falls State Park

Golden Shower of Light

Winter Apprentice Workshop: Deception Pass

Tree Magic

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. A commercial use permit will soon be process also for Mt. St. Helens.


"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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