What to Expect at the Workshop

All of our on-location workshops adhere to the same proven formula for success. 

Meet and Greet:
The evening before each workshop, we will gather at the Meet and Greet location identified on the website for approximately an hour. This time is an opportunity to meet each other, share a little bit about ourselves and get acquainted. We will discuss equipment and any concerns you might have along with your goals and expectations for the workshop. Most importantly, we will cover the proposed agenda for the workshop days based on student interest, current weather and local events.
Typical Workshop Agenda:

Depending on the location, our day could start as early as a half-hour before sunrise, making certain that we have arrived at the shooting location for the best possible light and the best possible picture taking opportunities, whether our location is the beach, the countryside, or the city itself.
After spending the morning out on location, we will take a break from roughly 11AM to 2PM and students will be free to download images, take a nap, sight-see grab some lunch, etc.  Around 3PM we will gather together and pick up the cameras again for some afternoon/evening shooting.  You will once again see and shoot some amazing imagery until approximately 30 minutes after sunset.

Workshops typically conclude approximately 30 minutes after sunset on the final day of the workshop. 

What Will We Cover
Emphasis in the workshop will be placed on the Art of Seeing as well as ‘difficult exposures’ and compositional fundamentals: filling the frame, horizontal versus vertical, size and scale, color, pattern, line and texture and their symbolism, freezing action and implying motion opportunities, the importance of lens choice and point of view, macro work, and the proper use of the polarizing and graduated neutral density filters as well as reflectors and extension tubes.
What Is The Cost

All of my workshops adhere to the same formula for success; no student will go home without an abundance of amazing images-promise! The workshop fee varies depending on location (see schedule for cost).

In addition to your travel expenses to the workshops location, (by air or car) you are also responsible for your hotel and food costs. For those coming by air, perhaps you don’t need to be reminded, but check out Expedia.com or Travelocity.com. In addition, in those workshops where we travel by metro (i.e., New York, Paris, etc.), each student is responsible for securing a two or four day metro pass which one can purchase on the first day of the workshop at that workshops given location.

In other workshops, such as Provence, Santorini, Germany, Oregon and Dubai, ground transportation is provided at no additional charge as we travel from one location to the next in large rental vans.

What You Will Need

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A deposit of $200 is required for each workshop, and you can pay by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Zelle or PayPal. The balance is due within 90 days of the start of the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

If due to unforseen circumstances you need to cancel your workshop within 90-days of the workshops inception you will have two options, in so far as receiving either a credit OR a full refund and a full refund is ONLY possible if you purchased Travel Insurance which we highly recommend.


Option#1) For any workshop where an outside tour operator was NOT used, we will issue you either credit for all the moneys you have paid, and you will have this credit which can be used towards any workshop(s) in the next 12-months from the date the credit was issued, OR, if you prefer, we will provide you with all necessary receipts of moneys paid and any additional paperwork to facilitate your getting a refund through your travel insurance.

Option#2) For any workshop where an outside tour operator was used, we will issue all the necessary receipts of moneys you paid for the workshop and the tour operator fee’s and provide this paperwork to you so you can place your claim for a full refund with your travel insurance company. You will NOT be given the option of a 100% credit or any portion of a credit towards a future workshop.

We are in the business of teaching photography workshops, and yet we also understand how last minute circumstances can cause one to cancel and we hope you understand how difficult, if not impossible it can be to fill a spot in any given workshop, when a late or last minute cancelation is received by us. Thanks for your understanding.
How Do I Sign Up?
  It’s easy!  Click on the “Pay the Deposit $200″ link in the payment box on the workshop page.  You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours from Lisa Phillips.  
–  When a workshop is full, you can email Lisa Phillips at [email protected] and ask her to put you on the Waitlist. If a spot becomes available, Lisa will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your registration in the workshop.
I'm Interested in Taking an online course of Bryan's!
Bryan offers two options for online learning!

  1. The Bryan Peterson School of Photography (or BPSOP) – a fully interactive online photography school where students have the opportunity to submit assignments each week and receive instructor critiques and feedback from fellow classmates.
  2. You Keep Shooting – a worldwide community of photographers who all share a passion for image-making! You Keep Shooting is a membership-based website where you are given the opportunity to follow Bryan on his creative journey around the world without ever leaving your living room!