Frank Gallagher — Maryland
Course: Glacier National Park: Crown of the Continent
A week exploring gorgeous locations, camaraderie with a small group of enthusiastic photographers,
expert instruction and guidance, and you come back with some of the best images you’ve ever
taken...what’s not to like?
RMSP’s Glacier workshop was exceptional, exhilarating, and exactly what I needed to take my photography
to the next level. A weeklong photo workshop is an odd sort of vacation, with early mornings and late
nights, class work and homework. You wind up seeing, exploring, and appreciating more than most tourists,
and you sharpen your photography skills.
Tim and Doug were excellent teachers and guides. The lectures and demonstrations were clear, illustrated
with terrific examples, and full of useful tips and techniques we could put into practice immediately.
Their critiques were perceptive, informative, and valuable. Their sense of humor kept things light-hearted
and easy-going, and they were adept at both encouraging and challenging us.
What we learned in class was equaled by the opportunity to apply our knowledge in location after magnificent
location, in talking with fellow students, and in sharing our unique views of the landscapes and of our art.
One of my goals was to move beyond taking snapshots and to begin taking photographs. Tim and Doug showed me
that by clarifying my thoughts and feelings about a place, I could identify the subject and approach that
would not just record an image, but also convey a feeling—not an easy thing to teach.
I’m already debating which workshop I’ll take next.