It has been about a month since my last post, but it feels like an eternity. There is so much going on right now and I have a lot of pots on the stove, so this will be the first of a few update posts to bring you all up to speed.

Canada is beautiful. I was able to spend a few days in Algonquin Provincial Park, the first park established in Canada and a sizable (7,000+ square kilometers, which is 1.7 million acres) wildlife sanctuary. The early spring is the best time to get up there because the moose come out of the woods and let me tell you, they are everywhere. My trip happened to coincide with Michael Reichmann’s Moose Workshop 2008, but I swear it was a coincidence.

I’ll have photos of that excursion posted soon.

Chicago is also beautiful, though perhaps in a different way. My Chicago Loop Workshop is coming up next month, it’s just a three-day affair, very informal, and should be a lot of fun. At this very moment, I still have three seats open, so now is a good time to register if you want to join us! The cost is just $449.

I’ll be running this workshop along with Chris Blake from The Curious Lens, though his website is undergoing a complete overhaul right now so there isn’t too much to see. We are going to visit all of the main architectural attractions in Chicago as well as Navy Pier, the “bean” and Millennium Park, and so forth. There will also be time for critique and review, maybe even some Lightroom/Photoshop tutorials if anyone is interested.

Santa Cruz is even more beautiful, especially in the summer! In July, Chris and I will be at Calypso Imaging in gorgeous downtown Santa Cruz, a city of artists and free-thinkers directly on the coast of central California, teaching a three-day digital workflow course, focusing on organizing and processing images using Lightroom and Photoshop CS3. If you keep taking more and more photos every day and want to tighten up your cataloging and processing, register and join us This course is only $400.

I’ll also be doing a workshop with the inimitable Dan Heller in October in gorgeous Woodstock, Vermont, right about the time when the fall foliage should be strongest. Read about the workshop and on Dan’s site. This workshop is all-inclusive, which means you only need to make your way to Woodstock somehow and the rest is taken care of. Dan, Chris, and myself will all be giving instruction, so there should be no difficulty in getting your questions answered.

If you have questions or suggestions about my workshops, leave a comment here!