I’ll be helping Hudson Henry with at least two photo workshops next year: Death Valley in early March, and the Palouse in mid-May. Both of these locations are ripe with photographic opportunities, and Hudson is, quite frankly, one of the finest photographers and teachers that I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.

At one of his workshops, you’ll get plenty of personal attention — thanks to the small class size and Hudson’s gracious personality — and intensive classroom instruction, as well as the chance to take photos in some amazing places. As important is the fact that Hudson’s workshops tend to attract the most wonderful people; I have made some fantastic friends in his workshops.

Death Valley is one of my favorite places in the world, and it is a stunningly beautiful landscape to photograph before the heat of the summer sets in. (We had a great time there earlier this year, with days in the 60s-70s and cool nights.) The Palouse, located in eastern Washington, also is a magical place in the spring, amidst rolling hills of farmland and big gorgeous skies. As Hudson says, “[The Palouse] is a bit like Tuscany, but with a Pacific Northwest flair.”

You don’t need to be a pro photographer to get a lot out of these workshops; we see everyone from beginners to experts in the workshops. No matter what your level, you will be surprised at how much one three to five days of intensive learning and shooting can supercharge your photography. I learn something new with every workshop.

If you’re interested in these or any of Hudson’s other workshops (which also include one in Charleston, S.C., and two workshops on the Oregon Coast), check out the links below: