Workshops - Steve Porter


Unless ...

... you are finally ready to take the plunge and become a better photographer!

My photography workshops are a great way to improve upon your technical and creative photography skills. I have been running around the southwest taking pictures for decades and still just can't get enough of it!

I would love to help you improve your photography!

My workshops provide opportunity to learn first hand from a professional photo-geek with tons of experience who loves shooting and teaching photography. Plus, you get to build new relationships with others like yourself who are also anxious to improve. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or highly experienced, I am confident you will find the workshop here that can take you to that next level.     

My background as a photography professional

As a licensed commercial pilot, I have been flying Cessnas and taking aerial photos around the southwest for nearly 30 years, and in the process have shot a lot of very cool places from the air and on the ground.

As a photography professional, I have traveled the world on a number of international projects including two BYUTV documentary films, a variety of fine art photography publications and an extensive series of children’s educational apps and printed books.

I have also produced a number of video productions including music videos, business promotions, inspirational videos and life history films as well as some behind the scenes video work on documentary films.

I guess I can say that I have become a digital imagery expert and love to find new ways to maximize my creative potential with this amazing technology. My areas of expertise include night sky photography, light painting, high dynamic range (HDR), landscape, street and editorial photography, drone based still photography & video, Aerial (fixed wing aircraft) photography, motion controlled time lapse work, post processing in Adobe Lightroom, photoshop and a wide variety of other applications.

That's me!


Photography Workshops by Steve Porter

Digital Photography 101 Workshop

For beginning and intermediate photographers

This workshop is designed to bring your understanding of digital photography up to date! We will be covering cameras, lenses, photo settings, image organization and workflow in addition to my tried and true editing techniques using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and much more.

If you have a digital camera but feel like you have not been realizing your full potential as a photographer, this workshop will take you to the next level. The workshop is specifically structured to cover those topics that typically elude photographers who are ready to move into new territory with their creativity. You will go home with a new understanding of those areas of photography that you really need in order to get those shots you know you are capable of! We will cover both the shooting and editing methods that I utilize regularly as a pro but on a level that will work for you.    

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Desert Landscape Photography Workshop

For beginner, intermediate or advanced photographers

Join me as we work together to photograph the dramatic landscapes of the Superstition Mountains and the desert southwest.

This two day workshop will cover photography considerations and techniques at two locations within a short drive of Mesa, AZ in addition to 6 hours of classroom instruction on image editing and processing. Location shoots will take place on Friday afternoon/evening then again on Saturday morning. 

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Night Sky Photography Workshop

For intermediate and advanced photographers

Learn to shoot the starlit sky, moon and Milky Way over some of the most remote and dark locations in the southwest.

This workshop includes two nights of shooting at two locations and a day and a half of processing instruction when your learn my exclusive methods to create stunning images that will amaze your friends and family!

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HDR Photography Workshop

For intermediate and advanced photographers

Learn all about HDR (high dynamic range) photography and how it works as you work directly with Steve Porter on location shoots chosen specifically for the amazing HDR processed look.

While HDR is an advanced editing technique, it is not that complicated once you understand how it works and learn to use the specialized software that makes it possible. HDR is an awesome and exciting artistic tool that can add a whole new dimension to your creativity. You will be amazed at the stunning images you will go home with!

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