What we're about

A professional photographer for over 30, Jack Gescheidt is also founder of the environmental TreeSpirit Project. He shares his decades of experience, knowledge and passion for photography — and nature — in "JackPhoto Workshops."

Workshops are fun, informative and outdoors. For oth DSLRs (digital single lens reflex) cameras and smartphones, esp. the iPhone, Jack's modern point-and-shoot of choice. In knowledgeable hands, it's capable of more than just pointing & shooting w/o thought.

Jack is a high-energy but gentle teacher with patience and a sense of humor. You'll get individual attention in small workshop groups, from beginner to advanced, at your learning pace.

This Meetup Group is a way for people to be notified of Jack's upcoming workshops, classes and outings.

Jack's commercial photos here: http://www.JackPhoto.com

His fine art TreeSpirit Project here: http://www.TreeSpiritProject.com


View Jack's fine art "TreeSpirit" images of vulnerable humans communing with trees, our oldest, dearest of friends, to raise awareness of their critical role in our lives: http://www.TreeSpiritProject.com



STUDENT TESTIMONIAL: Hey Jack, just want to let you know that Clay and I were extremely enlightened with what we learned today. I’ve been very impressed with your poise as a photographer but was blown away with your integrity and ability as a teacher. Diana even said that when we're ready for the next level class, we have her seal of approval. Thanks for a great learning experience. - Scott, 2019


Upcoming events (1)

iPhone Photo Class @ Farm Animal Sanctuary

2336 Olivet Ln


A DREAM TRIP FOR PHOTO BUFFS WHO LIKE ANIMALS! A DREAM TRIP FOR ANIMAL LOVERS WHO LIKE TAKING PICTURES! Have our heart opened by the gentle, affectionate, people-friendly goats, pigs, sheep and chickens of "Goatlandia" farm animal sanctuary — while learning how to make MUCH better photos with your iPhone. THIS IS A SPECIAL 5-HOUR LONG OUTING for only 10 animal/camera fans whose idea of paradise is hanging out with these affectionate creatures while making photos of them. It's not for everyone — but heaven for those of who feel a special connection to animals typically seen only as food sources. YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO MAKE BETTER iPhone (or Android smartphone) PHOTOS while making new furry friends (and new human friends who also love animals). Meet "Poppy the Pixie Goat" (to name just one animal), rescued by Goatlandia and given veterinary care that saved her life. Now, Poppy is a happy, people-friendly, 3-legged, animal ambassador. She's even become a celebrity with her own Instagram account! (Her photo is below, the small black pygmy goat.) Jack Gescheidt is A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER who will give you lots of photo tips and instruction throughout the day, including 1-on-1 time for any questions you have. Learn to handle your iPhone (or Android phone) camera with new confidence. MAKE DRAMATICALLY BETTER photos while mingling with the rescued farm critters that Goatlandia has give a second chance at life, free from abuse, neglect and suffering. At this Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) haven they now get loving care, as you'll see. YOU'LL HAVE 5 HOURS (10-3pm) on site with the animals, instead of the usual 1-2 hour sanctuary tour, PLUS... ENJOY A DELICIOUS VEGAN (and gluten-free) LUNCH! Turns out Goatlandia’s founder has been in the restaurant biz for decades! So we'll be served lunch, outdoors: their colorful Quinoa Bowl Bar, a healthy, beautiful and delicious (and gluten-free) Goatlandia favorite: warm quinoa served in bowls, with 10 different toppings including Moroccan roasted cauliflower, sesame kale, soy sautéed mushrooms, pickled red onions, cabbage slaw, coriander roasted carrots, plus nuts, seeds, croutons, and choice of dressings. (And of course without animal ingredients.) TRIP FEE: $125 includes: 1) admission; 2) vegan lunch buffet; 3) all day photo instruction from Jack. ONLY ROOM FOR 10 PEOPLE. The class is kept small so each of you can get 1-on-1 instruction. We also won't crowd or overwhelm our furry friends. FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED. To save your place, pre-pay w. credit or debit card on Jack's PayPal page: http://www.PayPal.Me/JackGescheidt To pay by check, call Jack's office:[masked]-zero-zero. No refunds, but you cancel within 72 hours for credit, good for 1 year, for any JackPhoto Workshop, or toward any Jack Gescheidt print. TO REGISTER: 1) Pre-pay: w. credit or debit card on Jack's PayPal page: http://www.PayPal.Me/JackGescheidt 2) MESSAGE / EMAIL JACK if you have any food allergies Goatlandia should know about. 3) ARRIVE 9:45AM to sign Goatlandia's release form and say hello before we formally begin. Oink, gobble, bleet and cluck — and click! Jack

Past events (5)

"Farm Animal Sanctuary" Photo Field Trip

2336 Olivet Ln


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