What we're about

Photograph inspiring locations while networking with fellow photographers and making new friends. Have fun while understanding your gear better as you learn skills and improve your photographic vision. You will take pictures for the rest of your life, why not make them better?

For over 15 years, Lance has wandered the backroads of the North Bay Area, exploring nearly every road and open space between San Francisco and Mendocino. For over a decade, he has been sharing his knowledge of photography and places to photograph through his workshops. Check them out.

Types of Workshops

Afternoon Outings:

These are in the North Bay and last around 6 hours. Start times depend on the season. We carpool from Lance's studio, or you can join along the way.

People take these when they want to find new places to photograph, or want to learn in small doses. People repeat these outings when they want to go to the next level, or want to discover more cool places to photograph.

3 Day (Weekend) Workshops:

Sometimes you want a few days of pure photography. These workshops take place in California. Driving time is between 2 and 6 hours. The routes are chosen so that we can photograph on the way.

These workshops usually go from Friday night to Sunday morning (on weekends). At the end, you can continue with Lance while he is on site, or revisit favorite spots.

5 Day (or longer) Photo Tours:

Sometimes you want to photograph in distant places. These tours test you, like boot camp, but in a fun way.

If you are advanced, prepare to see special places.

Beginners, won't be one at the end.

These are classic road trips centered on photography.

Now and then there is a free outing with no formal instruction that attracts a large crowd, but most outings are for small groups where instruction is offered.

To learn more, go to http://lancekuehne.com/workshops.html . There, you can see the upcoming schedule at least six months in advance as well as more details about each workshop. You can also download his Photo Gear Guide for Landscape Photography and receive photography tips, as well as discounts on workshops.

Upcoming events (4)

Photograph Mt. Tamalpais and Bolinas Ridge

Lance's Studio

$110.00

I visit this place all year. It is often sunny in January, but stormy weather could be more dramatic. We may photograph redwood or oak forests, as well as hilltops with panoramic views of the Pacific as well as San Francisco Bay and the city. We may do short hikes in some spots. We may go into a valley below (where Muir Woods is), there are great spots to photograph there in winter. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics that will be Covered We will focus on building your technical foundation no matter what your current skill level, including: - Focus, depth of field, and image sharpness - Maximizing image quality through setting the ideal exposure for each situation - Working with color and image quality settings to enable the creation of professional quality prints - How to evoke a sense of place and emotion in your imagery - How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions - The exact locations of several beautiful places to photograph Workshop Summary WHERE: Mt. Tamalpais and Bolinas Ridge DATE: Sunday, January 27th TIME: 11:30 AM to Sunset CLASS SIZE: Limited to 6 participants We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma, where we will carpool (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We may stop for snacks and drinks in Mill Valley or Fairfax before going up the mountain. Bathrooms will be available every few hours. The price of $110.00 is for tuition only. This course fee does not include transportation or meals. Online Registration (full payment is due by the start of the workshop), registration ends one hour before workshop begins.

Photograph Early Winter in Wine Country

Lance's Studio

$110.00

After fall, winter is one of my favorite times to photograph wine country. There are hints of color at this point, and the structure of the vineyard supports and oak trees make for great photographs. We will primarily focus on the mustard that starts appearing at this time of year, we may also photograph the bare vines, the vine supports, and surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands. Weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics that will be Covered We will focus on building your technical foundation no matter what your current skill level, including: - Focus, depth of field, and image sharpness - Maximizing image quality through setting the ideal exposure for each situation - Working with color and image quality settings to enable the creation of professional quality prints - How to evoke a sense of place and emotion in your imagery - How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions - The exact locations of several beautiful places to photograph Workshop Summary WHERE: Napa/Sonoma Wine Country DATE: Saturday, February 2nd TIME: 11:30 AM to Sunset CLASS SIZE: Limited to 6 participants We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma, where we will carpool (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We will stop for snacks and drinks around the middle to latter part of the workshop. Bathrooms will be available every hour or two. The price of $110.00 is for tuition only. This course fee does not include transportation or meals. Online Registration (full payment is due by the start of the workshop), registration ends one hour before workshop begins.

Photograph Winter in Wine Country

Lance's Studio

$110.00

After fall, winter is one of my favorite times to photograph wine country. There are hints of color at this point, and the structure of the vineyard supports and oak trees make for great photographs. We will primarily focus on the mustard that should be around at this time of year, we may also photograph the bare vines, the vine supports, and surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands. Weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics that will be Covered We will focus on building your technical foundation no matter what your current skill level, including: - Focus, depth of field, and image sharpness - Maximizing image quality through setting the ideal exposure for each situation - Working with color and image quality settings to enable the creation of professional quality prints - How to evoke a sense of place and emotion in your imagery - How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions - The exact locations of several beautiful places to photograph Workshop Summary WHERE: Napa/Sonoma Wine Country DATE: Saturday, February 16th TIME: Noon to Sunset CLASS SIZE: Limited to 6 participants We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma, where we will carpool (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We will stop for snacks and drinks around the middle to latter part of the workshop. Bathrooms will be available every hour or two. The price of $110.00 is for tuition only. This course fee does not include transportation or meals. Online Registration (full payment is due by the start of the workshop), registration ends one hour before workshop begins.

Photograph Winter in Wine Country (Weekday)

Lance's Studio

$110.00

After fall, winter is one of my favorite times to photograph wine country. There are hints of color at this point, and the structure of the vineyard supports and oak trees make for great photographs. We will primarily focus on the mustard that should be around at this time of year, we may also photograph the bare vines, the vine supports, and surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands. Weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads. Our Focus Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures. General Topics that will be Covered We will focus on building your technical foundation no matter what your current skill level, including: - Focus, depth of field, and image sharpness - Maximizing image quality through setting the ideal exposure for each situation - Working with color and image quality settings to enable the creation of professional quality prints - How to evoke a sense of place and emotion in your imagery - How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions - The exact locations of several beautiful places to photograph Workshop Summary WHERE: Napa/Sonoma Wine Country DATE: Tuesday, February 19th TIME: Noon to Sunset CLASS SIZE: Limited to 6 participants We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma, where we will carpool (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We will stop for snacks and drinks around the middle to latter part of the workshop. Bathrooms will be available every hour or two. The price of $110.00 is for tuition only. This course fee does not include transportation or meals. Online Registration (full payment is due by the start of the workshop), registration ends one hour before workshop begins.

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Photograph Sonoma County Backroads

Lance's Studio

$99.00

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