Richard is conducting a series of workshops for the benefit of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  Each workshop consists of a Thursday evening session to include a slide show, lecture and discussion; and an all day Saturday session making photos along the trails of the Preserve.   Previous workshops have been much fun and have produced some terrific images, including several award winning images.  Trailhead locations for the Saturday field sessions will be announced at the Thursday evening session.
The fee is $125- per two day workshop.  All fees go directly to the Preserve.  You will learn to improve your photography and will have a lot of fun in the process. I hope you will join us.  Many of our programs fill quickly.  To register, or for more information, please call the Preserve office at 480-998-7971, ext 100.

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Custom Workshops
 Individual Field Instruction
Custom, small group, or individual, one on one field instruction workshops can be arranged as schedules permit.  In advance of a custom workshop, a telephone or email meeting would be held to identify the material to be covered during the workshop.  A custom workshop is designed to meet your specific interests or needs.  This type of program can be planned for as little as one half of a day, or as long as a week.  For additional information, or for scheduling inquiries, please contact Richard.

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Photography workshops with Richard . . Richard is an inspired instructor with twenty years of teaching experience.  He leads workshops that are fun and effective.  Richard has studied with some of today's most creative photographers, including Freeman Patterson, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Dewitt
Jones, Andre Gallant and Eddie Soloway.  While each has had a significant influence on Richard's work, his own vision is reflected in his images, and he strives to share this personal quality with those he teaches. 
While most of the workshop time will be spent in the field, where outdoor photography instruction is most effective, there will also be a classroom session to review basic concepts and critique images.  The discussion will include the essentials of visual design to stimulate your creativity and expand your vision.  These workshops are an opportunity to spend a few days enjoying the beauty of nature while learning to make better photographs.  You will return home with great images and improved photographic techniques.
McDowell Sonoran

Scottsdale, Arizona
 Next Dates Pending
Equestrian Photo Workshop
Scottsdale, Arizona
Next Dates Pending
Join photographers Richard  Buchbinder and Rose Erato for the opportunity to capture images of athletic quarter horses at work and powerful thoroughbred race horses straining for the finish line.  We will be shooting at several different venues, enjoying the spirit of Arizona.  Our shoot sites will include an old west style setting, including wranglers, cowgirls, all the accoutrements of ranch life and even an old saloon.  The wranglers and horses will ride through the desert creating scenes for our lenses.  We will spend time at a horse ranch arena where we will shoot the cowboys on reigning horses amid rising clouds of dirt and dust.  Our cameras will be positioned to capture all of the color and excitement of racing thoroughbreds at Arizona's largest race track.  In addition to the field photography sessions, we will allow time for image critique and for instruction on digital techniques for converting your RAW captures to fine art photographic images.  All skill levels are welcome, just bring your camera, your laptop and your enthusiasm.

The program will include:  A Thursday evening meet and greet with a slide show and discussion of techniques.  Time will be spent on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the field with the horses and over the computer using a variety of techniques to process our images in Adobe Photoshop and in NIK Software.

The program fee is $850.  The number of participants is limited, so register early to secure your spot.  The $100 alumni discount is available until March 10,  2013.  Deposit of 50% is required at registration - balance is due by March 10, 2013.  This fee does not include transportation, lodging or meals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To register, or for more information, please contact:
     Rose at, or 602-361-5043,
        or Richard at, or 480-998-0603
Click to view a video
slide show of images
       from previous
equestrian workshops.

Photograph the Andalusia
region of Spain
May 6 - 17, 2018

Followed by an optional
extension to Barcelona
May 17 - 20, 2018

Fall under Spain's magical spell:  Andalusia (Spanish Andalucia) is outside the major cities and is considered somewhat "off the beaten path".  It is undoubtedly the most exotic and stunning region in all of Spain. The beauty of it's remarkable architecture and breathtaking landscape will entrance you, while the diversity and warmth of it's culture will captivate you.

If this rugged landscape could speak, it would testify to untold battles and conquests by both Moors and later Christian forces.  These remarkable people left behind some of the finest architectural examples of their refined cultures.  Many regard Granada and the fabulous high Sierra Nevada as the hub of this astonishing region.  The first view of the Sierra Nevada, a majestic hunched, spine of rock glistening with its mantle of snow in early spring is a memory that abides forever.  Directly behind the great hulk of the Sierra Nevada lie the fertile hills and valleys of  Las Alpujarras.  Travel to Ronda, and photograph the white-town route, there is also Zahara, Arcos de la Frontera and the plains of Jerez.

Seville is the capital and largest city of the Andalusia region and the centerpiece of romantic Spain. You are certain to capture the flamenco spirit in your heart as well as through your lens.  Cordoba, a photographer's delight, has enough subjects and light conditions to fill many albums. 

Venture to Andalusia with Richard & Rose on this amazing journey.
For more information, to view our itinerary or to register, please go to the Strabo Tours website:  Or call Jacque at 607-756-8676.

Richard Buchbinder, 480-998-0603           Rose Erato, 602-361-5043