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
 November 17 & 19, 2016
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
Richard at, or 480-998-0603                                           
Tanzania Photo Safari

May 14 - 27, 2017

Join Richard Buchbinder and Rose Erato on this wildlife safari organized by Strabo Tours, with their excellent and experienced local guides.  This trip will be an outstanding opportunity to view and photograph the wildlife of Africa, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, monkeys, hyenas, rhinos, many bird species and hopefully the elusive black leopard. Our cultural experience will include a private visit with the Maasai people of Northern Loliondo. Our travels will take us to the Serengeti to witness the migrating herds, as well as the wildlife rich Ngorongoro Crater. Please refer to Strabo Tours website for the itinerary and details. Our accommodations will be top notch, and have been praised by reviewers on
In addition, our exciting trip extension to Victoria Falls will be a perfect way to complete this African holiday.
Photographers of all levels are encouraged to attend, and Richard and Rose will both be available to provide any photographic assistance or coaching that you might desire. Even if you are not a photographer, this will be one of the most fun and beautiful trips of a lifetime. Those of you who have spent time with us in the past, know that this will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
This trip is limited to twelve participants, so sign up as soon as possible. To register or to inquire further, contact Jacque at Strabo Tours, (607) 756-8676, or

Click to view a video
slide show of images
       from previous
equestrian workshops.