Photography Workshops

Below you will find information relating to workshops. I also offer Portfolio Reviews which are detailed on it's own page.

2023 workshops

A few remaining spots in some of the workshops. All the following workshops are $600 each. They start on Friday evenings and end on Monday mornings. Includes multiple instruction sessions, image reviews, and time out photographing in the field. Lodging, transportation, and meals not included. Click on workshop name to signup and make payment.

Wild Rivers Coast (FILLED) - Adrian Klein and David Cobb: March 17-20, 2023

Based in the town of Brookings, Oregon we’ll be photographing the northernmost stand of Redwoods, and the many harbors, coves, arches, and beaches of this spectacular stretch of the Oregon coastline.

Absolutely Abstract - Adrian Klein and David Cobb: April 21-24, 2023

I’m a firm believer that improving your ability to see abstracts in your photography improves all aspects of your photographic eye. This workshop based in and around the region of Astoria, Oregon will feature night photography and lab work.

Palouse Hills (FILLED) - Adrian Klein and David Cobb: August 4-7,2023

We’ll be visiting the Palouse during harvest season – photographing some of the barns, landscapes, and the golden fields during the month of August.

Central Oregon Coast (FILLED) - Adrian Klein and David Cobb: September 8-11,2023

Photograph Oregon’s scenic central coast’s lighthouses, harbors, dramatic seascapes, old-growth forests, and marine life.

Covered Bridges of Oregon (FILLED) - Adrian Klein and David Cobb: October 13-16, 2023

Oregon has numerous covered bridges, and we’ll be photographing many of them during this long-weekend and during fall color’s peak in the Willamette valley. There will be an annular eclipse through this area during the workshop.

Stevens Pass (FILLED) - Adrian Klein and David Cobb: October 20-23, 2023

Based in Leavenworth, Washington we’ll be photographing the spectacular fall color display during the town’s Octoberfest activities.

Producing Better Prints Workshop - Adrian Klein and Zack Schnepf: November 4-5, 2023

Based in Vancounver, WA this indoor class session at HD Aluminum print lab will focus on all aspects to produce a fantastic print, including taking home a 20x30 aluminum print from your own work. Visit the linked page for more details or use the option below to pay for this workshop.

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2024 workshops

This is simply the first of a number of workshops/tours coming for 2024. The pacific northwest long weekend sessions will be announced in Sept or Oct of 2023.

The Great Plains - Kansas and Nebraska Photo Tour with Adrian Klein and David Cobb: June 3 to 13, 2024

We plan to photograph the flower-filled prairies, dramatic bluffs, and strange landscapes in the more remote parts of each state. If that isn't enough it also includes we’ll visit some of the abandoned towns from the dust bowl era, crumbling old churches, long-abandoned homesteads, and schoolhouses. Plus given the time of year we anticipate mother nature to throw in an occasional thunderstorm for some excitement and dramatic skies.

Currently I am not taking on private tours or leading group workshops from Adrian Klein Photography but that will change in the second half of 2023. I am co-leading many workshops with my good friend David Cobb Photography in 2022 and 2023 as I transition to take over the Best of the Northwest Photography Workshops from David. I am very excited for this change and look forward to seeing you on a future workshop!

Sometime during 2023 I will be fully licensed and insured as this transition takes place. Once that occurs I will be able to take on private workshops again, along with at least 6 group workshops that I will lead yearly starting in 2024 as part of Best of the Northwest Photography Workshops. This workshop company has been in business successfully for 31 years! While David leaves big shoes for me to fill I am honored to have this opportunity.

Here are some thoughts on workshops and tours I wrote back in 2010 on the Photo Cascadia site when I was running another workshop business at the time. This is still applicable today.

Below is a list of some of testimonials provided from past workshop participants I have co-led or individually. Many of them with Kevin McNeal.

Ron (Seattle, WA): Looking forward to another workshop with you in the near future!! Had a wonderful time with you and David at the last one. You both are awesome photographers and teachers! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me.

Matt (Portland, OR): The workshop was great, and I learned so much. It was really a joy to meet everyone and learn from you all. Thanks to the more experienced guys for your help. Can't say enough about how good it was. I hope to do another workshop... maybe I will see some of you there or elsewhere in the beautiful NW. Thanks again Kevin and Adrian. You guys are inspiring and the trip was really fun. A fantastic experience.

Richard (Seattle, WA): For anyone reading these comments - if you get a chance to take a workshop from Adrian and Kevin (or either one individually) - you should! It was a great group, and Kevin and Adrian really expand your perspective and are great photographers!

Bob (Eugene, OR): I had a great time at your workshop Adrian. A lot of fun and very instructive!

David (Eugene, OR): Adrian it was a super fun day. I thought you presented your ideas about the landscape and various ways to present it photographically very well. Thank you for offering and showing us your ideas on seascapes.

Miles (Portland, OR): "To be immersed in photography with two Masters of the craft for 4 days is an experience worth FAR more than the extremely reasonable fee I paid to go on the Workshop. I had limitless questions, and each one was answered... carefully, thoughtfully, and enthusiastically.....Probably the best compliment I could pay you is that I came home and immediately signed up for the Oregon Coast Workshop you are running in a few months."

Anne (Birmingham, AL): I'm back from beautiful Oregon. I had an amazing time shooting the Columbia River Gorge with Adrian Klein and Kevin McNeal. They do an awesome job with their workshop!

Holly (Iowa): Hi Adrian, Thanks SO much for our 4 am shoot at Sparks Lake! I really learned a lot....about my camera, and how to shoot landscapes! I appreciate all the tips for shooting! Thank you again for all the things you taught us. A very effective workshop at the lake! I'll be following your blog and your work!

Stephanie (Florence, OR): Thanks for a wonderful weekend! I learned so much and I hope I can do another workshop soon. You are both so warm and friendly that I felt immediately welcome when I arrived at the house on Friday. I was intimidated about shooting with such experienced photographers and worried that everything would be way above my scope of knowledge. I thought my "entry-level" DSLR and lack of lenses and equipment would be a major hindrance, but that wasn't the case. I came away from the workshop realizing that, yes, having an expensive camera might be nice, but that I could still get wonderful shots from what I had.

Vivenne (San Franciso, CA): We really enjoyed the weekend...despite the weather! I know I certainly learned a lot...especially all the challenges in shooting seascapes. The composition critique was also helpful.

Jason (Alberta CA): Hi Adrian and Kevin, thanks for the great tour/workshop on the weekend. Thought you guys did a good job even though the weather wasnt on our side. Looking forward to doing another sometime next year. Thanks again!

Bob & Jorja (Virginia): We have done a fair amount of workshops and photo touring. We would place your Workshop on the Oregon Coast right there at the top. The photo tips were great and the locations well chosen. The relaxed way the two of you approached this very serious business of photographing Mother Nature spread to the entire group. It was very clear that everyone had a great time. The additional private time we spent with Adrian was equally rewarding and valuable. You are certainly on our list for more. Should the occasion present itself, we will recommend you to the members of the photo societies we belong to as well as other photographers we know. Thanks for a great time, Bob and Jorja

Don & Janice (Reno, NV): Dear Adrian, On behalf of Janice and myself, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and to express our appreciation for the recent field-trip we made with you in central Oregon. It exceeded our expectation by far! It was non-stop learning. In fact, starting by helping us evaluate our former photographic efforts when we met the evening before the trip began was shear genius. And since you weren't even on the clock, so to speak, that speaks volumes about your willingness to go the extra mile and then some. I will say you went far more than the extra mile with us. Although we consider ourselves somewhere in the serious advanced-amateur range, we learned tons about our cameras, lighting, composition, and many other aspects of photography such as equipment, accessories, post-production (photoshop) and such from you. And the fact that you shoot with Canon equipment didn't effect your ability to work with us and our Nikon D90s one bit, which is exactly what you said. I would encourage anyone contemplating a personal photography field-tip/seminar to look no further. I look forward to doing another field trip with you very soon.

Dene (Seattle, WA): I was not sure what to expect from workshop so was a little apprehensive going in. Let me just tell you that Adrian and Kevin's workshop exceeded my expectations immensely. One of the things I learned was to see a familiar area through a different eye. They taught composition, a lot about technical settings and beyond. Both in the classroom and out in the field, the workshop was run very professionally while still having fun (which is what i'm all about). I felt that all of my questions were answered very thoroughly and was very comfortable asking questions when I had them. It was truly one of the best weekends I have ever had and I would highly recommend their workshops to anyone both beginner to advanced.

Jason (San Bruno, CA): Thanks Adrian for a great workshop. Like I said, this was my first workshop so I have nothing to compare it to, but can't imagine it could get any better than what we had last weekend. The idea's and thoughts from you and Kevin will certainly help me in advancing my skills in photography, not to mention all the sweet Columbia Gorge location info we have now! Thanks again, and looking forward to the next Adrian/Kevin workshop in the future.

Linda (NW Washington): Thank you again for such a great trip to the Palouse. I can't believe it's been over a week now, since we've been back. It was just terrific. I feel like I learned a tremendous amount from you and Kevin. Great teachers, great information, and even better photographers! It was my pleasure to be a part of it and I look forward to doing some more trips with you.