Travels with Tom: Grand Canyon – Aug 11-15, 2019

Apr 9, 2019  By Richard Rejino

Travels with Tom: Grand Canyon – August 11-15, 2019

Announcing “Travels with Tom”!

This new series of workshops will be held in locations throughout California, and one at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

These workshops are for the photographer who knows how to operate their camera and wants to improve their photography.  We will focus more on the aesthetics of creating impactful images rather than the purely technical aspects.  During these 3 to 5-day trips, you will learn to see to create a more interesting and emotional image. We will concentrate on finding your best point of focus, (subject) and the elements which support it while eliminating those that do not.  We will study lines and patterns, light and shadow, perspective and depth of field and how they impact your image.  

Travels with Tom Workshops will be priced between $700 and $900, depending on duration, and location. Included in these trips will be 6 hours of fieldwork, along with two hours of processing and critique each day. We will shoot the morning and late afternoon light. We will be chasing the best light and the best locations, so our daily itineraries will vary according to conditions.  While our days will be full, we will make sure to have downtime during the day to re-charge your own batteries.

To keep costs at a minimum and give participants the most flexibility, Travels with Tom Workshops will not include rooms or meals.  I will let you know well in advance where I am staying and whether group rates are available.  The choice of accommodation will be yours.  A welcome dinner will be included so we can get to know each other and plan for the days to come.

To register for Travels with Tom Trips or if you have any questions, contact me at

What you should you bring:

  • Camera and spare body if you have one.
  • Spare batteries and charger.
  • Assortment of lenses.
  • Tripod.
  • Filters:
    • Polarizing
    • 3,6,or 9 stop ND Filters
    • Grad ND filter set, w/2-3 stop
  • Cleaning kit
  • Laptop, or tablet for processing and reviewing your images.

Clothing:  Dress for comfort and dress in layers. Mornings can be cold and afternoons warm depending on locations.  Rain gear is recommended depending on location and time of year. Light hiking boots or comfortable shoes are also recommended.

These workshops will be limited to 10 photographers to maximize the time I can work with each of you individually.

I hope you can join me on these adventures. Click here for more information.
Thank you!

Tom Brichta

Richard Rejino
Richard is the Executive Director of LHSA - The International Leica Society and a part-time professional photographer. He is also a classically trained pianist, writer and published author. His book, "What Music Means to Me" is available from Hal Leonard Corporation.

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