Workshops and Tours

“Keron is a gifted and talented artist and instructor who gives of herself generously and inspires her students to reach new heights.”                                ~ Lisa Bernhardt, Director, PNWAS

2017 Calendar

Equine Photography Workshops in the US

Equine Photography at Barbier Farm in the Sonoma Valley, July 2017                       Email Keron for details: keron@keronpsillas.com                    Cost: $475  |  Sign up Now 

Contact me if you are interested in creating an Equine Photography workshop or farm shoot.  Dates are booking for 2017 and 2018 and filling quickly!  keron@keronpsillas.com

September 3 – 14 Just one spot left for the Portugal with ARTHUR MEYERSON and myself. Email me for information please! 11 nights, 12 days….two leaders and the BEST of Portugal. keron@keronpsillas.com

September 18- 29 Only two spots left for the South of France and South of Spain ~ The Heritage of the Flamenco and Horse Culture with Arthur Meyerson and myself.  Dancing horses, the white horses of the Camargue, Flamenco music and dance, great food, great light….a photographer’s paradise! email me for information and availability: keron@keronpsillas.com

Portugal for Golegã in November of 2017 with TAMARA GOOCH and JESS LEE. Details here: http://tamaragoochphoto.com/#/page/portugal-photography-workshop/. This trip always sells out so email me soon if you are interested. This tour is limited to 12 participants. UPDATE…only 4 spots left! We will have the three spectacular days at the Festival, and five more days with all the culture, history, and fabulous culinary experiences that Portugal has to offer.

December 15 – 26, CUBA! (DATE CHANGED) Including Havana, Trinidad, Santa Clara, and Cienfuegos. Very limited availability. This trip has only 3 spots (out of 6) available. I will be working again with a renowned Cuban photographer. Email me for all the details: keron@keronpsillas.com Visit the Cuba gallery on the site to see work created over several trips.

INTERNATIONAL TOURS, 2018

February 16- 23, The White Villages of Andalusia, with Charlie Waite! There are only 5 spots (out of 12) left for this extraordinary opportunity. Email me for details, please: keron@keronpsillas.com

February 24 – March 3, Lubljana, Best of Slovenia, and Venice for late winter light. This tour is limited to 10 guests, and with only 5 spots available will surely fill soon. Email me for itinerary, cost and availability: keron@keronpsillas.com UPDATE! Charlie Waite will join us for the Venice portion of this trip. We couldn’t be in better hands. Charlie has led tours to this enchanted city for years and published his own spectacular book about Venice.

April 15 – 23 The Keukenhof Gardens and the Best of Holland, limited to six participants. Email me for all the details.  This is one of my favorite destinations for creative macro photography. Join me for an intensive exploration filled with color, art, and inspiration. We’ll also be there for the premiere of the World Press Photo Exhibit in Amsterdam, take in our favorite museums, and marvel at the Flower Market that moves millions of flowers daily to destinations around the globe! And of course, great meals, luxury accommodations and easy logistics are the hallmarks of all my trips!

April 26 – 5, Portugal for the wildflowers, Lusitanos and babies at all the best locations and breeding farms. We’ll visit my family and friends here…photograph Lusitanos at liberty and in training, and enjoy the culture and history that Portugal offers in such abundance. Email me for further details and availability. As with all my trips, accommodations are superb, attention to detail unparalleled, and attention to your needs is paramount. keron@keronpsillas.com

July 8 – 17, Lavender, Horses, Glory of South of France! With very special access for all our shoots, we will have the best of Provence and the Camargue laid out before us. Yes, people have been going there for decades…for very good reason! Come along with us for the extra special events that tourists do not get to participate in. We’ll stay out of the crowds and take advantage of the light of early morning and late evening. Walk the paths and fields that so inspired Van Gogh and Bonnard and Cezanne….and join us for the excitement of photographing the white horses thundering across the etang! More details? email me…  keron @ keronpsillas.com

August 31 – September 13, Three Scottish Isles with Charlie Waite! The trip to Scotland this April was such a success that we have immediately committed to going back when the heather is in bloom. There are very few spots left so email me for availability and all the details. Have a look on the England and Scotland gallery page for images made during our adventure. I can not wait to visit Mull, Skye, and Lewis & Harris! ONLY TWO SPOTS OPEN …UPDATE TO SCOTLAND TRIP….we will begin with 5 days in Iceland!! Details coming soon.

October 5 – 14, MOROCCO! Trip being formed now, stay tuned for more details and images in August. Small group, two guides, tremendous accomodations…and the sights and scents of Morocco~ It’s a tour I’ve wanted to lead for years, and it’s going to happen! Send me an email if you want to be informed when all the details are confirmed. keron@keronpsillas.com ***  Date subject to shift later in the month by a few days. Waiting for the dates for the 2018 Cheval Passion in Jadidah to be made public!

Workshops 2017

Pacific Northwest Art School, Intro to Lightroom, and Textures with Layers in Photoshop. Three days to learn to import, keyword, and structure your database. Then on to developing where we will have many demonstrations and create a workflow that works efficiently for you. The last of our three days will be spent creating layers with textures using Photoshop. We will get to know the interface first and then create some magic. Link coming by August 10.  

Workshops 2018

Pacific Northwest Art School, Co-teaching with Sam Abell, May 21-26, 2017. Photography Intensive, The Master Class.

Pacific Northwest Art School, Assisting Arthur Meyerson, June 12-16, The Color of Light.

Pacific Northwest Art School, June, Creating the Fine Art Book, May 30, 31 & June 1. I’ll post the link soon. This very popular course is the perfect way to launch or complete your book project.

Pacific Northwest Art School, June 4- 8, The Photography of Intent
The signature course. Always popular, always worthwhile no matter your skill level. This year, in addition to all the critical thinking, shooting and critiques, there will be more information about projects, funding, crowdsourcing, and promotion. Link coming soon.

Maine Media Workshops: date and course description coming soon!

Some student comments:

Thank you for a great workshop. I learned so much and now I have the understanding and language to analyze my photos. It was my number 1 goal and it was excellent!  JB, Whidbey Island

Keron is so exceptional that I would pay much more to attend her workshops! MM, Langley, WA.

She is the BEST in every way! A+++++ MT, Seattle, WA

Her dialogue back and forth with students always has an amazing amount of content. Keron’s teaching style is quite remarkable – her knowledge goes far beyond photography and is beautifully integrated. JR, Seattle, WA

This was the best workshop and teaching experience I have ever had. Keron is compassionate, honest, highly skilled and inspiring! MW, Freeland, WA

Keron is a warm, affirming human being and an excellent teacher who genuinely supports each student in creating their unique photographic vision. She is an inspiring photographer and author who brings to her students a great appreciation and knowledge of painting as well as photography. It was a great privilege and a very rewarding experience to get to know her as an instructor as well as a person. BL, Edmonds, WA

 

About Keron and Arthur as tour leaders:

Keron and Arthur…there is no way that a simple number reflects the fabulous time that I had in Prague and Istanbul. This tour has provided me with a lifetime of memories that will never be forgotten. I am grateful to both of you for providing such a multitude of varied experiences that allowed me to immerse myself into the cultures of both venues. I am especially appreciative of the historical and political perspectives that our guides shared during the tour of individual venues.   My heartfelt thanks to you, both. ~Gretchen Taylor, Seattle

Visiting and photographing Portugal with Arthur and Keron provided a mix of photography, history, food, and fun. Arthur’s wit and Keron’s graciousness set the tone for the whole group and they were always there for additional information or inspiration. It was a perfect trip and I left with new knowledge, new memories, new photographs, and new friends. ~Nancy Lehrer, Los Angeles

“…wonderful trip, very well organized. Fabulous accommodations. You are a superb team!” ~Gaye Leggat, Vancouver

“Fabulous trip. Perfect blend of activity and down time. Leaders worked so well together. The attention to guests was really remarkable. Did I say thanks? THANK YOU!” ~Susan Cooley, TX

“Keron is a super trip-meister!” ~Larry Jasper, MA

“Thank you for a wonderful adventure! Keron, you are a fantastic leader with total command. Gold Star! Arthur, such great perspective! A photographer’s photographer. You helped everyone in the group…were tireless and generous. Double Gold Star. Love you both.” ~Portugal trip participant, 2014

More about Keron as an instructor:

Best thing about the instructor? Her great depth of knowledge and wonderful open teaching style. ~ Student, PNWAS

I have been to work shops in the past. It seems to me that it was model, shoot, model shoot, with not much else in between. Keron’s workshop is completely different. You go in with expectations of great horses and time to shoot. You leave feeling like part of an extended family. There are models but more, much more than that, there is talk of art, seeing the light, and you end up with an appreciation of time. The workshop flows from morning shooting to uploads and edits, talk of fine photographers and a nice lunch. Then back to the shoot and then edit and conversation and then back to shoot. Time flows with each bit filled with information and lovely images. Keron not only draws on her own knowledge but the knowledge of every experience she has had and shares it all. I personally met some really nice people, shot some fabulous horses and models in a lovely location but more importantly, with the knowledge I gained both in conversation and after care (not just follow-up but CARE) I learned so much. It fundamentally changed my photography and what I learned in Keron’s workshop is still evolving. Keron is a gifted photographer and an excellent teacher, I would encourage photographers at any experience level to take one of her workshops.                      ~Marcie Lewis, Santa Rosa, CA

Keron has taken my photography skills to a new level of expertise.  She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and truly dedicated to assisting her students in accomplishing their photography goals.  I have seldom found such an inspiring teacher. ~Marie Plakos, Whidbey Island, WA

While many people can articulate what they like or dislike about an image, you are able to give specifics that are attainable. Your critique consistently demonstrates your sophisticated aesthetic. Your willingness to share your technical skill as well was greatly appreciated. When you do share technique, you do it in a way that is sequential and easily understood. Thank you for your perspective and skill this week!              ~Tacey J., Coupeville, WA

Keron Psillas, who assisted Arthur Meyerson, is superb. Great photographer, generous with all her broad knowledge, and commented astutely about participants images. Take a workshop with her! ~participant, PNWAS, 2012

 

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