Quiet Light Photography Workshops 2013


Quiet Light Workshops offer Photography Workshops focused on nature & landscapes, cityscapes and travel and trips to some of the best places in the world. Geared to the amateur and advanced amateur photographer looking for the chance to learn from experts in the field in our Photo Workshops are designed to take you to some of the best landscapes in the world. During each workshop you will have ample time both in the field and in the classroom to hone your skills with your camera and in the digital world of photography today. Learn tips on Photoshop and converting your images into great looking prints, workflow management, color balances and color calibration to get consistent results in your work.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Spring Wildflowers
April 18-21, 2013

Wildflowers in the Smokies! April is when the wildflowers hit their peak and you can join us as we return out the finest locations and beautiful scenery. Dogwood, trillium, squaw root, Jack-in-the-pulpit, bishop’s cap and Solomon seal are just a few of the many wildflowers to be found in fields in the park. Join us as we explore this jewel of a National Park. Our Workshop will focus on getting you the very best images of the park’s wildflowers. Our schedule, while setup initially, will change day to day based on weather and light. We will spend enough time in the classroom to give you a better understanding of Photoshop techniques and workflows to enable you to make the best fine art prints. We will also cover basic ways of “seeing” images before you click the shutter and how to take that pre-visualized view and turn it into reality in your photograph.

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Chicago Architecture & Travel Photography
May 10-12, 2013

A Workshop on Architectural and Travel Photography. A great city like Chicago has so many things to offer. Great architecture, festivals, dinning and other entertainment. How do you capture it for a magazine article on travel? It involves architectural images, people and places imagery and many other types of photography. This workshop will cover what it takes to capture a city over a small amount of time. Ways to capture the architectural images and the grand vistas along the lakefront of the skyline and must see places and events. We will discuss pre-planning a shoot, ways of seeing and perspective.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
September 5-8, 2013

Fall on the shores of Lake Superior at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The shores of Lake Superior will be the backdrop of this exciting fall colors workshop. Explore the rocky shores near Castle Beach, the great dunes of Grand Sable Dunes and the many unnamed waterfalls which drop into the lake from the shores and cliffs of this great National Lakeshore. Join us as we explore this jewel of the National Park System. Our Workshop will focus on getting you the very best images of the park’s fall colors. Our schedule, while setup initially, will change day to day based on weather and light.

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Tuscany & Venice
September 21-29, 2013

A photographic tour around Tuscany and Venice. Italy has so many beautiful vista’s how do you capture them all in the best light, in the best way? In this photographic tour you will work side by side with Richard as he shows you what he does when traveling in order to capture as much as possible while still enjoying the place. The Tuscany workshop will be centered from San Donato, a small artists gathering town and include trips to wineries and towns nearby including Certaldo, San Gimignano and other towns. We will stop along the roads where the scenery moves us and shoot those eternal images of the Tuscany countryside. In Venice we will walk the canals in the mornings and evenings and take in the city mid-day and share each other’s images in small sessions before heading out for evening photographs of the city. The details and timelines for each place are currently very fluid and if you are interested in these two workshops please contact us. We want to make sure these workshops are personal for each of you!

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fall Colors
October 24-27, 2013

Fall in the Smokies! October is when the fall colors usually hit their peak and you can join us as we return out the finest locations and most beautiful scenery. We will tackle some of the most interesting and off beat places to capture the fall colors of the Sugar Maples, Oaks, Birch, and Red Maple as they show their colors against the backdrop of Firs and landscapes of the park. Fall is a spectacular time of year to be in the park. Join us as we spend 4 1/2 days in the park among its majestic mountains, cool streams, wide valleys and variety of forests in the glory of fall colors. Great Smoky Mountains National Park comes alive in the vast vistas and in the subtle details found everywhere.

For more information you can contact us at any time!


Richard Mack

Quiet Light Publishing – A Busy Start to the Year Already!


SPEX Art+Vision Show, GSMNP Book Reprinted, Updated Websites, New Prints & Folio’s, Workshop Dates


It has been a busy year so far in 2013 with the opening of the SPEX Arts+Vision show with Jill Buckner as part of the TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS | ONE VISONproject (www.twophotographers-onevision.com) encompassing our images from Italy and Morocco. When you have roughly 30 images framed for a gallery show it takes a lot of work to edit and print each one before framing and hanging the show. The show will be at the SPEX on Central Street in Evanston through February. If you are in the area you should stop by and check it out. Quiet Light also released several new Folio’s from the work of Steve Azatto, Jill Buckner and Richard Mack. each one has 10-12 small prints and 3-4 signature pages from their work. Each is signed and numbered and are a great choice for those who like collecting photography!

Photographer Richard Mack has brought the vistas and majesty of the Lewis & Clark Trail to life in a magnificent set of 248 color photographs. Richard spent two years visiting key locations along the Lewis & Clark Trail  –  by plane, auto, and on foot  –

In addition, my book Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Thirty Years of American Landscapes is now being reprinted as we will soon be out of stock if we don’t! Part of this process is deciding if there should be any changes before you roll the presses. In this case we had to update the signature page with the updated info, change a Photoshop error on one of the images, and update the current Quiet Light Publishing book list to the final page in the book. We also added four of the best book awards, out of the dozen the book won, to the back of the dust jacket. The book went on press yesterday.

We also released the Quiet Light Workshop schedule for 2013 and updated some of those trips. More on all of that later. Check our websites for the updates. And speaking of websites both the Quiet Light Publishing ( www.quietlightpublishing.com ) and Richard Mack Photography (www.mackphoto.com) websites have been updated with new images and projects!

Award winning photographer Richard Mack is photographing all five of the Great Lakes which hold 20% of the worlds fressh water and 95% of North America's fresh water. This project is an ongoing one which will lead to a book published by Quiet Light Publis

So the year starts off with a bang and next month will be the same as I get back to working on my next book Twenty/Ninety-Five part of the Great Lakes Project (www.quietlightpublishing.com/GLP.php) with a trip to Lake Superior to capture images of the ice and snow. This is a shortened trip from the one I was supposed to make the first three weeks of March. Will feel great to get back to this project! Stay tuned for updates!