The 2014 TDS Workshop Season

Our custom photography workshops are crafted to provide you relief from daily life distractions, enabling you to focus on improving your skills. You'll have the opportunity to learn new techniques, ask questions, compare notes, display your work, relax, and enjoy the company of others who share your passion.

San Francisco Night Scene Night shooting will be included in the SF Street Photography Workshop.

This is the TDS Workshop experience: Affordable, personalized, and stimulating. Classes are limited to 8 participants. We explore Northern California — an area that features vineyards, pastures, rugged coastline,towering Redwoods, and a world class city. We combine classroom instruction with hands-on shooting, then prepare our images for review. You'll experience the full cycle of learning, and feel your confidence growing with each activity.

Please join me, Derrick Story, for a workshop this year. Do it for you, and for the pursuit of your passion.

Upcoming Workshops

Schedule of Events for 2014

All Workshops for 2014 Are Sold Out! We will announce the schedule for the 2015 season in November.

The 2014 workshop season promises to be our best yet. We have new locations and a broader array of topics. Many of these ideas came from workshop attendees who wanted to join us again.


Take a look at this overview, and if you see something you're interested in, fill out the "Send Me Info!" request, and I'll get back to you right away. Plus, by doing so, you're placed on the reserve list for the event of your choice.

  • Fine Art Photography - HDR and B&W: Feb. 28-March 1, 2014 SOLD OUT! - During this workshop we'll focus on two fine art techniques: High Dynamic Range and B&W photography. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice techniques for capture, then add magic to your work in post production. We'll work with a variety of plug-in tools that are compatible with Aperture, Lightroom, and Photoshop. We'll also have a fine art printing session, allowing you to return home with tangible evidence of your artistry and craftsmanship. Two full days plus breakfast and lunch, excellent swag, professional model - all included for just $495.
  • San Francisco Street Photography: May 24-25, 2014 SOLD OUT! - We'll work entirely on location in San Francisco. You'll have your choice of excellent hotels at even better prices. No rental car will be necessary for this event. We'll explore the City's hidden treasures and capture them through our lenses. This event is a street photographer's dream. Plus we'll add a model shoot, classroom instruction, and fine dining. This is San Francisco like you've never seen it before. Two full days plus pre-workshop reception, breakfast and lunch, excellent swag, professional model - all included for just $595.
  • Fall Color with Safari West: October 24-26, 2014 SOLD OUT! - Sonoma County has rolling hills covered in vineyards, beautiful trees, and gorgeous blue skies. What a prefect place to shoot Fall color and bolster your landscape library.
    But there's more. We include environmental portraiture with a professional model, and an exclusive African wildlife photo adventure at Safari West, led by a professional photographer, plus a few surprises. This is our premier workshop of the season. Two full days plus pre-workshop reception, breakfast and lunch, excellent swag, professional model, private Safari West adventure with a pro photographer guide - all included for just $595.

Send Me Info

Save my place! TDS Workshops fill up quickly. You can put your name on the reserve list for the event of your choice, and receive additional information, by completing this brief form and hitting the Submit button.

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How to Reserve a Spot for a 2014 TDS Workshop

Street shooting in San Francisco, the Sonoma Coast, HDR, B&W fine art, Fall color, Safari West... these are some of the topics for the 2014 The Digital Story Photography Workshop Season.

By getting on the reserve list, you can save your place at the front of the line. Those on the reserve list have the opportunity (but not the obligation) to secure a seat for the event of their choice. Using the Send Me Info form on the workshops page, simply choose the workshop you're interested in from the popup menu, then enter your name and email. Click on the Submit button. That's all there is to it.

I'll send you a confirmation letter to let you know you're on the list. At that time, you can respond with any questions you have about the event of your choice. Reservation forms with itineraries typically go out 90 days before the event. At that point you can sign up for the workshop and pay the course fees.

We specialize in personal service. So we're here to answer any questions you have. Use the Send Me Info form to get the ball rolling.

Hope to see you in 2014. We're going to have a great time!