Past Workshops

Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, Maine

These 4-day workshops take place every October in Maine’s iconic Acadia National Park. For landscape artists few places can beat it, with its rocky coast, evergreen forests, streams, lakes, waterfalls and moss-cushioned woods. Registration is fast and simple. (All images here were taken by workshop participants).



Our itinerary looks something like this, subject to weather conditions:

Thursday evening: Introductions, orientations and an introductory lecture/discussion.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: two shoots in the morning (including sunrise) and two in the afternoon; evening critique session. Snacks and water are always available.

Monday: morning shoot, wrap-up, and goodbyes at noon.

Lunches and dinners are enjoyed together, over micro-brew beers, nice wines and lots of laughter and learning.

For comments and testimonials from participants, please click here.


Sri Lanka

Participants call this 11-day photo tour of Sri Lanka the height of their photographic experiences. That’s no wonder to me. Sri Lanka is a mostly undiscovered, photographic jewel located off the southern coast of India.

Sri Lanka boasts a warm climate, spectacular beach scenes, friendly and photogenic people, historical sites, architectural wonders, tea plantations, village culture and some of the best wildlife photography in the world (think elephants, leopards, bears, exotic birds and more). And, for 11 intense days, we cover it all!

To read comments and testimonials from former participants, please click here.

Here are some of the images the participants captured during the tour. Looking for high photo adventure? Consider the Nikonians Sri Lanka photo tour, next slated for March 12-23, 2016.


Print Workshops

Our print workshops are offered three or four times each year, in our modern studio located in historic Havre de Grace, Maryland. We utilize the latest in large format print technology, especially the latest printers from Canon. Canon is also one of our sponsors.

Prepping files for printing

We limit the workshop to six participants so that we may offer individualized attention. Participants print their images on museum-quality archival papers made by Museo Fine Art Papers.

Group portrait

The workshop is co-taught by Les Picker and his assistant, Master Printmaker Robert Boyer. Les is an international award-winning photographer with more than 40 years experience. Bob runs all print and IT operations for Les Picker Fine Art Photography.

A proud workshop attendee

Our fine art print workshop is an intense, fun and collegial experience designed to teach the fundamentals of printmaking, while also having the satisfaction of returning home with 2-6 large format prints, ready for framing. Please click here to see a sample of comments from past print workshop participants.

A gorgeous fine art print

We welcome any questions you may have about our fine art print workshop. Please write directly to Les: lespicker@gmail.com