Join us for an on-location photography workshop at breathtaking Pine Valley Farm in northern Wisconsin with professional photographer Daniel Johnson! In this unique environment, you'll learn basic and advanced techniques including lighting, composition, and lens choice, and be inspired to capture the natural beauty of your outdoor surroundings with a camera.


WHO IT’S FOR: People who enjoy taking photographs and are familiar with using their own camera, but who are ready to take the next step to improve their technique and ability.

WHAT’S REQUIRED: A camera! A DSLR is ideal and will produce excellent results, while providing the best tool for helping you expand as an artist. It’s assumed that you’re already comfortable with handling and using your camera for simple photo-taking. If you don’t have a DSLR, just bring the camera you love to shoot with and you’ll still learn a lot.

WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR? The workshop is taught by Daniel Johnson, award-winning professional photographer, author of The 4-H Guide to Digital Photography, and co-author and photographer of over 10 other books. Dan's animal, nature, food, and rural-life photos have been published thousands of times worldwide, and have appeared in books, nationally published calendars (he’s been the sole photographer of numerous dog and equine box calendars) and as covers and interiors of a wide variety of magazines including Horse Illustrated, Hobby Farms, Dogster, Rabbits, Acreage Life, Chickens, and others. He's written many photography how-to articles for corporate brands including Costco Connection and Bed, Bath & Beyond, and his photographs appear frequently on the Petco blog.

WHAT WE’LL DO: Explore photography while enjoying a beautiful setting. We'll start out indoors with a little teaching time to learn more about equipment, then hit the farm for in the field instruction. Come prepared to do some walking; we’ll be out and about on the farm, around the heirloom apple trees and the big red barn, photographing and learning all the way. 

WHAT WE’LL PHOTOGRAPH: While it will depend on the day and the needs of the participants, plan on photographing the big barn, fall colors, green fields, fencing, charming gates, hills and clouds, a gravel country road, apples, trees, and whatever else we happen upon during our “adventure.” Up on the big hills, we might just shoot a couple of silhouettes against the sky.We’ll work with whatever weather nature throws our way—and learn how to create successful photographs regardless of the lighting or situation. As we work, we’ll discuss technical and artistic aspects of photography, including dynamic range, light direction and intensity, composition ideas and the rule of thirds, when to use a certain lens and why, shutter speeds, and lens apertures.

WHAT ISN’T EXPECTED: For you to remember all the little details. Lots of new ideas and information will be conveyed to you during the day—but don’t be discouraged. Photography is a complex subject and you won’t remember everything at first. The idea is to “expose” (pun intended!) yourself to the new concepts and then let your own curiosity and intelligence take over from there.

WHAT IT COSTS: $225, limited spaces available. This includes the on-location photography workshop, as well as continued teaching through access to a private Facebook group for a thorough, professional photo critique of five of your images from the day of the workshop (a $100 dollar value!).


WHEN IS IT: Saturday, October 1st, 2016 (Sunday the 2nd rain day), from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Preregistration required. Bring your own snacks to munch on; we'll try to stay focused on working most of the day and won't be stopping for an 'official' meal.


HOW TO SIGN UP: For registration information or to book your spot in the workshop, email or message Fox Hill Photo on Facebook at