Photo Workshops

Picture Methods Photo Tours and Workshops are held around the world to help you elevate your craft and build your portfolio.

Inspiring locations. When you attend one of our events, you’ll have access to prime photo locations at the right time to put you in the best position to make compelling images. Every step of the way, you’ll work with a published, professional photographer to guide you as much or as little as you prefer.

Small classes. Our class sizes are limited, so you have plenty of access to instructors in the field. You’ll come back from our trips with portfolio-quality photographs—we guarantee it.

Here’s a list of currently scheduled photo tours:




2020 Tours

ANNOUNCING SEMI-PRIVATE SHOOTING OPPORTUNITIES!

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In March of 2020, I will be going to Alaska to photograph bald eagles on assignment. I will have three days where I am available to guide one or two people on a private bald eagle excursion that is GUARANTEED to deliver close-up access to HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of bald eagles, in a very scenic area full of mountains and water, with superb backgrounds. The place will be revealed to anyone who contacts me directly to inquire about joining me. To see a sample of the kind of images we will be making, check out this page.

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Unfortunately, access to the area is limited and only accessible by boat which means hiring a boat captain, chartering the boat and securing all the necessary permits. The cost to shoot with me will be $4000 each day, two day minimum. One or two people can split this fee. All hotel, airfare, local transportation is your responsibility. The $4000 fee covers my time, the boat captain, the boat charter and all permits. Email scott@picturemethods.com if you are interested in joining me. The exact dates are flexible since I will be in Alaska for three weeks and can set aside this time as I see fit to work around the assignment shooting I will be doing.

First come, first served. The entire fee must be pre-paid to hold the spots because I have to immediately pre-pay the boat captain. I realize this is expensive and it isn’t for anyone but if you want my undivided attention and the guarantee of the kind of eagle pictures I show above, this is your chance. All camera brands welcome.


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April 18-20, 2020, I will be in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to photograph song birds from blinds. I will have room for one person in the blind with me (and my guide) to photograph tons of song birds. Expected include Painted Bunting! It is the closest experience you can have to working exactly like I do in the real world. It will involve two shooting sessions of several hours each – sitting in a blind. Portfolio-quality images are guaranteed, no matter which camera you use. You can spend one or two days with me. The 18th is spoken for. The 19th and 20th are available. The fee is $1500 for one day or $1250 a day for the two remaining days. All hotel, airfare, local transportation is your responsibility. The fee covers my time and access to the blinds.

First come, first served. The entire fee must be pre-paid to hold the spots because I have to pre-pay my reservation for space in the blinds. I realize this is expensive and it isn’t for anyone but if you want my undivided attention and the guarantee of the kind of song bird pictures I show above, this is your chance. All camera brands welcome.


ANNOUNCING MY 2020 ALASKA BEAR/BIRD/WHALE/LANDSCAPE TOUR!

North To Alaska Photo Tour

June 6 to June 13, 2020 – from Anchorage, AK – Details here.

SOLD OUT! Email scott@picturemethods.com to get on the wait list in case there is a cancellation.

2020 Bosque del Apache Photo Tour With Scott Bourne

December 2 to December 6, 2020 – from Socorro, NM – Details here.

Bosque 2020 is SOLD OUT! But – if you want to get on a wait list in case of cancellation, just email scott@picturemethods.com. If I get enough interest I’ll run a second workshop.


Photo of Scott Bourne Taking Pictures of Bears

Scott Bourne is available for private workshops and for very small group instruction on a limited basis. Trips can be scheduled anywhere in the USA.

The schedule tends to fill up months in advance, so please plan ahead. Day rates start at $1,500 (can be shared among three or fewer people depending on the location – some trips will allow for only single or double occupancy.) Trips outside the Seattle area require additional first-class travel and expenses for meals, airfare, airport transfers, rental car, etc.

Email scott@picturemethods.com to discuss what you want to accomplish. I will do everything I can to help you succeed.


Public appearances

In addition to the workshops/tours Scott leads, he often speaks at national photography conventions or birding shows.

Watch this space for additional upcoming appearances.