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:

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April 18-21, 2021, I will be in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to photograph song birds from blinds. I will have room for three people in the blind plus my guide. We will 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. The early bird price is $1950 for a total of six shooting sessions (weather permitting.) You arrive on the 18th and we have an orientation and pizza party on me. We discuss logistics and make plans to carpool to the ranches which are about 35 minutes from our preferred hotel. We shoot on the 19th, 20th and 21st, two sessions per day, depart from the airport on the next day, the 22nd. All hotel, airfare, local transportation is your responsibility. The fee covers my time, perch setup, instruction and access to the blinds.

$500 deposit required to hold your seat. Final payment required by January 18, 2021. In the event that the current pandemic emergency persists into 2021, all deposits will be refunded. There are no refunds for any other reason and trip insurance is strongly advised. All camera brands welcome. Email if interested.


North To Alaska Photo Tour

June 6 to June 13, 2021 – from Anchorage, AK – details coming soon.

November 27 to November 30, 2020 – from Socorro, NM – $999 Early Bird! – Details here.

Please note there are four seats left for this workshop. In the event that the current pandemic emergency continues into the fall, you can retrieve your deposit in full. There are no refunds for any other reason and trip insurance is strongly advised.

2020 Bosque del Apache Photo Tour With Scott Bourne

Bosque December 2 to December 6, 2020 is SOLD OUT! But – if you want to get on a wait list in case of cancellation, just email If I get enough interest I’ll run a second workshop.

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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 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.