Foundations workshop is focused on strengthening your abilities to see and create images that utilize an advanced understanding of where we start out with our cameras and vision. The all-day workshop moves beyond just learning how to make your camera work, and into an area that emphasizes producing images that marry our abilities and technique in creating compelling, attractive, and interesting photographs. More importantly, Foundations workshop is geared toward hands-on instruction in how to create images that say something more than a snapshot.

Join Jerod and Brian November 5th in Dallas for one day of intense training on Foundations where we will work on gaining an advanced understanding of photographic foundations.  In one day we will go into in-depth coverage of the following subjects:

  • Seeing Light 1: Color & Shadows
  • Storytelling using Composition and Depth
  • Competence with your camera
  • Assessing images
  • Seeing Light 2: Portraits
  • Engaging basic off-camera lighting setups
  • Getting comfortable with lightroom

Price: $325

The price for Foundations is $325.00 (catered lunch, model fee, and all the coffee you can drink included in the price), and you can register on the bottom of this page! You can also contact us (Brian, Jerod) (just put Foundations in the subject field).

Foundations is also sponsored by BlackRapid camera straps, and that means some free gear from arguably the best camera strap manufacturer out there!

If you really want to start moving beyond the basics and begin to build the way you see and achieve your images, Foundations workshop is purposed with that in mind: growing your photographic eye, deepening your understanding of light, and creating a workflow that complements your style of shooting.


Foundations workshop will be held at QuadPhoto Dallas, a large commercial and editorial studio managed by  R.J. Hinkle. The address for the studio is:

16650 Westgrove Drive, Suite 175
Addison, Texas 75001

We’ll start at 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, November 5, and wrap up on or a little after 5:00 p.m. We might just squeeze in a TweetUp after the workshop as well!


Brian is a working travel photographer living in western China who has a passion for teaching photography, participating in the growing photographic community in China, and helping NGO’s in Southeast Asia communicate their amazing stories when possible – all in an effort to actively do good rather than simply complain.

In late 2009 Brian helped start a company,Plateau Photo Tours, that facilitates socially-conscious one-of-a-kind photo tours throughout Tibet, China, and Hong Kong – providing socially responsible and culturally non-destructive photo opportunities throughout the region.

Brian has been shooting the Tibetan regions of western China since 2005 and has travelled extensively in these areas.

Brian’s photography can be seen at brianhirschy.com (500px, archives). You can also follow him on Twitter.






Jerod is an editorial and natural history photographer based in Lubbock, Texas. Starting out as a student of celebrated Texas photographer, Wyman Meinzer, Jerod quickly developed a passion for visual storytelling and educating future generations of shooters. His work ranges from environmental portraiture and travel imagery to conservation photography and photojournalism, and it can be seen in a variety of regional and national magazines and book publications.

In 2006, Jerod began teaching photography courses at Texas Tech University, and since then he has led students in a variety of course topics, including domestic and international field courses. He is a regular contributor to the Manfrotto School of Xcellence, and he is set to release his first book focused on visual storytelling with PeachPit/New Riders this winter. He is also a partner in Badlands Design and Production, a publishing house for high-end coffee table photography books.

Jerod’s photography can be seen at www.jerodfoster.com. You can follow his blog here, and catch up with him on Twitter at: @jerodfoster


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