2 Things: New Workshop & Instagram

First up, I’m doing a dual event next year in April. This will be a photography workshop followed by a guided shoot.

Workshop: April 5 – 9, 2019, tuition $650
Guided Shoot: April 9 – 13, 2019, tuition $350
(combo price for taking both: $900)

I’m working out the fine details, but the dates are firm. There is a bit more info on my workshop page. Please contact me if you are interested or have questions!

Second thing – if you want to see current work, check out my Instagram account. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into it lately. I’m going to be posting there regularly from now on. (I haven’t ditched Facebook yet, but I’m about to!)

Spaces Available March 19-23 Workshop!

There are 7 spaces currently open. This workshop is offered in two versions:

1) Full 5-day workshop March 19 – 23
2) Partial 2-day workshop March 19 – 20

The partial, 2-day workshop will provide three critical sessions: 1) introduction course to night shooting covering the basic details and camera settings, 2) one night shoot in the field, and 3) classroom session covering processing and editing of night photos. This partial workshop runs concurrently with the full workshop with a maximum of 12 students total (partial + full).

Please visit this link for more information: thomasjavery.com/workshops/ws_mar18.html

Please CONTACT ME if you are interested.

Big Bend Workshop – March 2018

I will be conducting a night and landscape photography workshop in my favorite place in the world: Big Bend. The workshop will run March 19 through 23 next year (2018).

The Details:thomasjavery.com/workshops/ws_mar18.html

light painting under the Milky Way
click for more info

This workshop is the usual format. There will be up to 12 students.

This is a spring workshop, so the Milky Way will rise early in the morning. Our night shoots will be very early, possibly starting as early as 4am.

The workshop is also scheduled to be after most spring breaks in Texas, so we’ll miss some of the heavy visitation periods.

Please CONTACT ME if you’re interested.

Big Bend Oct 2017 Workshop Details

The fine details of my upcoming landscape and night photography workshop in October 2017 can be found here. If you’re interested, please contact me.

Quick Summary:
• October 16 – 20, 2017
• Based in the Big Bend region of Texas
• 12 students maximum
• Tuition: $625

The format of this upcoming workshop will return to that of previous workshops (2014 and earlier). I.e. this upcoming workshop will not be an advanced workshop.

There will be two assistants helping during this workshop: Wes Clavey and Lacy Olson.

• Details of this workshop: thomasjavery.com/workshops/ws_oct17.html
• How to contact me: thomasjavery.com/contact

Big Bend Photo Workshop Oct. 16-20, 2017

I’m holding a night and landscape photography workshop in the Big Bend of far, west Texas from October 16th to the 20th, 2017.

Details are being worked out right now. Stay tuned for more information.

Tuition will be $625. The workshop will return to my usual format.

If you’re interested and want to get on my email announcement list, please contact me: Contact TJ Avery

Spaces Available on Sept Big Bend Workshop

I have four spaces available on my upcoming night photography workshop in Big Bend. You can get the full details here: thomasjavery.com/workshops/ws_sep16.html.

Please contact me if you’re interested.

The price of tuition has been lowered to $750. The maximum class size is nine people. I currently have five signed up.

Don’t let the advanced description scare you. If you have at least a bit of experience shooting in very low light conditions and know how to change aperture, shutter speed, and ISO while in manual, then you’ll be okay. This workshop is designed to take basic skills and work them to gain advanced knowledge mostly by experience (so we’ll be spending a lot more time shooting in the dark).

Please contact me if you’re interested.

Photo Workshop Sept. 2016

I’m holding a night photography workshop based in Big Bend this coming September. It will start on the afternoon of the 23rd and conclude late on the 26th.

See the fine details here

Click pic for more info.

This workshop will focus on night photography, and I will teach and demonstrate advanced techniques. We’ll also spend more time in the field shooting the dark, night skies that the Big Bend is famous for.

Interested? Please contact me!

Workshop News – Jan 2016


Reminder: I will hold a free (open to any visitor of Big Bend National Park) short astrophotography workshop at 9:00pm on Friday, January 15, 2016 in Big Bend National Park. It will be at the small parking lot at the north end of the Basin road (aka the cell phone lot). This workshop is being held on behalf of the Big Bend Conservancy (formerly Friends of Big Bend) and is part of the Dark Sky Weekend celebration.

Please see this post on Facebook for detailed information:


The April 2016 workshop has filled up, and I’ve begun a waiting list. If you’re interested in attending, please let me know. I’ve had 1 – 2 cancellations just before every workshop I’ve held in the past. So, there’s a decent chance a spot will open.