Steve Kossack: Workshop Leader
Born and raised in Southern California and professionally trained in photography with the intent of teaching, my approach differs from most. I was experiencing these areas long before I had a camera and I feel very privileged to be able to share my passion and knowledge with others. My experience, and unique way of seeing has brought enjoyment, and enlightenment to many.
Our workshops are different
My workshops have included many of the west's most well known locations; from Sedona, Arizona, to Yosemite, California, Coyote Buttes to Death Valley. My concentration is FIELD WORKSHOPS. From before sunrise to after sunset is how I describe them. The rewards are in the number of quality images that my participants come back with. I think landscape photography should be fun and a group of like-minded people photographing together, is fun! One of the joys of doing the workshops is the number of people that repeat the f-8 And Be There experience and the number of friendships initiated.
Landscape Photography is a catch-22 proposition. In order to do landscape photography, I believe you must first have done landscape photography! What better way to do those miles of photographic experience than F-8 And Be There!
I live in Northern Arizona where great landscape photography can be, and is for me, an every day endeavor. I hope you'll join us both here on the website and in the field on the workshops.
"I been spending some time lately thinking about what what really brings joy into my life. Outdoor photography and all that it encompasses is a very very large part of that In my quiet moments I go to those special places in my mind and remember the feelings I was trying to capture with my camera. I appreciate you introducing me to that world. Our first trip was to Yosemite in the winter. I appreciated you and Tim being so patent with me as I knew very little about photography. It has grown from there. I appreciate the fundamentals you have taught me. It is the best way to do things. The thing I most appreciate is your passion for nature and struggle for survival and beautiful things and beautiful places. For me it was contagious and has added a whole new dimension to my life. You gave me a gift that was unique to you. Steve, I want to thank you for that."