Photo Workshop-Virginia City, NV, – May 22 – 26, & October 2 – 6, 2013



Adam Jahiel’s West                         May 22 – 26,  &  October 2 – 6, 2013


Adam Jahiel’s five day photographic workshop in Virginia City, Nevada is a great opportunity for photographers to begin the move out of their comfort zone, and begin the transition to a higher plateau. You will be pushed to move beyond the expected ‘pretty picture’, and jump to where you will begin to create images that show your own personal style. Good photography involves taking some photographic risks, as well as experimentation, making the voyage more exciting and the destination more satisfying.

            One of Adam’s distinct trademarks is his ability to work with unusual or difficult existing natural lighting situations.  Therefore, one of the main goals of the workshop will be to increase awareness of the multitude of different characteristics and uses of light. We will be able to recognize and analyze these characteristics, learning how and when to use them to our advantage, to give us a new level of mastery using our eye, mind, and technical knowledge.

            Five days in Virginia City and points beyond will give you an opportunity to shoot, review, share, analyze, sleep on it  then get back out there to expand on your newly developed strengths. Your only limitation will be your imagination. Beginners welcome, laptops recommended.


Fee: $490 – Lodging and workshop space is limited.  Registration is accepted in the order received with a non-refundable $200 deposit addressed to Adam Jahiel at P.O. Box 501, Story, WY  82842.  For more information contact Adam at 307-683-2862 or email him at



Adam Jahiel was educated at the Brooks Institute of Photography (BS) with a major in commercial photography and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia (BJ) majoring in photojournalism. Jahiel began his freelance career doing editorial, motion picture and corporate photography working on projects as varied as the movie “Out of Africa” to HBO comedy specials. Jahiel is also drawn to adventure projects; most notably he was the photographer for the landmark French-American 1987 Titanic expedition. His work has appeared in most major U.S. publications, including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, National Geographic Society and others. Jahiel’s work has also appeared in dozens of books, including the acclaimed “A Day in the Life Of” series. Jahiel  lives in Story, Wyoming.  Also see:


Note: The workshop fees do not include lodging.  St. Mary’s Art Center rates are $65 per night per student (add on $390) or if two are sharing a room it is $100 per night (add on $300 ea).  It is recommended that students stay at the Center because staying there is half the fun.  If students are driving in, a 10% of the workshop fee will be charged to help pay for the use of the building.   St. Mary’s Art Center is at 55 North “R” St, Virginia City, NV  89440    See: