Focus Adventures Photo Workshops and Tours
Focus Adventures Workshops are the featured photo workshop program in the Writer's Digest Book, Photographer's Market 2001,
Kiplinger's Retirement Report in June, 2002, and Writer's Digest new magazine, Successful Photography, April 2003
. Additionally, Focus Adventures has been chosen by Colorado Meetings and Events magazine (Spring/Summer 2005) as one of the top 15 unique experiences for VIPs in Colorado. The May, 2006 issue of Shutterbug Magazine features an interview with Karen Schulman for the article, The Business of Travel Photography, by Maria Piscopo.
Check out American Express' Executive Travel Magazine, March-April 2012 issue for an article entitled, Photo Vacations to read about their popular Morocco Photo Tours. Lastly, have a look at Karen's "Seeing Through iPhoneography" article in the Winter, 2014 issue of Photographer's Forum Magazine. We're sure it will open your eyes to new and creative photographic possibilities!
Experienced photographic artist and educator, Karen Gordon Schulman, invites you to awaken and express your creative vision in one of her photo workshops or tours. She believes that participating in these programs is about more than making great photographs - it's a journey of personal growth and self-discovery. During your time with Karen, she will guide you with visual exercises that will help you get more in touch with the ‘soul’ of your seeing and develop or continue development of your unique visual expression. Since 2010, Karen has also been enjoying and teaching Creative iPhoneography! During all of her programs she will offer you an opportunity to learn some very exciting techniques to capture images and process them right on your iPhone or make adjustments and add terrific photo effects on your iPad.
Why photograph with
Karen Gordon Schulman?

This photographic and cultural adventure is designed for you to learn about the history and culture of an eclectic island nation, while you have endless opportunities to create memorable photographic images.

We'll photograph the warm and friendly Cuban people, incredible architecture, colorful mid-century autos, landscapes, seascapes and more, while we travel from Santa Clara to Trinidad, Bay of Pigs to the Viñales countryside and on to Havana.

Leaders Karen and Joel Schulman will offer visual presentations and discussions highlighting the development of personal vision and awareness, and share ideas and knowledge to help you create great travel photographs, whether you're using a DSLR or an iPhone!

Creative iPhoneography Workshops
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2018 dates TBA

Dates for our Winter 6-week workshop and summer weekend workshop will be out soon. Please check back!

Learn a variety of techniques to capture an image on your iPhone and also process it on your iPhone or iPad using a variety of inexpensive photo apps. Create cool panoramas, learn easy image retouching, add textures, enhancement effects, borders and more. You can even work on images made with another camera!

These workshops fill quickly.
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Join Karen & Joel Schulman on an inspirational journey in County Mayo, Western Ireland for an opportunity to expand your personal vision, make new friends and experience a very special place through new eyes. From the lush, green mountains to the broad peat lowlands, the ancient abbeys to the colorful villages, each place will stimulate your mind and enrich your spirit.

Karen has been leading photo tours to Ireland since 1998. She and Joel have also done some bicycle touring there. They both have an affinity with the local people, their culture, and enjoy sharing their favorite locations with tour participants. Karen believes that participating in a photo tour is about more than making great photographs. It's a journey of personal growth and self-discovery!

"I have worked with Karen for 10 years with great results. She has been an inspiring teacher and mentor. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to develop their creativity."

Terry Riley, DDS
Iowa City, Iowa

Focus Ranch, located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border, is in a section of the Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. Nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley and surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre range, our location lends itself perfectly to the focus of our workshop, where you will become more aware of your unique way of seeing your world and yourself.

In addition to photography sessions, you will enjoy delicious meals, comfortable lodging and opportunities to participate in various ranch activities.

Join us in August for a magical ranch and photography experience!

Welcome to the land of endless discovery. Visiting Ecuador is finding a paradise full of wonder and astonishing natural attractions. Our itinerary has been designed to provide you with the premier photo locations that Ecuador has to offer: from the Colonial City of Quito, to the cloud forest, Avenue of the Volcanoes, through the quaint vilage street scenes of Cuenca, where we will also have a chance to photograph in the local village markets.

Ecuador is rapidly becoming a prime destination for photographers and naturalists because the land is being wisely protected with a system of national parks and private reserves.

The comfortable inns and haciendas in the midst of our photographic locations allow us to relax and enoy Ecuador, photographing the plunging valleys, majestic mountains, breathtaking gardens, beautiful colonial architecture, Indian markets, and little villages lost in the Andes.

As always, it is a pleasure for us to be a part of your personal and creative growth. We are eager for you to make the time to strengthen your skills and renew your creative spirit and we look forward to seeing you soon! Please feel free to call 970-879-2244 or
e-mail: karen@focusadventures.com us with your questions.
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All images ©Karen G. Schulman except for 'Cuban Flag' & 'Cruisin,' ©Joel Schulman
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