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?

Join Karen & Joel Schulman on an inspirational journey in Counties Mayo and Donegal, for an opportunity to expand your personal vision, make new friends and experience a very special place through new eyes.

Going to Ireland is like going home again. This photo tour is focused on the real Ireland - the areas that tourists don't often see. We'll stay in two lovely cities, Westport in County Mayo and Donegal Town on the Donegal Peninsula. This new itinerary was designed to give us time to explore the broad peat lowlands, colorful villages and ancient abbeys of County Mayo as well as the megalithic ruins, fishing villages and the dramatic coastline of County Donegal.

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!

Learn a variety of techniques to enhance all of your iPhone photography, including snapshots, travel photos and fine art. Create cool panoramas, learn easy image retouching, add textures, enhancement effects, borders, text and more. You'll learn a workflow to process your images on your iPhone or iPad using a variety of inexpensive photo apps. Which apps are best for which tasks? You can even work on images made with another camera!

This US State Dept. licensed "Support for the Cuban People" tour 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 across the countryside and on to Havana.

Tour locations include:
4 nights in Havana
2 nights in Trinidad
2 nights in Playa Larga
2 nights in Viñales

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!

"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

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: us with your questions.
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All images ©Karen G. Schulman except for 'Cuban Flag' & 'Cruisin,' ©Joel Schulman
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