Workshop in Durango, Colorado September 29-October 1, 2017

I will teach a workshop on landscape photography in Southwestern Colorado timed to the turning of the aspens in the San Juan Mountains. The three-day session will be hosted by the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Durango.

This workshop is for all photographers who want to create more evocative images in the natural world—from serious beginners to advanced amateurs.

In the orientation, I will show prints of my large-format landscape work and talk about the circumstances that produced the images. I’ll discuss the process I have evolved for being in the right place at the right time, finding structure in a chaotic visual environment, and capturing nuances of light and color. During both field and classroom sessions I will point out some of the obstacles that often keep beautiful sights from translating into satisfying photographs, and techniques for overcoming them. There will be an emphasis on composition, and the use of low light for rich color and contrast control. A portion of one midday session will be devoted to supportive reviews of participants’ images.

The cost of the 3 day workshop is $450. To sign up, contact the gallery at 970-247-3555 or

You will also find a registration form here:

Individual Tutorials

I am offering individual tutorials at my home studio in Del Mar, California, just north of San Diego. One or two day courses can be designed. The menu of possibilities includes (but is not limited to):

~Image editing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop based on my standard workflow
~Color management
~Proofing and printing on a 44 inch HP Z3200 inkjet printer
~Photography in the field at nearby Torrey Pines State Reserve
~Portfolio review and constructive suggestions for improvement
~Discussion of compositional structure and other aesthetic issues (isolating subject, filling frame, etc.)
~Techniques for handling contrast, complex exposures, and depth of field Read the rest of this entry »

Portfolio Reviews

I will review your portfolio at my home studio in Southern California or at another mutually convenient location. I will comment on the strengths and weakness of your images and offer constructive suggestions in a half-day session. Call or email for details. COST: $300

Forefront Documentary

ForefrontWatch this public affairs program profiling Robert Turner and his work. Produced by Cox Comm. Channel 4, San Diego.

A Visual Diary

Robert Turner's Visual DiaryA behind the scenes Visual Diary of Robert Turner's work.

Boston Pops Commission

Boston PopsA montage of photos was projected behind the orchestra in Boston Symphony Hall during the Boston Pops 2007 Spring Season.

“Alpenglow” in Thread

Camera-Based Art

Bob has embarked on a new body of work outside the landscape genre. The first images in the series can be seen here.

Audio Commentaries

Audio CommentariesAn audio guide to five photographs.