Caryn Esplin is a popular college professor at BYU-Idaho with a list of students waiting to take her professional imaging courses. In addition to landscape, close-up, food, product, and environmental portraiture, Caryn loves the creativity of long exposure light paintings. She teaches workshops in the art of light painting, outdoor long exposure, and nightscapes that combine epic landscapes with starry night skies. Caryn’s fine art photography workshop will walk you through the steps to shoot, edit and print stunning fine art masterpieces. As a devoted and personable instructor Caryn shares all her best secrets and revels in the success of her students. Esplin earned a “Faculty of the Year” award for her excellent teaching ratings, innovative approaches, and curriculum design skills. Her students have earned many of the coveted Guru Awards at Photoshop World and her SEO recipes help place her students’ images in the top of web searches with over 50 million results.
As a visual communication expert, Caryn also teaches graphic design, web design, and social media marketing. She has authored three textbooks and personally designed nine courses. Caryn’s academic experience includes a masters degree from Boise State University and a certificate in online teaching. Caryn’s business experience includes owning and managing a publishing company and a cooperative consulting business with a tri-state distributorship. She has operated a graphic design / photography business for over 20 years and enjoys keeping her professional skills sharp. Caryn is a gourmet cook who loves traveling the globe with family, friends and her camera.
Experiencing Yellowstone with a Perfect Light workshop provides the rare opportunity to meld with nature through your camera. Untouched mountain snowscapes, clear cobalt skies and frosted trees set the stage for a photographer’s dream capture. Christopher Balmer understands and respects wildlife. He takes you so close you see their breath, observe their behavior and catch the right shot. Christopher keeps the workshops small and intimate, providing his insight into famous landmarks as well as sharing the hidden spots which appeal to a photographer’s soul. A world class photographer who with an artist’s eye provides hands-on instruction to help you become a better photographer. A must for any photographer seeking to expand their creative horizons.
-- Lesley M
South Africa with PAW is truly one of the most amazing trips we’ve been on. Everyone should have this great opportunity. Christopher’s tours are first class. Only 3 people to a vehicle so you can see animals on both sides. Inyati is superb in every way – 5 star all the way!!! It’s worth mac & cheese for 6 months to save money to go. Don’t miss this life changing experience!!!
-- Ranae M
I have traveled to Africa, Iceland and Yellowstone many times with Christopher Balmer and Photo Adventure Workshops If you are thinking about a photo adventure workshop or just a great way to travel I would highly recommend PAW. I love to travel and coming home with great photography is a bonus. Getting up close to nature is something you never forget. Experiencing it on photography tour is the only way to experience it!
-- Sherri L
Christopher shared a wide range of information in an understandable way. I also like how passionate he is about the subject. He is also very encouraging. My goal is to become a better photographer and possibly own my own business. The class gave me the tools to work towards that goal.