Photo Workshops: MotoPhoto Tours Italy & Middle Earth Photo Journey New Zealand

A week-long epic adventure traveling some of the most iconic country roads through the hills of Umbria and Tuscany. This workshop is an offshoot of our Secret Italy Tours and is open to both motorcycle riders and non-riders. We have two spots that just became available, so it’s a perfect opportunity for you to join us on this tour in a couple of months.
DATE: September 30th - 5th, 2016
LOCATION: Umbria & Tuscany, Italy
COST: Starting @ 2,600€

DATE: October 6th - 16th, 2017
COST: $4,500 / $1,000 deposit reserves your spot!
An epic photography adventure across Middle-earth.... This 11-day New Zealand South Island (Aotearoa, Te Waipounamu) adventure will highlight the best of New Zealand’s unspoilt landscape. Sample fine food and wine as we take you on a journey through the land of the long white cloud.
As the ideal location for The Lord Of The Rings - Middle-earth, we’ll visit ancient forests and sweeping plains, crystal turquoise lakes and rugged snow-capped mountains ringed by glaciers.
Take a scenic plane ride around Aoraki/Mount Cook and land on the Tasman Glacier for a champagne brunch. From sweeping vistas over vineyards to fjords where thundering waterfalls plunge direct into the ocean, there are stunning views around every corner.

Upcoming workshops in 2016...

A FREE ONLINE Conference presented by the Academy. Need more ideal clients? Want more balance in your life? Make this year different. FOR FREE!
WORKSHOP: Turn It Up 2016
DATE: January 25th - 28th, 2016
COST: $0...It's FREE!
The first truly interactive program of its kind! Growth and success in the photo business is not as easy as following a simple formula. We each have different strengths and weakness, different clients, and different goals. Kevin has trained and consulted with thousands of photographers over the years and will share his personal struggles – and solutions, along with the lessons learned from working with photographers from all parts of the world. YOU can get your burning questions answered, LIVE and in person. Learn lighting, business, sales, creativity, and growth.
TOPIC: Struggling to Grow Your Photo Business? Come Get Answers!
TYPE: Platform Class
DATE/TIME: March 9th, 2016 @ 8:30am - 10:00am
LOCATION: WPPI 2016 at Las Vegas MGM (Room 318)
Entry: WPPI Convention Pass
Pre-register now HERE and save your SEAT!
There is absolutely nothing like hands on training. It is the most productive path to learning a professional skill. This workshop offers just that; guidance from someone who's been there — plenty of opportunities for you to practice shooting, workflow, selling skills, and get immediate feedback.
WORKSHOP: GROW Photo Workshops - Startup & Grow
DATE: April 17th - 22nd, 2016
LOCATION: Bend, Oregon
ATTENDEES: Limited to 10
COST: $3,600 / $1,000 deposit reserves your spot!
A week-long epic adventure traveling some of the most iconic country roads through the hills of Umbria and Tuscany. We'll twist through the hills, over mountains, along lakes and rivers, and in to medieval villages. No need to worry about your camping gear as we'll stay in beautiful, smaller, locally run inns and hotels. A follow vehicle will carry extra stuff (hey, where you gonna put that suit of armor you buy at the local blacksmith?) so you can focus on riding, and photographing. You don't need to be a professional photographer to enjoy the experience, but you do need to appreciate photography and random stops and explorations for the perfect photo spot. This ride is about taking our time and seeing the beauty of Italy in a fresh and intimate way. Non-riders are welcome too, and will travel in a separate vehicle.
WORKSHOP: Kevin Kubota's MotoPhoto Tours - Italy 2016
DATE: September 30th - 5th, 2016
LOCATION: Umbria & Tuscany, Italy
ATTENDEES: Limited to 5 Riders & 5 Passengers or Non-Riders
COST: Starting @ $2,805 / $1,000 deposit reserves your spot!

Can't make it to these events?
Kevin is available for one-on-one consulting. Let him know
exactly what you need and he'll let you know how he can best
help. Free 15-minute initial consultation to discuss your needs.

The importance of projects, deadlines, and pants

My buddy, Benjamin Edwards, and I love to work on projects together. We collaborate well, and always come up with something better than either of us could have concocted alone. We both love motorcycle riding too, so when the chance came up to create a video to win beautiful moto jackets from Pagnol, we took that as a creative challenge. 

We had a week before the deadline, and only 1 morning where both of us could schedule the shoot. It would have to be edited and delivered by the following day. It was also December, and light snow fell on and off. 

We could have easily brushed it off as too short a deadline, and certainly having a little more time would have given us a chance to bump it up a notch. However, this is not the way to get things done! We seem to work well under pressure and having a deadline, even if it's self-imposed (but taken seriously) is critical to making things happen. 

I've been wanting to build my cinema skills, and this was an opportunity to practice. We used a combination of Nikon D750 and GoPro cameras. We learned a lot, and realized that shot planning is critical when you have only minutes before hypothermia sets in ;-)