My Story

Photography workshop instructor Thom Schoeller on a break to pose for a portrait

Thom’s journey into photography began in the mid-1980s. He put himself through a demanding self-imposed course of study to learn photographic skills and techniques. Years of dedication, practice, a high mechanical aptitude, and intense passion were the means in which he had available to achieve his goals. Furthermore, he took every opportunity to engage with established professional photographers. Subsequently, he gained invaluable knowledge and philosophical insight each time.

Inspired by Legends

He studied the works of legendary landscape photographers. The list including the likes of Galen Rowell, Eliott Porter, David Muench, and many others. Thom soon learned that scores of well-established landscape photographers, incidentally, were completely self-taught like himself. At the top of the heap was the iconic American artist Ansel Adams. This is something that Thom is very proud of. He attaining his skills the hard way, and did so bypassing the so-called system establishments. 

The Concept of TS Photography Classes

Nowadays, Thom has developed his own photography classes and guided workshops. As he describes in his own words “My approach to teaching others is intuitive. I have a unique way of expressing all of my years of photography experience. I’ve combined that into creating my own fun and inspiring TS Photography classes. What took me years to master I’m able to simplify for others and teach you how all the elements of making a great photo are tied together.”

Connecticut Photography Workshops

Those first steps to understanding your camera's functions and ability are the most important steps you'll take.

My Phase I entry-level Photography Class-Packages and Guided Outdoors Phase II Advanced Workshops “Teaching the Art of Nature Photography” all provide the means to take control of your SLR or Mirrorless cameras functions. My hands-on approach helps you apply this knowledge into making better exposures no matter your current skill level!

$125/per class

Phase I Level - I Beginners classes

Learn manual exposure modes including the Exposure Triangle. I’ll go over all camera functions including the metering modes in two classes for $125.00 each. As an option, bundle both classes in advance by purchasing a Voucher for $245.00.  These are great hands-on classes for beginners, or to brush up your skills if you’ve been away from photography for a while. 


$150/per class

Phase I - Level II Hands-On Technique Enhancement

This is a GREAT follow-up option once you complete the first pairing of Phase I entry-level classes and have had some practice making manual exposure adjustments. Level II classes are just $150.00 purchased separately, and last about 2 hours and 15 minutes.  An optional bundle package for all 3 classes is just $389.00.  We’ll focus on the exposure triangle controls in the real world while shooting YOUR favorite subjects!  If you wish to learn Portrait photography, this is a great option.

$250/Per Workshop

Phase II - Advanced Connecticut Outdoor Photography Workshops

4.5 hour-long Guided Nature Photo Classes – Teaching Advanced Techniques, Composition Tricks, and the Art of Nature Photography in the Litchfield Hills!

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Learn to SEE, Visualize, Be more Expressive, Expand your Creativity

If you have ANY questions about our photography workshops…. the locations, your gear, the requirements, anything that comes to mind. Please just drop me an email and we’ll get right back to you.

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