The Instructors


Joseph Rossbach

Joe is a full time photographer based out of Southern California although his assignments and workshops take him all over the country and internationally. Joe has been leading photo tours/workshops and publishing photography for over 15 years. Joe’s particular interest at the time is the deserts of the southwestern United States and the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. When not leading tours or working on assignments, Joe can be found exploring some well known and many lesser known areas of the Colorado Plateau and the Mojave Desert regions of the Southwest & California.

Joe has been leading photography workshops and tours for over fifteen years and has worked with thousands of photographers to help them refine their vision and skill in the art and craft of nature photography.


Kurt Budliger

Kurt has been photographing the natural landscape for over 20 years and has been a professional photographer for the past 13. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars, advertising campaigns, magazines and are routinely used by non-profit conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. Kurt has been a professional educator for over 25 years. Prior to becoming a professional outdoor photographer and workshop leader, Kurt was an outdoor and environmental educator, interpretive naturalist, guide and then a middle school science teacher in Vermont.