Jan Adams

Jan Adams

I picked this 2022 image due to the memories and personal emotions that went with the experience of capturing the photo – FRUSTRATION in trying to gain permission to photograph a cliff dwelling, JOY in finally overcoming these issues…road closures, required pre-visit arrangements/ranger guides needed to photograph houses at night, APPRECIATION to Park staff who helped me succeed, GRATEFULNESS to “teacher” Brad for offering the best (!) workshops, guidance and encouragement, THRILL in accomplishing this nighttime adventure with my husband, and OVERWHELMING “AWE” at the experience of capturing the night skies as I allowed my imagination to roam freely pondering the setting’s daily life and spirituality.

Mesa Verde is a park dedicated to conserving human creations allowing visitors a chance to travel back in time with visits to Ancestral Puebloan, and I might add, fantastic cliff houses.

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Brad goes above and beyond to make sure that everyone is comfortable and getting the help they need, both out in the field and in post-processing. He is always there to answer any questions and he does so with kindness and patience. The small class size is perfect, and because he does not bring his own camera to the workshops, it allows him to spend quality time with each participant. – Jenny

Brad bleeds excellence in everything photography-related. He is kind, intelligent, quick-witted, knowledgeable, but most of all, caring. At no additional cost, Brad offered to lead during extra nights when weather threatened planned photoshoot evenings.  He purposefully left behind his camera to ensure focus on helping students.– Roger

I just attended my third Goldpaint Photography 5 day workshop in beautiful Mt. Shasta. That alone should tell you a lot about Brad’s workshops. I love Brad’s work professionally and love that he teaches his own processes to his students. He is the only instructor of workshops I have attended who does NOT bring his own camera. His full attention is on his students.– Patricia

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