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Tim Schallberger |

Tim Schallberger

Tim Schallberger

Last year, I lost a great friend and photographer, Tim Schallberger. I was so fortunate to spend many nights underneath the stars with Tim. His witty sense of humor, kindness, and patience were unmatched, always going above and beyond for others.

During one of our numerous outings, he and I got to experience an unexpected, magical sunset in the Three Sisters Wilderness. We were out in the backcountry, scouting amongst the jagged peaks, and found an incredible vantage point. On a narrow ridge, we found a spot barely large enough to fit our tents. We made dinner, lost track of time chatting away, and out of nowhere a soft burst of light illuminated the sky and snow banks around us. We jumped out of our makeshift chairs with our cameras and Tim screamed, “Holy crap! The sun is setting right in between the peaks! We’ll definitely have to tell people we planned this one!”

Tim turned into a full-blown, addicted aurora chaser a few years ago. I believe this is the photograph he would have selected for his favorite image from 2021.

Tim, there’s not a day that goes by I don’t think about a memory we shared. You will always be missed, but I’m so incredibly grateful for the time and experiences we shared together under the stars. Until our next hot chocolate…

-Brad Goldpaint

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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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