Webinars to Develop Your Photographic Creative Vision

Morning glow on Denali

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

– Dorothea Lange


Active Photo Tours webinars are for outdoor photographers who want to continue to improve their creative vision.

Most webinars are free (except where noted) and are presented on the Zoom platform.
Registration is required – passwords most often are not.




Image for the Windy App Webinar

BASIC OUTLINE: Each session will be approximately 45 minutes with 15 minute Q & A

Session 1: Intro to windy: Understanding what Windy is, its capabilities and limitations. Moving beyond oversimplified weather graphcs. Setting up your preferences and defining what’s most useful on Windy for forecasting dramatic light and photogenic clouds. Understanding graphical cloud forecasts – your best tool from windy. Explanation of model used, their strengths and weaknesses.

Session 2: Basic meteorology helpful for photography. Fair weather cloud ID. Explanation of states of sky and ceiling. Using Windy to forecast favorable conditions for colorful sunrise and sunset clouds. Using FAA webcams and realtime observations for forecast verification. Live analysis and predictions for the next few days. The importance of cloud proximity for better sunrise or sunset color predictions. Explanation of assignments.

Session 3: Sharing of images of cloud ID. Discussion of precipitation and storm producing clouds. Identify transitions in weather patterns and when they might lead to dramatic light. Live analysis and prediction for the next few days.

Session 4: Getting forecasts for remote locations. Understanding meteograms and how they differ from graphical forecasts. Comparing models to make the best determination of accuracy. Discussion and critique of predictions from last sessions and voluntary image sharing.



A 4-session webinar series via Zoom

Photographers can now make forecasts for our own needs. Learn to time your shoots to capture the most dramatic and colorful light. Learning this informative app can dramatically increase your lighting skills.

Go beyond simple weather graphics and plain language forecasts.


Dates: April 19, 22, 26, and 29 (Mondays & Thursdays)

Time: 7pm Mountain Time (5PM Alaska, 6PM Pacific, 8PM Central, 9PM Eastern).

Cost: $99

Registration Closes: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Link to course will be provided to paid participants. The best way to learn how to use windy is with a desktop or at least a tablet.

You will need Zoom downloaded on your desktop or tablet



Watch the brief YouTube video on Windy



You can view more details and purchase any recordings of previously paid webinars, by clicking on the “ON DEMAND” button below any of the webinar listings.


Tundra fall colors along the upper Susitna River from our Denali Highway Alaska photo tour. © Michael DeYoung

Find The Best Light Using the Windy App

Team of horses running kicking up dust in its path. © Michael DeYoung

Action and Motion Photography

Backcountry Skiing in Alaska © Michael DeYoung

Mastering Winter Photography




If you like our courses and find value in them, please consider a small donation to help keep our free webinars going.




There are no more free webinars scheduled for the first half of this year.

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* * * PLEASE NOTE * * *

Upon registering, you will receive an email from us with a subject line that includes the webinar title followed by the word, “Confirmation”. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 10 minutes of registering, please check your spam folder first and then, if still not found, email us.

Be sure to save this confirmation email so you can easily find it before the meeting.

We strongly encourage you add the notice to your calendar app whether it be iCal, Google, Yahoo, or Outlook calendar. Once saved to your calendar, it will remind you of the upcoming meeting. You can find the link to add the notice to your calendar in the confirmation email. The links to add to your calendar is located towards the middle of the email: “Add to calendar, Add to Google Calendar, Add to Yahoo Calendar” (For iCal users, select the first option “Add to Calendar” . It will create an .ics file type that, when double clicked, will open and add to your iCal app.)


Below is a sample of the confirmation email and where to look for the meeting ID.


Meeting Confirmation Email Sample


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