Richard Buchbinder & Rose Erato

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About Richard & Rose

Richard Buchbinder, is an inspired instructor with twenty years of teaching experience. He leads workshops that are fun and effective. Richard has studied with some of today’s most creative photographers, including Freeman Patterson, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Dewitt Jones, Andre Gallant, and Eddie Soloway. While each has had a significant influence on Richard’s work, his own vision is reflected in his images, and he strives to share this personal quality with those he teaches. While most of the workshop time will be spent in the field, where nature photography instruction is most effective, there will also be evening sessions to review basic concepts and critique images. The discussion will include the essentials of visual design, to stimulate your creativity and expand your vision.

These tours are an opportunity to spend a few days enjoying the beauty of nature while learning about other cultures, their history, and to make better photographs. You will return home with great images and improved photographic techniques.

Rose Erato has enjoyed a career as a photographer, artist and interior designer, expressing her passion for the visual arts.  Her photography is concentrated on capturing artistic images of people, animals and travel.  Rose‘s style and artistic eye are reflected in many of the images that she creates in a variety of software applications. Together, Richard and Rose present exciting and informative programs.  They will assist you with using your camera to make terrific photographs, and will guide you in the process of finding your own artistic vision.

Thank you Rose for making our trip so amazing.  We had a wonderful time with you and will always remember the great experience we had with you as our tour leader.  Our photos of Africa are awesome. 

— S. & Z. Lankford

My daughter and I joined Rose Erato on a Strabo photo tour of Africa this past June.  We have both traveled internationally on many occasions but never with a tour group.  After traveling with Rose, I can honestly say that this was the best vacation we have ever experienced.  All preparations were set up to make our trip smooth and the lodgings and transportation were exceptional.  Rose was always caring for our needs and went beyond our expectations on comfort and safety.  Her energy and passion for photography were boundless.  She was knowledgeable, helpful, exuberant, and just so much fun.  I can honestly say that any tour I plan in the future will be with Rose.  My daughter now considers Rose as a second mom.  There are no adequate words to describe how highly we both recommend Rose Erato as a tour leader!

— R. Capps

Richard Buchbinder was an excellent workshop organizer and leader in many ways. He is also a fine, dedicated, and skilled person, with an easy to get along with personality. He continually circulated among the participants, looking through viewfinders as requested, and making suggestions.

— B. Lewis

This was one of the most invigorating trips I’ve been on. Richard was very professional, and assisted us in solving some problems we were having. He works with people quite well, and his knowledge of photography is evident, he also has the ability to pass that knowledge on to others. Richard spent time with each of us, and was always available for questions. The trip was well worth while.

— C. Tufts