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A Photographer's Life by Jack Dykinga

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CHAPTER 13Teaching

The operating assumption governing my landscape photography business was simple. I would create an immense, ever-expanding archive that would provide a secure retirement for me as well as an inheritance for my family. It offered a fantastic way to work with my son, Peter, who would manage the archive and do the selling, allowing me to continue amassing more images.

In 1981, my dabbling with being a wilderness photography guide, trekking through canyons, didn’t work out as I wanted. Thankfully, the freelance assignments I got allowed me to make an income. By the new millennium, however, several companies were beginning to host photography workshops in wilderness settings. It was a way to teach armies of new photographers while ...

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