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Our Instructors

Crossroads Workshop instructors are dedicated to teaching you the skills and techniques needed to move your photography to the next level. Our instructors are highly accomplished professional photographers who also share a deep commitment to supporting causes they believe in. They have personal experience collaborating with non-profit organizations in the US and abroad and have learned first hand how satisfying this type of work can be. Our instructors will challenge and inspire you to use your artistic talents to help others, all the while providing a learning environment that encourages and supports your creative development.


Rod Barbee

Rod is a professional photographer, writer, and instructor. He’s been a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer magazine and has also been published in Nature’s Best magazine, Audubon and Mead calendars, Northwest Travel and Oregon Coast magazines, the National Park Service, and more. His books include The Photographer’s Guide to the Oregon Coast, The Photographer’s Guide to Puget Sound and Northwest Washington, and Oregon Coast Memories.Throughout the year, Rod leads photo workshops across the country. A gifted and enthusiastic field instructor, he likes nothing more than sharing his knowledge and ideas.
Rod’s website

Brenda Berry

Brenda is a professional photographer specializing in outdoor photography and environmental portraiture. Her work has been seen in books, galleries, magazines, on the web, and most notably in the book, The Lobstering Life. Brenda volunteers her professional skills to many non-profit organizations including the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, Save the Children Bhutan, Caribsave, New Course and the Sitka Conservation Society. Brenda is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for helping others express themselves through photography.

Brenda’s website


David Middleton

David is a full-time professional photographer and writer. During his 30-year career, David’s photography and writing have been featured in magazines, books and calendars, as well as 14 books including Ancient Forests, American Vision, The Photographer’s Guide series and The Nature of America, The Nature of Vermont, Quite a Sightly Place, Maine Coast Memories and The Lobstering Life. David works with both national and international non-profit organizations including Save the Children Bhutan, New Course and the Vermont Land Trust. He has taught more than 250 photography workshops. David is a gifted and enthusiastic teacher who finds great joy helping others discover their creative potential.

David’s website