OFFBEAT is a community of like-minded, passionate and creative people, where ego is left on the doorstep. No matter your genre or where you are in your photographic journey – from long-time professional to the amateur discovering the potential of photography – the goal of the OFFBEAT community is to elevate everybody.
This is Offbeat
Join Dave Brosha, Paul Zizka and a team of acclaimed photographers in far-flung destinations around the world. From the icebergs of Greenland to fjordland of the Faroes, OFFBEAT is all about pushing your creativity in adventure-filled locations. Our workshops are designed to help you venture off-the-beaten-track with your feet and your photos.
OFFBEAT is a cutting-edge photo community that helps photographers push themselves creatively through meaningful online interaction, web-based resources and photo workshops held in some of the world’s wildest places.
Everyone at OFFBEAT is passionate about photography, lives life in a million directions and runs on caffeine most of the time. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. Call us dreamers, but we thrive when creativity is unbound.
Our art has such a valuable presence in our world, but often times we think of the end result being the focus of it. The finished image, the printed piece, the photo on the wall or on the screen. But there’s so much more to that image that makes it an opportunity to connect with yourself and others on a deeper level. For many of us, creating and taking photographs is our form of meditation, whether we know it or not.
The thought occurred to me when I was going through some of my work that sometimes photography is just like baking. I could categorize most of my images based on the elements, or ingredients, they contained and that these different “recipes” are ones that I use repeatedly.
Without a doubt 2020 took us all by surprise and on a ride we never anticipated. We’ve learned a lot, especially about our own resiliency as creatives, artists and business owners in an ever-changing world. As we turn the calendar to a new year, we wanted to explore the possibilities that lie on the horizon ahead. So, we asked our OFFBEAT Contributors the same question…
The Nights of Wonder Workshop was one of the best I have ever attended. I consider Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to be two of the best photographers and instructors I have had the pleasure to meet. They complement each other perfectly and make a great team. The workshop had just the right balance of classroom, field and instruction time. I learned so much during this one workshop, I will be sure to attend another. If you have an opportunity to join a workshop with Dave and/or Paul, do not hesitate!
The knowledge, enthusiasm and sheer passion that Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka have for their workshops is so genuine and infectious to the rest of the group. These guys are just so openly giving with their teaching and coaching. I truly believe they want everyone to succeed as photographers and artists. I hear this all the time from so many people who have had the chance to spend any amount of time with them.
I have been doing photography for over 25 years and I have been part of camera clubs, online clubs and other organizations that promote or host photography meetings and events. I can say that without a doubt, OFFBEAT is far and away the best group or organization I have ever been a part of. There is no criticism, no animosity, no meanness, no sarcasm in this group. There is only a whole bunch of amazing photographers creating, helping and sharing in so many wonderful ways. I have met lots of folks in OFFBEAT and I have made some great friends. Some I may never meet, but they still inspire me every day. I have been on several workshops now and, without a doubt, they have been everything I expected and more.
OFFBEAT is a place where photographers can come to create, inspire and share. They can laugh, have fun and be crazy at the same time!
One of the coolest things about an OFFBEAT workshop is that you are embarking on an adventure with good friends. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the group or to a workshop, you’re gonna make friends and have a fantastic experience. Dave, Paul and other OFFBEAT leaders have a special knack for working with people... they are open, sharing, warm, and friendly. They work with you to get the images you want, in the world’s wild and beautiful places.
I have had the distinct pleasure of attending two workshops with Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha over the past two and a half years. Without a doubt, they have been the highlights of my photographic learning. Paul and Dave's passion for and knowledge of the art of photography inspired me to continue learning, to experiment and to be fully awake to the beauty of nature and capturing it in its finest moments. Paul and Dave fully appreciate and respect the natural world.