About Us


  Cole/Marr Photography Workshops were established in 1975 in the colonial village of Sturbridge, Massachusetts by David Marr and Kristen Cole. We started with only a small darkroom, a classroom, and a great passion for the art of photography. After 40 years of teaching and applying our skills to commercial and fine art photography assignments throughout North America Cole/Marr landed in Boise,Idaho. We have called Boise our home since 1996. In the spring of 2016 we welcomed our new partner Chelsi Durham, and became Cole/Marr/Durham Photography Workshops and Gallery. Our main goal is to facilitate a fun and educational workshops that are fulfilling for beginners and advanced image makers alike. We are committed and hold steadfast to traditional photographic principles, as well as embracing new and exciting digital imaging technologies.We are a creative home for all Photographers to gather, share, and learn.

  Located in the historic 8th Street Mercantile Building otherwise known as BoDo in Downtown Boise,Idaho. We offer numerious photography workshops for all skill levels, darkroom rental, printing, matting, and framing services, photo restoration and retouching, corporate headshots, product photography, and featured artist and instructor gallery space. In addition to our many services we guide people on amazing photographic "Safaris" in Alaska and other exciting destinations.  

 We are members of The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Buy Idaho. We believe in supporting local business,fostering a strong and supportive creative community in Boise, Idaho.

If you have a passion for Photography and Art; Cole/Marr/Durham Photography Workshops and Gallery can help your vision soar.