National Parks Photo Expeditions
Take your photography to the next level on an amazing adventure!
Full immersion landscape photography workshops focused on your development
Create images that capture the way you felt when you were there taking the photo
Travel to locations that few will ever reach and create exceptional landscape art
Benefit from our guidance, time in the field with a mentor, and classroom instruction
Find and create your own visual voice
“Everything was taken care of from our shooting locations to our time in the field to the classroom. John had everything scoped out ahead of time.”
“I’ve been shooting for many years, and this workshop changed how I plan, shoot, and edit my photos.”
“John challenged me to see my photography from new perspectives and inspired me to develop my own artistic voice.”
“While photographing the Big Five up close was the thrill of a lifetime, the time spent with the indigenous tribes really transformed my world view.”
“John’s eye for what will make a good photo and his ability to make the vision come alive are truly amazing!”
What Makes Our Workshops Different?
Our workshops and photo expeditions are all about photography. Your photography. They include a unique blend of (1) capture time in the field, (2) guided hikes, (3) 4×4 travel to remote locations, and (4) class time for post-production instruction.
The majority of our days will start early, before sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee or tea, we’ll be off to get into position at a location in the best light of the day with breakfast in the field in order to maximize our shooting time. Out in the field, we’ll explore different approaches to scene visualization, ground/sky/sea compositions, and how to manage complex highlight and shadow scenes using techniques such as dynamic bracketing, focus stacking, framing, and neutral density filters. We’ll often continue until mid-to-late morning before heading back to Basecamp.
Back at Basecamp, we’ll have time for off-loading memory cards, classroom lectures & instruction , working on our images, one-on-one guidance, or time to relax. We’ll spend time developing your post-production workflow – learning when Lightroom is enough and when you need to move your work into Photoshop – using techniques such as luminosity masks to create and solve contrast, color, and blending issues. Then, in the mid-to-late afternoon, we’ll head out again to capture the evening skies, getting the most out of the sunset and/or shooting the stars in the night sky.
More important than just getting you to some of the best and most remote areas at the best times of the day, our photo expeditions will challenge you to take your photography to the next level and to develop your own photographic voice.
You’ll benefit from our guidance, hours of capture time in the field with an experienced mentor by your side, and classroom instruction as you learn new techniques and strategies for creating dynamic images.
Our Commitment to You
Our commitment to you is two-fold:
To create the best possible experience, with maximum value and minimal hassles, while providing you with the best photographic experience and instruction available.
To have you depart the workshop having expanded your photographic capabilities with a trove of dynamic images you can proudly display back home.