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!”

Landscape Photography Workshops

South Africa Botswana Photo Safari

This thirteen-day private Photo Safari will take you to three of the most stunning and exclusive wildlife conservancies in South Africa & Botswana (the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, and the Makuleke Contractual Park in Kruger National Park) and one of the world’s seven natural wonders – Victoria Falls.

Dates:           Aug 14-26, 2020  REGISTRATION CLOSED
Class Size:   4-6 Students
Tuition:         $9,995

Capitol Reef National Park

Red rock cliffs, giant geological formations, the rugged terrain of the Waterpocket Fold, and the historic Morman town of Fruita. Explore Cathedral Valley, sunset shooting at the Temples of the Moon and Sun, and go off-road on the amazing Burr Trail Switchbacks that cut across the Fold in the southern region.

Dates:           Sept 23-27, 2020
Class Size:   4-6 Students
Tuition:         $2,295

Death Valley National Park

Explore three of the most spectacular and remote areas of the Park that seldom get seen: the Racetrack Playa, the Eureka Sand Dunes, and the Ubehehe Crater. Capture the rich textures and patterns of canyons, dry washes, salt flats, and sand dunes as they come alive in the golden light of sunrise and sunset.

Dates:           October 13-18, 2020
Class Size:   4-6 Students
Tuition:         $2,295

Canyons, Monument Valley & Arches

Sheer sandstone cliffs that tower over 1,000 feet above the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a rare opportunity to photograph the rugged canyons and mesas of Canyonlands National Park, the flat top buttes of Monument Valley, and the classic formations of Arches National Park in the southwestern Utah high desert.

Dates:           May 5-10, 2020  REGISTRATION CLOSED
Class Size:   4-6 Students
Tuition:         $2,295

California’s Big Sur Coastline

Described as the “greatest meeting of land and water in the world,” explore the jagged rock formations, rugged cliffs, and breathtaking views tucked away in remote recesses, small beaches, and waterfalls. Relish the tranquility of McWay Falls and the world-renowned Bixby Creek Bridge on a sunny day.

Dates:            Sept 13-15, 2019 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Class Size:    4-6 Students
Tuition:          $1,095

Point Reyes National Seashore

Grassy meadows filled with Tule elk. Lighthouses perched on the edge of rocky and jagged cliffs. Expansive sand beaches that go as far as the eye can see. Roam the hilly headlands and rocky cliffs above the Golden Gate Bridge. Absorb a spectacular sunset at a picturesque Rodeo Beach.

Dates:            April 19-21, 2019 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Class Size:    4-6 Students
Tuition:          $1,095

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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.