National Parks Photo Expeditions

Full immersion / all-inclusive landscape photography workshops & guided photo expeditions.
Take your photography to the next level working with pros in amazing and remote locations.

Guided Photo Expeditions

Great Migration Photo Safari in Tanzania

Great plains brimming with legions of game. Spectacular landscapes that never seem to end. Move with the game herds as they migrate across the plains, nurse and protect their young, and stave off predators on land and in water. Immerse yourself in the daily lives of some of the last remaining Indigenous tribes in Tanzania.

Dates:   Feb 4-14, 2020
Class Size:   8 to 12 Students
Tuition:   $12,095

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Landscape Photography Workshops

USA National Park Photography:
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 13-17, 2020
Class Size:   3 to 6 Students
Tuition:    $2,695

USA National Parks Photography:
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:    March 4-8, 2020
Class Size:   3 to 6 Students
Tuition:    $2,695

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 in the northern region, 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:    June 11-16, 2019 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Class Size:   3 to 6 Students
Tuition:    $2,695

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 off the beaten path. 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:    3 to 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:    3 to 6 Students
Tuition:    $1,095

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.

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.