Travel Photography Workshops
Experience the difference of learning in a small “boutique” travel photography workshop with a master photographer by your side. My full-immersion photography workshops offer unparalleled personal attention with world-class instruction in an experience designed to keep you focused on your photography. My workshops are conducive to all experience levels, from novice to professional.
Most of my travel photography workshops include all ground transportation, lodging, and photographic instruction before/during/after the workshop. My workshops are designed to create the best possible experience – with maximum value and minimal hassles – while providing you with the best photographic experience and instruction.
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Death Valley Backcountry Adventure
Most photography workshops barely scratch the surface of this fantastic park because many of the “best” locations are only accessible using 4×4 high-clearance vehicles on rough backcountry roads.
We’ll trek to three of the most remote and spectacular areas of the park that seldom get seen: Racetrack Playa – where the famous “sailing stones” are found; the Eureka Sand Dunes – the tallest dunes in California and possibly North America; and the Ubehehe Crater – a half-mile wide volcanic crater.
$3,495 / PAUSED
Nov 14 – 19, 2023
Yosemite in Autumn
When it comes to iconic landmarks that define the American West, it is hard not to recall the images of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and El Capitan, made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell! Hosted by the Los Angeles Center for Photography, you’ll have the opportunity with this photography workshop to capture rainbows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and wide-open landscapes at some of Yosemite’s most epic locations.
$1,150 / CLOSED
Sept 27 – 30, 2023
Yosemite in Winter
As the first snowfalls blanket the valley, Yosemite is transformed into a winter wonderland full of opportunities to photograph the snowy landscapes and wildlife. The beautiful winter light creates superb sunrise, sunset, and night photography opportunities.
This workshop also includes Yosemite’s famous Horsetail Fall “Fire Fall.” This event occurs in late February (if conditions are right) when the last rays of sunlight set Horsetail Fall ablaze against the deeply shadowed cliffs during sunset.
Feb 21 – 25, 2024
Canyons, Monuments, & Arches
Stand on the edge of sheer sandstone cliffs, rugged canyons, flat top buttes, and natural stone arches of Utah’s high desert in Canyonlands National Park, Monument Valley, and Arches National Park!
Canyonlands is all about the grand vista landscapes – stand on sheer sandstone cliffs that rise over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Monument Valley is home to some of the most iconic images of the American West, and Arches contains over 2,000 natural stone arches and giant balanced rocks.
May 7 – 12, 2024
Yosemite in Spring
With the high country snow melts, Yosemite’s waterfalls and rivers spring to life, invoking scenes like perhaps no other in the world. In years of maximum water flow, Yosemite’s Upper and Lower Falls make a thundering sound that can be heard throughout the Valley. This workshop has been scheduled to coincide with peak waterfall season in the spring of the year. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph rainbows, waterfalls, wildflowers, and wide-open landscapes at some of Yosemite’s most iconic locations. We’ll make sure you’re in the right place at the right time during the best lighting conditions.
May 22 – 26, 2024
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The Seascapes of the Rugged Oregon Coast
There are few places more photogenic than the rugged Oregon Coast. Lined with stormy seascapes, rugged cliffs, hidden beaches, and expansive dunes, there’s really no place like the southern Oregon Coast to experience the raw power of the Pacific Ocean! At the same time, walk through old-growth forests, chase the tide in hidden coves, hike secluded beaches, or savor the view of a classic lighthouse to enjoy the region’s spectacular serenity.
Join me for 5 nights and 4-1/2 days as we explore the rugged seascapes and tranquil forests of the majestic Oregon Coast!
$2,995 / CLOSED
May 18 – 23, 2023
The Badlands of New Mexico
If you’re a photographer, hiker, or nature lover, the Badlands of New Mexico is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be on your bucket list! Meander through endless hoodoos, desert spires, arches, and unimaginable rock formations in an alien world that was once a coastal swamp of an inland sea where dinosaurs roamed.
Join me on this 5-day backcountry adventure with 5 other students at a destination that National Geographic Travel listed as one of their “must visit” adventure destinations in 2019.
$2,995 / CLOSED
June 22 – 27, 2023
The Majestic Landscapes of the Eastern Sierra Masterclass
The Eastern Sierra region, stretching from Lone Pine at the southern end to the Nevada border in the north, contains some of California’s most impressive superlatives, including highest, lowest, deepest, biggest, tallest, largest, hottest, and oldest.
Marvel at the majestic beauty of snow-capped mountains in the early morning light, experience the humility of standing amongst ancient trees as old as the pyramids, savor the serenity of stunning glacial lakes, and enjoy the awe-inspiring beauty of gurgling geothermal hot springs.
$2,495 / CLOSED
July 14 – 19, 2023
White Pocket Astrophotography Masterclass
Capture stunning night skies and breathtaking desert foregrounds in a world-class Dark Sky photography destination while enjoying the convenience of a fully outfitted remote camp for two nights.
Conditions for Astrophotography will be almost ideal this week. Moonset will occur around 7 PM, and the Galactic Center will become visible around 8:30 PM. The Galactic Center will be mostly vertical, making for spectacular skies. Be prepared to capture sunsets, sunrises, and some of the best night skies in the continental U.S.
$3,195 / CLOSED
Sept 14 – 18, 2023
Grand Canyon River Rafting Expedition
To really experience the Grand Canyon, you need to get to the bottom of it, and there is no better way to do that than to raft down the Colorado River! For many, rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is the dream of a lifetime. Float through the deepest canyon on earth on a comfortable motorized raft and capture spectacular images of gorges, waterfalls, and streams. Experience a truly life-changing event as you sleep under the stars for eight nights in one of the most stunning locations in the world.
Next Date, 2024
Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
Explore some of the most inspiring scenic vistas in North America and capture intimate photographs of the many animals in the parks with their young calves and cubs.