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Photography Workshops

The stunning vista of the Okanagan Valley opens up behind rows of grapevines in the foreground

Wine & Photography Workshop
Western Canada

Imagine improving your photography skills, in the gorgeous British Columbia Okanagan Valley with photography instruction by day, and then experiencing local food and wine by night.

With private one-on-one access to one of Canada’s finest photography instructors, you will learn how to take better photos, understand your camera’s functionality and gain improved confidence in every aspect of photography.

You will gain peace of mind knowing that you won’t miss a single great photo opportunity during this exclusive workshop.

You will come away with results that will impress even your toughest critic: yourself

  • Wine & Photography Workshop
  • Where: Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada
  • When: Sept 29 – October 4, 2019
  • Workshop Size: 8 people
  • Remaining Spots: 5
  • Learn more: Wine & Photography workshop

weekend photography workshop in Drumheller Alberta

Photography Workshop
Southern Alberta, Canada

A unique geographic area rich in history and unusual scenery. In this full 4 day weekend workshop, you will have a chance to work in a small group, which means the topics of the workshop are custom tailored to fit your photography needs. Darlene consults with each student individually to make sure that any areas you are having difficulty with will be covered. You also get individual help on location during photo shoots to make sure you come away with your best shots.

Some special surprises include a night photo shoot at a ghost town, sunrise and sunset photo opportunities, and a model shoot in an old mine.

  • Weekend Photography Workshop
  • Where: Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
  • When: May 2 – 5, 2019
  • Max Number Participants: 10
  • Remaining Spots: 10
  • More: 4-Day Photography Workshop

Photography Workshops in Canada, Mexico & Cuba

beginner photography workshop in Mexico

Mexico
Beginner Photography Workshop

We're very excited to be scouting locations in Mexico for a very exclusive 5-day beginner photography workshop, coming in 2019.

This workshop is for beginners who want time to build their photography skills in an amazing location. With only 5 participants, there will be more time for individual help, asking questions, getting your images reviewed and lesson customization.

On location photo shoots, combined with classroom instruction and 5 full days of photography immersion will have you heading home not only with amazing images, but some shiny new photography skills as well.

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Havana, Cuba
Photography Workshop

The historic Havana, a city trapped in time. You and a small group of other adventurous photographers will be able to learn new skills while exploring Cuba's capital city.

This workshop is currently in development, but we're taking waiting list submissions.

  • All Skill Levels Photography Workshop
  • Where: Havana, Cuba
  • Days: 5 Days
  • When: TBD
  • Workshop Size: 8
  • Remaining Spots: 8
  • Waiting List: Join the waiting list here

beginner photography workshop in Nova Scotia Canada

Nova Scotia, Canada
Beginner Photography Workshop

We're very excited to be scouting locations in Nova Scotia Canada for a beginner photography workshop, coming in 2019.

This workshop is for beginners who want time to build their photography skills in an amazing location. With only 8 participants, there will be more time for individual help, asking questions, getting your images reviewed and lesson customization.

On location photo shoots, combined with classroom instruction and 3 full days and 2 nights of photography immersion will have you heading home not only with amazing images, but some shiny new photography skills as well.

  • Beginner Photography Workshop
  • Where: Nova Scotia, Canada
  • When: TBD, early 2019
  • Max Number Participants: 8
  • Remaining Spots: 8
  • Waiting List: Join the Waiting list here

a historic gas station is lit with light for a night photography

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Night Photography Workshop

Shooting at night presents a number of challenges, but offers great rewards.

This workshop takes place over two full nights of photography and three afternoons of instruction in techniques and image processing.

Our night photography workshops happen in the spring and fall each year. We schedule it this way to maximize our nighttime light but balanced out against Canadian evening temperatures.

Photography Workshop in Barbados

Barbados
Beginner Photography Workshop

With this photography workshop we will strike a perfect balance between work and play. You will receive personalized photography instruction from one of Canada's best photographers. Whilst still having plenty of time to relax and unwind with your significant other.

This is a chance for you to learn photography while on vacation. In between the workshops you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the magic of Barbados with your significant other.

Barbados is a true natural beauty. Boasting 77 miles of coastline you are spoilt for choice with pristine powder-white sandy beaches and sea every colour of green and blue you could imagine.

Barbados has an international airport that has flights from major cities in countries around the world.


Photography Tours

Check out our tours page for all our current photo tours.

Photo Tours currently offered for India, Myanmar, Morocco, Cuba, and Nicaragua, with an African wildlife safari photo vacation and a tour of Peru being planned.

Workshops and Tours – What's the Difference?

We feel it important to define what is meant by a workshop and how it is different from a tour as there is a lot of conflicting information out there. So let’s take a look at the characteristics of each so you can select the ones that are right for you, with the best organizer and leader for your needs.

How Do We Define Photography Workshops?

Workshops are generally a few days long (3-7 is common), and are held in one central location. The main focus of a photography workshop is for you to learn something, often on a particular topic or theme such as Street Photography, Camera Settings for Beginners, or Using Lightroom to Make Your Images Pop.

They often involve some or all of the following:

  • Aimed at amateur photographers who are a beginner to intermediate (or advanced) in their skillset.
  • Some classroom or lesson time.
  • Possible practice exercises for you to do on site.
  • Different shooting locations (usually nearby, less than an hour drive).
  • Image review time so you can get feedback.
  • Processing demonstrations and tips.
  • Q&A sessions.
  • One or more photography instructors (NO tour guides).
  • Some may also include one-on-one time with the instructor.
  • Usually a small group with sizes ranging from 5-10 people (do your research, you will get more individual help in a smaller group but you will also pay more for such events). We limit our workshops to 8 participants when there is one instructor and 12 if there is two. Some specialized workshops may be less (5-6 max).
  • Accommodation may or may not be included. (We include it in our workshops).
  • Meals may or may not be included. (We include most meals with ours).