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PRO WORKSHOPS: This is a listing of workshops provided by CNPA member professionals who make some or all of their living conducting photography workshops. These are not CNPA sponsored events and all fees paid go to the workshop leaders. Only CNPA members may post workshops they will be personally leading on this page.

We have added a basic difficulty rating to the classroom workshops or field workshops based on three levels -

      FIELD WORKSHOPS
       CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS 



Available Workshops -

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September 2017
September 16-24, 2017
Reykjavik, Iceland
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Iceland 2017 ~ Landscapes and Nightscapes Photo Workshop Iceland is a land abundant in beauty, from its glaciers to its waterfalls, from seascapes to lagoons. At every corner of the land, there is something uniquely fascinating that offers photographers a chance to discover the magic of the landscape and the artist within. September is an ideal time for photography as the summer crowds have cleared and the skies become darker and more dramatic. Come be inspired by the beauty of Iceland, and see why it attracts photographers from across the globe.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


September 30 - October 4, 2017
Rangeley Lakes Maine and White Mountains NH
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Peak Fall Foliage New England Join us on an autumn photo adventure to photograph beautiful Maine and the White Mountains. Explore the northern forest during peak fall foliage. We will photograph some of New England's most scenic places.

We will be visiting several locations including Rangeley Maine, Northern NH, and the White Mountains. We will photograph autumn reflections, waterfalls, rivers, great mountain vistas, covered bridges, and many more subjects.

New England foliage peaks at different times so experience and planning is critical. It also peaks at different times for different elevations. It is critical to know the timing of which areas peak first to last. It is amazing the number of tours that go out past peak foliage. You also have to know how to avoid the crowds during peak traffic season. We will put you in the right spot in the right time to help you produce top quality images.

This is a landscape photography tour but we will also be on the lookout for different wildlife. This area is one of the best places to see moose in New England. To be honest the moose population is on a rapid decline so it will be a longshot but you never know.

John has been photographing and exploring this area for decades. He is a professional photographer who know the area inside out. John will take you to some well-known locations and several secret spots.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


September 30 - October 7, 2017
Central Piedmont Community College, Levine Campus 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC
Leader(s): Dave Kelly
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
The Complete Lightroom Workshop This very detailed two day (September 30th and October 7, two consecutive Saturdays) Lightroom workshop is hosted by Adobe Certified Instructor Dave Kelly, this is the most complete Lightroom CC workshop available today. Dave is one of the very few Adobe Certified Instructors in the United States for Lightroom CC. He has participated in the Shoot the Light Technical Workshops and Post-production Processing Workshops for the last several years. Lightroom has become such a sophisticated program that most photographers using it barely scratch the surface of the programs capabilities. This workshop will emphasize the Library and Develop modules the first day and spend the second day on the remaining modules and "hands on" developing of the participants own images.

Dave will take you through every module of Lightroom CC in detail, showing you neat Lightroom tricks along the way that will make your image organizing and developing faster and easier. All seven modules of Lightroom CC will be thoroughly discussed.

The Workshop is sponsored by Central Piedmont Community College and begins promptly at 8:30 am and end at 4:30 pm both days. Participants are urged to bring their some of their own images with them, The second day afternoon session will be for working on their own images.

Sign up at CPCC.edu or call 704-330-4215

Email: info@dekphotography.com

Phone: (704) 996-2709


October 2017
October 6-8, 2017
Gatlinburg, TN
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Fall in the Smokies Autumn passes as quickly as it sets in, cool and quietly. The season is short, but full of life, color and drama. The Smoky Mountains offer a backdrop and playground for all who wish to experience its serenity. Join us as we chase the color through this amazing landscape.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


October 12-14, 2017
Pisgah Forest, NC
Leader(s): Charles Glatzer
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
STL Fall Techical Series Workshops - Pisgah Forest, NC Join EOL Charles (Chas) Glatzer this Fall in the beautiful mountains of western NC. The Blue Ridge Parkway with spectacular foliage views above 5,000 ft is nearby. The area hosts more waterfalls than any other county in the US, with stunning rivers, farm fields, and nearby Pisgah National Forest and State forest lands.

The response to the Tech Series Workshops have been overwhelming, and I am proud to offer this series designed to enhance both your technical ability and visual sense. The STL Technical Workshop Series is without a doubt the definitive learning medium for those photographers who wish to take their imagery to the next level. This series will consist of both comprehensive classroom, and in field session instruction.

Each day will focus on a different photography topic.
May 12, 2017 Metering and Flash Photography
May 13, 2017 Visial Design and In-field Workflow
May 14, 2017 Post Production / LR / CC / Plug-ins

Cost: $375.00 per workshop, or take all three and save $100.

Email: info@shootthelight.com

Phone: 828-891-4082


October 13-16, 2017
Acadia National Park
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Acadia National Park Peak Fall Foliage Acadia National Park Fall Foliage

Photograph some of the most spectacular lighthouses, harbors and scenery on the East Coast.

This is the time of year when the fall colors are peaking at this location.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years. Authorized permittee of the national park.

Small Group Size

Transportation Provided from Hotel to Field Locations

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


October 15-18, 2017
Canaan Valley Resort, West Virginia
Leader(s): David Culp
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
West Virginia in the Fall Don Brown and David Culp team up again to introduce you to the prime locations to shoot fall colors in the West Virginia Mountains. Waterfalls, deep gorges, high cliffs and an amazing bog area surrounded by rock outcroppings will all be highlighted by the brilliantly saturated canopy found in this amazing wilderness. Join us on this fall adventure in the mountains of West Virginia where we will explore the photogenic riches of the Canaan Valley, Black Water Falls, Dolly Sods and surrounding areas

Email: Dculp@DavidCulpPhotography.com

Phone: 704-775-8000


October 21-25, 2017
Townsend TN
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Great Smoky Mountains Peak Fall Colors Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fall Foliage Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us on a photo tour or workshop to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas. This incredible biodiversity makes this one of the top areas in the country for nature photography.

October is a magical time to be there. The lush forests, beautiful mountain ranges, rivers will be great with an explosion of fall color. We also will photograph wildlife such as black bear, white tailed deer, coyote, and wild turkey. White Tailed Deer and Elk will be in the rut and have large antlers.

The symbol of the Smokies, the American Black Bear, is perhaps the most famous resident of the park. The Park provides the largest protected bear habitat in the East. Though populations are variable, biologists estimate approximately 1,500 bears live in the park, a density of approximately two bears per square mile.

This tour will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer. We will be doing a lot of landscape, wildlife, and macro photography. We also have a conference room reserved for additional critique sessions and lessons. We will cover several subjects including exposure, depth of field, histograms, shutter speed, filters, macro, wildlife photography, digital darkroom, Photoshop, and Lightroom.

What's Included?
Also included are transportation from hotel to field locations, instruction, gates fees and permits.

Transportation: Participants ride in a comfortable passenger van. Once you arrive at hotel there is no reason to drive at all or even rent a car.

Group Size:
Our group size is small to maximize learning and get better access to remote areas or wildlife.

All Skill levels

Fitness Level:
This trip will involve some short flat walks. None of the hikes are long most of them within sight of my tour van. So you do not have to be in great shape for this tour.

For more info
http://www.sphotography.com

About Me:
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

Email: jtslonina@aol,com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


October 22-25, 2017
Moab, UT
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Arches and Canyonlands Mysterious Landscapes & Nightscapes Photo Workshop The southwest desert of Utah provides photographers with some of the most beautiful and colorful photo opportunities. From natural stone arches and windows, to canyons carved by rivers, from red rock pinnacles, to inspiring sunsets, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are filled with rugged beauty, rock formations, petroglyphs and inspiration. Come discover this land of wonder on this 4-day adventure, and capture the beauty, color and stars of Utah's desert. AUTHORIZED PERMITTEE of the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


October 22-24, 2017
Townsend, TN
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Great Smoky Mountains National Park There is a reason the Great Smokies is the most visited United States national park. From the beautifully smooth sloping smoky mountain views to the cool rushing cascades of water tumbling throughout the landscape, this park has something to offer everyone. From over 100 species of deciduous trees, 1500 types of flowering plants, multitudes of mammals, birds and reptiles and elevations ranging from 875 to 6643 feet in altitude, this park provides an endless bounty for the photographer.


Of all the seasons, Fall is the most magical in the Great Smokies. Join us as we spend Sunday, Monday & Tuesday exploring historic Cades Cove, beautiful mountain vistas and the many winding streams flowing throughout the park.

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 678-227-3781


November 2017
November 4, 2017
White, Ga
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Old Car City in the Fall Nestled on 36 acres pretty much in the middle of nowhere lies one of North Georgia's former well kept secrets - Old Car City, USA. However, the word is getting out. Photographers are coming from all over to visit this former 1931 car dealership.

This property arguably contains one of the country's largest collections of classic, as well as not-so-classic cars. Intertwined with the local vegetation and textured by the elements, Old Car City provides a smorgasbord of photographic opportunity.

Join Natural Connections Photo Workshops on November 4, 2017 for a fun and unusual day of shooting. Jeff and Ledra will lead you through this maze of rusty nuts, bolts and the ghosts of cars past. You will learn to look at photography differently and will be able to focus in on intimate and abstract scenes. If you are into macro photography, you could spend a week here and not see everything Old Car City has to offer.

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


November 5, 2017
Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground, Ga
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Gibbs Gardens in the Fall Most people think that gardens are for Spring - but not so at Gibbs Gardens! Yes, it is great in the Spring, but if you haven't seen it in the Fall, you are missing out! The hundreds of Japanese Maples in the garden start turning a firey red in late October, but the rest of the hardwoods join them in November with a vibrant explosion of Fall color.

Join Jeff and Ledra of Natural Connections Photo Workshops as they guide you through the garden and Manor grounds with great tips for photographing natural features, fall colors, reflections and textures. Your compositions will include the overall landscape as well as intimate compositions and fall color reflections in the many ponds on the property. This is a 1-Day photo experience that you don't want to miss!!

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


November 6-9, 2017
Overton, NV
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Valley of Fire Photo Workshop What better place to learn advanced photography than in the red rocks of the desert. Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, has one of the most uniques landscapes. This rocky desert comes to life with the rising and setting of the sun. During the days, we will spend our time in intensive class sessions teaching advanced Lightroom and Photoshop processing.

ADVANCED SERIES Photo Workshops are for intermediate to advanced skill level.
MAX 6 PARTICIPANTS

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


November 25 - December 9, 2017
Falkland Islands
Leader(s): Charles Glatzer
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
STL Falklands Islands Workshop 2017 Join Canon EOL, Chas Glatzer for two weeks of incredible photography off the beaten track in the Falkland Islands. We will photograph a large variety of approachable bird species including at least four species of penguins; king, magellenic, rockhopper and gentoo as well as black-browed albatross, striated caracara, king and rock cormorants and many other shorebirds, seabirds and passerines. We will also have the opportunity to photograph elephant seals and southern sea lions.

Located east of the southern tip of South America, the Falkland Island archipelago consists of over 700 small islands. Approximately 2500 people live in the Falklands and all but about 500 in the capital of Stanley on East Falkland. The rest are scattered throughout settlements on the smaller islands. We have chosen 4 locations to visit to maximize our photographic opportunities. We will have 4x4 transportation on most of the islands to any of our remote shooting locations. However, most of our shooting will be within walking distance of our accommodations.

Having been to the Falklands 14 times now I have the group concentrate on individual species at specific locations on each island visited. Time of day and tidal influence are a key factor in determining when and where we go on each island. Knowing what to expect and look for ahead of time can often make the difference between capturing a mediocre image and the photo of a lifetime.

NOV 25: Malvina House
NOV 26: Volunteer Point Day Trip
NOV 27-29 Saunders Island (The Neck) 3
NOV 30: Saunders Island Settlement (Rookery)
DEC 01-03: Bleaker Island
DEC 04-05: Sea Lion Island
DEC 07-08: Malvina Hous
DEC 08: Volunteer Point Day Trip
DEC 09: Flights back to Santiago for return flights home.

This years schedule include 3 night stay at "the neck" on Saunders. The "neck" is without doubt one of the worlds most awe inspiring wildlife sites on earth. Our extended time here affords the best image making possible, in both sunrise and sunset lighting. An additional day will be spent at the Saunders Rookery. We have also scheduled 2 days at Volunteer Pt for King Penguins, as well as 3 nights respectively on Bleaker and Sea Lion Islands, making this one of the most incredible trips to date.

Email: info@shootthelight.com

Phone: 828-891-4082


November 30 - December 4, 2017
Delmarva
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Delaware, Virginia, Maryland Coast (Landscapes and Wildlife Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Coastline (Landscapes and Wildlife)

Join us on an instructional photo tour to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Bombay Hook, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island.

We will be visiting the best places to photograph along the Delmarva Peninsula.

This is a great time to photograph this awesome area. We have thousands of migrating Snow Geese taking off and landing. This is an event you will never forget. It is a great photo opportunity.

We will also look for other wildlife. The species we usually photograph include Tundra Swans, Herons, Egrets and other waterfowl species. Mammals include Red Fox, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel etc, River Otters, and White Tailed Deer etc. We also will look for the famous Wild Horses. Since this area is protected wildlife sighting are common and many species allow a close approach.

This area is a landscapes photographers delight. There area includes several beautiful coastal landscapes, sand dunes, surf, forests, sea shells, marshes, and a lighthouse.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years.

We have a small Group Size and all Skill Levels are welcome.

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


January 2018
January 7-14, 2018
Yellowstone National Park
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Yellowstone Winter Join us on a photo tour or workshop to photograph winter in Yellowstone. Photograph one of the worlds greatest snow covered ecosystems. Winter is magical in Yellowstone, when visitors are few and wildlife viewing is outstanding. In the chilled air, see bubbling mud pots and gushing geysers eerily veiled in steam.

We will be traveling in one private vehicle and also a snowcoach designed for wildlife viewing and photography.

We can access more remote areas and respond quicker to wildlife.Our smaller groups allow a closer approach to wildlife. We can control our own itinerary.

Included: Lodging, Optional Transportation to and from airport, Instruction, Gate fees.

We have a small Group Size and all Skill Levels are welcome.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


February 2018
February 1-8, 2018
South West Florida, Everglades, and Big Cypress
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Everglades, Big Cypress and SW Florida Join us on a wildlife photo workshop or photo tour to some of the best locations in Florida including Sanibel Island, Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks and several secret locations. We will also be spending 7 days with incredible photo opportunities.This is a trip of a lifetime.

The goal of this trip is simply explore the best bird photography areas of Florida and shoot incredible amazing photographs that you will never forget. Florida's unique wildlife and climate make it a nature photographer's paradise.

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has photographed in Florida's wild locations for over 30 years.
He has studied wildlife and their behavior since college.

Our Group size is just 6 people. All Skill levels are welcome. Transportation is provided to and from airport.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


February 9-15, 2018
Central Florida
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Central Florida (Coast to Coast) Wildlife Photography Join us on a bird and wildlife photo workshop or photo tour to some of the best locations in central Florida. We will be spending 7 days with incredible photo opportunities.

Florida is one of the best places in the world to photograph wildlife. It is simply the best bird photography location in the US. Expect to shoot thousands of bird photos along with other wildlife and awesome landscapes. Escape the winter cold and visit warm southern Florida.

This bird photography tour will not overlap the areas covered on my Southern Florida Photo tours or workshops.

The goal of this trip is simply explore the best bird photography areas of central Florida and shoot incredible amazing photographs that you will never forget. Florida's unique wildlife and climate make it a nature photographer's paradise.

We have a group size of just 6 people. Transportation is provided to and from airport. All skill levels are welcome.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


February 14-18, 2018
Death Valley, CA
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Death Valley Landscapes and Nightscapes Death Valley offers the most unique experience for photographers. The diversity of the landscape is almost unimaginable, and its beauty is rugged, raw and fierce. Explore and photograph this mysterious landscape then photograph under the night sky. Walk along the ridges of a sand dune, photograph salt formations along the valley floor, photograph the famous La Playa racetrack, view the desert colors from atop the mountains and even photograph a ghost town. Join us on this 5-day photographic journey for sunrises, sunsets and stars under the desert sky.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


February 24-28, 2018
Death Valley National Park, CA
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Death Valley National Park - only 3 spots left! Death Valley is the HOTTEST, the DRIEST and the LOWEST place in the National Park System. But do not mistake that to mean that is isn't one of the most BEAUTIFUL of the national parks. In fact, Death Valley is most frequently referred to as The Land of Extremes. But don't let the name fool you. From snow covered peaks in the distance to about 300 feet BELOW sea level, this place is a photographer's paradise.

Death Valley is the largest national park outside of Alaska, and we are going to explore a significant portion of it with our cameras. Low valley floors, towering peaks, expansive vistas, colorful canyons and rugged salt flats will be part of your photographic experience in Death Valley. This place offers a beauty so different from most of the national parks that it should undoubtedly find a special place on your bucket list.

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


March 2018
March 3-12, 2018
Lofoten Islands, Norway
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Lofoten Islands, Norway Nestled in dramatic peaks and mountains of the arctic circle is an area filled with beaches, bays and open sea, the Lofoten Islands. At 68 north, the mountains meet the sea and the bays are spotted with red and colorful fishing villages, history and unsurpassed photo opportunities. March is the perfect month for visiting the islands, as this is an ideal time for Northern Lights, snow covered mountains, and the colder temperatures of winter have passed. Join us on this incredible ADVENTURE PHOTO WORKSHOP as we explore (and stay) in coastal fishing villages and capture the beauty and drama of this stretch of unchanged coastal islands.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


March 18-25, 2018
Fairbanks Alaska
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Northern Lights Alaska Northern Lights Aurora Alaska

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural displays on the planet. These magical lights are just one of the many things we have planned.

This trip is scheduled to coincide with the new moon and at the peak time of year. This is also the time of year when Alaska has the least amount of clouds. We have been doing this trip for several years and never struck out.

We will be traveling to several different locations. We also will be taking snow coach rides to the top of a nearby mountain to watch the lights.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years. John Chumack, a world renowned professional Astro- photographer will be the co leader.

Small Group Size: 12 People with two leaders.

Transportation Provided from Hotel to Field Locations. You do not need to rent a car.

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


March 23-25, 2018
Savannah, Georgia
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Savannah, Georgia With this workshop you get it all - an amazing cross section of Savannah and its surrounding areas. With shoots of historic Savannah, beaches, night scenes, cemeteries, parks, and lighthouses, this is one workshop that is sure to please.

Immortalized by the best seller, 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,' Savannah is an 18th century village that lives resolutely in the present. The city brings together an exotic history, a sub-tropical natural environment and an obvious desire to keep true to its Southern traditions. Savannah is arguably one of the South's most charming cities with its architectural treasures, luxurious hospitality, low country cuisine and one-of-a-kind lodging. The city offers a smorgasbord of urban as well as natural landscapes. Flower gardens, public parks and centuries old cemeteries punctuate the landscape of Savannah. Everywhere you turn, there is something to photograph.

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


April 2018
April 4-7, 2018
St. Petersburg, FL
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Florida: Birding and Beaches Photo Workshop Spring is a time of great change in Florida, and is marked by the mating, nesting and birth of new life. Florida is a birders paradise, and the season brings opportunities for wildlife and landscape photos unlike anywhere else in the U.S. White sandy beaches are warmed by the setting sun, nature preserves are hopping with new life, and the ocean brings about dramatic sunrises and sunsets. We will spend our time capturing all that is Florida from its beaches to its piers, from the best nature preserves in the country to the less known birding hangouts. Join us next spring as we capture and experience Florida at its very best.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


April 8-10, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Charleston, South Carolina Founded and settled by English colonists in 1670, Charleston grew from a colonial seaport to a wealthy city by the mid-eighteenth century. Through the mid-nineteenth century, Charlestons economy prospered due to its busy seaport and the cultivation of rice, cotton, and indigo.

Charleston is one of the most popular Southern destinations in the country. The districts of the city contain a wide variety of interesting locations and historical landmarks. While in Charleston you can expect to find a rich combination of hospitality and charm resonant of the "Old South." Whether it is the historic houses, churches, or attractions of the Downtown and Historic Districts, the imagery is guaranteed to be amazing. The allure of this city is unmistakable and the photography will be undeniably remarkable.

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


April 17-21, 2018
Bandon, Oregon
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Seascapes of the Oregon Coast The Oregon coast is filled with mystical seascapes. Ragged and weather beaten sea stacks along the coast remind us of the power of water and time. Photograph mystical seascapes from Wizard's Hat to Face Rock, Sunset Bay to Port Orford Heads, experience old lighthouses and walk among the unique rock formations that only the Oregon coast can offer. Join us for this 4-day workshop, and experience nature's ultimate seascapes along the pacific coast.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


April 18-22, 2018
Great Smoky Mountains
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Great Smoky Mountains Spring Instructional Photo Tour Majestic waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, mountain ranges, reflections. Home to black bears, turkey, elk, and deer and many other surprises.

This is the height of spring. We usually photograph several black bears.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years. Authorized permittee of the national park.

We have a small Group Size and all Skill Levels are welcome.

No need to rent a car.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: 5087361167


May 2018
May 5-12, 2018
San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Tuscany, Italy Photo Workshop There is something in the air in Tuscany, and something in the earth, that creates incredible experiences unlike anywhere I have ever traveled. The food, the wine, the people, all make this yearly journey so special for all that come together and photograph. We will stay in the heart of Tuscany in the most beautiful and photographable area of Val d'Orcia. Our stay is in the heart of the rolling hills, just outside the gates of the medieval town of San Quirico d'Orcia where we will awake to beautiful views to inspire us. Join us on this 7-day and 7-night journey as we explore and photograph under the Tuscan sky.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


May 12-16, 2018
Moab, UT
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Arches National Park Arches National Park resides in an area of the United States that is home to the largest concentration of natural stone arch formations. The park actually preserves over 2000 natural sandstone arches ranging in size from 3 to 306 feet wide. No where else can you see such an array of landforms, striking colors and visible textures. Millions of years of geologic activity, mineral deposits and erosion have shaped and sculpted this remarkably stunning land.

This workshop takes you through some of natures most ruggedly beautiful landscapes. Photos you will return home with will depict balanced rocks, spires, rocky fins, pinnacles and other sandstone formations. And if luck is with us, we will also have the occasion to shoot flowering desert plant life as well. Indeed, there is no shortage of subject matter to photograph in this amazing park. We will even take a shoot or two in the adjoining and equally stunning Canyonlands National Park.

Email: ledra@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 678-227-3781


May 19-25, 2018
West Yellowstone, MT & Jackson, WY
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Yellowstone & Tetons National Parks Come join Natural Connections Photo Workshops on an amazing 6-Day adventure as we explore two of Americas greatest natural treasures: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks....and do it as one of only SIX participants!

In Grand Teton National Park, feast your eyes on the almost 14,000 foot towering majestic peaks that loom and taunt in the distance. This range will be photographed from all of the iconic places (and maybe a few not-so-iconic places). This park will provide you with some of the most stunning landscape images you could possibly imagine and hopefully wildlife as the opportunity presents.


Then come with us to visit all the hotspots (pun intended!) in Yellowstone National Park - from rushing canyon waterfalls, valleys full of wildlife, and a plethora of varying thermal features including bubbling mudpots, brilliantly colored hot springs, steaming fumaroles and violently erupting geysers. The sheer quantity of thermal features found in this park is equalled nowhere else on the planet! In the sweeping glacial Lamar Valley and elsewhere in the park we will be on the lookout for grizzlies, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, eagles and elusive gray wolves.

Email: ledra@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


May 23-30, 2018
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Spring (Baby Animals and Landscapes) World famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are some of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife.

John is an authorized permittee of the national parks and has been photographing there for 20+ years. He leads trips in January, June, and September.

This is a must see on any nature photographer's and wildlife lover's list. Join us as we explore this park and the surrounding areas.

Yellowstone has one the great concentration of thermal activity. It is home to the famous Old Faithful. It also has beautiful rivers, geysers, springs, mudpots, waterfalls, canyons, ponds, and mountains.

Yellowstone is one of the premiere wildlife viewing areas in the US. Creatures great and small await us at almost every corner. This is the time for baby animals, their families and the predators that follow them. Last year we saw multiple bears everyday and wolves.

What's Included:
The hotels are included in this tour (7 nights stay).
Also included are gates fees and permits

We will be providing optional transportation to and from Jackson Airport.

Our group size is limited to 6 people

About Us:
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


June 2018
June 6-10, 2018
Acadia National Park
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Acadia and the Puffins Acadia National Park and the Puffins

Photograph some of the most spectacular lighthouses, harbors and scenery on the East Coast.

Included is a boat trip to photograph both a Puffin colony and Seals.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years.

Authorized permittee of the national park.

Small Group Size

Transportation Provided from Hotel to Field Locations

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


June 6-10, 2018
Jackson, WY
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Grand Tetons Majestic Landscapes There is no workshop location that offers such diversity and beauty as the Grand Tetons National Park. The backdrop of majestic mountains, reflecting lakes and old barns all present us with the most incredible photo opportunities. This 4-day photo workshop will take you to the most beautiful vistas of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and the Teton Valley range in Idaho. Explore and photograph the sunrises, sunsets and the majestic landscapes of the Grand Tetons.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


June 17-23, 2018
Camargue, France
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
The White Horses of Camargue, France In the south of France, time stands still. It is a place where man and animal unite, where Guardians of the white horses run along the rivers of the Rhone and Mediterranean Sea in a display of magnificence, incredible beauty and splendor. Join us for this 7-day adventure as we experience and photograph the power, history and grace of these majestic white horses.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


July 2018
July 24-28, 2018
St. Mary, Montana
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Glacier National Park Glacier National Park is known for it wild and serene beauty. This incredible national park is said to be Mother Nature's finest work. Join us on this 4-day photo adventure, and experience the glaciers, sun and vistas in this northwest corner of Montana. From vast landscapes to majestic mountains, colorful sunrises to reflecting lakes, and abundant wildlife all make this location a photographer's paradise. Come explore and photograph the wonders of Glacier National Park.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Enter CNPADISCOUNT at checkout for 5% discount.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


August 2018
August 25-31, 2018
Glacier National Park & Kalispell, MT
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Glacier National Park & Triple D Wildlife Shoot If you haven't had the great fortune of shooting in one of the most picturesque national parks in the country or photographing its indigenous wildlife up close and personal, then this is the workshop for you!! Nestled in the nortwestern corner of Montana, this park can be summed up in two simple words - AWE INSPIRING. Nowhere have we found such a stunning example of our country's magnificent beauty. Join Jeff and Ledra as they guide you through one of their favorite shooting locations in the Western United States.

This one is a two-part experience. The first 4 days will have you exploring all through this magestic park - its towering mountains, sapphire blue waterfalls, chasms and gorges, pristine peak-surrounded lakes and the most famous and heart stopping road of them all - The Going to the Sun Road.

The second part of this adventure will put you literally meters away from wildlife as you photograph. Triple D Game Farm is located not far from Glacier in Kalispell, Montana. For 25 years Triple D has provided access to trained animals for photography and cinema alike. We will end our travels here treating you to wildlife shots that you just can't get anywhere else....you won't even need a super-telephoto on this one! This is truly an amazing opportunity to capture such a combination of landscape and nature photography.

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


September 2018
September 1-3, 2018
Missoula, MT
Leader(s): Ledra Woodlee
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Montana Ghost Towns This is a 2-day Montana ghost town tour that is designed to be an add-on to our Glacier National Park & Triple D Game Farm trip. Montana has hundreds of places that people call ghost towns but not all are created photographically equal. Some are stunning in their preserved detail, and some are simply sad with an empty mine shaft or a stone outline of where the building used to be. On this trip, we take you to the absolute best of the best the state has to offer, and in that two days you will shoot the ruins that are the most exciting and worthy of being photographed.

Although this is technically an add on workshop, anyone may sign up for it even if they are not attending our Glacier National Park workshop. But, if you ARE attending our Glacier National Park workshop, this one is the icing on the cake. Imagine glacial lakes, mountain peaks, carved canyons and teal river cascades, guaranteed wildlife images and historical buildings so well preserved you can almost feel what it was like to live back on the frontier. These two workshops are indeed the ULTIMATE Montana experience!

Email: info@naturalconnectionsphoto.com

Phone: 6782273781


September 6-9, 2018
Cape Cod Massachusetts
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Cape Cod  Landscapes and Wildlife Join us as on an instructional photo tour and workshop to Cape Cod Massachusetts. We will travel by land and sea to photograph Whales, Seals, Giant Dunes, Lighthouses, and other incredible coastal landscapes.

Photograph Cape Cod before the busy tourist season begins.

Wildlife

We will be taking two boat rides to photograph whales, seals, and lighthouses.

One trip will go to world-renowned Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. It was voted Best Place to See Aquatic Life in USA Today's latest 10-Best Reader's Choice travel awards contest. The consistent sightings and active behaviors of some of the largest animals on the planet make an ocean safari to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary a trip to remember.

On the other boat trip, we will be photographing seals. We will see hundreds of seals and a small possibility of great white sharks that hunt them. Photographing Seals is a lot of fun.

Landscape Photography

Cape Cod is dominated by the sea. The water gives photographers a wealth of opportunity dramatic dunes, steep cliffs, hidden harbors, multiple lighthouses, sailboats, wind swept beaches, and aerobic humpback whales.

Sightings and active behaviors of some of the largest animals on the planet make an ocean safari to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary a trip to remember.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


September 16-23, 2018
Grand Tetons and Yellowstone
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons World famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are some of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife.

John is an authorized permittee of the national parks and has been photographing there for 20+ years. He leads trips in January, June, and September.

This is a must see on any nature photographer's and wildlife lover's list. Join us as we explore this park and the surrounding areas.

Fall is a great time to visit as the huge summer crowds and traffic jams are gone. Wildlife is more abundant. It is the time of year when many other professional photographers and videographers visit the park annually.

Yellowstone has one the great concentration of thermal activity. It is home to the famous Old Faithful. It also has beautiful rivers, geysers, springs, mudpots, waterfalls, canyons, ponds, and mountains. Vibrant leaves of aspen and cottonwood show off their fall color. We will visit a gorge carved by time and water that some people think rivals the Grand Canyon.

Yellowstone is one of the premiere wildlife viewing areas in the US. Creatures great and small await us at almost every corner. We will be visiting the parks during the rut for elk, moose, and pronghorn. This is a great time to photograph great wildlife behavior like courtship, territorial displays, and sparing. The elk will bugle, spar, and herd cows this time of year. Other species that are commonly photographed are moose, bison, big horned sheep, mule deer, coyotes, wolves, and bears. The mammals will have their prime winter fur since they are getting ready for the harsh winter ahead. Bird sightings can be very exciting as we will look for trumpeter swans and great grey owls or whatever else we discover.

What's Included:
The hotels are included in this tour (7 nights stay).
Also included are gates fees and permits

We will be providing optional transportation to and from Jackson Airport.

Our group size is limited to 6 people and we travel in one vehicle.

All Skill Levels are welcome

About Us:
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


September 29 - October 7, 2018
Southern Iceland
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Iceland Landscapes and Nightscapes Iceland is a land abundant in beauty, from its glaciers to its waterfalls, from seascapes to lagoons. At every corner of the land, there is something uniquely fascinating that offers photographers a chance to discover the magic of the landscape and the artist within. September is an ideal time for photography as the summer crowds have cleared and the skies become darker and more dramatic. Come be inspired by the beauty of Iceland, and see why it attracts photographers from across the globe.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


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