20 Best Photography Workshops to Visit in 2020

20 Best Photography Workshops to Visit in 2020

A photography workshop is a place to master your skills and expand your creative vision. It connects like-minded people and everyone is ready to help at any time and teach something new. If you like traveling, here are the best photography workshops for you.

1. Wild Alaska Escape: A Voyage from Sitka to Juneau

photography workshop in alaska

Date: June 15-20, 2021

Price: $4420

Number of participants: up to 62

Location: Alaska

Alaska is the most northern and the largest state in the USA. It’s famous for its woods, mountains and various landscapes.

This photo workshop lasts 7 days. During this time, you will be able to see icebergs and glaciers, woods and mountains. You will sail in the sea and have a chance to see whales.

You will be able to capture beautiful seascape photos from a bird's eye view. Also, you will be able to participate in landscape photography courses and more.

2. Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka

photography workshop in katmai and kamchatka

Date: July 17 – August 7, 2020

Price: $27440

Number of participants: up to 102

Location: Chukotka and Kamchatka

This is an incredible cruise trip along the shores of Chukotka and Kamchatka. This photo workshop lasts 22 days – a long adventure on the ship.

During this trip, you will see unusually beautiful landscapes and scenery. You will be able to see volcanoes that emit smoke and local marine life: walruses, sea lions, whales.

You will visit a village that is engaged in deer breeding. This workshop includes walking, visiting cultural and historical attractions.

You will see the wild shores of Kamchatka and Chukotka, where you can hardly ever find a man. On the way back, you will sail through the famous Bering Strait.

3. National Photography Adventures

national photography adventures

Date: Varies

Price: $1195

Number of participants: 7

Location: Grand Teton National Park, Glacier National Park

National Photography Adventures is a workshop of Kevin Vandivier, a 40-year-old photographer. He introduces people to new methods of travel photography and gives everyone a different task for shooting. These adventures take place all over the USA: Grand Teton National Park, Monument Valley and Glacier National Park.

Each adventure includes 7 participants, which guarantees everyone the opportunity of individual work with the master. National Photographic Magazine publishes photos of each member.

In the end, each participant gets a few copies of the magazine so that they can share their photos with their families and friends. Since groups are small, it is very important to book seats in advance.

4. Vietnam Backroads and Byways

photography workshop in vietnam

Date: September 13 - 26, 2020

Price: $4800

Number of participants: up to 10

Location: Vietnam

North Vietnam is a place with the most breathtaking scenery. It is ideal for landscape painters and travel enthusiasts.

This type of photography workshops lasts 14 days. You will know the travel plan in advance and you will have a unique route. You will also visit Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During this workshop, you will be able to see the unique scenery, magnificent mountains and breathtaking waterfalls.

Get to know the ethnic minorities of Vietnam: Red Dao, Black Tay, Flower Hmong that are unique distinctive subcultures. You will see them closely, try their local cuisine and visit their houses. This adventure will end on the ship where you will be sailing for 2 days.

5. Southern China Photography Workshop

southern china photography workshop

Date: May 7-15, 2021

Price: $8495

Number of participants: from 4 to 8

Location: China

This photography workshop offers different locations in Southern China, such as Shanghai, Guilin and Hong Kong. You will get familiar with high-tech skyscrapers, amazing valleys, terraces of rice fields.

This photo workshop lasts eight days. During this period, you will be guided around cities and the countryside. There you can find the most photogenic places. This tour is also focused on providing you with the best light possible. The guides will help you visualize the scene before shooting it.

If you need to boost your creativity and create stunning images, this workshop is what you need. You will gain many new skills in both the technical aspect and the possibility to trust your eyes to express your creativity.

6. Desert Storm-Namibia Photo Workshop

desert storm namibia photo workshop

Date: June - 29 - July 7, 2021

Price: $7090

Number of participants: up to 8

Location: Namibia

This variant of photographic workshops offers you 10 days of exciting and unforgettable adventures. A professional landscape photographer Erez Marom will take you to the most beautiful and difficult to access places of Namibia. What you will see there can make you doubt that you know this world well.

You can’t even imagine how beautiful the landscapes of Namibia are. You will fly a helicopter over the oldest desert in the world and drive in comfortable SUVs. As a result, you will be able to take amazing and unforgettable pictures.

7. Disierto Colorado-Argentina Puna Photo Workshop

argentina photography workshop

Date: June 15-22, 2021

Price: $6790

Number of participants: 8

Location: Argentina

This type of photography workshops offers you 8 days of unforgettable adventures in Argentina. During this period of time, a professional photographer will work with you to teach you the art of photography.

You will drive in comfortable SUVs with professional English-speaking guides.

Also, you will have time to visit the most magical places in Argentina: Labyrinth Desert, Ojos del Campo, Pumice Stone Field, Arita Cone and Hornocal rainbow mountain.

All these places are specifically selected for shooting as their views and landscapes are simply mesmerizing. The workshop takes place in the middle of winter, which means that the weather will be good and not hot.

8. Namibia Photo Workshop

namibia photo workshop

Date: October 14 – 25, 2020

Price: $6600

Number of participants: 12

Location: Namibia

Namibia is famous for a great variety of cultures, landscapes and wildlife. That’s why it got to the top of many lists of travel and wildlife photographers.

Offering predominantly desert landscapes, Namibia opens a wide range of opportunities for observing wildlife. It is different from what you usually see in locations like Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana.

During this photo workshop, you will see huge Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei, magnificent Himba tribes of Opuwo, and desert landscapes with beautiful wildlife in Etosha National Park in Namibia, which is the dream-place of any photographer.

9. Danube River Cruise Budapest to Nuremberg

photography workshop across danube

Date: May 10-17, 2021

Price: $4995

Number of participants: up to 163

Location: Hungary

Traveling by ship is wonderful. This variant of photographer workshops lasts 8 days, but it will be enough to see all the beauty of the Danube.

You will cruise along the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg. You will explore everything on your way. You will find out the history and culture of Prague, see the palaces and their magical gardens in Vienna and Salzburg.

You will observe fabulous landscapes and attractions on your way. National Geographic photography masters will work with you and give you recommendations on the techniques of photographing urban landscapes. Throughout the journey, you will live in comfortable cabins and eat delicious food.

10. MCKay Photography Tours

mckay photography workshop

Date: Throughout the year

Price: $1000-8000

Number of participants: Depends on the workshop

Location: All over the world

The main goals of the MPA photography workshops are related to their four most important values, which are Photography, Travel, Friendship, and Adventure. They believe that everyone can fall in love with photography and become a professional in it.

They also think that everyone has to travel and observe the world. This tour is an ideal combination of traveling, exploring the world, and simultaneously shooting all this.

These photo workshops will bring you a lot of fun and enjoyment, which will make it easier for you to learn. The same methodology is supported in all locations of workshops.

11. Arctic Exposure Iceland Workshop

arctic exposure iceland workshop

Date: All year round

Price: $4500

Number of participants: 10

Location: Iceland

Arctic Exposure holds tours and photography workshops in Iceland all year round. A professional guide will take you to the most magnificent places in Iceland where you will be able to see breathtaking landscapes. Professional photographers will work with you too.

Workshops will be held at such famous places as Reykjavik, National Park, Golden Circle, Glacial Lagoon and many more. If you attend this workshop, you will gain experience in the Arctic, which not every photographer manages to do.

Throughout the entire time, you will drive in a comfortable transport and eat delicious food. You will plunge into the history and culture of Iceland.

12. New Zealand Photography Tours and Workshops

new zealand photography workshop

Date: all year round

Price: $4000

Number of participants: 9

Location: New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. With New Zealand photography workshops, you will be able to explore the South Island – a paradise for landscape shooters.

The trip includes 9 national parks, mountains covered with ice, thick woods and sparkling lakes.

Tours last 12 days and 11 nights. provide comfortable accommodation, transport and delicious food throughout the entire trip.

Since the groups are not large, you can master your skills in landscape photography individually. Highly qualified photographers will work with you and help you with everything. New Zealand will be an unforgettable adventure for you.

13. AdventureX Photography Workshop

adventurex photography workshop

Date: October 2021, August 2021

Price: By Agreement

Number of participants: Depends on the workshop

Location: Bhutan, Mongolia, and Indonesia

AdventureX photography workshops combine the mastermind concept with impressive adventures. These workshops provide a friendly atmosphere for photographers who can come together and connect to explore comfort zones.

These workshops will help all photographers understand their own photographic work and style better.

Every workshop was built from scratch. It means that you will be able to travel to unique places around the world. All routes are secret, which is a nice addition to the package.

14. ApertureXplorer Expeditions

aperturexplorer photography workshop

Date: All year round

Price: Depends on the tour

Number of participants: 5-7

Location: Upon your choice

The uniqueness of Aperturexplorer Photography is that you can order any master class at any time. If you want to visit the Alps, look at the glaciers of Iceland or visit some other place, James Conomea will help you with it.

He is a standing leader of the workshops. Groups are small, which means that James Conomea will work with each photographer individually.

He will find an approach to everyone, whether you are a beginner or already a professional. You will be introduced to the techniques and nuances of daytime photography.

You will also take a course in picture editing and learn all the subtleties of how to show all the beauty in the foreground. In case you want to go on a trip soon and don’t want to wait, then Aperturexplorer Photography will be a great choice for you.

15. Dolomites Photo Workshop Adventure

dolomites photo workshop adventure

Date: October 27, 2020

Price: $4200

Number of participants: from 10 to 12

Location: Milan

The Dolomites is the perfect location for landscape photography. There, you can see the best mountain views in the whole world.

During this photography workshop, you will not only find the most impressive places with sunrise and sunset but also will be given additional night/Astro excursions when the weather allows.

Your route may vary depending on weather conditions. But you will definitely visit such places as Tre Cime Lavaredo, Lago di Karessa, Lago di Braines, Cinque Torri, St Magdalena, Giau Pass, Lago di Antorno, Lago di Misurina, Laghetto Baita, Segantini, Antholzer See, Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui, Pordoi Pass and more!

16. Best Loon Photography Workshop

best loon photography workshop

Date: July 18-23, 2020

Price: $2995

Number of participants: 3

Location: Northern Ontario, Canada

This is another great variant of photographer workshops that lasts 5 days, which is enough time to take a sufficient number of photos. Since loons are aquatic birds, you will also photograph them from the water.

There will be boats that are specifically designed for shooting. You, two other photographers and two professionals will hunt for the best shots.

The professionals will help and teach you how to photograph birds properly. You will be amazed by the beauty of these birds and their little chicks sitting on their parents' backs. In general, it is a very good experience for those who like taking pictures of animals.

17. Behind the Lens in Kamchatka

kamchatka photography tour

Date: July – September 2020

Price: $3140-4890

Number of participants: from 6 to 10

Location: Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky

The 56th Parallel team includes travel professionals, meaning that this workshop is very unusual regarding its location. It will be held in the most interesting places of Russia.

You will be taken to areas that are created for landscape and wildlife photography.

Kamchatka is a huge peninsula in the far east of Siberia, in Russia, and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. There, you can see the most volcanically active places in the world after Iceland and Hawaii.

This is a great type of photography workshops, which will take you north from the capital of Kamchatka to the center of a volcanic country.

18. Camargue White Horses Workshop Overview

camargue white horses workshop

Date: September 7-12, 2020

Price: $4495

Number of participants: 5-8

Location: Provence, France

This type of photographic workshops lasts 6 days, for you to have time to enjoy the nature of Provence and its wildlife. Camargues are white wild horses that live in a herd. You will have a chance to find these fabulous horses in the south-west of France, on the Mediterranean coast.

A professional photographer with more than 20 years of experience will lead you to places where you can take fantastic pictures. Aside from horses, you will be able to see the bulls of Provence, take pictures of a running herd of bulls and feel all their power in action.

19. Kenya Wildlife Safari Photo Workshop

kenya wildlife safari photo workshop

Date: February 20-March 3, 2021

Price: $9477

Number of participants: up to 6

Location: Kenya-Amboseli and Masai Mara

Kenya is a country in eastern Africa that has a huge number of lakes and savannahs. This workshop lasts 13 days, for you to have time to visit residents and take photos of many animals in Kenya. You will visit the shelter for elephants where you will be able to not only photograph but also play with them.

You will see Kenya amid the green season when it is the most beautiful. Also, you will be able to capture a large number of birds and playful monkeys, see huge herds of elephants at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro.

That is something you won’t see in any documentary about nature. A professional photographer and guide will work with you throughout the entire time.

20. Churchill Polar Bears

photography workshop on polar bears

Date: October 28-November 3, 2020; November 4-10, 2020

Price: $6750

Number of participants: up to 4

Location: Churchill, Canada

Churchill is a town in Canada that is considered to be one of the largest habitats for polar bears. This photography workshop will last 6 days. The groups are small, so photographers will work with each participant individually. During the course, you will learn the basics of photography in the classroom and outdoors.

You will have almost no time to rest, so get ready to work. You will be outdoors from dawn till dusk looking for a perfect shot of a polar bear.

This workshop is designed specifically to devote as much time as possible to shooting. During the entire trip, you will drive in SUVs with experienced guides in order to find polar bears.

Why Attend a Photography Workshop?

Attending photography workshops or photo forums, you have an opportunity to communicate with different people who are professionals in this field. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or a professional photographer. It will always be interesting for you to interact with like-minded people, share your experience or learn something new from others.

Among good people and with your favorite activity, the time spent will be beneficial for you. Forget about your worries and different problems, take a camera and enjoy every moment. Traveling is always fun and interesting. Explore the world and share your experiences with others.


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