What if you could spend five days with a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence and a creative, Adobe Certified teacher mastering the Art of Landscape Photography? What if you could join a small class of like-minded photographers and explore the remote areas of one our national parks with 4×4 vehicles and guided backcountry hikes that place you in front of unique photographic opportunities?
What if you could develop a new visual voice— your own— and create work that is a Vision beyond Documentation?
Well, now you can!
Welcome to National Park Photography Expeditions (NPPE), home of the Landscape Master Class and First Horizons Workshops, where we explore inspirational locations and photographic training designed to advance your visual skills and creative voice.
Founded by noted National Park Service Artist-in-Residence, Bob Killen, NPPE workshops take place in 10 western National Parks (and growing) as well as within select national monuments. We are a fully insured, National Park Service commercial use authorized (CUA) guided photography provider and the only program in the US that teaches end-to-end post-production workflow.
Our roads are less traveled, or perhaps we should say barely traveled, as we guide our students to carefully researched locations brimming with solitude, wanderlust, and opportunities to explore lands where you encounter the slow work of Canyonlands’ merciless rivers or snags in the earth’s crust at Capitol Reef. Choose from the light and shadows of the mighty Sequoias, or capture the bubbling sulfur cauldrons In Lassen Volcanic National Park, as well as the jagged, and wind-scoured, stunning sea stacks of Olympic, and many more. No matter which national park you choose, you will find NPPE workshops are more than a photo tour. They are a true learning opportunity for the photographer ready to accept the challenges of advanced composition, creative seeing, and narrative interpretations that create a Vision Beyond Documentation.
We’re here to help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to make great landscape images. Our 3 and 5-day programs do not promote a single philosophy or aesthetic; rather, we want to help you crystallize a point of view, an original perspective, and to create landscape work that presents a unique visual voice. Our workshops are an intense, passionate, fun learning experience, which incorporates traditional and contemporary photography practices while building lasting friendships with fellow photographers.
We do it all— discount codes for lodging, all on-site transportation, researched locations, guided field shoots, and hands-on Adobe post-production training. But your training does not stop there; when you get home, we follow up with five additional hours of online tutor training for successful image completion and learning retention.
Convenient and affordable workshops within these National Parks and National Monuments:
Mojave National Preserve * Capitol Reef National Park * Canyonlands National Park * Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument * Sequoia National Park * Kings Canyon National Park * Olympic National Park * Lassen Volcanic National Park * Grand Teton National Park * Point Reyes National Seashore