Photo by Scott Stulberg

10 In-Person Photography Workshops to Attend in 2022

We’re all excited to start to get back to in-person events, and what better way to explore your creativity and your craft than an in-person photography workshop? One of the most dynamic parts of photography is the shooting locations, and being able to gain access to both expansive and intimate spaces with someone who already knows the best tips and tricks would be an excellent experience for beginner, intermediate and advanced photographers. From lessons offered in family portraiture to capturing the Milky Way Galaxy, here are 10 in-person photography events we picked just for you.

 

Photo by BreAnne Weston

1. Finding Joy in Chaos 

Hosted by photographer and lover of those special candid moments, BreAnne Weston, the in-person Finding Joy in Chaos workshop in Logan, Utah encourages exactly that. Attendees will spend a full day learning how to make the most of family portrait sessions with time dedicated to editing, lighting, and how to pose clients with a purpose. Prior to the start of the workshop, attendees will have access to a 1:1 virtual meeting with BreAnne with a post-workshop group touch base to follow. 

Location: Logan, Utah 

Cost: $1,000 

Available Dates: July 30, 2022 – Logan, UT, 4 seats open | Sept 4, 2022 – Logan, UT, 4 seats open

 

South Dakota/North Dakota with Irene Hinke-Sacilotto, Sept 2016.

2. Best of the Badlands

If you’re a photographer looking to develop your nature photography, Best of the Badlands workshop hosted by photographer Sandy Zelasko in South Dakota might be a fun challenge open to any skill level. With each day beginning at dawn and ending at dusk, this 5-day in-person photography retreat will give its attendees the opportunity to capture the splendor of the Midwest’s rugged landscapes and area wildlife. It’s during this time that photographers will get a variety of photo opportunities during peak animal activity while the landscape is cast in the warm glow of sunrise and sunset. The photography workshop includes round trip transportation from Rapid City, SD, a pre-workshop webinar, 4 nights lodging, and a post-workshop critique.

Location: Rapid City, South Dakota 

Skill Level: Open to All 

Cost: $2,995

Dates: 5 days / May 31 – June 3, 2022

Group size: Limit 10

 

Photo by Jeff Parker

3. Colorado Wildflowers with Jeff Parker, Explore in Focus

Capture the beautiful landscape of the stunning wildflower-filled basins of the San Juan mountains on this Colorado Mountain Landscapes and Wildflowers Photo Tour with award-winning naturalist photographer, Jeff Parker. Attendees will begin at base camp in the historic district of Silverton and venture into the mountains from there via the provided 4-wheel drive transportation. While in the mountains, photographers are encouraged to take their time capturing the wonders of the Colorado wildflowers. 

Location: Silverton, Colorado

Skill Level: Open to All 

Cost: $1,295

Dates: 3 days / July 22 – 25, 2022

Group size: Limit 6

 

Photo by Scott Stulberg

4. Milky Way Night Sky Workshop with Photoshop Class

If you’re looking for a dynamic photography workshop, look no further than Scott Stulberg’s two-part Milky Way Night Sky workshop with its partnering Photoshop class. Designed to complement both the shooting and editing aspects of photography, this workshop begins in the classroom for a 2-day Photoshop training session where attendees will learn to process, adjust, correct, and manipulate captured images. Attendees will then make their way into the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona to capture the night sky and breathtaking Milky Way Galaxy during what host photographer Scott Stulberg deems as a favorite time of year to shoot. The on-site shooting sessions will cover how to scout the Milky Way, camera settings, the best gear to use, post processing techniques, and much more. Attendees must bring their own laptops where they can access Adobe Photoshop. 

Location: Sedona, Arizona

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

Cost: $1,075

Dates: 2 days, 3 nights / June 21-24, 2023

Group size: 10-12

 

5. Intermediate Photography Classes through the Creative Photo Academy

Choose from multiple intermediate photography workshops offered weekly by the Creative Photo Academy in Torrance, CA. With topics ranging from portrait photography to flash, composition, and exposure, each course series is offered from 7-9pm every week throughout its respective month. Within each series, sessions hone in on a subcategory, allowing attendees to give each class topic their full attention. 

Location: Torrance, California

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Cost: $249 / per series

Dates: Varies per series

Group size: Limit 20

 

Photo by David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick

6. Colorado Fall Colors Photography Workshop

For another beautiful Colorado adventure, go off the beaten path of the Colorado landscape with host photographers David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick in the Colorado Fall Colors photography workshop. Attendees will capture the wondrous landscape of color in various lighting conditions with a range of focus from the larger landscape down to the more intimate scenes nature has to offer. Hosts David and Jennifer travel full time across the landscape of the American West to find unique locations to share with their clients, adding a personal touch to this workshop. 

Location: Colorado, USA 

Skill Level: Open to All 

Cost: $1,395

Dates: 5 days / September 26-30, 2022

Group size: Limit 8

 

Photo by Tiffany Briley

7. Forest Macro and Great Smoky Mountains Photography Workshop 

Become immersed in the details of macro photography on this single-day workshop focused on Forest Macro of the Great Smoky Mountains where attendees will stop to study and capture the intricate patterns and features of the forest floor. Join host photographer Tiffany Briley on a moderate excursion to enhance scouting and composition skills, with the option to bring your own small portfolio of macro photographs for a helpful critique at the end. All photographers must bring their personal laptops for the editing portion of the workshop. 

Group rates available for lodging.

Location: Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee 

Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced

Cost: $350

Dates: April 9, 2022 

Group size Limit 8 

 

Photo by Amber Renee

8. Bozeman Wedding & Red Lodge Photography Retreats with Amber Renee 

Spend springtime in Montana with host photographer and Montana Native, Amber Renee, on her annual photography workshop retreat with two different options. For three days in Bozeman Montana, attendees can enhance their wedding and couples photography skills in a workshop complete with a 3-night Airbnb stay, lessons, Q&A, and a styled shoot. For the Red Lodge retreat option, sharpen some skills in a family-styled shoot, a newborn photography class, and much more. 

Locations: Bozeman, Montana | Red Lodge, Montana

Skill Level: Beginner (with some experience) 

Cost: $299-$399

Dates: March 11-13, 2022 / April 22-25, 2022

Group size: Limit 10

 

Image by Garon Cooper

9. Fusion: The Workshop, Photo, Filmmaking, Business

Explore the many sides of photography with host photographers Jenn Lewis, Dan Frievalt, and Garon Cooper in this 4-day Las Vegas photography fusion workshop. Already on the itinerary is Ghost Town in Nelson, Nevada offering a backdrop of crashed planes, pianos, and old vehicles. Throughout the retreat, attendees will take lessons in composition and lighting, how to create effective video and marketing content, advice on how to increase business sales, and much, much more. 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Skill Level: Open to All

Cost: $1,295

Dates: March 11-14, 2022

Group size: Limit 30

 

Image by David Rothenberg

10. Photographing Time and Place with David Rothenberg

Stemming from the influential mid-century MoMA exhibition, New Documents, featuring the work of Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand, this photography course will study a similar documentary approach among photographic artists who deliver cultural critiques through the concepts of time and place. Attendees of any experience level will benefit from weekly shooting assignments and exercises meant to expand each student’s abilities, either establishing a new foundation or furthering an existing one. Photographing Time and Place is hosted by lauded photographer, David Rothenberg, whose work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of the City of New York and numerous library special collections including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MoMA, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. 

Location: NYC

Skill Level: Open to All

Cost: $715-$840

Dates: April 28 – June 9, 2022 / 6-9 PM or Noon-3 PM

Group size: Open

 

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