Photography Workshops, Summer 2024

West Coast Schools Photography workshop at the beach with model in white dress.

  Image from Westcoast Schools Photography workshop on location at the beach West Coast Schools Photography workshop at the beach with model in white dress.



Are you ready to elevate your photography skills this summer and surround yourself with others with a similar drive? You might want to consider a photography workshop.. It’s not just the immersive learning experience, but the opportunity to network, share ideas, and form friendships with other photographers that makes these workshops so exciting. Moreover, combining travel with photography through workshops offers the perfect blend of adventure and education. Personally, I’ve taken the plunge and booked a photography workshop in Iceland this August. The anticipation of capturing its breathtaking landscapes and sharing the journey with fellow photography enthusiasts is utterly exhilarating.

Colby Brown Photography Workshops

One of the most renowned names in the world of photography workshops is Colby Brown. His workshops are a dream come true for any landscape and wildlife photographer.

  • The Ultimate Photography Workshops for Landscape and Wildlife Photographers

Offering an array of exotic destinations like Italy, Mongolia, Uganda, Greenland, and Japan, these workshops promise an unforgettable experience. If you are a photographer who loves to travel, this one is perfect for someone who travels solo.  Just imagine capturing the raw beauty of Mongolia or the serene landscapes of Greenland with a small group of 6-12 photographers. The intimacy of these groups ensures personalized attention and a collaborative learning environment.

  • What’s Included

The workshop package is quite comprehensive, covering ground transportation, accommodations, local guides and permits, along with all meals. It’s a hassle-free experience, where the only focus is on photography and learning.

  • What’s Not Included

Travel to the destination (airfare), visas, personal snacks and alcohol, and tips for the guides and drivers are not covered. It’s important to budget for these additional expenses.

Note: Both beginners and experienced photographers are encouraged to join. There’s something for everyone, regardless of skill level.

Click Con – Detroit Michigan – July 30th thru August 2nd

Missed the PPA or WPPI conferences? Or perhaps you attended and were left craving more? When choosing a photography workshop, Click Con in Detroit, Michigan, is an event you won’t want to miss.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Over 40 Speakers

With a lineup of more than 40 speakers, Click Con is a goldmine of knowledge and insights. Each speaker brings a unique perspective, ensuring a diverse and enriching learning experience.

  • Themed Photo Shoots

Michigan’s scenic locales serve as the perfect backdrop for the themed pre-conference photo shoots. It’s a hands-on opportunity to apply what you learn, experiment, and capture stunning images.

  • Activities Galore

From pre-conference photoshoots and photo walks to courses and a vendor expo, Click Con is packed with activities designed to boost your skills and expand your network.

  • Ticketing Options

Whether you’re going all-in for the 4-day experience at $899, picking the 3-day option at $699, or just visiting the expo for $40, there’s a ticket suited to your interests and budget.

West Coast Schools – Valencia, CA – June 9-14

West Coast Schools photography workshops offer a 5 day program on Professional Imaging Creativity. This workshop stands out because of its hands-on learning format, where students can choose an instructor and dive deep into a specific area of interest.

  • Selection of Courses

Whether your passion lies in portrait photography, landscapes, pet photography, editing, or marketing, West Coast Schools offers courses tailored to your interests.

  • Award-Winning Instructors

Learning from some of the best in the industry, students have a unique opportunity to gain insights and techniques from award-winning photographers and instructors.

  • Networking and Fun

Beyond the classroom, West Coast Schools hosts many activities and networking events beyond the classroom. These are designed not just for fun, but to foster relationships within the photography community.


In a nutshell, whether you’re keen on capturing the raw beauty of exotic landscapes, honing your portrait skills, or delving into the nuances of micro photography, there’s a summer workshop out there for you. Each offers a unique blend of learning, networking, and adventure, tailored to cater to photographers at different stages of their journey. So, gear up, choose your adventure, and who knows? We might bump into each other in Iceland, Michigan, or California, cameras in hand and spirits high. Remember, the world through your lens is a reflection of your passion, and there’s no better way to refine it than in the company of those who share your vision. Let’s make this summer unforgettable, one snapshot at a time. To read more about running a successful photography business, or to get additional info about any of the workshops mentioned here be sure to check out the links below.  

Ballerina images taken at Westcoast Schools photography workshop. Students at Westcoast photography workshop with ballerina models.

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