Join National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting for one of his immersive workshops where he shares his skills and vision and helps to unleash creativity. Learn to express your personal vision with expert instruction from Frans and his team of professional assistants.
Between field trips we return to our classroom for indoor sessions about technical and creative topics. Participants will be able to have images made during the workshop critiqued by Frans during group reviews.

California Spring

April 10 – 14, 2019

Santa Cruz, California

We invite you to join Frans in his hometown for a workshop that combines field trips and indoor sessions. We will photograph California’s scenic Central Coast at the peak of springtime.
This workshop is a great choice if you want to improve camera techniques and learn new ways to express a more personal vision. Frans and his team will introduce you to creative ways of interpreting the natural world. This program culminates in image reviews for which all participants pool their work—one of the most popular features of the workshop.
Enrollment limited to 15 participants.
Fee: $2750. Includes: Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening; Breakfast and Lunch each day; Catered Dinner Saturday evening at Rancho Refugio, Frans and Chris’s home in Bonny Doon.
Schedule: Starts: Wednesday April 10 at 6:00 pm. Ends: Sunday April 14 at 4:00 pm.
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Floral Wonderland

April 19 – 21, 2019

Santa Cruz, California

Join Frans for a weekend of playing with plants in one of his favorite places in the Monterey Bay region—the world-class botanical gardens of UCSC’s Arboretum. You will learn how to photograph plants and flowers using a variety of creative approaches and photographic techniques ranging from impressionistic soft focus to sharply detailed studio-style setups.
Enrollment limited to 15 participants.
Fee: $995. Includes: Welcome reception on Friday evening; Continental Breakfast and Lunch each day.
Schedule: Starts: Friday April 19 at 6:00 pm. Ends: Sunday April 21 at 4:00 pm.
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