Join National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and his expert team for one of his immersive workshops where he shares his skills and vision to help participants unleash their creativity. Learn to express your personal vision in the field and during classroom sessions with image reviews enabled by Zoom. Covid safety measures are applied during field sessions.

Red Rock and Fall Color

October 20 – 24, 2023
Boulder, UT

Join Frans Lanting and Justin Black for a great opportunity to develop your creative vision and refine your technical skills in the majestic Grand Staircase descending toward the Grand Canyon and the canyons of the Escalante—a landscape photographer’s dream come true. Boulder Mountain rises to the west of Capital Reef National Park in the picturesque Aquarius Plateau of south central Utah. It is the highest timbered plateau in North America, with over 50,000 acres of rolling forests of aspen, pine, spruce, and fir, as well as expansive meadows. The area features the dramatic red rock canyons and sculpted formations for which southern Utah is famous, but it is a little known and refreshing alternative to more heavily trafficked southwestern locations. The quality of light and atmosphere here are superb.

Enrollment limited to 10 photographers

Requirements: A digital camera with interchangeable lenses. A laptop with Adobe Lightroom will be useful to review images in between field trips.

Workshop fee: From $4,570 — Please inquire

Fee includes: Field trips; and image reviews plus lodging for four nights and all meals from dinner on October 20 through lunch on October 24.

Creative Photography Without Bounds

Saturday November 4 – Sunday November 5, 2023
Santa Cruz, California

Digital photography is uniquely suited to creative experimentation. Pixels are free and results can be reviewed instantly. This program teaches participants a variety of unorthodox approaches that are shortcuts to creativity. Intentional camera movement (ICM) has become a popular concept that liberates photographers from conventions.

If you would like to refresh your imagination or break away from standard photographic techniques, then this is the workshop for you. We will teach how you can create gorgeous abstractions by applying motion blur with panning and zooming techniques, how to apply different vantage points, use special ISO settings for artistic effects, and much more. Join us for a weekend aimed at unleashing your creativity. We will break old rules and come up with some new ones in the process. We are confident that you will leave smiling. 

“I came to this workshop hoping that it would be the catalyst to making images completely unlike my prior work. I leave with a new set of tools that I am certain will lead to the next phase of my photographic journey. Frans is a gifted and nurturing teacher!”––Brian Lee

Fee: $2,000

Fee includes: Field trips and instruction, orientation session by Zoom before the workshop, daily classroom sessions and image reviews. Breakfast and lunch each day.

Requirements: A digital camera with interchangeable lenses and a laptop with Adobe Lightroom for classroom sessions. Enrollment limited.

Personal Vision

Saturday March 2 – Sunday March 3, 2024
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT via Zoom

This virtual weekend workshop is open to participants from anywhere in the world. It is aimed at helping photographers refine a body of existing work via Zoom during one-on-one sessions with Frans and his team and through presentations and group discussions. The emphasis will
be on individual project development and portfolio reviews.

“This workshop changed the way I was looking at photography. It opened a new dimension around storytelling, narrative, and application. It is an absolute must. Frans’s ability to look through your work and pinpoint what is ‘personal’ to you is unparalleled.”
–– Guy Hadari

Requirements: A body of work organized in Adobe Lightroom and a good internet connection.

Workshop fee: $1250

This includes: An orientation session before the workshop weekend, and two full-day classroom sessions. Enrollment limited.

All sessions will take place via Zoom between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.