Below are the dates for the 2016 Improve Photography events. Many of our workshops are FREE, which means you pay your own travel costs and sometimes a small fee (usually $50) to cover some of the group costs, but Improve Photography makes NO PROFIT from these trips whatsoever. We do it to give back to our community. These are usually larger trips with 40+ attendees. Anyone is welcome to attend. PLEASE read the FAQ about the travel group if you have questions. The answer is probably there. If you have additional questions, just join the private Facebook group for the event and ask there.
Other workshops we offer are paid. These are always much smaller groups with much more individual attention that are well-planned and where the instructor knows the area very well. Not all workshops listed here are run by Improve Photography LLC. Some are run independently by Nick Page or other hosts completely separate from Improve Photography LLC.
January 4-7, 2016 – Winter In Yellowstone (FREE!) This is one of my favorite locations on the planet, and we’ll get to be there during the best (and freezingest–yes that’s a word) time of year. You’ll freeze your butt off, but you’ll also come home with some spectacular images. Why go to Yellowstone in the dead of winter? Because the blanket of snow provides a fantastic background for the animals, and wolves are active. You’re pretty well guaranteed to photograph wolves, buffalo, bighorn sheep, and fox. Join the facebook group for this event here, and then sign your name up on the Google doc that is linked to from the pinned post in that group.
April 25-30, 2016 – ICELAND! (SOLD OUT) Jim is teaching a workshop in Iceland in 2016! Iceland is an amazing photography location for its diverse landscape, extreme weather, and amazing long-lasting light. You’ll photograph some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, and feast on Iceland’s delicious lamb 🙂 All the information and signups are available here. Only 14 attendees!
June 5-11, 2016 – Guilin, China (SOLD OUT) This is the ultimate photography workshop. Jim Harmer, Erica Kay, Nick Page, and Brian McGuckin (yep, that’s FOUR world-class instructors) are taking only 20 people to Guilin China to photograph ancient villages, cormorant fishermen on the Li River, and the unbelievable landscapes of Guilin, China.
June 23-25, 2016 – Chicago, Illinois
Jim is speaking at the Out of Chicago photography conference and welcomes you to attend and spend some time shooting the city with him. Details coming soon.
September 2016 – Glacier National Park (FREE!)
Jim is doing another free photography workshop in Glacier National Park, Montana in September! This one will be capped at 25 attendees. Preference will be given to readers who have signed up for Improve Photography Plus. The signups will be available to those people first since they are willing to support Improve Photography, and then any remaining signups will be available for the rest of the readers of the site. Want to be sure you get on the trip? Sign up for Improve Photography Plus! Details will be released soon (probably the second week of May 2016).
November 7-13, 2016 – Oregon Coast
Nick Page and Majeed Badezadigan, two of the most successful and well-known landscape photographers in the country are teaching a week-long photography workshop on the Oregon coast. You’ll be on all the best locations at the best times with the best instructors. With the workshop fee at only $1,200, the trip is very reasonably priced. More info and signup here. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This workshop is NOT taught or endorsed by Improve Photography LLC. Nick Page Photography and Majeed Badezadigan are entirely responsible for the workshop. We just think it’s gonna be awesome and want you all to be able to take advantage of the opportunity.