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2020 Landscape Photography Workshops 

2021 Schedule Coming Very Soon! 

Join pro Dan Ballard for a 3 day photography course to improve your skills and capture stunning landscapes.

Small Groups • Unique Locations • Individual Instruction • Creative Editing • Portfolio Feedback 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently, all workshops listed below are continuing as planned, with safety protocols  to maintain a safe environment. Your deposit is 100% transferable if a workshop date is impacted by COVID-19. Don't hesitate to email if you have any questions.

Sept. 25-27, 2020: FULL (waitlist)

Cost: 1,275 

3-days of winding mountain roads, aspen filled valleys and bursts of orange and gold…. Fall color in Colorado is sure to inspire. But that’s not all this photography workshop is about. We will focus on the dramatic scenery of the towering San Juan Mountains  and venture to less known locations to create original images.

 PENNSYLVANIA BARNS IN THE FALL PHOTO WORKSHOP 

Oct. 16-18, 2020:

Cost: $1075! 

Hidden in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania are some of the most impressive and photogenic old barns and silos in the country. The in-use, rundown beauty of these rustic old farms blew me away. Join me for a 3-day workshop capturing the history and culture of the countryside of Pennsylvania in the fall.  

I envisioned that I would capture many new and breathtaking landscapes—which I did!  However, what I wasn’t expecting, and what I didn’t really experience in other workshops was Dan’s philosophy of photography.  I left Dan’s workshop as a more aware and calculated photographer.  Dan has an unmistakable passion for photography, and he challenges his students with his philosophy to help them grow in their photographic journey. 

 

— Greg Liengswangwong

DRONE+LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

WORKSHOP

Oct. 23-25, 2020

Cost: $1075

This photography workshop focuses on improving drone landscape photography skills! 75% in the classroom and 25% in the field. We will dig into drone photography concepts, techniques for taking great images, scouting for drone locations, image editing and more. *This is not a drone workshop - it is a photography workshop with a focus on using drones.

Nov. 6-8, 2020: 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Now only 1,075

In this 3-day workshop we will take the path less traveled in search of unique images. Most people come to Moab to shoot the same images that millions of others have already taken, but you will come home with images most have never seen! My goal is to challenge you to discover new and interesting shooting locations that you may not find on your own.

Dan Ballard has a keen eye for great landscape photography and experience in capturing it, HOWEVER, it is his determination to share his in-depth knowledge and teach it to others that was the highlight of the weekend. He was very patient with each student and took interest in each individual’s needs and level of experience. I gained tremendous increased knowledge in my landscape shooting as well as image processing in Lightroom. This is a serious workshop for serious landscape photographers of any level.  –Stan Crane

COLORADO RANCHES

PHOTO WORKSHOP 

Nov. 13-15, 2020: FULL (waitlist)

Cost: 1,475 

Spend 3-days shooting stunning western scenes in Westcliffe, Colorado in beautiful winter conditions. This is your chance to shoot beautiful horses running against a mountain backdrop along with old barns, cowboys, homesteads, natural grasses, streams and so much more. We will spend the mornings shooting at an authentic 4,000-acre working cattle ranch! 

Dec 4-6, 2020: FULL

Jan 8-10, 2021: FILLING FAST!

Cost: 1,350

Capture stunning winter scenes of Rocky Mountain National Park in this 3-day landscape photography workshop. Winter is an excellent time of year to visit, with significantly less crowds, magnificent snowcapped mountains and endless beauty. We will base out of Estes Park and spend sunsets and sunrises shooting, with classroom time and image editing during the day. 

WINTER NORWAY 

PHOTO WORKSHOP 

Feb. 2021: FULL (waitlist)

Cost: 1,750

If you think Norway is beautiful in the summer, you should see the Lofoten Islands during the winter! Massive snow-capped peaks dominate the horizon with epic views in every direction. The sun is up for 7 hours in February so we will have plenty of time to focus on shooting traditional landscape scenes. While we may do some night shooting, this workshop is not centered around the aurora and instead is all about the natural beauty of Norway in the wintertime. 

2021 SCHEDULE COMING SOON!

Why Take One of My Workshops?

Over 10 years of experience teaching photography.

While photography is my first passion, teaching is a close second. Over the past years I’ve worked with hundreds of photographers across the globe — from beginner hobbyists to emerging pros who are striving to make it to the next level. I am fluent working with Nikon, Sony and Canon gear. These workshops are for anyone and everyone who wants to improve their photography skills!

 

I run my workshops the same way that I shoot personally. We will journey away from iconic locations to discover new and interesting landscapes. My goal is to guide you in creating original images while helping you see the final printed image in your "mind's eye" before you push the button. 

 

I’ve been told by many students that my workshops are unique in the sense that I always stay with the group providing one-on-one instruction and critique. When I am shooting, it is with the aim of sharing ideas and thoughts as the light changes. You will learn about my entire process for creating powerful and dramatic images starting with where to shoot and why. We will dig into how to master composition, understand light as well as image processing in Lightroom.

 

Take one of my workshops and you will come home not only with beautiful photos, but a deeper understanding for creating stunning works of art.

a visual journey