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Private Photography Workshops

The sky is the limit with these one-on-one or small group photography workshops. Dan is available to come to your location or to travel with you anywhere in the world to be your personal photo instructor.


You pick the location, or let Dan help you decide on the best possible location based on your style. All levels of experience welcome, from complete beginner to professional. Any location is suitable for this type of instruction from your local City Park to India!

Unique World Photography 


United States: 1 - 2 people at $900.00 per day with a 3 day Minimum.

Worldwide: 1 - 2 people at $900.00 per day with a 3 day minimum.           

  • 4 days $3200.00

  • 7 days $5600.00

Travel expenses to & from the location plus accommodations & meals for Dan must be added to the cost per day.

For more info or to discuss workshop ideas contact Dan Ballard at

"Dan not only has great technical and guiding knowledge but he is also driven by the strong personal desire to teach and impart his artistic legacy with his photography clients.  Dan works very hard to understand what motivates his clients and then tailors his education to the client’s expectations.  My workshop provided me with enhanced photography skills, hours of intriguing conversation with a world class landscape photographer, and an epiphany about what my photographic legacy would be.” 


- Leland Louie, California

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"I just finished a 4 day workshop in Colorado with Dan which was awesome! I've thought and researched for quite some time about doing a workshop but the classes always appeared too basic or the teachers unapproachable. Dan is one of those unique people who can present information and explain techniques in the most down to earth and comfortable of ways. Plus, He's just a downright nice guy. Dan's work is easily what first caught my eye, but it was his excitement and genuine passion about teaching the art of landscape photography to others that convinced me to book the workshop. I totally recommend Dan and his workshops as a must-do experience for photographers of pretty much any experience level although especially those established photographers who are looking for an experience to push them and their work to the next level. Dan's attention to detail, easy going demeanor and willingness to share the steps he's taken to get to where he is; all make for a unique and rewarding experience. I'm already thinking about what I want to book next." 


- Andrew Vernon, Florida

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"Dan Ballard, for a private workshop, was incredible.  His enthusiasm for catching the best image in the best light is contagious.   Dan has the knowledge and the eye, but more importantly he can explain and share that wisdom in a comfortable and fun manner.  I had been to some of Dan's presentations and taken his Lightroom class twice.  I had a sense this is a person I could be around for hours a day and pick up more tips than I could imagine. All this was true and so much more.  The quality of my images has increased many folds faster than at any other time in my life (over 40 years of catching images).  The dedication and hard work of Dan is phenomenal.  His experience as a World traveller made this international workshop amazingly low stress.  Dan is a great photographer, teacher and person.  I've already signed up for a group workshop with him later this year and know my images will continue to impress and amaze me. "


- Stan Hill, Colorado

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“I just completed a Southwest workshop with Dan Ballard and was totally blown away.  I am a semi-professional photographer from Canada with my work showing in numerous galleries. I had spent several months looking for the right workshop that would take my work to the highest level. Having seen Dan’s incredible work online, I was interested in meeting him personally and learning about his technique. On every level both Dan and his workshop exceeded my expectations. The workshop covered every possible aspect of photography including: equipment, location selection, composition, post production and the business side of the art. In each area Dan’s communication was clear and his insights were priceless. I left the workshop as a better photographer.

Without any hesitation at all, I would highly recommend Dan’s workshop to anyone interested in improving as a photographer, getting some new spectacular images, enjoying the company of a passionate teacher and having a great time.”

Mark Brodkin, Canada

"Out of all the photography workshops I have attended, Dan Ballard's passion for photography truly shines through. He is a uniquely gifted photographer, and merely viewing his images online will not lend itself to truly understanding his vision and drive in the world of photography. He is focused, driven and personable which makes him a goldmine for insight, wisdom and knowledge to all levels of photographers. What's more is he will take the time to single you out in a crowed and work with you one-on-one while maintaining a sense of 'team' during the workshop never leaving anyone out.  Dan's workshops are truly worth the money and I cannot say enough positive. I will be attending another!"

- Joseph Abelino Roybal, Colorado

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"My private workshop with Dan was an incredible experience, one you should not miss!!  Just imagine spending several days together one-on-one with one of the top photographer/teachers in the country. Dan is a gifted teacher, one with no agenda except what you want and need. He is generous with his knowledge and experience, sharing the best of both.

I learned so much, I don't hardy know where to begin.  Dan gives specific detailed input, including suggestions about equipment, technology, organization, etc. I felt that I grew as a photographer. And you'll have fun, enjoying the art and craft of photography. You will never get such instruction anywhere else."

Roberta McGowan, New Jersey

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