"Most of us can capture what’s in front of our lens; it’s another thing to create work that is beyond the lens.”

Welcome to National Park Photography Expeditions (NPPE), the home of the Landscape Art Photography Masterclass Workshops, First Horizons Classes, The Advanced Post Production Hands-On Series, and the NPPE Artist Mentor Program. Learn with us, explore inspirational national park locations, create work that explores your subjective thoughts, feelings, and personality, and develop visual skills that will advance your creative voice.

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Why NPPE

We are Commercial Use Authorized Photography Education Providers for the US National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and other Public Lands Management Agencies, and consistently meet the highest performance and safety standards.

Award Winning Instructors

Our Instructors are dedicated and Certified educators with decades of professional photography experience.

Continuing Education

Our Masterclass Workshop and First Horizon Classes continue when you return home with hours of online post-production tutoring.

National Park Service Authorized

NPPE holds commercial use authorization licenses for each of its host National Parks or BLM Lands. We consistently demonstrate the highest standards for curriculums, environmental protection, student safety, and Leave No Trace Behind Management.

Special Considerations

We realize that some of our students have special needs and we will always do our best to accommodate whenever possible. We are never more than a phone call away.

No Hidden Fees

We don't add hidden extras cost. All classes include park access fees, instruction material, and conveyance to our shooting locations. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Easy Enrollment

Enrollment and Payment for your Workshop are easy to execute online, or you may call us to pay by phone.

Testimonials

See what NPPE students have to say about their experience.

Are You Ready

Learn with us in some of the finest locations on earth
The United States National Parks

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Latest Articles

NPPE is dedicated to continued photography education. Please enjoy our latest articles from our magazine —"Beyond the Lens"— and our NPPE Blog

From My Journal – The Pt. Reyes First Horizon Class Experience

The seven photographers who came to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore First Horizons workshop arrived with diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and goals. First Horizon classes are about fundamentals, discovery, and new beginnings. Some students came to master their camera’s controls, and others came to learn …

National Park Photography Expedition Retrospective – Part 5

In 2021, many of our NPPE Alumni created expression-filled photography that attracted the attention of art professionals and collectors. The NPPE staff decided to shout out their achievements with several retrospective groups to inspire other National Park Photography Expedition Alumni, future Alumni, and creative photographers …

National Park Photography Expedition Retrospective – Part 4

In 2021, many of our NPPE Alumni created expression-filled photography that attracted the attention of art professionals and collectors. The NPPE staff decided to shout out their achievements with several retrospective groups to inspire other National Park Photography Expedition Alumni, future Alumni, and creative photographers …

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CANCELLATION POLICY
  1. Due to limited class size, we request that you cancel at least 30 days before a scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by email. If you have to cancel your class, we offer you a credit to your account. You may use these credits towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to 72 hours prior to the class, you will be subject to a loose of deposited payment for the class. NPPE has the only right to be flexible with this policy and will make determinations on a case by case basis.
  2. Cancellations made 30 days or more in advance of the class date, will receive a 100% credit. Cancellations made within the 30 day period will incur a 20% fee with the balance applied as a credit to the account. Cancellations made within 72 hours to the class will be subject to a 100% loose of registration fees paid.