"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.

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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

Canyonlands National Park

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Five Essential Photography Books For the Self-Taught Creative

Must-Have Print Resources For Photographers One of the most valuable educational and motivational tools for any aspiring creative is a trusted collection of photography books. Jonathan Borba However, in today’s digital age, printed books are often seen as cumbersome when compared to devices capable of …

How to Read a Histogram: Your Camera Explained

I often find myself faced with a puzzled look whenever I ask one of my students —or even professional photographers— “What does your histogram look like”. Almost everyone who has taken a photograph in the digital age has seen these mysterious objects. Many quickly dismiss …