LANDSCAPE MASTER CLASS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS!

Welcome to National Park Photography Expeditions (NPPE), the home of the Landscape Master Class Photography Workshops, First Horizons Workshops,
and Portfolio Workshops where we explore inspirational locations and training designed to advance your visual skills and creative voice.

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WHY LEARN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH US?

There are 59 National Parks, 19 National Preserves, and many large Federal land mass monuments. Each of them has unique aesthetic features allowing us to develop specific learning opportunities. NPPE works with National Park Service professionals to select inspirational locations that permit our students to experience ‘ah-ha!’ moments as creative concepts become the ‘WOW’ images of Landscape Art.

Unexplored inspirational landscapes
with high sensory values
Remote access with off road transportation
means our students see what others miss
High solitude factor. low visitor
density at time of Master Class
End-to-End Landscape Workflow Training
Opportunity to build and share
relationships
Ninety plus percent of our participants
take two or more workshops

First Horizons Workshops

Great for Beginners and Experienced Photographers Alike
$1199
  • Small class; hands-on training
  • 3 Night Stay with 2.5 Training Days
  • 3-8 Participants per class
  • Emphasis
    Camera Control for Landscape Captures
    Landscape Composition
    Image Evaluation
    Fundamentals of Emotional Range
    Vision Beyond Documentation Fundamentals
  • Locations
    Unique, often little-seen locations within selected National Parks, and Bureau of Land Management sites. (We are a Commerical Use Authorized Provider for National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management locations.)

NPPE Master Class Workshop

An Intermediate Workshop to Develop Your Unique Visual Voice
$1999-2499
  • Small class; hands-on training
  • 5 Night Stay with 4 Training Days
  • 3-8 Participants per class
  • Emphasis
    Advanced Landscape Composition
    Image Evaluation
    Extending Emotional Range through post-production
    Pre-Visualization Training
    Planning Images for a Vision Beyond Documentation
  • Locations
    Unique, often little-seen locations within selected National Parks, and Bureau of Land Management sites. (We are a Commerical Use Authorized Provider for National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management locations.)

The Portfolio Master Class Workshop

Advanced Photographers Develop a Personal Project Portfolio
Varied Prices
  • Small class; hands-on training
  • Varies from 7-10 days
  • 2-3 Participants per class
  • Emphasis
    Advanced Theme Development utilizing concepts such as:
    Deadpan, Minimalism, Impressionism, and more
    Advanced Post-Production Training, Field Training
    Theme Planning
    Portfolio Editing
  • Locations
    Unique, often little-seen locations within selected National Parks, and Bureau of Land Management sites. (We are a Commerical Use Authorized Provider for National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management locations.)
ALUMNI WORK FROM OUR LATEST EXPEDITIONS

Take a look at these extraordinary photos from our alumni on previous workshop expeditions.

  • I have attended several different photography workshops by a variety of photographers. The absolute best by far that I’ve ever attended are workshops lead by Bob Killen. This intense, five-day adventure not only expanded my mind for the technical aspects of photography but also for improved artistic expression. What I learned in this class isn’t something you can get from books or videos.

    Bob is very dedicated to giving us the best experience possible. He gets to know each of his students so he can help guide us to our goals of becoming better artists. I always leave very satisfied with what I’ve learned but then again, wanting more! I can’t wait to join his next workshop!

    I can’t think of a thing to improve other than I believe we need to clone Bob so more people can learn from him. He’s one of a kind.

    Lynn Ballard
  • This is the first course that I was not merely chaperoned from place to place by the instructor.  Bob Killen taught us how to compose and frame landscape photographs. Bob emphasized to photograph landscape from our point of view, our composition. Not only that, we held classroom style sessions after each day, where we learned Photoshop techniques, as it applies to landscape with the photographer’s point of view.

    I appreciated his insight and the lessons. What Bob did, is to teach us to produce photographs that showed landscape, as we wanted the viewer to see.

    As a matter of fact, I am still learning long-distance with Bob Killen.

    Ramiro Estenssoro
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the class in Sequoia National Park. The amount of effort that has gone in to working out all the details of the trip were evident throughout the adventure. Bob Killen has scouted some fantastic locations to demonstrate various techniques and styles of landscape photography. Careful thought was given to selecting comfortable accommodations that could also support productive post-processing sessions. I learned much from both Bob and my photographers. I am looking forward to joining another expedition soon.

    Steve Ripple

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