National Park Photography Expeditions is an authorized guided photography education provider and operates with commercial use authorization (CUA) permits in each national park or monument. NPPE meets or exceeds all the operational, safety, interpretive and management requirements of each of our selected parks.

Schedules and Curriculum

We provide a training curriculum and itinerary for each Masterclass and First Horizon Workshop. Post Production skills training is custom specific depending on student backgrounds and capabilities. Field training is subject to site weather, site availability due to road conditions, habitat changes, floods, fires and other issues related to park management and nature.


Unless otherwise instructed, you are responsible for transportation to the Landscape Master Class or First Horizon Workshop lodging site known as the Base Camp. During class, we provide high clearance all-wheel drive vehicles which permit us to access remote locations and to reduce our carbon footprint on the park environment.


We conduct an initial Safety Meeting during the Introductory Seminar and frequent field safety meetings. Attendance at all Safety Meetings is mandatory— no exceptions.  All instructors are CPR certified, and we carry first aid kits. However, we have no medical personnel on staff and participants should be aware that adequate medical care, emergency evacuations, heli-lift, and similar services are often not available or some hours away.


Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis, and a deposit payment is required at the time of registration to reserve your space in the National Park Photography Expedition Landscape Master Class. The entire fee must be paid 30 days before class; failure to complete the payment may be treated as your cancellation, as if in writing. If a program is full or canceled, your deposit will be returned.

Late Registration Deposits

Registrations made 30 days or less before the start of a workshop must be paid in full.

Tuition Balances

Your tuition balance is due 30 days before the start of the workshop or Masterclass and failure to pay your tuition balance on time will jeopardize your space in the workshop, and you will forfeit your deposit.