Photography Workshop & Tour InfoChuck Haney Photo Workshops
I’ve put together another exciting photo workshop schedule with something special for all tastes and seasons. Mostly, we concentrate of landscape photography with a dose of wildlife and cityscapes. From the snowy and icy wonders the Canadian Rockies in winter followed by spring in the desert, the great plains and mountains of America in summer and ending in autumn colors of Glacier National Park, UP Michigan and Ireland I will plan trips that take advantage of the season and give us the best opportunity for successful and inspiring images.
I have been leading these workshops classes for nearly 20 years. See why I have a loyal following that keeps coming back.
I can’t wait for you to join me on these exciting new photo workshop adventures! ~ Chuck
Plans and Pricing
With most of my photography workshops, participants are responsible for their own lodging, meals and transportation. Participants generally choose to carpool to photo locations from the hotel where we are based.
For most of the classes, I do not block a set or rooms at hotels so ensure you make your reservations early! (Some classes do include lodging, so please check first)
Class size is limited to 8 participants. (Except for Glacier National Park Workshops).
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel and the workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
- Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
- 45 days: 75% refund. 30 days: 50% refund. Less than 30 days: no refund
- Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Spousal Policy: Spouses (and friends) that wish to join the “field sessions” of the class are required to pay full price. Your spouse is welcome to join our group for meetings and meals at no fee. We have a big break between sunrise photo sessions and the afternoon reviews, so you will have plenty of time to spend with your “significant other”.
Chuck Haney is certified in First Aid and CPR training. Chuck Haney Photography LLC is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service. Most locations are near the roadway, however there canl be a certain amount of hiking involved to reach certain locations. Please be in shape enough for a possible 3-mile round trip hike with elevation changes and uneven surfaces.
“Your class was awesome and it helped me become a much better photographer of landscapes, people, and macro photography. Your enthusiasm for your work is encouraging to everyone around you.”
“I want to be sure and let you know what an amazing time I had at the workshop this past week. I learned far more than I thought I would and very quickly became comfortable using the manual settings on my camera. It was just what I needed in terms of getting pointed in the right direction. Thank you for making it so comfortable, easy and a lot of fun. Since I’ve not had the circumstances to be able to attend previous workshops of any kind… I was thrilled. “
“Photographing the landscape at sunrise and sunset was like seeing the Earth reborn. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience. “
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you tell me more about the locations?
I research each location prior to organizing a workshop to ensure that we get to prime locations at the best times. I am a knowledgeable guide who knows when the wildflowers are blooming and the autumn leaves are at peak. For more detailed information about the travel locations for each workshop, please go to the specific workshop page.
What equipment should I bring?
Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment (know which button does what!) before the workshop. Equipment Suggestions:
- SLR camera with a wide-angle lens, (17-35mm range)and a zoom or fixed lens, like a 70-200 or 300mm.
- A sturdy tripod is a necessity for good landscapes.
- Laptop (if possible). We will review our images using Photoshop during our afternoon sessions.
How big are the workshop sizes?
Class sizes range from 3-9 students so you are guaranteed focused personal attention to meet your interests and learning needs. Should a class size exceeds 9 students a second qualified professional photographer will assist the class.
I create a low-stress, fun learning environment with a laid-back teaching approach. No matter what skill level, I try to inspire each student to learn new things while working at their own pace.
Can you give me idea of the workshop itinerary?
The photography workshops are based out of hotels near our photo locations, listed under information for each workshop, below.
All workshops convene on the first day at 6pm at the specified hotel. The evening meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and go over our plans for the next three and a half days. Please bring some examples of your favorite photography on your laptop or prints to share with the group.
Each day we vary our shooting locations according to the weather conditions for the day. No matter what the weather, I will have a plan for something to shoot. If the weather is favorable, we go out for a sunrise photo shoot in the mornings, have breakfast together, then take a break from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. We reconvene for a Photoshop/digital session in the late afternoon to review our photos, followed by an evening/ sunset photo shoot. You can expect to spend approximately 30 hours with me and other students over the course of the workshop
All workshops conclude after the morning shoot of the final day allowing you time to check out of your hotel.
How much camera & processing experience do I need?
No matter what skill level, I try to inspire each student to learn new things while working at their own pace. My main approach involves teaching camera basics in manual mode so you, rather than the camera, can control how the final image looks. I will attempt to teach you the art of “learning to see”, by slowing down and looking at things more closely. I will show you the benefits of shooting digital images in the RAW format. You will be amazed at how much better your images will look after a weekend!