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Death Valley: A Sheography™ Women's Photography Workshop

January 26-30, 2020

Cost: $1295/person

Limited to 10 women - SOLD OUT - Please email Colleen for waitlist.


A $500/person non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot on this trip. The final balance is due on or before November 1, 2019.


Death ValleyCalling all the ladies! Since 2011, Colleen's all-women's workshops have helped inspire photographic growth, personal development, wanderlust, and life-long friendships. And Sheography™ aims to continue that, to help women of all ages, backgrounds, and photographic skill become "the woman you were meant to be through the art of photography and adventure."


Join Colleen and other Sheographers™ for this desert-based photographic exploration in Death Valley National Park, where the landscape teams with life, movement, and visual inspiration to satisfy even the most discriminating landscape photographer. Feel alive with curiosity and adventure here!


In an learning-intensive, supportive, and small group setting, where pushing ourselves to try new things will be encouraged, attendees will learn more about how to:

To put our learnings and skills to use in the field, we'll visit photogenic locations like Badwater Salt Flats, Zabriskie Point, and Dante's View while exploring unnamed and lesser-known locations as well. Participants will get immediate feedback on their work in the field and during image critique sessions.


Physical Requirements: Best suited for active, sure-footed participants who are capable of hiking up to two-miles roundtrip on uneven, rocky or sandy uphill terrain while carrying their gear.


Cost for this photography workshop is $1,295/person which includes:


Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be provided in writing. Cancellations made:

If the vacated spot happens to fill prior to the workshop at any time, then a full refund, including the balance paid and the deposit minus a $100 administrative fee, will be granted.


There are no exceptions to this policy. CMS Photography strongly encourages you to purchase trip insurance to protect yourself in the event of unexpected circumstances preventing you from attending our workshops. 


Testimonials From Previous Attendees:

"The Sheography workshop exceeded my expectations. Colleen is a fun, free spirited and a gifted teacher. She helps you not only take better photos but helps you write a story with each composition. She really helped us to connect with nature in a personal and unique approach. Highly recommend attending one of her workshops." -- Ginny K. (2018)


"Sheography fills a unique niche for women who are interested in enhancing their photography skills and "eye" in a supportive environment -- while at the same time having a little adventure (ok, a lot of adventure) in some of the world's most beautiful places. Colleen's leadership, mentoring, knowledge and personality make these trips a wonderful learning experience!" --Mary G. (2018)


"From start to finish Colleen's workshops are fun, informative, creative, well planned yet flexible depending on the group and conditions of location. I always learn new and invigorating ideas, concepts and skills." --Kathy B. (2018)


"Colleen is excellent at balancing classroom and photo taking opportunities and she is totally focused on the participants & helping them improve their photography skills." --Polly B.(2018)


"I chose to attend Colleen's Sheography workshop mostly because of the location, the supportive environment of an all women's workshop I thought might be a bonus. What I didn't realize was how much I would be inspired by both the instructor and the other attendees!" --Donna D. (2018)


"Colleen fosters a wonderful community for the participants in her workshops. Then from there we all grow creatively and technically. WHAT A FABULOUS LOCATION and Colleen knew exactly where to go and when." --Emma B. (2018)


"I really love that Colleen's workshops have a field part and a classroom/software/learning part in her workshops. As a result we have combined and complimentary learning experiences that enhance our improvement in both environments. She knows where the beautiful and unusual places are and the best timeframe to photograph." --Emma B. (2019 co-ed trip)


"This is my third workshop with Colleen. Her workshops contain technical information that is carefully distilled to meet the varying needs of all the attendees. She has a no policy of, "no question is silly." this helps provide a nurturing and stimulating experience for all. Plus there was plenty of fun to be had on this trip! Thank you Colleen for once again exceeding my expectations and making me a better photographer!" --Kathleen F. (2019 co-ed trip)


"Colleen is a boundless bundle of energy encouraging even the most lethargic of us to stretch our limitations and, at times, burst through them." --Ray L. (2019 co-ed trip)


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