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Private, Custom-Designed Photography Workshops


Do you have a brand new camera and don't know what all the buttons do? Are you having trouble getting the images you envision? Would you like to learn more about a technical skill such as filters, artificial lighting, exposure, or composition? Are you interested in seeing some of the most scenic places in the United States with someone who knows both the classic and "secret" spots? Are you seeking a creative jolt?


No matter what camera you have - point-n-shoots, SLRs, 35mm, medium and large fomats all welcome - or what level of photography you are currently at, CMS Photography can custom design individual and group photography workshops based entirely on YOUR needs and interests. On our exciting field-based, hands-on photography workshops, we travel to some of the most scenic places in the United States to optimize your learning and photography opportunities.


If you're new to our workshops, hear what our previous participants have said about their experiences with the CMS Photography workshops and our instruction by reading their Testimonials.


To learn more about our instruction style and philosophies, please visit our Teaching Philosophies page.


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Private Workshop Pricing:
Prices listed valid for up to four people. For each additional person, please add $50 per person up to a maximum of eight people. Workshops cannot be split into two separate sessions due to the time and expenses involved. If two separate sessions are desired, two separate workshop fees will be charged.

To reserve a specific date(s), we require the following non-refundable deposit (which are applied towards the final cost of the workshop):


For groups larger than eight participants, the fee starts at $200/hour (with a 4-hour minimum time slot) regardless of the number of students up to a maximum of 12 students (or less, dependent upon permit restrictions).


If applicable based on the location and duration of workshop, additional expenses might apply to cover the cost of the photographer's meals, lodging, and transportation as well as commercial guiding permits (required on state and federal lands, e.g. National Parks, BLM, state parks).


Workshop participants are responsible for their own camera equipment (a recommended gear list will be sent to you), transportation, meals, entrance fees, and lodging unless otherwise arranged with CMS Photography prior to the workshop. We offer all-inclusive packages upon request.


All Half- and Full-Day Photography Workshops include:

We also offer field based workshops to destinations across the United States. For those interested in Multi-Day Photography Workshops, please contact us to discuss your interests and possible locations, from which we will develop a formal itinerary and price quote for you.

All Multi-Day Photography workshops include:


Cancellation Policy:

A full refund, minus a 25% fee, will be granted to cancellations made at least 90 days prior to the workshop. A full refund, minus the full deposit paid, will be granted to cancellations made within 90 days notice prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issued within 60 days of the workshop. If the vacated spot happens to fill prior to the workshop, then a full refund (including deposit) will be granted. All cancellations must be received in writing.


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. 



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