Current Workshop/Event Schedule


All NEW photography workshops offered by CMS Photography/Colleen Miniuk-Sperry! I'll be taking a sabbatical from Arizona Highways Photography Workshops in 2017 to pursue a new exciting direction with my own workshops - smaller group sizes (more personal attention), reduced prices, experience-based outings, and new locations.


In addition to running my own workshops, I remain honored to work with some amazing people and organizations to deliver the very best photography instruction, on-site memorable experiences, and a whole lot of fun.


Known for NOT shooting my own work during YOUR workshop, my passion for learning and helping, and an instruction-intensive style, I am fully committed to helping you learn more about photography and the creative life in all my teaching opportunities. To hear what past participants have said about their experience in this type of workshop environment, visit my Participant Testimonials page.


To take your photography to the next level and make some fantastic images across the United States (and have FUN!), please consider joining me on the following workshops, classes, presentations, and special events:


2017 Workshops

Click on date/workshop title to read a detailed workshop description and to register!


"Lens and Pens™: Vermilion Cliffs"

Co-led with Guy Tal

September 20-24, 2017

Cost: $1,495

Max # of students: 10

Sold out - waitlist available!

Out of Acadia


October 1-5, 2017

Keynote speaker on October 1 plus field-based workshops October 2-4

Cost: $1,299

Max # of attendees: 100 (max 10 per field workshop)

More info and registration at:

"Autumn in Acadia"

Session #1: October 9-13, 2017 Sold out - waitlist available!

Session #2: October 14-18, 2017 Sold out - waitlist available!

Cost: $1,795

Max # of students per session: 6

Great Smoky Mountain Photography Summit


November 1-5, 2017

Speaker plus field-based workshops

Cost: $499

Max # of attendees: 200


2018 Workshops

As my workshops tend to fill up quickly, I am maintaining "interest lists" (where you'll be the first to hear about them once they are formally announced and be given the first chance to register) for the following possible 2018 CMS Photography Workshops:



As most of these will be limited to 6-10 participants, please contact me at or (480) 726-7961 to be added to the interest list! Stay tuned for more details!


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