Current Workshop/Event Schedule

 

All NEW photography workshops offered by CMS Photography/Colleen Miniuk-Sperry!
As of the beginning of 2017, I have taken a sabbatical from Arizona Highways Photography Workshops to pursue a new exciting direction with my own workshops with smaller group sizes (more personal attention), reasonable prices, experience-based outings, and new locations.

 

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New for 2018! I'm kicking off my new brand Sheography™ for my women's photography workshops. Check out the new website at www.sheography.com!

 

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.

 

Combining my passion for continuously learning and helping others with my instruction-intensive style, my workshops are focused on delivering a photography education, not on making a portfolio of trophy images of iconic locations. All workshop activities aim to help you develop your skills, techniques, and approaches, both technically and creatively, to enable you to become a more competent, expressive, and confident photographer.

 

This is a different approach than many photography workshops out there. My workshops focus on developing your internal artist, interpreting external variables, and establishing a connection with the land in personally-meaningful ways. Those seeking specific direction as to where to put the tripod holes in iconic locations, what lens to use, what settings to use, etc. and chasing so-called "good light" will likely not appreciate the personal style and creative vision approach I encourage and therefore may enjoy photo tours/"workshops" with other guides instead.

 

I also respect the land on which we trod. I operate my workshops on public lands under the required Commercial Use Authorizations (National Park Service) and other permits as stipulated by the USFS, BLM, state parks, and other managing organizations. I also conduct my workshops following Leave No Trace principles. To ensure your safety on my trips, I maintain First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

 

To hear what past participants have said about their experience in this type of workshop environment, visit my Participant Testimonials page or individual workshop pages.

 

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 (click on date/workshop title to read a detailed workshop description and to register!):

 

REI "Get to Know Your Camera" (All-Women Session)

January 8, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm

REI in Chandler, AZ

Cost: FREE, but registration required at www.rei.com/event/get-to-know-your-camera-with-colleen-miniuk-sperry/chandler/214462

Limited to 15 women - Sold out - waitlist available!

Watson Lake: A Sheography™ Women's Photography   Workshop

January 25-27, 2019

Cost: $495/person

Limited to 10 women - Sold out - waitlist available!

 

Death Valley National Park

February 7-11, 2019

Cost: $1495/person

Limited to 8 participants (co-ed) - 1 spot remaining

Moab (Arches/Canyonlands): A Sheography™ Women's   Photography Workshop

March 16-20, 2019

Cost: $1195/person

Limited to 10 women - Sold out - waitlist available!

Wild About Wildflowers...and Macro Photography (Tucson)

Co-led with Paul Gill

March 30-31, 2019

Cost: $295/person

Limited to 14 participants (co-ed; 7:1 participant:teacher ratio)- Sold out - waitlist available!

Northern Oregon Coast (Cannon Beach)

May 8-12, 2019

Cost: $1695/person

Limited to 8 participants (co-ed) - 5 spots left

Southern Oregon Coast (Bandon): A Sheography™ Women's   Photography Workshop

May 15-19, 2019

Cost: $1295/person

Limited to 10 women - Sold out - waitlist available!

Sedona Photography Symposium

Terrific Trio Workshop co-led with Guy Tal and Bruce Hucko

August 18-22, 2019

Cost: $1100/person

Limited to 15 participants (co-ed)

 

Main Symposium

August 22-25, 2019

Cost: $399/person

August 22: Portfolio reviews

August 23: Visualization-Driven Photography: Picture the Possibilities!" breakout session and "Going Beyond the Cliche" field workshop

August 24: "Going Beyond the Cliche" field workshop

August 25: "Making Meaningful Photographs: It's All in Your Head" feature presentation

 

More information and registration at: www.sedonaphotosym.com

 

Grand Canyon Rafting Photography Retreat

August 25-September 2, 2019

Cost: $3995/person

Limited to 15 participants (co-ed) - 5 spots left

Autumn in Acadia

October 14-18, 2019

Cost: $1995/person

Limited to 8 participants (co-ed) - 4 spots left

Great Smoky Mountains: A Sheography™ Women's   Photography Workshop

October 30-November 3, 2019

Cost: $1395/person

Limited to 10 women - Sold out - waitlist available!

 

I maintain waitlists for all workshops, so if you would like to add your name to a session that is currently full, please contact me at cms@cms-photo.com or (480) 726-7961.

 

Looking forward to helping you in your photographic and creative journey. See you out there!

 

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