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.


Sheography logo

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


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 guidance as to where to put the tripod holes in iconic locations, what lens to use, what settings to use, etc. will likely not appreciate the personal style and creative vision approach I encourage and therefore may enjoy photo tours with other guides instead.


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:


2018 Workshops and Events:

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


Denver Road Trip!

Click on individual talks for more details.


Wednesday, August 8:

“Seeing the Light” presentation

Colorado Mountain Club—Photography Section (7:00 pm)

710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401

First Floor Conference Room A

Free for first time attendees; CMC members attend for free

Thursday, August 9:

“Composition: No More Rules!“ presentation

Denver Photographic Society (7:00 pm)
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church 2035 Ellis St, Golden CO

Friday, August 10

“Composition: No More Rules!“ presentation

Focus Camera Club (6:30 pm)
8527 Lone Tree Pkwy., Lone Tree, CO

Non-members are welcomed!


Monday, August 13:
“Composition: No More Rules!“ presentation

Loveland Photo Society (6:30 pm)

Group Publishing, 1515 Cascade Ave., Loveland, Colorado

Guests are welcomed!


Tuesday, August 14:
"Finding Your Creative Voice“ presentation

Englewood Camera Club (7:00 pm)
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd in Centennial, CO (South Entrance)

Free to all

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Rafting Photography Retreat

September 2-9, 2018

Cost: $3,395/person

Limited to 15 people - Sold out - waitlist available!

Lens and Pens

Lens and Pens™: Vermilion Cliffs

Co-led with Guy Tal

September 11-16, 2018

Cost: $1,995/person

Limited to 10 people - 4 spots remaining (as of 8/2/18)

Autumn in Acadia

Autumn in Acadia

Session #1: October 9-13, 2018 - 1 spot remaining (as of 8/2/18)

Session #2: October 14-18, 2018 - 3 spots remaining (as of 8/2/18)

Cost: $1,995/person

Limited to 8 participants per session (co-ed)

2019 Workshops

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: $1,495/person

Limited to 8 participants (co-ed)- 2 spots remaining (as of 8/2/18)

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

March 16-20, 2019

Cost: $1,195/person

Limited to 10 women - 4 spots remaining (as of 8/2/18)

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) - 3 spots remaining (as of 8/2/18)

Northern Oregon Coast (Cannon Beach)

May 8-12, 2019

Cost: $1,695/person

Limited to 8 participants (co-ed)

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

May 15-19, 2019

Cost: $1,295/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: $1,100/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:


Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about our fall 2019 photography workshops!


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 or (480) 726-7961.


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


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