Idaho Scenic Images

The scenic wonder of Idaho portrayed in professional landscape images.

Idaho Landscape Photography Workshops and Tours

About Photography Workshops/Tours

Thank you for your interest in Idaho Scenic Images landscape photography workshops/tours.
We would LOVE to have you join us for a few days of photography fun, laughter and learning. I hope the following information will answer some, if not all of your questions, but feel free to call or email me if you have any concerns.


What to expect?
All workshops are fitting for any skill level or camera equipment and most fitness levels.  There is little actual hiking involved and it is usually optional. 


Each full day is split into two shooting sessions with a mid day break and/or afternoon instructional sessions. 


Beyond landscape composition, most instruction is geared towards the use of a DSLR or mirror-less camera, and a tripod is required.


Overall class size is small to offer individualized instruction and space for each student to work.


There are two instructors per workshop. One who shoots Canon and one who shoots Nikon.

Signed disclaimer is required prior to participation.


Idaho Scenic Images is insured and carries the permits required for its workshops.


Previous students receive a $75.00 discount on destination workshops of 3 days or more.

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What do we expect of you?


A positive attitude.


The ability to be on time.

A desire to have fun with like minded people.


A dedication to improving your photography skills.


An understanding that photo locations will require traveling varying distances of up to 1.5 hours from the "home base".

The patience to wait for others at locations that may not interest you.


Driving skills that include the ability to be comfortable on a moderately bumpy and/or rutted mountain roads.


An acceptance and respect that others may have differing opinions than yourself regarding  sensitive  topics such as politics an/or religion.


An understanding that "great light" may supersede and delay any meal time.


Knowing that your vehicle will become covered in dust and/or mud and being ok with it. :)


Non-Smokers only please.

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2023 Idaho Workshop/Tour Schedule

The Wood River Valley

May 17th - 21st, 2023


$925.00 (without lodging)

$1125.00 (double occupancy- 4 nights)

$1275.00 (single room in home- 4 nights)


A gorgeous area dissected by the Big and Little Wood Rivers; the rolling hills here come alive with a vibrant green in spring. We're shooting for fields of lupine and balsamroot surrounded by mountains, but also have a chance for early camas. We'll visit the Little City of Rocks, the Soldier, Pioneer and Boulder Mountains, area reservoirs and rivers. We'll include a few old barns and vehicles along the way and even practice some bird photography on the Centennial Marsh. This is going to be a fun one to participate  in!


This workshop/tour is based in the Bellevue area of south central Idaho. We'll be centrally located for exploration in all four directions. The highlight of the event will be if the lupine blooms at it's regular time, but even if it is late or early, we should have flowers of some variety.


This landscape photography workshop/tour takes place over 5 days and 4 nights. 


There are three lodging choices for this tour.
I have rented a house on the Silvercreek preserve that can accommodate up to 4 people( in addition to myself) with your choice of either a double bed private room (2 available) or a double occupancy twin bed room. (2 beds available)( A great option for friends or siblings).  The housing option provided has 2 bathrooms to share among 5 people, along with kitchen facilities.  (double occupancy option requires climbing stairs) 


The third choice is to secure your own lodging (4 nights) at the Silvercreek Hotel in Bellevue, about 15 miles away.


Classroom instruction will include 4 topics selected from the following:

"Creating Compelling Compositions" 

"Exploring Light"

"Utilizing Filters in Landscape Photography"

"Previsualization in Photography"

"Creating HDR images without the typical HDR "look"

"Lightroom Basics Demonstration"

"Photographing Birds"


One lunch and one dinner (minus alcohol) in a restaurant is included. (Lunch on one of the days and dinner, probably on the last evening). Remaining food and drinks are not included. 

Total workshop is limited to 7 students. (4 housing spots available, plus 3 independent lodging spots) Minimum of 5 students required.


Suggested equipment list provided upon registration.

Workshop may be cancelled at anytime and for any reason by instructor with full refunds given. 

Students may cancel up to Apr. 1st, 2023- minus the non-refundable deposit.

All fees are due and workshop balance is non-refundable April 1st, 2023.


Non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is required to register.
Balance due will be invoiced in March, 2023.

Secure your spot today!

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The Selkirk Mountains

Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st, 2023


$995.00 (without lodging)

$1175.00 (with 2 nights lodging in a rental home)

In early autumn the huckleberry bushes turn a vibrant red and contrast against the evergreen forests. Timed to coincide perfectly with the full moon, we'll visit waterfalls, a cedar grove, watch colorful sunsets over the lake from a mountaintop vista and enjoy views right from our own private dock on Priest Lake.  We'll practice creating sun stars,  silky waters,  bracketing for high dynamic range and learn to recognize elements of a successful photograph.


Classroom instruction will include 4 topics selected from the following:

"Creating Compelling Compositions" 

"Exploring Light"

"Utilizing Filters in Landscape Photography"

"Previsualization in Photography"

"Creating HDR images without the typical HDR "look"

"Lightroom Basics Demonstration"


This landscape photography workshop/tour takes place over 5 days and 4 nights. First, we are based in Coolin on the southern shore of Priest Lake. Your own private room in a lake shore house is included (limited spaces) in the workshop fee for the first two nights, or you can select to pay for lodging of your own choice in Coolin.  The housing option provided has 2 bathrooms to share among 4 people, along with kitchen facilities.  (housing option may require climbing stairs)


After 2 nights we move our base location to the east side of the Selkirk Range where we will all stay at the same hotel (not included in price).
From here, we will access more waterfalls, a high mountain lake, and look for wildlife on the beautiful Kootenai Wildlife Refuge.
Most hikes are 1/4-1/3 mile uphill, with one longer (1 mile) mostly level hike.


One lunch and one dinner (minus alcohol) in a restaurant is included. (Lunch on the first full day and dinner probably on the last evening). Remaining food and drinks are not included. 


A higher clearance, all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended (if you don't have this type of vehicle, we will ask you to ride with someone else).

Carpooling to photo locations is recommended.


Total workshop is limited to 7 students. (3 housing spots available, plus 4 independent lodging spots) Minimum of 5 students required.


Suggested equipment list provided upon registration.

Workshop may be cancelled at anytime and for any reason by instructor with full refunds given. 

Students may cancel up to Aug. 1st, 2023- minus the non-refundable deposit.

All fees are due and workshop balance is non-refundable August 1st, 2023.


Non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is required to register.
Balance due will be invoiced in July, 2023.

Secure your spot today!

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The Bitterroot Mountains

Oct. 19th-22nd, 2023


$850 (without lodging)

$1150 (with 3 nights lodging in a rental home)


In mid autumn the cottonwoods along the rivers turn gold and reflect their autumn hues in pools of tranquil water. We'll spend time in the Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe National Forest districts, where morning mists hang in the valleys and western larch dot the forests with pockets of color. We'll visit waterfalls, a cedar grove, and enjoy mountaintop vistas at sunrise. A high mountain lake and fall colors along small streams will compliment our itinerary.  We'll practice creating sun stars,  photographing silky water scenes with slow shutter settings and bracketing our shots to help control the light.


Classroom instruction will include 4 topics selected from the following:

"Creating Compelling Compositions" 

"Exploring Light"

"Utilizing Filters in Landscape Photography"

"Previsualization in Photography"

"Creating HDR images without the typical HDR "look"

"Lightroom Basics Demonstration"


This landscape photography workshop/tour takes place over 4 days and 3 nights. We are based in Wallace in the Bitterroot Mountains of North Idaho. Your own private room in a house is included for all three nights (limited spaces) in the workshop fee, or you can select to pay for lodging of your choice in Wallace.  The housing option provided has 2 bathrooms to share among 5 people, along with kitchen facilities. (housing option may require climbing stairs)


One meal (minus alcohol) in a restaurant is included, (probably dinner on the last evening).

The hikes on this tour are short but can be tricky and may require walking on slippery rocks, or down steep slopes. This will be totally optional at these locations.


Remaining food and drinks are not included. 

A higher clearance, all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

Carpooling to photo locations is recommended.


Total workshop is limited to 8 students.  (4 housing spots available, plus 4 independent lodging spots) Minimum required is 6 students.


Suggested equipment list provided upon registration.

Workshop may be cancelled at anytime and for any reason by instructor with full refunds given. 

Students may cancel up to Sept. 1st, 2023- minus the non-refundable deposit.

All fees are due and workshop balance is non-refundable Sept 1st, 2023.


Non-refundable deposit of $125.00 is required to register.
Balance due will be invoiced in August, 2023.


Registrations open now!

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Individualized One on One Mentoring

Want to work on your landscape compositions, expand your creative vision, understand your camera settings, practice creating velvety water images....all with the complete attention and help of a professional landscape photographer? Maybe one on one, in the field mentoring is for you.


2 hour blocks start at $165.00.

Send me an email to discuss.

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Private Landscape Photography Workshops

Just you and your friends. From just a few hours of fun to  destination packages.
One flat fee for 3-6 participants. Let's discuss your needs and I'll handle all the details. My landscape photography expertise always included. Send me a message or give me a call at (208)667-3325.

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