John Schnell Photography
John Schnell is a well-traveled photographer. His images have appeared in Audubon and Nature Conservancy calendars, in large-format books and magazines, and on the websites of many adventure travel companies. Each year John leads photography workshops in exceptionally scenic destinations. He generously shares his knowledge of each amazing location, with a focus on helping participants to create dramatic landscapes, capture incredible wildlife photos, and visualize stunning images of nature.

Expeditions

Are you interested in a traveling to a far-off destination, and want to make sure you return with great photos? John Schnell leads exciting photo expeditions to several locations known for their scenic wonder. John has been making photos since the late 1980's, after learning his craft from some of the best nature photographers in the business, including Carr Clifton, Tom Till, John Fielder, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Perry Conway, and the late Galen Rowell.

Like his mentors, John generously shares his local knowledge and photo insights with workshop participants. He places an emphasis on the dramatic landscapes, incredible wildlife, and the stunning seasonal changes in nature. He prefers teaching photography in places he knows well, and so he regularly leads photo expeditions in the last frontier of Alaska; the Canyonlands and high desert of Utah, New Mexico and Arizona; and the rugged Canadian Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia.

During extensive field sessions, you'll learn how to create magical images. You'll also gain a deeper appreciation for the visual aspects of nature. You'll select better photo opportunities, experiment with different perspectives, improve your photo compositions, and explore creative digital imaging techniques. John will be your personal instructor and guide, while you capture images of extraordinary scenic wonders and wildlife, from specially chosen vantage points. You'll return home with a fascinating experience, plus some great images, and (hopefully) some new friends!

Destinations
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Africa
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Alaska
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Canada

Photo Tours

Strapped for time? John also leads shorter photography workshops on the Big Island of Hawaii, in New England, the Pacific Northwest, and also in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Each itinerary is designed to maximize your opportunity to get great photos.

During extensive field sessions, you'll learn how to create magical images. You'll also gain a deeper appreciation for the visual aspects of nature. You'll select better photo opportunities, experiment with different perspectives, improve your photo compositions, and explore creative digital imaging techniques. John will be your personal instructor and guide, while you capture images of extraordinary scenic wonders and wildlife, from specially chosen vantage points. You'll return home with a fascinating experience, plus some great images, and (hopefully) some new friends!

Destinations
John Schnell Photography
Africa
John Schnell Photography
Alaska
John Schnell Photography
Canada

Photo Seminars

Dou need to polish your photography skills, or perhaps learn some new ones? John teaches a series of half-day photo seminars in Centennial, Colorado. Topics include: basic digital photography; composition; high dynamic range; landscapes; location lighting; and using digital imaging software. You'll learn how to create magical images, select better photo opportunities, experiment with different perspectives, improve your photo compositions, and explore creative digital imaging techniques.

Destinations
John Schnell Photography
Africa
John Schnell Photography
Alaska
John Schnell Photography
Canada