Photograph the best of the World with our Tours

Join us for a short backpacking trip of about 3 miles each day, followed by an intensive classroom study on how to make the most of your landscape photography.  We will visit meadows, Turtle Rock, and enjoy the color of the changing season. This is a trip  for families, nature lovers and beginning & advanced photographers. As with all our photography workshops, an sunrise and sunset hike from Canaan Valley Resort Lodge will begin and finish our days.  This is the start of  early fall color in the blueberries, maples and other native species. Be prepared for the time of your life with photographic memories that will be treasured forever.
Place: Dolly Sods, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia.
Lodging: Canaan Valley Resort Lodge

Photo World Tours – Grand Mission and Philosophical Endeavors – New Orleans

Providing the highest standard of photography training is our goal. Helping you meet your objectives of becoming a better photographer is how we plan to help. We share in the passion of you fulfilling your creative dreams.

When your desire is combined with our instruction, your photography skills will shine through. The true value of our classes is a lifelong experience you will enjoy every time you get behind the lens of your camera.

We have helped many people achieve their goals of becoming better photographers with the help of hands-on training. Theory put to use is the method in which our students have come to trust. Conventional methodology is based on the concept of memorization so you can merely pass a test, but we do not subscribe to that method. The only test you will have is challenging yourself to apply the techniques you have learned and put them to the test.

Using a peer to peer approach, we help each other become better photographers and more proficient at our skills.

Come join us and be part our our welcoming team of photographers. We offer a place to grow and have fun, while learning photography in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere.

Who should attend our digital photography courses?
If you are a person who is interested in photography, whether you are new to photography a beginner or an advanced photographers our photography classes are for you. Our experienced staff are friendly and helpful with instruction on current and up to date techniques to help you take better photos. There are no academic prerequisites, and you do not need any type of degree to attend our workshops.

If I can’t afford the cost of the workshop do you have scholarships available?
On a first come first served basis we award a limited amount of fully paid enrollment to qualified students. The cost of our photography courses range between $45.00 half day session to $90.00 full day session and we think most will find the value quite reasonable.

How do the Photography Workshops work? How do I sign up?
Thank you for your interest in becoming a better photographer. It is very easy to attend our photo workshops. We offer photography classes on both nights and weekends for your convenience. To pay for any of our classes you must first sign up and then enroll In the workshop of your choice. Please check our schedule for upcoming camera and photographer’s workshops they may be of interest.

What is your policy on money back guarantees for your photo workshops?
We accept cancellations up to 72 hours before the event. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the class please ask for a full refund via RA (return authorization) before your portfolio is accepted for critique by our staff. We want you to be satisfied and learn as much as you can from our workshops.

I just started taking photos with my camera, where should I start?
Start with one of our beginner – novice Digital Photography Workshops. By starting with the basics you will have a better understanding of how to capture great photos. These beginner photo workshops cover:

  • Camera Ready (how do all those buttons and dials work)
  • Lenses
  • Manual Mode
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Speeds
  • ISO
  • Fstop -depth of field

I don’t have a camera can I still attend?
We have a limited amount of cameras to use on a first come first serve basis. There is an additional rental fee for the cameras.

I just bought a new camera and don’t know how to use it. Can I still attend your workshops?
Our instructors are knowledgeable on many makes and models of camera gear. We recommend that you purchase a camera with more than AUTO mode to get the most from our workshops. Bring your camera to class and we will be able to get started with your new camera.

I am more than a beginner but still an amateur photographer, however I’m not sure I know enough to take the advanced Digital Photo classes. Which photography class is good for someone that already knows the basics photo stuff but wants to take better pictures?
We would suggest that you take either the beginner or intermediate classes. Both photography levels offer a wide array of hands-on lessons that will equip you with a better knowledge of photography. If you are unsure of any of the items listed above I would start with the beginner – novice photo workshops.

Our advanced photography workshops cover:

  • Composition
  • Portraiture
  • Photo Lighting use of flash
  • Lightroom basics ( using to catalog all of your photos)

Is there a prerequisite to take the advanced photographer classes?
We recommend that you are fully versed on the use of your camera and know the camera terminology that is being used. The use of manual mode is used in the advanced workshops so if you are still using AUTO I would suggest that you start with the beginner classes. If you are unsure I would recommend starting with one of the beginner – novice photography workshop.

Will I be graded or receive a certificate for the photographer class?
Our staff will not grade you on work, however we recommend that you sign up for the critiquing that is offered. We will give constructive reviews of what you have shown in grasping the concepts through a portfolio review. This is strictly a volunteer basis and your review is held with the utmost confidentiality. A certificate of completion will be given to all students that participate In these photography courses.