Workshops

These intensive Best of the Northwest photography learning experiences will expand your creative vision and technical abilities as you photograph the best of the spectacular Northwest. The workshops are recommended for intermediate to advanced photographers shooting film or digital cameras.


Long Weekend Workshops

Reserve your space by phone, mail or online. The registration fee for each weekend workshop is $475 for all customers ($525 National Parks). A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on the roster. For more information, please contact us.


Coquille River Lighthouse SunriseSouthern Oregon Coast (with Sean Bagshaw) (filled)
Southern Oregon Coast (with Sean Bagshaw)
February 21-24, 2020
$475

Based in Bandon, we’ll be photographing picturesque shorelines, dramatic cliffs, lighthouses, and sea stacks of the southern Oregon coast. If conditions permit, we’ll try light painting and night photography.


Jug Handle Beach SunsetMendocino Headlands (with Sean Bagshaw) (filled)
April 3-6, 2020
$475

Come explore and photograph the beautiful beaches, cliffs, and headlands of Mendocino country in northern California.



Columbia RiverColumbia River Gorge (with Kevin McNeal) (filled)
April 24-27, 2020
$475

We’ll work on macro and landscape images of stunning wildflower fields, and also explore the many waterfalls in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.


Forest GhostRedwood National Park (with Zack Schnepf) (filled)
May 15-18, 2020
$525

We’ll be photographing the spectacular giant Redwoods during the wild rhododendron bloom. We’ll also be visiting the beautiful northern California coastline.


Palouse Hill CountryPalouse (with Kevin McNeal) (3 spots left)
May 29-June 1, 2020
$475

We’ll be visiting the Palouse during the spring green season – photographing some of the barns, landscapes, and the green fields of wheat.


Haystack Rock SunsetNorthern Oregon/Southern Washington Coasts (with Zack Schnepf) (filled)
October 2-5, 2020
$475

Enjoy photographing the dramatic sea stacks, waterfalls, and beaches of the northern Oregon Coast. We’ll also be visiting the lighthouses along the southern Washington coastline.


Other Workshops


Big Trees of the Bayous

Big Trees of the Bayous (filled)
November 9-16, 2019
Price: $3,950

There are few wild places in North America more magical than the hidden bayous of Louisiana and the last remaining stands of old growth cypress trees. Join David Cobb and Christian Heeb during the cool fall season to explore and photograph these hidden gems of the Deep South, where you’ll spend the mornings and evenings exploring and photographing the “Big Trees of the Bayous.”

Overnight at the world-famous Oak Alley Plantation with its iconic Antebellum house and grand life-oak trees, and have the opportunity to photograph this location before and after regular visiting hours. We’ll also join local guides to search for bald eagles, alligators, and snapping turtles while cruising “Cajun Country.”

The trip will round out with a foray into America’s charming and picturesque city of New Orleans.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link here:
www.ccophoto.com/ancient-cypress-swamps-photo-tour/


Ghost Towns of the Mojave

Along Route 66 – Ghost Towns of the Mojave (filled)
March 7 – 14, 2020
Price: $3,120

Ghost towns give a glimpse into the history, stark beauty, and shattered dreams of bygone days. Between the cacti, sand dunes, and rocky wastelands, we’ll explore forgotten mining towns, abandoned gas stations, forsaken homesteads and abandoned trailers. As in our previous ghost town photo tours, we’ll also have time to explore and photograph during the best light possible.

Join renowned landscape photographers David Cobb and Christian Heeb to create stunning images of these historic towns; with time to explore and practice shooting details, landscapes and night photography of these remote communities of yesteryear. The tour kicks off the evening of March 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You can find out more here: www.ccophoto.com/ghost-towns-of-the-mojave-photo-tour-2020/
(This workshop is through the Cascade Center of Photography and is not part of the Best of the Northwest workshops.)


Crater Lake National Park
July 10-12, 2020
Price: $670

Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is a sight to behold. Just seeing it during the day is a once in a lifetime experience. Due to its remote location Crater Lake also lends itself as a perfect landscape photography location. Capturing sunset and sunrise at the Crater rim while learning from two master photographers will be a fantastic photography workshop. Zack and David know the park intimately and will guide you to the most beautiful locations.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link here:
https://www.ccophoto.com/landscape-photography-at-crater-lake-np-2020/


Mount Rainier National Park
July 30-August 2, 2020
Price: $740

You’ll photograph picturesque Mount Rainier National Park and the surrounding forests, alpine lakes, waterfalls, and meadows at the peak of wildflower season. Students will have plenty of time to practice on grand landscapes, alpine flower photography, and macro images. This workshop is based in Ashford, Washington where there will be in-class critiques and instructional sessions.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Pacific Northwest Art School. You can follow the link here:
https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product/cobb-david-6028-mt-rainier-july-30th-august-2nd-2020-2/


Fall Colors of Colorado
September 19 – 25, 2021
$2,690

Join photographers David Cobb and Christian Heeb as we travel to some of the Colorado Rockies best-kept secret photo locations and experience Colorado’s most beautiful fall foliage. Days get shorter and sunsets are early, nights get cooler and mist rises from streams, and the Rockies explode with color as the leaves turn yellow and red.

On this Photo Workshop we stay at two principal locations: three nights in Crested Butte and three nights in Montrose will serve as bases for our exploration of the surrounding natural wonders.

Transportation to and from Grand Junction, Colorado is included in the Workshop price. Please let us know if you prefer to drive on your own.

This Workshop can be combined consecutively with the following weeks Colorado & New Mexico photo tour from September 25-October 2, 2021

You can find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/fall-colors-in-colorado-2021/
(This workshop is through the Cascade Center of Photography and is not part of the Best of the Northwest workshops.)


Colorado & New Mexico
September 25 – October 2, 2021
$2,990

Explore the scenic beauty of the aspen-studded San Juan’s and the autumn splendor of northern New Mexico.

Join photographers David Cobb and Christian Heeb on this tour through the southwestern United States in September as fall approaches with shorter days, earlier sunsets, and cool nights with rising mist from local streams. You’ll travel from Grand Junction, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It can be combined consecutively with the previous weeks Fall Colors in Colorado Photo Workshop from September 21-25, 2021.

You can find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/colorado-new-mexico-2021/
(This workshop is through the Cascade Center of Photography and is not part of the Best of the Northwest workshops.)


International Travel


Croatia and SloveniaExplore Croatia & Slovenia
Croatia, October 10-16 or Slovenia, October 16-22, 2020: $2,975
Croatia and Slovenia – October 10-22, 2020: $5,475
(This can be a trip to just one of these locations, or a combined trip to both.)

We’ll begin in the capitol city of Zagreb to explore its medieval and Austro-Hungarian architecture. Next we’ll head to the spectacular Plivitce Lakes National Park for fall color and stunning scenery of deep gorges and hundreds of waterfalls running through the lakes district. Next up will be the stunningly beautiful Istrian peninsula where we’ll photograph the dramatic coastline and ancient cities along the shore—also heading into the nearby wine growing hill country.

On October 16th, we’ll begin from the capitol city of Ljubljana before heading to Lake Bled and the Julian Alps to photograph the glaciated lakes, stunning gorges, waterfalls, and the iconic island Church of the Assumption on beautiful Lake Bled. We’ll explore Triglav National Park, the Soca River Valley, and some of the high passes of the Julian Alps. The lands are dotted with beautiful and picturesque Baroque churches, which can be fabulous subject matter. The trip will end by circling back to Ljubljana to photograph its old town, hilltop castle, and the bustling marketplace.


New Zealand for Nature Lovers (3 spots left)
February 27 – March 21, 2021
$NZ 9,900 ~ $US 6,680

New Zealand has been a favorite destination for nature lovers and landscape photographers for decades. The natural beauty of this country is unsurpassed. From stunning sea stack studded seascapes to high mountain peaks surrounded by lush temperate rain forests and glacier fed rivers and lakes, New Zealand has it all.

We will explore the vast hidden treasures, from stunning seascapes of the western Paparoa Coast to the volcanoes on the North Island. This is a photography adventure of a lifetime in the far reaches of the South Pacific, and is led by renowned photographer and workshop leader David Cobb and veteran New Zealand traveler and photographer Christian Heeb. Christian has photographed in New Zealand for over 25 years and knows the country intimately. 

You can find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/new-zealand-photo-tour-2021/
(This workshop is through the Cascade Center of Photography and is not part of the Best of the Northwest workshops.)


Bamboo Path

Magical Japan
October 31-November 14, 2021
Price: $9,500

Join photographers David Cobb & Christian Heeb for fall in Japan, where you’ll experience the spectacular autumn light and color in Tokyo, Kyoto, around Mount Fuji, from Kiso to Osaka. Discover everything from geishas, gardens, temples, and landscapes to the towns, people, and culture of Japan on this extraordinary photo journey.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link and find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/japan-photo-tour-2021/


Andalusia, Spain
March 26-April 10, 2022
Price: $5,400

Explore the magical cities and landscapes of southern Spain and coastal Portugal with renowned travel photographers Christian Heeb and David Cobb. You’ll experience landscapes from the historic Alhambra in Granada to the wilds of El Torcal, and from the Moorish architecture of Seville to the dramatic cliffs of the Algarve coastline in Portugal.
Don’t miss this opportunity to photograph some of the Iberian Peninsula’s most beautiful cities while also visiting lesser-known landscapes and towns. Check out the itinerary and photographs below for more details and to sign up.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link and find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/andalusia-spain-2022/


Impressions of France
April 17-May 1, 2022
Price: $6,900

Explore France in spring with renowned travel photographers Christian Heeb and David Cobb. Visit one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in Europe. You’ll photograph the rugged seascapes of Brittany (practically unknown in the US), experience the Hallerbos forest in Belgium during its annual bluebell bloom, visit Monet’s garden, and the town where Paul Gauguin painted for a taste of impressionist and post-impressionist beauty. Then travel along the French sea cliffs and lighthouses among rugged granite coasts, see the Mont Saint Michel Abbey, and explore some of the most magical castles of France. It all adds up to the trip of a lifetime. Check out the itinerary and photographs below for more details and to sign up.

This is not part of the “Best of the Northwest” workshops, but is through the Cascade Center of Photography. You can follow the link and find out more here: https://www.ccophoto.com/brittany-france-photo-tour-2022/


Workshop leader David M. Cobb is a nature and wildlife photographer who has hiked and photographed throughout the world. A member of NANPA, and the PPA, he is a regular contributor to a variety of gardening, lifestyle, nature, and travel publications as well as calendars, cards, books, brochures, and other printed materials.

For more workshop information please visit www.nwphotoworkshops.com

To register, or for more information, please contact us.


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