All photography tours are conducted as a joint venture with my long-time friend and photography tour partner, John Barclay. John is a freelance photographer who lives north of Philadelphia. My home is in central California. We met serendipitously in New Hampshire and connected on a number of levels including marketing/sales, music, and of course, photography. We have conducted photography tours globally since 2007 and continue to attract a variety of serious photographers (new and experienced) each year. Our tours are popular. As a result we sellout nearly all tours as far in advance as a year. Our core groups always ask what we intend to do in the coming year, and we invariably have these tours pre-sold well in advance. Please read the testimonials below to get an idea of what our participants have to say.

John and I take photography seriously. We love to teach, and have strong backgrounds in composition and creative techniques. On the other hand, we are known for our “bedside” manner and social interactions with participants. In short, we have a tremendous time, and hope that you will join us to find out for yourself.



Please join us with acclaimed B&W photographer, CHUCK KIMMERLE, as we explore the Death Valley Dunes, the Valley of Fire, and a special night shoot in Las Vegas. Chuck will share his vision and processing techniques, and will demonstrate these techniques during informal classroom and field settings. Refer to Chuck’s web site for a sampling of his beautiful work at:

NEW ZEALAND (SOLD OUT/WAIT LIST) April 7th to 18th $5,695 double occupancy – Single Supplement $1,100 – Maximum 12 participants

A 12-day tour of the mystical fjords, pristine beaches, and glacier-carved mountains on the South Island of New Zealand including stops in Queenstown, Glenorchy, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Curio Bay, Owaka, Dunedin, Mt. Cook Nat’l Park, Cook, Wanake and Fox Glacier. The tour includes all hotels, in-country transportation, a guide with abundant knowledge of the island who is also a fine photographer, and all park fees. This promises to be a tour of a lifetime to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. We hope you will join us.

Call for details. 

Fees do not include transportation, meals, or lodging unless specifically stated.

$500.00 deposit will hold your spot for any domestic tour. Emphasis for our tours is on getting photographers to the right place at the right time. Individual instruction on the creative process is provided, including a variety of skills necessary for capturing impressionistic imagery. Our only prerequisite is that photographers have a good working knowledge of their camera and equipment.



“…while I consider myself a good landscape photographer, I have never stepped outside the box to do some creative things with my camera. You both have inspired me to experiment and get creative. I truly appreciate that. Thanks. Sandy — KS

“Spending a few days with Dan and John watching and listening was like a spike to an old apple tree…it starts producing fruit once again.” Dick — WA

“What a great time on this workshop. You both are wonderful and patient teachers. Thanks for all the sharing moments.” Peggy — TX

“One of the strengths of the trip was what we saw…but what we understood and learned was even stronger. History lessons, geographic experiences and to top it all, what we added to our understanding of photography and our own cameras, completed a most rewarding program.” Marcia — CA

“One of the best photo trips I have ever been on for landscapes…Dan and John worked very hard to make this tour a memorable one, and it was… Shirley — CA

“Your workshop was ‘first class.’ I don’t know how to improve on it. Your attention to detail really paid off. I, too, will be one of your repeat customers.” Jim — PA

“I started the week unsure of my camera mechanics and finished dropping words and phrases that even impressed my husband… You guys did a fabulous job of helping me better understand how to use my camera, both mechanically as well as creatively. I am so grateful to you both for the kind attention you gave to my learning curve…” Dorine — VA

“These two men have combined their photographic expertise, knowledge of the territory, enthusiasm and senses of humor to put together a fabulous photo-shoot on the eastern side of the Sierra. I highly recommend this team…” Mimi — CA

“John and Dan are the dream workshop team. Both have great artistic vision. They find the locations, and most of them are not the usual icons. Each of them offers a unique element…The workshops are unbelievably fun. Their strong passion for making artistic images make it all work.“ J.R. — PA

“What a great foundation you gave to my future learning and development in this endeavor. Still have so much to learn, and look forward to spending more time with you in the future.” Paul – CA

[your tours] “are by far the best value. I know as I have been on numerous others and none of them have the same energy you guys have.” J. F — PA

For more information contact:

Dan Sniffin


John Barclay