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Costa Rica

Pack your boots as we go off the beaten jungle path in search of unique birds, colorful amphibians, magnificent waterfalls, and sublime botanicals.

April 2016

The Dark Side: Bodie Edition

Join us in Bodie Ghost Town to photograph stars, the Milky-way, try light painting & more!

August 2016

Yosemite Winter Landscape

Photograph one of America's most iconic locations during one of the best seasons of the year!

February 2016

San Francisco/Marin Headlands

Our most popular workshop and a perfect opportunity for beginners and intermediate photographers!

Monthly Workshops

Yosemite After Dark

Join us and learn how to capture the night sky and moon-bows against the mighty Yosemite Valley backdrop!

Spring 2016

The Dark Side of Photography

Come learn how to capture the beauty and wonder of the night sky as we shoot star trails and light paint.

Winter and Spring 2016

Natural Light Portrait

This workshop is perfect for those who are looking to improve their portrait photos of children, family, pets and more!

Monthly Workshops

Desert Southwest

Come explore Arches National Park! There are so many iconic locations that we spend 3 full days shooting!

March 2016







Photography Workshops

Aperture Academy will teach you how to be a photographer on any of over 100 on-location photography workshops.

You will receive comprehensive digital photography instruction from award-winning photography instructors!

Photography Classes

We offer a wide variety of Photoshop®, Lightroom® and photography printing classes, from beginning to advanced.

Learn how to get the most out of your photographs from our Adobe® Certified Instructors and Print Masters!

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