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2020 Black Friday Special!

To celebrate finally getting to say goodbye to 2020 -- for every $100 Aperture Academy gift certificate purchase, receive an additional $25!

Yosemite Winter Landscape

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

January 2021

Death Valley

Our most popular 2-day workshop. Discover what makes Death Valley so mysterious!

January 2021

Mount Shasta

California's hidden gem! This area offers many vistas, waterfalls, lavender fields and more!

July 2021

Yosemite After Dark

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

June 2021

Joshua Tree Workshop

Come join us for a new adventure-landscapes by day, stars by night! This strange and unique landscape offers a wide variety of photography!

May 2021

So many of us are passionate about photography, and whether it's our bread and butter, or a hobby enjoyed while making new friends and visiting beautiful locations, it is important to us, and adds to the richness of our lives. During this time of concern, at the Aperture Academy, we understand that most people have been touched in a big way by the Outbreak of COVID-19, but we want to remind you that you are not alone-we are all in this together! Our students are family, and we support each other, and will get through this together!

The Aperture Academy (as are so many others), is feeling the huge impact of the COVID-19 situation, but we want to reassure you that at our office we are doing our best to field customer questions and concerns, while staying vigilant and in communication with our local Government agencies, National Park Service, and the Forest Service. We urge everyone to please follow the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 in an effort to help keep all of our families safe and healthy! For updated information, please visit

What Others Say...

:: Tim R. ::
COVID-19 has challenged everyone. Aperture Academy has risen to the challenge and presented a great workshop in Mount Shasta. Monique's frequent COVID-19 updates were timely and gave comfort knowing that everyone was paying attention. Instructor Brian Rueb implemented the COVID-19 requirements and provided a fabulous workshop experience. His amazing ability to switch between students of different expertise and variety of cameras made it possible for everyone to take many quality photos at each location. All students were respectful of everyone's space and the face covering requirement. Great job Aperture Academy!

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