Workshops - Beth Ruggiero-York


Peruvian Culture and Majestic Mountains

Have you ever wanted to see and photograph the wonders of Peru? Join us on this 14-day adventure through Peru. This itinerary was specially requested by Master Photographer David Muench and is based on his vision for photographing the region. The best part is that he will be joining us as a guest instructor! 

The trip begins in Lima, the capital of Peru, and from there we fly to Cusco, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the central highland from which we will explore the Sacred Valley. We will move on to Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca,  and then to Huaraz in the north of Peru, where we will spend three days exploring and photographing Cordillera Blanca Mountain range, with more peaks over 19,000 feet than any other range except for the Himalayas.

Workshop dates: May 6-19, 2018

Pricing: $5,995, single supplement $750, deposit of $1,500 upon registration

Number of participants: 12 + 3 instructors

For more information and to sign up, email Ron York at You can also call Ron at (602) 810-8110

Inside China: China's Legendary Mountain Peaks

Reach inside China and you will find an endless variation of cultures, landscapes, and climates. Many Americans have been to China following the standard tourist route. This photo tour, however, is vastly different. Working with the outfitter in China that Beth has worked with for over 20 years, Beth has custom-designed this trip as a truly once-in-a-lifetime China experience. We will take you to places you may have never heard about but will remember for a lifetime – China’s legendary mountain peaks. We will travel to three of these peaks, Wudang Mountain, Mount Emei, and Huangshan (the Yellow Mountains), all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For all three locations, we will stay in hotels near the peaks of these mountains for the best possible photography experience from morning to night. During this journey, you will have the benefit of two experts in their fields – David Muench, master landscape and nature photographer, and Beth Ruggiero-York, China expert. Ron York will be guiding the tour along with Beth to give you instruction, answer questions, and make sure you have a great trip!

Workshop Dates: October 16 - November 3, 2018

Pricing: $9795 per person, $2160 single supplement / Deposit $2000 upon signing up

Number of participants: 12 + 3 instructor: Ron York, Beth Ruggiero-York, and David Muench

For more information and to sign up, email Beth at or call Beth at (508) 241-4412

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New workshop! great basin national park, Nevada

Announcing the first annual Nature Photography Show workshop! It will be held at a little-known and remote gem of a location -- Great Basin National Park -- from September 6th - 10th, 2018. There will be opportunities to photograph from sunrise to sunset, and when it gets dark, the beauty of the park will really shine! We have scheduled the workshop during a new moon (i.e., very dark skies) to offer excellent opportunities for night photography and instruction.

Workshop date: September 6th-10th, 2018

Pricing: $1,695 / $500 deposit*

Number of Participants: 12 + 2  Instructors: Beth Ruggiero-York and Jason Eldridge


Great Basin National Park, 2018

Milky Way over Stella Lake


Experience a different level of night photography with Beth Ruggiero-York and Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. In this workshop, Beth will teach and guide you to photograph stunning landscape images under night skies.

Workshop date: January 18-21, 2018

Pricing: $1,895 / $500 deposit

Duration:  4 days


Northern Lights in Alaska

Join Beth Ruggiero-York for an exciting workshop shooting the Northern Lights in Alaska. If you have not yet had the amazing experiencing of seeing and photographing the Aurora, or if you have and know you need to see it again, then you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

Duration:  7 Days

Workshop date: March 11-17, 2018

Pricing: $3,895 / $1,000 deposit


Photograph the Charm of Cape Cod

Travel historic Route 6A as we venture across the Cape Cod peninsula photographing miles of seaside villages, historic lighthouses and picturesque harbors. With a home on the Cape, photographer Beth Ruggiero-York knows all the best places from the National Seashore to the historical hidden treasures.

Duration: 4 Days

Workshop date: September 14-17, 2017

Pricing: $1,795 / $500 deposit



Get the full package of photographic delights on this tropical island photography excursion. You will photograph everything from botanicals, coastal beaches, night skies, volcanoes and a special adventure to photograph lava flows with expert Bruce Omori.

Workshop date: January 28 - February 3, 2018

Pricing: $3,995 / $1,000 deposit

Instructors: Beth Ruggiero-York and Bruce Omori



Joshua Tree National Park offers some of the most unique photo opportunities with it's dark night skies, twisted Joshua trees and surreal geological formations. Join Beth Ruggiero-York to learn how to capture the intriguing silhouettes of this landscape against the darkened starry skies.



PRICING: $850 / $400 DEPOSIT


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