Workshops







Fall in Acadia National Park

October 10-14, 2022

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Spend five days photographing spectacular scenes in Acadia National Park with photographer, Beth Ruggiero-York. During the workshop, our group will be based in the charming town of Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia, with its ocean views and nautical ambience. During the workshop, there will be an abundance of photo opportunities including capturing fall color at all times of the day, shooting the beautiful woodland areas, rocky beaches, carriage bridges, and enjoying a night shoot on Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain in Acadia with amazing views. Throughout the workshop, the group will have opportunities to improve their photography while shooting everything from vivid sunrises and sunsets to macro shooting, long exposures, and intimate landscapes. Join us in Acadia for what will be one of your most memorable photo experiences.


This is an Arizona Highways PhotoScapes Workshop

Price: $3,095 

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Milky Way in Joshua Tree National Park

August 25-28, 2022

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Capture stunning photographs of the Milky Way galaxy in all of its splendor in Joshua Tree National Park. Over the course of this 4-day, 3-night workshop, We will explore dark sky locations with fantastic foreground subjects. We will concentrate most of our photography in the northwestern Mojave Desert part of the Park, where the jagged Joshua Trees and twisted rock formations are abundant and make compelling foregrounds to anchor your night sky images. During the workshop, we will be based in Twentynine Palms near the Oasis Visitor Center and north entrance of the Park. We will have 3 nights of field instruction, 3.5 days of classroom instruction and critiques. This will give participants an opportunity to improve their skills and have ample opportunity to practice their new found knowledge. Included in the classroom instruction will be an introduction to post-processing techniques for night images.


This is an Arizona Highways PhotoScapes workshop

Price: $1,695

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Photograph Hawaii -- The Big Island

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Looking for the ultimate Hawaii photo adventure? Look no further! This 7-day, 6-night Big Island workshop is a photo-filled wonderland of landscapes, waterscapes, and nightscapes. But it doesn’t stop there. We will also take a special helicopter tour to photograph lava flows, a whale watching tour to photograph the humpbacks migrating, and a photoshoot with world-renowned lava photographer Mr. Bruce Omori at one of the active island craters. On this incredible journey, we will travel the island photographing island birds and magnificent beaches where you will learn long exposure photography for creative beach/water/surf/wave images, green turtles coming to the beach, waterfalls using both short and long exposures, botanical treasures of Hawaii with and without flash, amazing sunrises and sunsets, and, of course, fantastic night photography. During this epic Hawaiian adventure, we will stay three nights on the Hilo side of the island before transferring to the Kona side for three more nights. So if you are looking for the epic Hawaiian experience, this is for you.

Workshop Includes:

-Photographic instruction

-Transportation from Hilo to Kona

-6 Nights Single Occupancy Lodging*

-Water, snacks, and a farewell dinner

-All applicable entrance, park, permit, and tour fees

-Pre-workshop webinar -Post-workshop critique


**A deduction for double occupancy is available for companions traveling together.


This is an Arizona Highways PhotoScapes workshop

Price: $5,695

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CASTLES, COUNTRYSIDE AND MEDIEVAL TOWNS OF SOUTHWESTERN FRANCE

October 23-30, 2023

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A travel photography retreat with

Beth Ruggiero-York and Ron York

Marouatte Castle, Dordogne, France


Capture 'essence of place' in the Dordogne region of southern France while we  stay in Marouatte Castle and explore the charming medieval towns, castles, gardens, and surrounding countryside. Our castle home during this week-long workshop is set on 270 beautiful acres that offer endless photo opportunities.

Our week will comprise day trips to the surrounding towns, castles, monasteries, caves, markets and countryside,  photographing around the castle and its grounds, including night photography of the castle, instruction, and fabulous meals at the castle and in the towns we visit.

You will fly into Paris and take the bullet train to the local train station, where you will be met by castle staff.


Workshop dates:  October 23-30, 2023

Pricing: $3,900 per photographer / $1,500/person deposit upon signing up / balance due July 22, 2023

A non-photographer partner sharing your room: $3,400 (meals included but not local transportation; local car rentals are available).

Payment is by personal check mailed to: 

Ruggiero Images LLC, 15948 E. Jericho Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Credit card payments are accepted through PayPal (to ruggieroimages@gmail.com). Please note that a fee of 2.9% will be added for credit card payments in the US. For payments originating outside the US, a fee of 4.4% will be added.


For more information and to sign up, email Beth at ruggieroimages@gmail.com or call Beth at (508) 241-4412  or Ron at (602) 810-8110



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