We invite you to join Frans Lanting for one of his immersive Monterey Bay photo workshops where he shares his skills and vision to help participants unleash their creativity while they focus their cameras on Monterey Bay’s landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife. Locations covered in this book are part of the itineraries.

For information about other workshops and travel opportunities with Frans Lanting, please visit https://lanting.com

Between the Tides

Santa Cruz, CA

May 20–21, 2023

During this workshop, we will focus our cameras on the wonders of the intertidal zone. Monterey Bay features some of the most diverse tide pools along the California coast. They are amazing places full of life and photographic opportunities, but they are challenging to photograph unless you bring the right gear and know how to apply it.

Our workshop dates coincide with super-low tides at sunrise, when otherwise hard-to-reach habitats will be accessible. We will apply a range of tools, techniques and creative ideas to help you capture them in innovative ways. Past tide pool workshops have produced amazing results for our participants.

“It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.”
—John Steinbeck

Enrollment limited

Requirements: A digital camera with interchangeable lenses and a laptop with Adobe Lightroom for classroom sessions.

Workshop fee: $1850

Fee includes: Field trips and instruction, Virtual orientation session before the workshop, Daily classroom sessions during the workshop, Image reviews, Breakfast, and Lunch each day.

Schedule: Starts: Saturday Morning. Ends: Sunday at 4:00 pm.


Monterey, CA

November 8, 2022

Join master photographer Frans Lanting for a special one day photo workshop following the OPTIC West event in Monterey, CA. Frans will take a small group of photographers to some of his favorite locations between Monterey and Big Sur. The workshop begins before sunrise and concludes after sunset. The program includes an introductory session via Zoom on October 25 and an image review via Zoom on November 17 to critique results.

Enrollment limited

Requirements: A digital camera with interchangeable lenses. A laptop with Adobe Lightroom will be useful to review images in between field trips.

Workshop fee: $995

Fee includes: Intro session; group lunch on November 8; early morning and afternoon outdoor field trips; and image reviews.

Schedule: Starts: Pre-sunrise on Tuesday morning. Ends: Sunset on Tuesday evening.