Tours/Classes

Taking more beautiful, more interesting, more creative, and more original photographs than ever before!
All the benefits of a photography tour, and all the benefits of a photography class, all in one!

  • Arizona Photography Field Trip/Class to Sedona, Prescott, and Pinetop

Each Tour/Class includes:

  – Personal individual attention to best identify photo opportunities, get the best composition, and set your camera controls in such a way as to best capture quality photographs

  – All tours/classes are held to a MAXIMUM of six (6) participants, to ensure that each person gets all the personal attention they want and need

  – Any additional help you feel you want or need throughout the event

  – Personal review of some of the photographs you take on the tour to offer ideas and advice in improving your photos for the remainder of the tour

  – If you are coming from Phoenix, we can provide transportation to/from your event with us for an additional fee (Please see options when ordering this tour/class)

  – If you need to, you may rent a Digital SLR from us for a fee. Each rental includes a 16gb SD card to hold your images which you may keep and take home (Please see options when ordering this tour/class)

  • Photographic Wonders Excursion/Class to Yosemite, Northwest Washington state, and the Northern California coastline

Each Tour/Class includes:

  – Personal individual attention to best identify photo opportunities, get the best composition, and set your camera controls in such a way as to best capture quality photographs

  – All tours/classes are held to a MAXIMUM of six (6) participants, to ensure that each person gets all the personal attention they want and need

  – Any additional help you feel you want or need throughout the event

  – Personal review of some of the photographs you take on the tour to offer ideas and advice in improving your photos for the remainder of the tour

  – A class in post-production work on your images to help them best represent what you were trying to capture when you took the photograph

  – Wherever possible, discount lodging where the event is originating

  – If you need to, you may rent a Digital SLR from us for a fee. Each rental includes a 16gb SD card to hold your images which you may keep and take home (Please see options when ordering this tour/class)

  • Custom Tour/Class to where YOU want to go and when.

Your Custom Tour/Class includes:

  – All the ingredients you want from our regular tours/classes

  – Custom fit to your health and fitness

  – Custom fit to your schedule

  – Custom fit to your specific goals

 

Custom Tours

To learn more about a Custom Tour, click below:

Look into a Custom Tour today!

  • This is where you tell us what you want in a tour, what you want to learn, and we configure a tour just exactly for you and those you may want to take with you.

 

 


Arizona Photography Field Trip/Classes

What is an ‘Arizona Photography Field Trip/Class’?

An Arizona Photography Field Trip/Class is an instructional one-day photo ‘Field Trip’ to a location in Arizona which contains a lot of beauty and a number of quality photo opportunities. We schedule small group trip/classes, so every participant receives personal instruction and assistance in learning how to capture ‘Suitable-For-Framing’ photographs better and more consistently than they ever did before. Some seasoned professional photographers take these tours just for the help in getting to prime photography locations; most take these instructional opportunities to also build new skills and insights in perfecting their unique approach to photography. Everyone leaves with beautiful images!

These trips start early in the morning (to get the best light). You can designate for us to pick you up at the pre-designated parking area near where we are headed, or at a Park-N-Ride in Northern Phoenix. Journey-In-Common then supplies all transportation, water, and all participants receive a lunch during the excursion time. Some people taking this tour opt to stay in a local lodge the night before so they can start early and be fresh for the day. We can recommend a lodging location for you if you prefer this option.

To schedule your Field Trip/Class, or look at the schedule, click below:

Book a Sedona Field Trip Class – $249.00 and upSedona Field Trip Collection (2016)

  • The Sedona/Oak Creek Field Trip/Class: This Tour/Class departs our Sedona Parking/Meeting Spot promptly at the designated time listed on the Information Sheet you receive after booking this tour/class, usually between 5:00 & 7:00 AM (based on sunrise for that day), and returns to that Parking/Meeting spot around 7.5 hours later. If you are opting to travel with us from Phoenix and back, the hours are 2 hours earlier and later, again specified exactly in the Information Sheet you receive after booking. Traveling from Phoenix also gives you valuable extra time with your Tour Guide/Instructor to talk about photography. During this tour/class you will be instructed in how to take photographs of moving water in a way which captures more emotion and interest, how to take photographs in high-contrast environments which result in dramatically more pleasing and successful images, how to take photographs which are unique and original and completely different from those which you commonly see and maybe commonly take now, how to utilize equipment which you may not yet be utilizing now which will markedly increase the quality of your photographs
    Click to see a gallery of photographs from this excursion location

Book a Prescott Field Trip – $249.00 and up

  • The Wet Beaver Creek, Jerome, and Prescott Field Trip Class: This Tour/Class departs our Camp Verde Parking/Meeting Spot promptly at the designated time listed on the information sheet you receive after booking this tour/class, usually between 5:00 & 7:00 AM (based on sunrise for that day), and returns to that Parking/Meeting spot around 7.5 hours later. If you are opting to travel with us from Phoenix, the hours are about 2 hours earlier and later, again specified exactly in the Information Sheet you receive after booking. Traveling from Phoenix also gives you valuable extra time with your Tour Guide/instructor to talk about photography. During this tour/class you will be instructed in how to take photographs of moving water in a way which captures more emotion and interest, how to take photographs in high-contrast environments with results dramatically more pleasing and successful, how to take photographs which are unique and original and completely different from those which you commonly see and maybe commonly take now, how to utilize equipment which you may not yet be utilizing now which will markedly increase the quality of your photographs
    Click to see a gallery of photographs from this excursion location

 


Book a Pinetop Antique Auto Show Field Trip Class – $199.00 and up

  • The Pinetop Antique Auto Show Field Trip Class: This Tour/Class departs our Show Low Parking/Meeting Spot promptly at 8:30 AM, and returns to that Parking/Meeting spot at around 1:15 PM. If you are opting to travel with us from Phoenix, the hours are 4:15 AM to 5:30 PM. Traveling from Phoenix also gives you valuable extra time with your Tour Guide/Instructor to talk about photography. This Tour/Class specialized in instructing, encouraging, and demonstrating to each participant individually how to take photographs of automobiles in a way which is inherently aesthetically pleasing to the image viewer. Most photographs of vehicles end up more informational than artistic, and carry little aesthetic value. You will not only be exposed to an amazing array of classic vehicles in exceptional condition, but you will be assisted in learning how to capture what you value most about each vehicle in a way which is exceptionally pleasing to view
    Click to see a gallery of photographs from this excursion location

 

 


What should I expect?
See below or click on the tour you are interested in for more details

 


Photographic Wonders Excursion/Classes

What is a ‘Photographic Wonders Excursion/Class’?

A Photographic Wonders Excursion/Class is a photo instruction excursion to a location in the United States which contains truly breathtaking sites and a number of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ photo opportunities. These are 2-3 day small group excursion/classes, so each person involved gets a lot of instruction and assistance in capturing their own stunning photographs. Some seasoned professional photographers take these tours just for the help in getting to prime photography locations; most take these instructional opportunities to also build new skills and insights in perfecting their unique approach to photography. Everyone leaves with beautiful images!

In addition to hours and hours of some of the most spectacular photography you may ever capture, your guide/instructor will go over many of your photos from this tour with you to make recommendations on techniques and approaches which will yield even more exceptional images. Plus, during the mid-day break on one of your days, your guide/instructor will also go over a beginning understanding of how to make your images really pop using Adobe Lightroom. There is tremendous value in every tour/class!

These excursion/classes begin at a designated location convenient to our travel to the most photo-worthy sites. Journey-In-Common then supplies all transportation, water, all lunches, and one evening’s dinner during the excursion time. We recommend you find lodging close to that designated location, and we can recommend lodging close if you would like.

Current locations we are excited to offer excursion/classes include:

Book a Yosemite National Park Photographic Wonders Excursion/Class – Wed-Thu, Oct.25-26, 2017 – $575.00

California, Yosemite Collection (2016)

  • Yosemite: The Yosemite Photographic Wonders Excursion/Class is truly breathtaking. You will feel, no matter how long you stay in Yosemite Valley, that your stay is not long enough. You are literally surrounded by never-ending timeless beauty. This is a full two-day excursion/class, and includes some of the most amazing photo opportunities you may ever encounter. You will also receive instruction in how to successfully capture images in a way which will vastly improve your photographs. Additional post-production training will help bring your best photographs to yet an even more amazing level
    Click to see a gallery of photographs from this Excursion/Class location

Book a Washington State Photographic Wonders Excursion – Tue-Thu, Oct 10-12, 2017 – $825.00

Washington Collection (2016)

  • Washington: The Washington Photographic Wonders Excursion is an amazing study in lush landscape photography opportunity. Everything is beautiful, no matter which way you turn. It is like soaking in a bath of unbelievable beauty, in every possible direction. This is a full three-day excursion, and includes some of the most lush environments you may ever see. You will also receive instruction in how to successfully capture images in a way which will vastly improve your photographs. Additional post-production training will help bring your best photographs to yet an even more amazing level
    Click to see a gallery of photographs from this Excursion/Class location

Book a Northern California Coast Photographic Wonders Excursion – Tue-Thu, July 11-13, 2017 and Tue-Thu, August 22-24, 2017 – $825.00

Northern California Coast Excursion (2016)

  • Northern California Coast: This is an opportunity to capture the rugged coastline of Northern California and other wonders which occupy this area. There are photographic opportunities here which cannot be found anywhere else in the world! You will entrench yourself in a land beyond beauty, and capture truly amazing photographs you will cherish and want to share. This is a full three-day excursion, includes many amazing and exceptionally photogenic sites. This is a true gem! You will also receive instruction in how to successfully capture images in a way which will vastly improve your photographs. Additional post-production training will help bring your best photographs to yet an even more amazing level
    Click to see a gallery of photographs from this Excursion/Class location

 


Custom Tours

To schedule your Custom Tour, click below:

Look into a Custom Tour today!

  • This is where you tell us what you want in a tour, what you want to learn, and we configure a tour just exactly for you and those you may want to take with you.

 

What should I expect?

Once you book a particular excursion, we will send you an Information Sheet outlining what specifics you need to know about that particular excursion. These excursions frequently involve some hiking, no more than moderate in intensity. Be prepared to carry with you while walking or hiking all the equipment you may need, and a proper way to transport your supply of water. We use Camelbacks which carry our water supply and some equipment. As with any trip of this nature, please be sure you are prepared physically for the requirements of your particular trip before committing.

David Westfall is usually your guide/instructor, sometimes very ably assisted in both being a guide and an instructor by his son Dallas. Once on-site, we will assist each participant in seeing photo opportunities, and in setting your camera in such a way as to best capture quality photographs. We will offer training in helping you find that particular way to take photographs which BEST represents who you are and what you value in nature photography. We will teach you techniques, approaches, and attitudes which will result in significant changes in the quality of your images. Our efforts are to assist you to become comfortable enough in finding these photo opps and shooting them that you will ultimately feel confident wherever you may be that your resulting photograph will be beautiful, interesting, unique, and representative of you.

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Thank you again for joining us in this adventure!  We really look forward to hearing from you.

 

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