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"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." – Matt Hardy


"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."  -  Author Unknown


"A man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; lack of respect for growing, living things soon leads to a lack of respect for humans too."  – Luther Standing Bear


"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."Imogen Cunningham


"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."  - Ansel Adams


"When you follow your bliss….doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else."  - Joseph Campbell


"You can outdistance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you." – Rwandan Proverb


"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."  -  Pablo Picasso


"We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic."  -  Susan Jeffers


"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.  That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."  -  Paul Hawken


"Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life."  -  Linus Pauling

Natural Connections 

 Photo Workshops:

Spreading the Joy of Photography

Through Education and Travel


We at Natural Connections Photo Workshops have two passions:

1.     Photography, and

2.     Our Students


At Natural Connections Photo Workshops our programs are developed with these two passions in mind.  Our first goal is to provide our participants the opportunity to visit and photograph in some of our country's most photogenic locations.  Our second goal is to make sure that every participant leaves our workshops and seminars with more knowledge of photography than when they arrived.  And a third goal - to have FUN while accomplishing the first two goals.




What makes us different from other workshop groups?  The answer, plain and simple - it is all about you - the Participant. 

  • We offer day and multi-day travel workshops.  We always limit the number of students in any given workshop. This limitation ensures instructor availability for each participant and the ability to spend one-on-one time with an experienced and knowledgeable instructor who can answer each student's specific photographic questions.

  • It's all about YOU - Our instructors are there for lead you to amazing places and to teach YOU in the field.  Oup instructors are NOT there to shoot for themselves - they are there to pay attention to their students.  Not every workshop company offers this - but we do!

  • Ledra & Jeff aren't just tour leaders - they are photography INSTRUCTORS.  Some workshop tours take you to a location and then just let you go.  Not so with Natural Connections Photo Workshops.  All of our workshops include field instruction.  And our multi-day workshops include some classroom time and image critique as well. This is part of our two-step approach to travel workshops.  You learn in the classroom and then implement in the field.  There is no better way to learn photography.



  • Pre-Scouted Locations - Your first time there will NOT be our first time there.  Our workshops, weekend trips and day adventures give you the most for your money when the instructors have pre-scouted the area and know exactly where to take you at exactly the right time.  After all, that is the entire point of what we do.

  • Last, but not least - we have FUN!  Jeff and Ledra are not only accomplished photographers and teachers, but they are real people as well.  Our motto is:  If something is worth doing, then it is worth having fun while doing it.