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Private Individual Lessons

Private Lessons & Consultation Services:  Meet your photography goals at your own pace!

When you want dedicated consultation and/or instruction, one-on-one, at your own pace and on your own schedule, tailored private instruction can help you efficiently and effectively reach your learning goals.

Before your lessons begin, Lisa Langell will consult with you to build a custom Photography Learning Plan that is suited for the skills you want to learn.  The plan then becomes the compass by which we will organize your lessons, build your skills, and reflect upon your growth as you gain critical skills.

Packages are as follows:

•  3-hour package:   On-site - $345    •   Online/Live Web Conference:  $250 
•  5-hour package:   On-site:  $495    •   Online/Live Web Conference:  $375
•  10-hour package: On-Site:  $895    •   Online/Live Web Conference:  $695
Packages may be broken into sessions of 2+ hours each and must be completed within 180 days from purchase so that your learning is consistent and progressive.  

BONUS: Bring a friend for free!  As a gift for your friend, or to help defer costs, you may invite one additional person at no extra cost.   The learning objectives we develop will be followed according to your specific needs, so it is best if your friend is at a similar level of skill and has similar goals so that he/she may maximally benefit.  

Please Contact Lisa Langell at 602-345-0883 or via email for details and scheduling.

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Grandfather Mountain Photo Weekend

May 31 - June 2, 2019: Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend (North Carolina)

Join me for a picture perfect weekend in the mountains of North Carolina!   I will be teaching several sessions at Grandfather Mountain’s annual Nature Photography Weekend this coming  May 31 to June 2, 2019.

This three-day workshop features presentations from renowned photographers, one-of-a-kind shooting opportunities and a friendly, but competitive (and optional), photo contest. Online registration begins Monday, April 15.

Details and registration

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B&H Photo: OPTIC 2019

June 2-5, 2019:  B&H Photo OPTIC 2019 Event (New York, NY)

Join Lisa Langell as she teaches sessions at New York City's Premier Outdoor, Wildlife & Travel Photo/Video Conference!  

Returning for its fifth consecutive year, OPTIC 2019 promises to be the best OPTIC yet! With our planet’s environment changing at a rapid pace, the discussion promises to be more poignant than ever. The four-day imaging event will explore the inspiration, techniques and equipment essential to capturing the great outdoors—with an emphasis on conservation. Speakers include seasoned Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Photographers plus an assortment of impressive, contemporary photographers. Trade show, shooting stations, photo walks, parties, portfolio reviews, contests and much more.

Details and Registration

Magic of Alaska - Kenai Peninsula

June 2019:  Magic of Alaska Photo Tour +  Bear Extravaganza 

This one-of-a-kind tour is designed to be the most diverse, personal and unique 7-day photography workshop and tour experience you can find in Alaska!  

Plus I also offer the Bear Extravaganza Tour!  Three days of 20-40 bears per day to photograph!  Join the Bear Extravaganza, the Magic of Alaska-- or both!  

Click here to learn much more!!

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June 16 - June 22, 2019:  Magic of Alaska Tour (sold out)

June 23 - June 25, 2019:  Bear Extravaganza Tour  (Seats available)

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June 28 - July 4,  2019:  Magic of Alaska Tour  (sold out)

July 5 - July 7, 2019:  Bear Extravaganza Tour (Seats available)

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Join award-winning, full-time professional photographer, Lisa Langell  and an additional photography instructor for added support and personalized assistance while you partake in a very private, magical, boutique-style nature photography adventure!

Physically easy, but photographically incredible -- This private experience avoids the crowds and takes you to several stunning locations that no other photo workshop of this kind offers!  You won't feel like a tourist on this workshop -- you'll feel like a local -- like you truly are a part of it all  here in the land of the midnight sun!

Private is better -- This workshop is intentionally kept small and intimate—you are one of only six (6) participants and will avoid the crowds on an incredible journey through a vast arraw of Alaska’s most stunning scenery and wildlife habitats along the Kenai Peninsula and in the Gulf of Alaska.


Click here to learn much more!!

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Out of Costa Rica

July 27 - August 3, 2019:  Out of Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Experience

Join me, along with a team of 7 other professional photographers on this amazing Costa Rican wildlife photography adventure!  Each day you get to go on a wildlife adventure with me and/or other top wildlife instructors!  It's like 8 workshops in one -- but in a small group!  Plus, you get to meet other like-minded photographers attending this event!  It's limited to 40 attendees total, but every workshop each day is done in small-group (limit 8) so that you get the best of both worlds!  

Small-group instruction, abundant learning opportunities, and insanely amazing wildlife in one of the best places for wildlife photography in all of Costa Rica -- Crocodile Bay!  

The Team from Out of Chicago (hosting the Out of Costa Rica event) and I have worked to  put everything in place so you will have a fantastic wildlife photography experience. The best location, top instructors and an itinerary that will have you shooting where the wild things are.

Our curated lineup of instructors will give you a variety of perspectives and photography styles. Plus, they are all experts in their field and know the excursions and wildlife at Crocodile Bay. These instructors will be your guide to help you become the photographer you've always wanted to be. In-the-field teaching sessions are lead by a professional photographer along with a local expert wildlife guide. Each session is limited to 8 photographers.

The last time an event like this was offered, it sold out incredibly fast.  Jump on this opportunity to save your seat and I look forward to seeing you in Costa Rica this July 2018!


Details and registration- (new seats available!)

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Magic of Hummingbirds & Bats

Late Summer 2019:  Magic of Arizona Hummingbirds & Bats (Madera Canyon, AZ)

Have you ever sat in one location and observed virtually an unending supply of hummingbirds frequenting your feeder? Then had the opportunity to sit and photograph the beautiful Lesser Long-Nosed Nectar Bats at night?  (Bats are optional, but included in your workshop!) 

You will get to do both in Madera Canyon! Learn how to use a 4-flash setup to capture stunning images of hummingbirds!  We provide one setup per person so that you never have to share a station--maximizing your learning and images!  Then we show you how to photograph the bats by night! 


You will be a part of a small group of participants and two instructors as you sit amidst myriad hummingbirds are concentrated in this renown area as they travel northward through Madera Canyon, an internationally known flyway for migrating hummingbirds. Lodging, the flash setups, instruction and more are included.  Click the link below for details.Details and registration!

Details & Registration

Aug 26-29, 2019:  Magic of Hummingbirds & Bats (SOLD OUT)

Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2019:  Magic of Hummingbirds & Bats (SOLD OUT)

April 30 - May 2, 2020:  Magic of Hummingbirds & Night Sky (OPEN) 



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Galapagos Islands Photo Adventure 2019

September 8-18, 2019:  Galapagos Islands Photo Adventure

This incredible experience is unlike any other photography adventure!  Why? 

•  We spend more time on the islands than any other company.

• We usually arrive 90 minutes before any other boat and stay long after they leave!

• We visit the islands at the best time of day as well!

• You get personal attention from two tour leaders (Lisa Langell and Kevin Loughlin) PLUS a local Galapagos naturalist!

Everyone should visit the Galapagos Islands… the experience is magical! During our adventure we will seek out the endemic species of birds and other animals of the Galapagos. Some of the bird species include Darwin’s finches, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Dove, Swallow-tailed Gull and Waved Albatross—doing their wonderful courtship dance!

Other creatures we will see include Land Iguanas, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards and two endemic species of butterflies. Photographic opportunities abound as each day will include land excursions on different islands.

Most days will also include snorkeling opportunities to enjoy swimming with sea lions, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish! We will also fit within our schedule mini photo workshops to help you get the best images of each location we visit.

Details and registration

Download brochure

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Western Shootout: Magic of Cowboys & Cattle

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 January 2020: Magic of Cowboys & Cattle (Gold Canyon, Arizona)

Back by popular demand!  Located against the stunning backdrop of the legendary Superstition Mountains (about 45 minutes from Phoenix, AZ) on 5,800 acres of pristine Sonoran desert in Gold Canyon, Arizona, the D-Spur Ranch will be the setting for our weekend Western Ranch Shoot! Weather permitting, we are planning photo opportunities that include, but are not limited to:

•  Working ranch shots of cowboys, cowgirls

•  Longhorn cattle and a private cattle drive just for our group, with real cowboys and cowgirls!

•  We will be coordinating with the cowboys via radio to optimize our photography opportunities.

•  Portraits of cowboys and cowgirls using both natural and strobe/studio lights combined with phenomenal western setups and backgrounds on the ranch

•  Landscapes and nature images of this stunning area that features the legendary Superstition Mountains and saguaro cacti as our backdrop

•  Photography of roping, herding, and other related work that occurs on the ranch

•  Optional 2-hour horseback ride through the desert

•  Evening campfire conversation and night photography with our cowboys under the stars


Details & Registration

Jan 17-19, 2020  (Limit 12)
Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020  (Limit 12)

Registration coming soon
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Great Space Coast Birding Fest


January 2020 (Dates forthcoming):  Great Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (Titusville, FL)

Join me at the incredible Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival where I'll be teaching numerous classes and field-trips!  There are also a TON of other birding and photography-related events, classes, field trips, vendors and more!

Details and registration

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Florida's Best Bird & Nature Photography

Spring 2020:  Florida's Best Bird & Nature Photography - Coast to Coast  (Dates TBD)

Join expert nature photographers, Lisa Langell on a very special, custom 5-day, 5-night all-inclusive tour of multiple hot spots for birding and wildlife across Southern Florida, including the Everglades, Ding Darling (Sanibel Island), Green Cay,  Tigertail Beach / Marco Island, Bunche Beach, and more.  

There will be opportunities to observe and photograph an estimated 60-80 species, with high likelihood for close-ups of specialties like Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Anhinga, the endangered Florida Scrub Jay, Black Skimmers, American Oystercatchers, Reddish Egrets, Barred Owls, Burrowing Owls, Purple Gallinules, Limpkin, Painted Buntings, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Sandhill Cranes, Crested Caracara, American Avocet, Swallowtail Kite, Black-Necked Stilts, Black and Yellow-Crowned Night Herons, Osprey, various terns, and so much more.  

This small-group tour will start in the West Palm Beach (Boyton Beach) area and gradually we will migrate southwest along the Everglades and on into the Southwest Florida region for five full days of photography during prime breeding and nesting season for herons, egrets and anhinga. There will also be chances to photograph turtles, alligators, armadillos, and possibly the rare Florida Panther.  

Sign up to be notified about upcoming Florida workshops

Details forthcoming 

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Magic of Arizona Hummingbirds & Night Sky

April 30-May 2, 2020: Magic of Arizona Hummingbirds & Night Sky (Madera Canyon, AZ)

If you enjoy capturing incredible images of hummingbirds all day while relaxing in a chair, in the shade, with a beverage, near your modernized cabin in the cool mountains of Arizona, then register quickly as this event is quite popular!

The Magic of Hummingbirds & Night Sky is the only 8-person workshop in the United States (based on our extensive research) that offers each participant their own dedicated 4-flash setup to use all weekend long. (Other hummingbird flash photography workshops typically make you share a setup with 1-2 other participants--reducing your shooting time and images by 50-70 percent!)

Lisa Langell and Kim Gray will teach you how to use multiple flashes to photograph hummingbirds with incredible color and detail. We provide abundant instruction and plenty of time to photograph the birds. Bring your camera, tripod and a lens--and start taking amazing pictures! We'll show you how -- and loan you specialized setups to do so!

You will be a part of a small group (8) participants and two instructors as you sit amidst myriad hummingbirds that are concentrated in this renown area as they travel northward through Madera Canyon, an internationally known flyway for migrating hummingbirds.


Details and registration

Hummingbirds of Ecuador 2020

September 26-October 4, 2020:  Hummingbirds of Ecuador

About 130 species of hummingbirds have been recorded in Ecuador and our Hummingbird Photo Safari itinerary will include high quality lodges and hotels across the northern region of the Ecuadorian Andes where we can expect more than 50 species of these beautiful gems!


Our photo locations will be in cloud forest from 4500 feet up to above the tree line in the Paramo at 12,000 feet elevation.  Most lodges offer stationary feeder sites as well as wildflower and garden locations in order to find the most species and the best photo opportunities.


This trip welcomes non-photographing companions and is designed for any level of photographic knowledge from beginner to expert, so no matter what your skill level, this trip will help you get the best possible images of birds!}

Details and registration

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Galapagos Islands Photo Adventure 2020

October 4-14, 2020:  Galapagos Islands Photo Adventure

This incredible experience is unlike any other photography adventure!  Why? 

•  We spend more time on the islands than any other company. 
• We usually arrive 90 minutes before any other boat and stay long after they leave!
• We visit the islands at the best time of day as well!
• You get personal attention from two tour leaders (Lisa Langell and Kevin Loughlin) PLUS a local Galapagos naturalist!

Everyone should visit the Galapagos Islands… the experience is magical! During our adventure we will seek out the endemic species of birds and other animals of the Galapagos. Some of the bird species include Darwin’s finches, Galapagos Penguin, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Dove, Swallow-tailed Gull and Waved Albatross—doing their wonderful courtship dance!
Other creatures we will see include Land Iguanas, Marine Iguanas, Lava Lizards and two endemic species of butterflies. Photographic opportunities abound as each day will include land excursions on different islands.

Most days will also include snorkeling opportunities to enjoy swimming with sea lions, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish! We will also fit within our schedule mini photo workshops to help you get the best images of each location we visit.

Details and registration

Download brochure

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What are people saying about Lisa's Classes and Workshops?

"Lisa, thank you so very much!! I learned so much last night and really look forward to your classes!! You are such and inspiration:) I feel honored to be able to learn from the best!!"

-- Katie Rodriguez (Florence, Arizona, USA)

"Lisa talks a lot about vision in her photography, a focus point for many of us. Lisa is a great educator. She gracefully combines a heart of education with a spirit of creative inspiration--A lot to learn from this gal! The more I watch, listen and get to know her she is pure inspiration and such a kind heart to share her knowledge and experience. An Alaska trip with her is definitely on my MUST DO list...hoping for 2017!"

-- Peggy Coleman (Phoenix, AZ)

“Definitely one of the most memorable weeks of my life! Lisa took us to places to photograph wildlife like I had only ever dreamed was possible. Her knowledge of both photography and Alaska ensure you will get pictures that will forever be favorites.”

–Julie Chen (California, USA)

"Lisa is an amazing and wonderful young lady that can, by simply talking with you, give you inspiration."

--Kerry Hutchings (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

"Lisa, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the two workshops we took from you at last weekend's retreat. Your patience and use of such logical analogies were so appreciated. I've taken other classes over the years, but never understood the settings as I did when you explained them. And your enthusiasm and obvious love of photography is infectious. I hope to be able to take other workshops from you in the future, and maybe even take one of your fabulous photo trips. I'll keep an eye on your schedule and see what I can do. Thanks again! You really do teach an enjoyable workshop. I'm sure everyone in your workshop enjoyed them as much as we did. Looking forward to the next one . . ."

--Lisa McCarrell (Victorville, California, USA)

“I participated in the Magic of Alaska 2015 tour and workshop.  Beyond the obvious benefit of touching a rare piece of nature and somewhat expected camaraderie, I have thoroughly enjoyed, at this time, six month of friendship on Facebook from my fellow participants and beyond. Many of these people are world-class nature photographers who grace my Facebook news feed, on a daily basis with awesome and wondrous photographs they have captured from across the continent and around the world. It really is a trip that keeps on giving, and totally unexpected. I am so grateful for these people, their work and their willingness to share. It really is a trip that keeps on giving.”

–Jim Semple (Arizona, USA)

"I loved Lisa's humbleness about her ability and knowledge--and her willingness to reach out to all of us. She was very well organized.

--(Anon., Arizona, USA)

"Lisa, your presentation was fabulous. I came away with so many ideas and things to try. The way you mixed in video with the stills was very effective. What a great way for us to practice observing nature and then discuss what we saw, while in the classroom. I'm excited to go out and try this "what if" approach (as I'm calling it), and look forward to taking some of your upcoming classes. Thanks again!"

-- Kathleen Farr Prince (Florence, Arizona, USA)

“GO to Alaska! As a 2015 participant, I can tell you it’s a wonderful workshop!”

–Emily Bristor (Arizona, USA)

"This workshop was so interactive, interesting, engaging, and informative. Lisa is an excellent instructor who listens and responds to the needs of her students. She meets them right where they are--whether novice or advanced--ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to improve his or her ability as a photographer. Thank you for providing this workshop, Lisa. I learned so much, and am excited to explore more about photography. Thank you, Lisa. :-)"

--Katie GoForth (Tennessee, USA)

“I encourage anyone who has never done a tour with Lisa to go for it! You will have a great time!”

— Craig Brown (Ontario, Canada)

“Lisa is an awesome photographer and workshop leader. She goes above and beyond to ensure your time in Alaska is maximized. This trip will provide you with the opportunity to see and experience some amazing scenery and wildlife. (The lodge) is one of my favorite places I have ever stayed and their hospitality is unmatched!”

— Jacqueline Deely (California, USA)

"The subject matter was awesome. The weather was perfect. I loved everything about the workshop. My favorite thing was your photo examples of the types of light..And the opportunity to take pictures and have you critique them on the spot. This workshop was an amazing learning experience. The location and the instructor Lisa could not have been better. She provided invaluable material in an interesting manner. I can't wait to take more of her classes !!"

-Dawn B. (Arizona, USA)

“Alaska is a fabulous workshop – Lisa knows all the best places to go for wildlife and scenery. Hopefully I will be able to go again in 2017.”

–Patti Cooter (Illinois, USA)

"Absolutely over-the-top GORGEOUS presentation!!!! Breathtakingly beautiful images!!! Be sure to attend Lisa Langell's classes!!!

-- Pat Googelmann (Florence, Arizona, USA)

"I've taken several beginner classes and always left feeling overwhelmed and unsure of my ability to apply what I learned. Lisa did just the opposite. She provided clear information and tools to help me apply my knowledge after class."

--April Eisle (Colorado, USA)

I" have taken a few classes with Lisa, and have never been overwhelmed with technical knowledge. It is just enough and has always left me wanting more. Lisa is a great instructor, sharing knowledge of her photography skill even if your question does not pertain to the subject matter. She make learning fun. Thanks, Lisa!"


-Jon Weiland (Queen Creek, AZ)

"The time and attention to set up that Lisa made prior to class made for attendee success. What an enjoyable event!"

Cassie Chronic (Soldotna, Alaska)

"Lisa is an excellent instructor. She explained everything that was necessary and it was very well laid out"  (Anon., Phoenix, AZ)

"Lisa actually cares if her students learn and have fun doing it. While I expected to learn about taking hummingbird pictures, I never expected to walk away with several good shots on my first try. Well worth your time and money."

-Bill.  (Gilbert, AZ)

"Lisa is an exceptional instructor, no matter what level of photography you are at, you are going to learn something."


-Anon (Phoenix, AZ)

"Lisa is a very personable and knowledgeable instructor willing to share her tips and techniques with students who want to improve their own skills."

-Bob Bennett (Mesa, AZ)

"I enjoyed Lisa wonderful personality & informative instructions. A natural teacher & makes learning photography fun. I will be back for another class. I am grateful that she donates her time, talent and enthusiasm."

Lee Navarro (Florence , AZ)

"I love Lisa's classes. I am a visual learner and she always has such great examples and she explains things so well that any level of photographer can understand. Her classes are fun and upbeat. The light bulbs went on during the last class I took of Lisa's. It was so refreshing to learn what I have been doing incorrectly! No more "death by cropping" or over sharpening my photos and I really need to stop cluttering my shots. Last but not least I need to stop doing "documentation shots" and get creative, do things that no one else is doing. Thank you Lisa for opening my eyes and getting me to the next step in my photography journey!!!"

-Pamela Parker, (Mesa, AZ)

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