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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 ($345)
•  5-hour package ($495)
•  10-hour package ($895)
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 bring 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.

Photographing Abstracts

October 7, 2017 (Saturday) 10am-1pm:   Have FUN Photographing Abstracts (Phoenix, AZ)

Join me at Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ!  

A whole new world of photography, creativity and fun opens up when you break the boundaries of traditional imagery and explore photographing abstracts. Abstract photography is all about taking everyday objects and transforming them into something creative and mostly unrecognizable. Learn how to use macro lenses, depth of field, motion blur, patterning, edges, composition techniques and more to design images that are artistic, ethereal and unique.  Limit 12.

Click for details and registration (registration is through the Desert Botanical Gardens website)

Wildlife Photography

October 14, 2017 (Saturday) 3-7pm:  Photographing Wildlife Creatively (Phoenix, AZ)

Join me at Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix AZ!

How can we think differently about nature and wildlife photography? Photographer Lisa Langell shares inspirational thoughts, guidance and techniques regarding the purpose, composition and inspiration behind how and why we photograph nature. Through fun, engaging activities, she guides you on how to think about photographing wildlife in more creative, purposeful, artistic and fulfilling ways. This class is for anyone with a camera and a love for nature.  Limit 12.

Click for details & registration (registration is through Desert Botanical Gardens)

Desert Nights & Starry Skies Photo Shoot

Nov 11, 2017 (Saturday)  7pm-10pm:  Desert Skies & Starry Nights (Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ)

VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: Boyce Thompson Arboretum has allowed us the SPECIAL opportunity to get private access to the park after-hours! This beautiful Arizona State Park normally closes at 5pm; however, we have special permission to enter the park at dark for this wonderful photo shoot!

The park has beautiful locations for night photography! We will be under a moonless sky -- ideal for night photography!  This is an ALL-HANDS-ON class.  Seating is limited so register early!  This class sold out quickly the last time it was offered!

You will learn how to:
•  Create stunning light painting landscape shots
•  Slow shutter / night shots
•  Learn about setting exposure for night photography
•  Basic elements of composition for night photography Have a lot of fun!

Details and registration

Bosque del Apache - Sandhill Cranes

December 1-3, 2017:  Bosque del Apache (NM) Sandhill Cranes & Snow Geese

Photograph thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese in the famous wintering grounds of Bosque del Apache, NM!  This special workshop is hosted through the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), will be lead by Lisa Langell and Cathy Illg.  We will help you learn how and where to capture beautiful images of these incredible birds.  

Details and registration 

Florida's Best Bird & Nature Photography

March 2018:  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.  

Pricing, itinerary and registration information:

Details forthcoming in April, 2017.
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Arizona Hummingbirds & Night Sky

April 26-29, 2018:   Arizona Hummingbird & Night Sky Photography (in famous Madera Canyon)

Have you ever sat in one location and observed virtually an unending supply of hummingbirds frequenting your feeder? You will 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!  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.

Details, pricing and registration info

FREE! Lisa on Location: Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

May 11, 2017:  FREE -- Lisa on Location:  Point Pelee, Ontario, Canada

Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada is an OUTSTANDING location for migrating warblers and other birds in May! This childhood haunt of mine was always a treat to visit each spring! I am excited to be returning once again! 

WHERE:  Point Pelee Provencial Park Black Willow Park (half way to the tip, from the park entrance) .  
WHEN:  May 11, 2018  from 1-3pm:  (Meet & Greet, BYO Brown Bag Lunch + Photo Walk)

Join me for this special Lisa on Location at one of my favorite locations on earth for birds and photography. 

Meet me for a brown-bag (bring your own) lunch at the Black Willow park area at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada. We will discuss birding and photography tips, ideas, and have a meet-and-greet! Time and weather permitting, after lunch we will go on a 1-hour photo walk to discuss options, ideas, challenges and solutions for photographing nature in challenging mid-day light.

Magic of Alaska - Kenai Peninsula

"Dream Catcher" <br />
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There are few places more spectacular for fishing than Alaska---and catching halibut in the Gulf of Alaska with Bear Glacier in the background would be a dream-come-true for so many avid fishermen. I captured this image on a rare, perfectly clear-skied morning as I headed out by boat to the Chiswell Islands, about 35 miles off the coast of Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula.  I can't help but hope that whoever was on that boat, fishing, was having the trip of a lifetime.  <br />
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©2010 Lisa Langell Photography.  All Rights Reserved.

June 2018:  Magic of Alaska Photo Workshop and Tour - Alaska

This is truly one of the most diverse and unique photography workshop and tour experiences you can find in all of Alaska!


June 4-10, 2018:  Magic of Alaska Tour - 7 days & 6 nights

June 11-13, 2018:  Bear Extravaganza Add-On Tour--3 days & 3 nights


LAST SEAT (1 seat left!):

June 16-22, 2018:  Magic of Alaska Tour -- 7 days & 6 nights

June 22-25, 2018:  Bear Extravaganza Add-On Tour -- 3 days & 3 nights


Join award-winning, professional photographer, Lisa Langell  and an additional photography instructor for added support and personalized assistance while you partake in a very customized, boutique-style nature photography adventure! This workshop is intentionally kept small and intimate—you are one of only six (6) participants on an incredible journey through some of Alaska’s most stunning scenery and wildlife habitats along the Kenai Peninsula and Gulf of Alaska.

Click the link below for video, details, pricing and registration information!

Details, videos, pricing and registration info

Magic of Cuba - Wild, Sea, Land & Street

Spring 2019:  Magic of Cuba--Wild, Sea, Land & Street

Interested in heading to Cuba with award-winning wildlife and street Photographer, Lisa Langell (AZ) and native Cuban and highly skilled portrait, landscape and wildlife photographer, Fernando Trujillo (NJ),?

We are excited to be working together on this really unique adventure and photographic experience!  Currently, we are in the early planning stages for a Spring 2019 workshop and tour of Cuba.  The tour/workshop is currently planned for approximately seven days, all-expenses included once you arrive in Cuba. We anticipate keeping the registration to approximately eight people.  

The goal of the workshop will be to provide you with opportunities to photograph the unique landscape, seascape, wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles, etc.) street portraiture, classic cars, and more -- all that is iconic in Cuba.   There is a great deal of permitting and "red tape" involved in this endeavor and so we are collecting an early method for those interested to be notified of updates, itineraries, dates, pricing, and registration information when it becomes available.  If you are interested in learning more, please complete the form below.  We will update you via email with additional details as they become available. 

Thank you! Lisa Langell & Fernando Trujillo

Interested in receiving updates and registration info for the Cuba Workshop when it is available?  Sign up here. 

Magically Africa

July or September 2019:   AFRICA  (Details TBD)

Magically.  Emotionally.  Photographically...AFRICA!

Announcing an exciting, truly unique and memorable photography experience in Africa!  The emphasis on this exclusive, intimate tour and workshop will be to visit places that get away from the crowds and get you into some of the most beautiful landscapes filled with wildlife, birds, stunning scenery and several additional secret experiences I have to keep "under wraps" a little while longer--but I guarantee you'll be amazed and delighted!

Those on this mailing list will have "first dibs" for registration when it opens, so sign up to get updates, further details as available, and  your chance to register if you wish as soon as it opens.     


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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