Travel Photography

This is a class for those who like to travel and take photos that will last a lifetime.

April 6th, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dow Art Gallery

(2242 University Ave., St. Paul MN)


Whether you are traveling around the state, across the country, or internationally, there is so much to see and experience.  Naturally, we want to be able to capture some of the memories in photos and videos.  At the same time, we don't want to carry 100 pounds of gear with us.  Fortunately today's traveler has a lot of great options open to them.

This class will show you how to take advantage of everything from high-end DSLRs, to mirrorless cameras, point and shoots, video cameras, and phone cameras. In addition, during this class we will discuss everything from planning for your trip to creating photo books upon your return.

Course Overview:

This class consists of a lecture followed by a field trip.  The field trip is designed to allow you to practice the techniques taught in the class with the assistance of an instructor.  We have found this to be an excellent way to reinforce the concepts. 

This course begins with an overview of travel photography before delving into the following topics:

  • Determining what equipment to bring

  • How to travel with your equipment

  • Tips for getting the best shots possible

  • Taking video

  • Managing your photos and videos during the trip, including back-ups

  • Creating a story or travel log

  • Creating a photo book

During the class we will show a number of examples as we explain these concepts.  This will help you understand how this might apply to photos that you want to take.  

The classroom portion will last about 2 hours.  Once the classroom portion is complete, we will venture to one of the local parks to practice.  During the time in the field, participants will be guided through a set of exercises designed to reinforce the concepts taught during the class.  We make sure to spend time with each person to make sure that they know how to set the proper settings on their camera.  There will also be plenty of time to ask questions.

What to Bring:

For this class you will need to bring:


  • your camera,

  • fully charged batteries,

  • your camera manual.  


Since we will be headed outside for part of the class, make sure you have clothing appropriate for the weather.  


The instructor for this course is Don Tredinnick, assisted by Barb Thompson.  


Workshop size is limited to 16 participants, this allows for a maximum 8 to 1 participant/instructor ratio.

We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if the minimum number of registrations are not received.  If we cancel, you will receive a full refund.

You may cancel up to 14 days prior to the workshop and receive a full refund minus a $5.00 processing fee. Cancellations after that time will not be refunded.

For any questions, feel free to email Don at