Iceland Private Workshop

Dan Ballard Photography

Welcome to Dan Ballard Photography Workshops.  I offer private & small group workshops almost anywhere in the world.   Combining my love of photography & my love of traveling will help to make your workshop an unforgettable experience.  I have traveled to over 50 different countries on 5 continents - immersing myself in the cultures of the countries I visit & photograph.

During a workshop with me you will experience how I actually scout, shoot and process my images.  Workshops are structured to fit your needs & we will spend time working on the exact things that you feel are important & that are needed to take your photography to the next level.  That may be camera skills or it may be very advanced composition and photographic concepts.  Usually we will spend sunrises & sunsets shooting & will have time during the day to process your images using lightroom.  Time will also be spent working on the best way to showcase your images for display and on idea's for making money with your work.

These workshops can be as easy or intense as you choose.   I have given private workshops where we slept in the car and worked our butts off the entire time, basically without rest,  chasing the light for a chance at an incredible image.   Others are very low key and relaxed with focus more on learning and going over ideas and concepts.    Where a group workshop must have some sort of a plan, a private workshop allows us more spontaneity to shoot exactly like I do when I am alone.


"Dan Ballard, in Iceland, for a private workshop, incredible.  His enthusiasm for catching the best image in the best light is contagious.   Dan has the knowledge and the eye, but more importantly he can explain and share that wisdom in a comfortable and fun manner.  I had been to some of Dan's presentations and taken his Lightroom class twice.  I had a sense this is a person I could be around for hours a day and pick up more tips than I could imagine.  All this was true and so much more.  The quality of my images has increased many folds faster than at any other time in my life (over 40 years of catching images).  The dedication and hard work of Dan is phenomenal.  His experience as a World traveler made this international workshop amazingly low stress.  Dan is a great photographer, teacher and person.  I've already signed up for a group workshop with him later this year and know my images will continue to impress and amaze me. 

If someone has a good foundation of basic photography and wants to take their images to a higher level, I would highly recommend Dan as a great conduit to achieve this goal.  I am honored to be a student of his."

- Stan Hill, Colorado


Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape. Iceland’s summers are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets. During winter you can marvel at the amazing, undulating green, blue, yellow and pink lights of the aurora in the night sky, and the winters are not as cold as you might imagine. Regardless of when you visit, you can be assured of the warmth of the Icelanders’ welcome and their desire to share their culture and make every effort to ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. Its breathtaking landscape is an inspiration to artists and photographers

Click HERE to see testimonials and websites from past students and to sign up.  

Private Workshops


1 - 2 people                                  $600.00 per day

     2 day Minimum. 

     20% discount 4 or more days.


1 - 2 people               4 days            $2400.00

                                7 days            $3300.00

                               10 days           $4000.00

*travel expenses to & from the location plus accommodations & meals for Dan must be added to the cost per day. 

More private workshop locations include:

Norway:  Loften Islands

Peru: Machu Picchu or Cordillea Blanca

Bolivia: Salt Flats 

India:  Himalayas

Nepal: Everest Region

Middle East: Turkey, Jordan, Oman

Or anywhere else you want to photograph!


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