Bluff Country of the Mississippi River Valley in Iowa Photography Workshop

Along the Mississippi in Northeastern Iowa Photography Workshop

I’m looking forward to offering another workshop in my old stomping grounds in Iowa. Northeastern Iowa is in the driftless zone, where the glaciers didn’t make everything flat. It’s bluff country over the Mississippi River. Summer is in full swing in July and bluff country is green. We’ll spend four days romping through northeastern Iowa on an adventure to photograph the best part of Iowa.



  • July 13 to 16, 2017

Cost: $549  (A nonrefundable deposit of $275 is due at registration. The remainder is due 60 days before the workshop.)

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Bluff country in northeastern Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin serves as our photographic canvas during the Bluff Country of Northeastern Iowa Photography Workshop. We’ll visit state parks along the Mississippi River, such as Pike’s Peak State Park and Wyalusing State Park. We’ll visit historic downtowns, drive gravel roads, visit a state forest, and learn what Iowa has to offer.


  • Day One: If you arrive the night before, we’ll shoot the sunrise and spend the morning in the field. The workshop officially begins at 1pm with a presentation on exposure, filters and composition. After dinner, we’ll return to the field to shoot the sunset over the Mississippi River
  • Day Two: We’ll spend the day exploring northeastern Iowa from sunrise to sunset with a break for breakfast. Other meals will be on the road.
  • Day Three: We’ll spend the day exploring northeastern Iowa from sunrise to sunset. If conditions are good, we may do some night photography over nearby classic churches.
  • Day Four: We’ll shoot sunrise and then eat breakfast. The workshop ends at 1pm.

Note: The itinerary will be fluid based on the weather.


There is no lodging partner for this workshop (yet). We’ll likely stay in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.

Getting There

Marquette, McGregor and Prairie Du Chien are on the Mississippi River in northeast Iowa. The closest airport is Dubuque, Iowa. From Dubuque follow the Great River Road (US 52) north to Guttenberg (47 miles), the follow X56 to the Marquette/McGregor area (20 miles). The closest international airport is MSP in the Twin Cities. From MSP follow US 52 south to Postville. At Postville, take US 18 east to McGregor (200 miles).

Required Photography Equipment

I’ll send out a full equipment list when you register for the workshop.


Registration and Cancellation Policies

Additional information

Max Participants


Min Participants

4 or the workshop is canceled. You will be notified 30 days before the workshop and refunded your deposit.


This workshop is for all levels of photographers and works best for photographers using digital cameras. It involves moderate physical activity.

What's Included

Quality small group and one-on-one photography instruction. Fun!

What's Not Included

Transportation. Carpooling is highly recommended. Lodging. Meals.


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