Joshua Tree is known for forests of giant yuccas that are the park’s namesake and massive out-of-this-world rock formations. Spend 4-days becoming immersed in one of America’s most unique landscapes through rock climbing, hiking, and camping all while learning to capture the spirit of the desert through photography. This workshop focuses on unique photo techniques that will enhance your personal narrative and help you create a story that will inspire an emotional connection with the natural world. With a maximum of 8 guests and a 4:1 instructor ratio there will be loads of group and private instruction given by Kristi and Darren.

Participants must be comfortable sleeping in a tent and sleeping bag.

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Galapagos 2020


We are truly invested in the development of all who sign up for our workshops and therefore will be offering a 12 month mentoring program free to our attendees. Over the course of 2019 we will provide each student 6 Skype sessions with assignments and work evaluations. Our aim is the continuation of skill, voice, and personal project development. We have built such a strong relationship with everyone who has taken one of our workshops. We want to inspire long term growth and see where your journey takes you!

Personalized 12 month programs for non-workshop attendees are also available.

Upcoming Speaking Gigs

Past Speaking/Workshops

  • Real Life Conference for Women : November 6-8, 2018 Canmore, Canada: The Power of the Personal Project 
  • Nikon Theater: Oct 26th, 2018, New York, Photo Plus Expo: Capturing the Sublime in Nature
  • Service Photo: June 7, 2018, A Night with Nikon Ambassadors: The Passion of Wildlife Photography
  • Nikon Theater: Feb 2018, WPPI, Las Vegas Wedding Storytelling: Capturing Images with a Deeper Meaning
  • WPPI Masterclass: February 26, 2018, Las Vegas, The Power of the Personal Project
  • Nikon Theater: Jan 2018, CES, Las Vegas The Passion of Wildlife Photography
  • NineDots: Nov 15, 2017, London UK, Emotional Explosion
  • Nikon Theater: Feb 9, 2017, WPPI, Las Vegas Shoot for Emotion: Taking Photography to Higher Emotional Levels
  • WPPI Masterclass: Feb 8, 2017, Las Vegas, The Roaming Photographer: How to Fund Your Lust for Travel
  • Masterclass in Sumatra: Feb 12-23, 2017, Sumatra, Indonesia Photographing Critically Endangered Orangutans
  • Inspire Photo Retreats: Feb 28, 2017, Rhode Island, The Power of the Personal Project
  • Northern Virginia Photographic Society: April 4th, 2017, Virginia, The Power of the Personal Project
  • Nikon Theater: March 7-8, 2016, WPPI, Las Vegas, Destination Weddings: from the Prep to the Shoot
  • WPPI Masterclass: March 9, 2016, Las Vegas, Elevate your Work to Competition Level & Profit From Your Awards
  • Fearless Conference: November 2015, It’s Personal
  • DC Capital Area Photographers: March 2015, What it Takes to Win Awards
  • Adventure Always: Oct 22, 2013, Long Beach, California, The Power of Personal Projects & Outside Influences
  • Women’s Wedding Network, January 12, 2011, Women with CourageTraveling & Living Abroad
  •, November 15, 2010, Photographer Spotlight, Kristi Odom
  • REI, 2006 Kristi Odom on Photographing Outdoors
  • Atlanta Youth Academy: March 14, 2008, Six Continents, A Girl, & A Camera
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: March 13, 2007, Women with Courage: Traveling & Living Abroad


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