Consulting on Personal Projects and Portfolio Reviews

While international travel is on pause, this is the perfect time to edit and organize your personal photo projects! Receive one-on-one advice from a world-renowned photographer that has published eleven books and bring your photography to the next level. Consulting on personal projects and portfolio review appointments available directly through the studio. Discounts available for those who have previously been in workshops or traveled with Alison on her photo tours.

Portrait of New York City Photography Walkabout and Workshop

March 28 - April 3, 2022

New York City Photo Walkabout and Workshop with Alison Wright
March 28-April 3, 2022

Alison is a New York City based documentary photographer and has published eleven books. She has spent a career specializing in her intimate approach to photographing people and this personalized walking photo workshop, for both amateurs and seasoned photographers, will offer a unique perspective of New York City. For five days we’ll explore how to create a sense of place (and thematic dining!) in the neighborhoods of Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Chinatown, Harlem, Queens and the Bronx. Each person will have their own private hour-long critique session with Alison for feedback on current work, a portfolio, or to discuss a personal project. All lunches are included, as well as two dinners, and all transportation in New York City. Air tickets, hotels and transfers to the airport are not included. Group discounted hotel rates are available.

This is a small personalized workshop with only 8 spots, there are 2 places left. The total fee for this workshop is $2200.

To reserve a spot please Venmo a non-refundable $400 deposit to @alisonwrightphoto.

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Culture and Cuisine: From Oporto to Basque Country by Sea (National Geographic/Lindblad)

April 8 - April 14, 2022

Set sail from Lisbon, tracing the Iberian coast to the Bay of Biscay and exploring historic cities and age-old cultures along the way. Meet the port-makers of Porto and discover the gems of this historic city. In Galicia, meet fishermen and musicians and soak up the tranquil beauty of the landscape. Encounter the fabulous architecture that has transformed the port city of Bilbao. Then head deep into Basque country in both France and Spain, exploring markets, villages, music, and cuisine.

Medieval to Modern: Tracing History from Bordeaux to Dublin by Sea (National Geographic/Lindblad)

April 13 - April 19, 2022

Explore fascinating chapters in European history as well as marvels of nature on a voyage from the wine country capital of Bordeaux to the shores of Ireland. Along the gorgeous coast of Brittany, discover the wild splendor of Belle-Île-en-Mer and venture into historic outposts of Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel. Then cross to the England’s Isles of Scilly, home to seabirds, subtropical flowers, and some of England’s loveliest beaches. Visit Ireland’s past in the maritime hub of Cobh before tracing the coast to Dublin.

Wild Isles: A Voyage to the Rugged Coasts of Scotland and Ireland (National Geographic/Lindblad)

April 18 - April 24, 2022

Ride Zodiacs into Fingal’s Cave on Scotland’s Staffa Islands to see its remarkable geometric basalt columns or climb atop it to meet curious puffins.

Spend a day discovering the captivating landscapes of the Isle of Skye, scattered with prehistoric sites and steeped in legend.

Explore the Stone Age sites of Orkney, from the Ring of Brodgar to the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae.
Experience the windswept beauty of the Shetland Islands, and visit the 4,000-year-old seaside ruins of Jarlshof.

National Geographic Morocco Land Photo Expedition

May 14 - 22, 2022


With your camera in hand, discover the enchanting cities of Marrakech and Fez, venture into rose-colored kasbahs, and snap portraits of traditional Amazigh families in their mountain villages. Photograph the ancient adobe village of Aït Ben Haddou lit up by the late afternoon sun, and ride into the Sahara on a camel to capture the sun setting on the dunes.

Capture the late afternoon light on ancient clay walls during a photo shoot in the hilltop village of Aït Ben Haddou.

Ride into the Sahara on a camel to photograph the sun setting on the dunes.
Take portraits of the magicians and musicians of Marrakech, tanners knee-deep in dye vats, and traditional Amazigh (Berber) families.

Photograph Morocco’s diverse landscapes: palm oases at the foot of soaring plateaus, lush cedar forests, the rugged Atlas Mountains, and the soft curves of the Saharan sands.

Pearls of the Pacific: A Voyage to The Society and Tuamotu Islands (National Geographic/Orion)

June 5 - 15, 2022

Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava Atoll, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Venture into the limestone grottos of Makatea, an unusual coral atoll thrust high above the waterline by geological forces.

Learn about ancient Polynesian culture on a visit to Marae Taputapuatea, a spiritual and ceremonial center on Ra’iatea.

Explore fabled Bora Bora and its turquoise lagoon and explore the interior of the emerald island of Moorea.

Wild Polynesian Escape: A Voyage from Tahiti to Bora Bora (National Geographic/Orion)

June 15 - 20, 2022

Snorkel or dive the spectacular reefs and lagoons of Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Marae Taputapuatea on Ra’iatea, and learn about its spiritual and historic significance in Polynesian culture.

Venture into the limestone grottos of Makatea, and learn about the unusual geology of this uplifted coral atoll.

Explore fabled Bora-Bora and its turquoise water by land and by sea.

A Portrait of Madeline Island: Photographing People and a Sense of Place

August 22 - August 26, 2022

About This Workshop

Picturesque Madeline Island is the perfect backdrop to discover photogenic landscapes and create environmental portraits. In this workshop Alison Wright will share her skills of approaching and photographing people; using your camera as an opportunity to take a deeper dive in exploring the lives of those around us.

Picturesque Madeline Island is the perfect backdrop to discover photogenic landscapes and create environmental portraits. In this workshop Alison Wright will share her skills of approaching and photographing people; using your camera as an opportunity to take a deeper dive in exploring the lives of those around us.

Before arriving, each student is responsible to research an idea(s) for a local story to develop during the workshop, one that they’ll have time to photograph during our five days together. This quaint island of compelling seascapes is home to artisans such as weavers, candle-makers, jewelers, woodworkers as well as a water culture of canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing.

This workshop is focused on elevating your aesthetic vision and expanding your photographic skills. The day is structured so that you will have the opportunity to photograph independently as well as meet together for fun photo excursions and informative group critiques. Alison discusses ways of combining technical, practical, and creative aspects of photography through a combination of inspiring lectures, discussions, and assignments. Learn how to convey your own personal narrative while creating an in-depth sense of place through compelling photos.

Photo Excursion by Land Across Central Asia & Silk Road

September 11 - 26, 2022

Few have come this way, those that did, made history with the exchange of ideas and technology between east and west. Traversed by the caravans of the Silk Road, Central Asia played a key role in the history of mankind. Largely forgotten in modern times the vastness of Central Asia await the adventurous traveler. This trip is an immersion in geography and culture with an emphasis on photography. This is a small, unique, personalized trip with only a few open slots.

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2023 Vietnam and Cambodia: Along the Mekong River (National Geographic Jahan ship)

February 27 - March 13, 2023

Spend seven nights aboard The Jahan riverboat, exploring the Mekong with our team of experts.

Board local boats to glide between the floating houses of Kampong Chhnang, and ride an oxcart through the rice paddies surrounding Kampong Tralach, where the National Geographic-Lindblad Fund financed a community library.

Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, and spend two full days exploring the spectacular Angkor complex with our experts.

Enjoy special dining experiences, including a private dinner with traditional music and a dance performance at one of Angkor’s temples.

2023 Wonders of the Western Pacific: Orangutans, Sun Bears and the Coral Triangle (National Geographic /Lindblad Resolution)

October 2 - March 15, 2023

Discover the winding streets of Saigon and its eclectic blend of modern skyscrapers, Buddhist temples, and bustling markets.

Spend time in the company of the gentle giants of Borneo—orangutans—and observe the reclusive sun bear, the smallest of the bear family.

Go snorkeling or diving amid the spectacular reefs of Indonesia’s Bunaken National Park, located in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

Step back in time on Palau’s Peleliu Island, exploring the relics of a vicious World War II battle that took place in this tropical paradise.

Consulting on personal projects and portfolio review appointments available directly through the studio.

Join Alison in a unique opportunity to bring your photography to the next level. Whether you are considering becoming a professional photographer or just interested in how to take better photographs, these global workshops, photo seminars and travel photo expeditions can help you achieve your goals.

When you join Alison on the road or in a workshop you can experience first hand how a world-renowned photographer works in the field.

By keeping the groups small and intimate, Alison is able to work on an individual basis to give one-on-one pointers and advice. We will spend days photographing in the field, as well as engage in group critiques and personal portfolio reviews.

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