Capture the beauty you see in a landscape before your eyes on an outdoor photography course taught using the original principles behind film photography.

Niobe offers group and individual instruction covering the ins and outs of your camera, learning about depth of field and film speed, and using different lenses to change perspectives. You'll practice setting up compositions, looking to all corners of the frame and working with different types of light.

Customized Private Photography Instruction in beautiful Annecy, France - Small Groups or Individuals

Upcoming Workshops-

Chamonix Momentum - iPhoneography and Ski - Winter 2018 -TBD

If you have a group who'd like to learn photography and have fun, don't hesitate to contact me and we can customize something for your time and budget.

As I did in Munich, Germany I hope to connect with a local arts college or school to bring a creative eye to their photography program (unfortunately, all so far require me to speak fluent French)

Some of my past clientele include the Womens Wilderness Institute, North Face corporate team, company outing events sponsored by Ritz Carlton Highlands, and Arc'teryx athletes in Chamonix.

Latest workshops/photo tour instruction was for the Volkshochschule-Munich, Germany - In cooperation with the Volkshochschule, I taught in the Englisher Garten of Munich and in the Bavarian countryside and German and Austrian Alps. Teaching students how to capture with a creative eye. Instruction in English.

Weekend workshop - January 20-21, 2018 - Bavarian winter landscapes

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Capture autumn color in the Englisher Garten

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 10:00-17:00 - iPhoneography

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 14:00-18:00 - Photowalk in the Karwendel-Alps

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:00-17:00 - iPhoneography

North Lake Tahoe, California - (with prearrangement) Lake Tahoe is truly a hiking photographer's paradise offering amazing clear waters, deep blue skies, and many picturesque trails and peaks to explore.

ALL Workshops include a discussion/critique of photographs shot yielding more insight into your photographs and technique. Courses are great for digital and film photographers. Tripods are encouraged but not essential.

Private One on One Instruction

3 hr minimum 180 euros/$200 - 45 euros/$50/hr thereafter

Call Niobe to discuss a private outline tailored to your needs. You will benefit from a private lesson by: 

- Learning your camera by spending time taking pictures using the different functions, rather than decoding the user manual.

- Learning how to take better pictures using proven classical composition techniques.

- Learning the basic principle of exposure, and how a camera meter works to improve one's photos.

- Learning how to use and understand the functionality that one's new digital camera offers.

Group Instruction and/or Customized Photo Tours in Annecy, France

Available to your specifications – 45 euros/$50/hr each, self supported, minimum 2 in a group for 3 hrs


"Outstanding" - Vinson Smith, Tahoe Workshop

"Niobe is knowledgeable, friendly and ambitious. I also loved the fact that she was not photographing herself but took the time to make more suggestions to us." - David Schlecht, Tahoe Workshop

" This tour and accomodations were above and beyond my expectations. I have fallen in love with photography all over again!" - Priscilla Repko, Tahoe workshop

"I just love Niobe's style. She really opened my mind up to new ideas with my photos. That's just what I needed. She is truly talented, and I'm going to make it a point to remember all the advice she gave while I was with her." - Julie K, Private workshop at Lake Tahoe

"Very down to earth. I had an incredible experience with Niobe. She has such a wonderful energy. One thing that struck me was that she was down to earth and very approachable... I knew that I could ask any question, no matter how silly!!

- Melanie, Lake Tahoe workshop

"Great energy! Niobe is a pleasure to work with and learn from. She's sensitive to what individuals are looking for out of a class, and also interested in group needs as well. I think I would've liked more group exercises, however, as opposed to letting to my own creative devices since I was new to my camera equipment. " - Lori Matthews, Womens Wilderness Institute, Boulder Colorado

"Wonderful Class. I thoroughly enjoyed the Women's Wilderness Institute Outdoor Photography class. Niobe is an awesome instructor, very knowledgeable about photography and she has great skill in communicating concepts in an understandable way for us beginners. She worked with all the participants one on one with our cameras. I learned a lot about my camera and how to use light and compose interesting shots. I'd recommend this course for anyone who is interested in learning more about outdoor photography." - Kim Sappington, Womens Wilderness Institute, Boulder, Colorado

"Excellent group of Women and Teacher, Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator, Great Value." - Roberta Andreoli, Rome, Womens Wilderness Institute, Boulder, Colorado