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Photo Workshops

Calling all Photographers… 

Here is your opportunity to take some uniquely beautiful photos and help preserve what we love — Bodie State Historic Park. Your participation in our photo workshops directly benefits the Bodie Stabilization Project by providing a stream of income to keep Bodie looking as it does today for future generations.

Workshop Leaders…

All photo workshops require a permit and fees, administered through the Bodie Foundation. Our workshop season runs from May 15 - October 15 of each year. We are still booking workshops for 2019, and will begin scheduling dates for the 2020 season in November 2019.

Workshops offered…

—Morning Photo Workshop

  • Access to interiors of select Bodie buildings as approved by CA State Parks 
  • Hours: 6 am - noon 
  • Cost: $500 deposit (covers monitor and leader fee) 
  • $100 per each additional participant
  • Leaders may wish to hire an additional monitor at $200 per monitor

—Night Photo Workshop

  • No building access 
  • Hours: 6 pm - 1 am
  • Cost: $750 deposit (covers monitor, ranger and leader fee)
  • $100 per each additional participant

—Park Hours Photo Workshop

  • No building access
  • Hours: 9 am - 6 pm (or during park hours)
  • Cost: $150 
  • No monitor required

Leader’s Steps for Registration:

1. Email to request your preferred workshop date(s). You will be invoiced promptly for your deposit needed to reserve your date.

2. Within two weeks of receiving invoice, pay non-refundable deposit to hold your requested dates.

3. Two weeks prior to workshop date, you will be invoiced for the remaining participant fees. Pay participant fees, and any additional monitor fees if requested. 


The Photo Workshop program at Bodie has been a rewarding and successful program for many years, and we look forward to welcoming you to the scene of a colorful past and beautiful sunsets.

Thanks go out to both workshop leaders and photographers for working with us to preserve Bodie through photography and stabilization projects throughout the park.


Photographers wanting to join a photo workshop group, may want to contact these leaders:

Aperture Academy                     

Grant Kaye Photography               

Betty Sederquist                        

Jeff Sullivan Photography