Bodie Photography 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 each year. We are still booking workshops for 2019, and will begin scheduling dates for the 2020 season in November 2019.

Workshop leaders interested in having a workshop in Bodie please submit photo workshop date requests by contacting us at or (760) 616-0210

Photo by Jennifer King

Photo by Jennifer King

Workshops Offered:

--Morning Photo Workshop

            Access to interiors of select Bodie buildings as approved by CA State Parks

            Hours:  6 a.m. – noon

            Cost:  $500 Deposit (covers monitor and leader fee)

                         $100 per each additional participant

                        Leaders may wish to hire an additional monitor at $200/monitor.

 --Night Photo Workshop

            Hours:  6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

            Cost:  $750 Deposit (covers monitor, ranger, and leader fee)

                       $100 per each additional participant

 --Park Hours Photo Workshop

             Hours:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (or when park is open)

             Cost:  $150

                        No monitor is required.

 Leader’s Steps for Registration:

  1. Email to request your preferred workshop dates. You will be invoiced promptly for your deposit.

  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 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, beautiful sunrises, and stunning night skies.

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

Looking for a Photo Workshop to Join?

The following is a list of photo workshop leaders who have lead photo workshops in Bodie.  If you are a photographer who would like to join a photo workshop group who is scheduled to come to Bodie, you may wish to contact one of these leaders.

Aperture Academy ~
Michael Frye ~
Grant Kaye ~
Jennifer King ~
Jeff Sullivan ~
Betty Sederquist ~