Sonoma Photography Workshops

Sign up today for Source Photography’s Sonoma photography workshops and tours and take advantage of our exclusive relationships with wineries and private landowners that give us access to areas other photographers can’t go. You’ll enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, have free reign in the vineyards to shoot timeless photos of the leaf-covered grapevine rows, visit barrel rooms, sculpture gardens, and photograph the intricate details of life in wine country. We conduct photo tours of a full moon rising above scenic vistas and stellar foregrounds, we shoot in the historic Sonoma Square, and spend time in gorgeous Jack London State Historic Park. How about this for a new twist on historic Sonoma photo tours: You can photograph live models set against the backdrop of the vineyard and framed by the crumbling stone Winery Ruins. We will set up our studio lighting equipment ahead of time, show you which settings to use on your camera, and the next thing you know you’re adding incredible wine country shots of our fun and friendly models to your portfolio. Sign up for our photo workshops and tours today!

Sonoma Photography Workshops & Tours

Join Source Photography's next Sonoma photo tour and you'll capture the beauty of one of the most rustic and artistic areas of California. 

Join Source Photography's next Sonoma photo tour and you'll capture the beauty of one of the most rustic and artistic areas of California. 

Rustic. Relaxed. Charming. This is Sonoma County, Napa’s Valley’s bucolic neighbor to the west, and home to 370+ award-winning wineries, including one owned by famed director Francis Ford Coppola. Source Photography’s Sonoma photography workshops take you into the heart of northern California’s most pastoral setting, teach you new techniques to squeeze every creative ounce out of your camera, and help you capture wonderful photographs of this richly historic location. Regardless of your skill level, Source Photography’s photo workshops will hone your abilities, teach you new techniques, and make you a better photographer.

Sonoma has drawn settlers and artists since the early 19th Century, and is now said to have the largest per capita population of artists in the United States. Sonoma has a storied cultural and agricultural heritage, and a spectacular beauty that has captivated visitors and residents for hundreds of years. It’s home to Buena Vista Winery - the state’s oldest – and the last of the 21 missions built in California.

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Exclusive Photo Tour Locations

Source Photography’s Sonoma photography workshops take advantage of the region’s diversity by blending shooting locations where you can capture its rustic roots, art-inspired nuevo hipness and classic scenic grandeur – all in a single day. Our exclusive relationships with wineries and private landowners give us access to areas other photographers can’t go, and give you the opportunity to take great photographs from these unique spots. You’ll enjoy a complimentary wine tasting, have free reign in the vineyards to shoot timeless photos of the leaf-covered grapevine rows, visit barrel rooms, sculpture gardens, and photograph the intricate details of life in wine country.

Moonlight Serenade Photography Workshops

Source Photography's day-long Sonoma photography workshops include stops at local wineries, historic locations, and often feature live model shoots set against vineyard backdrops.

Source Photography's day-long Sonoma photography workshops include stops at local wineries, historic locations, and often feature live model shoots set against vineyard backdrops.

You’ve seen the moon countless times, but have you ever taken a really compelling photo of a full moon rising? A photo tour dedicated to shooting the full moon would be interesting enough, but we go all out and pair this lunar photography workshop with exclusive scenic vistas and stellar foregrounds that are perfect for shooting a big, bright full moonrise. Our lighting pros will give you all the instruction you need to capture clear, crisp photographs of the full moonrise over Sonoma, and you’ll howl with excitement when you see the results!

The Heart Of Sonoma

One of the most popular stops on our photo tours is Sonoma Square, the 150-year-old 8-acre central plaza (California’s largest) in the middle of downtown Sonoma. This beautiful park is a National Historic Landmark and loaded with photo ops including its centerpiece, the amazing rough stone City Hall building. There is a gorgeous rose garden, ponds, fountains, ducks and geese, flowerbeds and more. Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma is just across the street, as are other historic buildings including Captain Salvador Vallejo's Casa Grande, the Presidio of Sonoma, the Blue Wing Inn, the Sebastiani Theatre, and the Toscano Hotel.

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The Park That Jack Built

Of all the venues on Source Photography’s Sonoma photography workshops, the most impressive may be Jack London State Historic Park. Beauty Ranch, as it was originally called, was the sprawling ranch famed writer Jack London called home in the early 1900s.  Our photo tours here take you along tree-lined trails and a beautiful vineyard etched into the rolling hillside to the ranch’s original stone buildings, where you can photograph amazing stone work and thick wood-framed windows, the stable tack room, huge silos, a cactus garden, the remains of Wolf House, and London’s gravesite, to name just a few. Plus, there’s plenty of wildlife in the park including deer, bobcats, red-tailed hawks and woodpeckers. The photographic opportunities here are limitless, and the images are eternal.

How about this for a new twist on historic Sonoma photo tours: You can photograph live models set against the backdrop of the vineyard and framed by the crumbling stone Winery Ruins. We will set up our studio lighting equipment ahead of time, show you which settings to use on your camera, and the next thing you know you’re adding incredible wine country shots of our fun and friendly models to your portfolio.

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Source Photography’s Sonoma photography workshops are unique instructional events created to let you experience some of the best and most compelling elements of Sonoma – past and present. Throughout our photo tours, our professional instructors will guide you through the process of correctly setting up your camera and adjusting it to account for changing lighting conditions. We will also teach you composition skills that you will put to use right away. Our photo tours feature door-to-door service and luxury transportation, complimentary beverages and box lunches, plus continuous personalized instruction. We can also create a fully customized photo tour experience for you or your group – just ask. Check out our upcoming workshops and sign up today!

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