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"James Kay is one-of-a-kind. A photo-Ninja. He uses a camera the way a wizard might use a wand. Plus he's a down-to-earth likable guy. No ego walls to climb. No too-cool-for-you interference. Which is all-too-unusual in the pro photo world. Get to know him. You'll learn a lot."  Neil Stebbins - San Clemente, CA

 

"I had an absolutely marvelous time in Banff. The combination of great tour leaders, wonderful locations, and excellent dining venues made for perfection! Both of you run a superb operation with attention to great detail; endless effort to please your clients; and most importantly, with the goal to provide the best photography possible. Once again, many thanks to both of you for a wonderful experience."   Dr. Cyril Mazansky - Boston, MA
 
 
"The Canadian Rockies was my first James Kay Photography workshop and it was simply outstanding. Of all the workshops I've taken over the years, it was by far the best. Combine the endless photographic opportunities provided by the area with the highly proficient team of James & Susan Kay and you have the perfect workshop. They are wonderful people and amazing hosts providing a well-organized, productive, and enjoyable workshop. All needs were met with grace and enthusiasm, and their extensive workshop experience and knowledge of the area enabled us to be in the right place at the right time to maximize our chances for great images. My expectations were high based on input received from their former guests and these expectations were exceeded. Six stars out of five!"  John Morrison - San Diego, CA
 
 

"Another stunning trip! I got some excellent photographs. I really enjoy these expeditions with you two. Thanks so much for your efforts. As I mentioned while we were in Bannf; your workshops are a wonderful photographic, social, and cultural adventure akin to a relgious experience! Take care and have a great time for the rest of your trip."  Paul Kaufmann - San Diego, CA

 

I just wanted to take a moment to thank both of you for a fantastic, productive, creative, and most enjoyable photo session - for me, the best that I have had to date. I've learned more on your workshops than all the other workshops I've taken combined! Thank you for being the best of the best, or to use a marketing term... you are the Best in Class!"   Fred Kraut - Salt Lake City, UT

 

"Jim, you are the consummate teacher! I learned so much in Capitol Reef that this short little email will never do it justice. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed your teaching style and interest in what I was doing. It was great to have someone who really cares about the students and their progression in photography. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!! - for the education, the great week, images, and care and attention to so many details."   Richard Sandford - Gahanna, OH

 

"Heidi and I want to thank you both for a most wonderful workshop in Boulder/Grand Staircase Escalante Monument. It was an AWESOME ADVENTURE!!!!!!  Your patience and attention to the needs and desires of your clients was obvious right from the start. As a result, we had some of the most enjoyable hikes, spectacular photo locations, and saw some of the most remarkable scenery we have ever experienced in our lives. Heidi especially enjoyed Susie's companionship and we're both looking forward to Hole-in-the-Rock in May."  Wayne & Heidi Inkpen - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Our guests in the field:

 

 


"Thank you so much for a wonderful week. You put together what I call a perfect workshop! Every day was a new adventure of amazing scenery. The schedule was full, but I never felt rushed and you were always available to help. Your patience was much appreciated. But what really made it such a great experience was your and Susie's knowledge on a variety of subjects! Your knowledge of the geology of the region gave so much meaning to what we were seeing and photographing."  Dr. Carl Kjeldsberg - Salt Lake City, UT

 

"Thank you both for running such a fantastic workshop and bringing us to such fabulous places. This trip was one of the best photography experiences I've ever had, bar none."   Josh Trudell - San Antonio, TX

 

"I had a great time last week! What a wonderful bunch of people to spend the week with. Once again, you did a superb job of coordinating an amazing experience for all of us. I've only just started editing, but I definitely got some great images. Thanks again!Judy Wright - Colorado Springs, CO

 

"Every aspect of this workshop far exceeded my expectations. The experience was so much more that simply a photography workshop; it was an amazing adventure. I learned a lot about photography, captured some amazing images; and even learned about the geology of Capitol Reef. Even more memorable though, was the adventure aspect of the trip; the wild weather, insane roads, and all the laughter we shared. Thank you for such an inspiring week in Capitol Reef! I will definitely see you again on another workshop."   Bobby McFall - Mankato, MN

 

"Thank you so very much!!! It has been a pleasure for Justin, Rachael, and me to take part in your workshops over the last 3 years. I love the aspect of photography, hiking, and adventure they bring. It is also a bonus to meet such extraordinary people each time. Everyone starts out as strangers, and parts as friends. We are ready to go again! Thanks again and we look forward to the next adventure with you and Susie".  Carrie Lapow - New Berlin, Wisconsin

 

"We would like to thank you guys for ANOTHER incredible workshop; this time along Hole-in-the-Rock Road. We've traveled to many places around the world but the locations you took us to were just unbelievable. This workshop should be on every photographer's bucket list!"  Wayne & Heidi Inkpen - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

"Thank you both for your diligent preparation, your obvious concern that each person leaves fulfilled, and the dexterity you exhibited in handling challenging personalities. Bravo! We enjoyed the experience; we loved Banff and the Kays!" Richard Boyle - Youngsville, NM

 

"As usual, a great trip. Hard to beat your combination of eliciting a warm camaraderie among diverse and interesting photographers, terrific hiking, and the Kay Karma for being at the right place at the right time for memorable photos (even when the weather gods were conspiring against us). I will look forward to seeing you both again in Glacier next summer. "  Alan Aviles - New York, NY

 

"I would like to thank you both for putting on such an outstanding photography workshop. The venue was spectacular, your organizational and photography skills were very impressive, and the social atmosphere you created among the participants made for an enjoyable vibe. Not only did I see beautiful things but I also learned more than on any other previous photography workshop."  Robert Specker - Wildwood, MO

 

"Thank you so very much for creating an amazing experience for all of us in Glacier National Park!!! I truly appreciate your communication and thoughtfulness throughout the entire process. I am looking forward to next July in the Canadian Rockies!  Lynda Holman - Marietta, GA

 

"Your Hole-in-the-Rock workshop was one of the most memorable trips I've experienced and I look forward to joining you again in the future. Thanks for sharing your impressive knowledge of both landscape photography and the landscape itself. Your down-to-earth humor and warmth, together with the collegiality of our entire group, made for a very special week."  Alan Aviles - New York, NY


 

"Let me thank you both for a very rewarding workshop. Your expertise made my second trip to the Capitol Reef area most enjoyable. The extemporaneous camaraderie that we all shared was an added bonus. Jim, your knowledge of photography as well as the geology and history of the area was most helpful. I look forward to our next sojourn. Thanks again for being the best host and hostess of any workshop I've ever taken."    Dr. Jack Berger - New York, NY


"Hole-in-the-Rock was my second workshop with you and it will not be my last! You set a very high standard on the first workshop I took with you and my expectations on this one were exceeded. As usual, the trip was well organized and the photographic opportunities from sunrise to sunset were exceptional. Your web page promises a lot and you and Susie deliver on your word. You both work very hard to ensure that the entire workshop, beginning with the introduction dinner on the first night and ending with the after-dark dinner on the last night is the best possible experience. I can't imagine a better workshop and look forward to joining you and Susie on another."  Ted Truex - Valencia, CA

  
"I cannot thank you both enough for the adventure, friendship, photo locations and companionship last week. The whole experience was wonderful and exceeded my expectations. The location was great, but you two really made it special!!!!"  David Benson - Denver, CO

 

"I had a great time in Capitol Reef. I just wanted to let you know that this workshop did NOT SUCK!!  This was by far the best workshop I've taken. I don't think there is a better landscape to be captured in a photo than Capitol Reef.  I learned so much by watching how you frame up a shot, which elements you emphasize, and how you work with your equipment to deliver the right image.  I came away with many images I'm very happy with.  You and Susie do a fantastic job."  Claudia O'Grady - Salt Lake City, UT

 

"Many thanks to you two - I had a great time and learned a lot last week. You ran a great workshop and I'm glad I chose to attend. As I said, I appreciate good organization and you really had it planned out beautifully. We were always where we needed to be, when we needed to be, without feeling like we were being pushed on a schedule. All the little touches like coffee and muffins in the morning just added a nice personal touch. You and Susie are a great team and it just made the experience that much more enjoyable."   Judy Wright - Colorado Springs, CO
 
 
"Again; thank you for a great workshop...great locations, great teaching, and great feedback. You are still the "Best in Class" of all photography workshops. You go way above and beyond to give your workshop participants a perfect environment to grow in. Thank you for everything...see you in Bryce!"   Fred Kraut - Salt Lake City, UT
 
 
"Thank you so much for an amazing experience in Hole in the Rock - who knew I could climb up and down a sandstone wall with a pack and a rope. I just signed up to do it again next year. I can't wait!!!"  Lynda Holman - Marietta, GA
 
 
 
"Lynn & I keep talking about what a wonderful trip we had in Glacier.  And the weather issues that arose don't even factor in.  The last part of our hike to Iceberg Lake in the rain was great!  Even if we couldn't photograph it, we got to experience it which is wonderful in itself.  We really enjoyed the group too. Once again, you two put on a first-rate workshop. Travel safe, and we'll look forward to seeing you soon!  Claudia O'Grady - Salt Lake City, UT
 
 
"I first visited Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 2007 and always wanted to go back. After a little research, I decided to sign up for Jim's Hole-in-the-Rock workshop. This turned out to be a great decision. In addition to being an outstanding photographer with a long list of published work to his credit, Jim is an expert outdoorsman, geology and meteorology buff, and one of the world's nicest guys. His talented and beautiful wife Susie shares his love of nature and does an amazing job of making all the photographers on the workshop feel like part of their extended family."   Dr. Mark Laussade - Las Vegas, NV
 
 

"I had a fabulous time on your Hole-in-the-Rock workshop. I loved the format and you were both amazingly gracious hosts. I will indeed be back. Love your work!"  Michael Blanchette - Bedford, NH

 

"I just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The memories of each day's adventures will last for quite a while in my head and then the images will take over visually. You two are a great team! With Jim's great knowledge of the locations combined with his outdoor classroom technical approach plus Susie's help in the field, it's a complete package. Last year I said I didn't know how it could be any better but this year it was better!"  Stephen Clarke - Orange, CA
 
 

 


 

 

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Utah Photography workshop customer reviews, testimonials, and customer comments for the photography workshops of James Kay. We have customer reviews for our photo workshops in Utah, customer reviews for our photograpy workshops in Glacier National Park, workshop reviews for our photo workshops in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, Capitol Reef National Park, photo workshop reviews for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, photography workshop reviews for Bryce Canyon National Park, Yoho National Park, photo workshop reviews for New Zealand, workshop reviews for Hole in the Rock Road, and photography workshop reviews for Boulder, Utah.