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James Kay



 "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.  See all testimonials












As a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer Magazine and having served as one of their professional advisors for more than 25 years, Jim has designed a series of workshops for photographers seeking an active, adventurous experience in some of the most spectacular locations on earth. Our philosophy is to offer unsurpassed photographic experiences for discerning travelers. This means you'll not only enjoy a tremendous diversity of photographic opportunities; you'll also enjoy comfortable, high-end, single-occupancy lodging and excellent dining venues at the end of each day. Jim and his wife Susie personally conduct each workshop - they do not hire others to do this for them and we're confident you'll recognize the increased service level this arrangement provides. Group size is limited to a maximum of 8 participants in order to create a more intimate atmosphere and to allow Jim to work one-on-one with you as we compose images in the field. We pay special attention to all those behind-the-scenes details to ensure that your experience will greatly exceed your expectations. Don't take our word for it; see what our guests have to say: Testimonials    READ MORE




James Kay   Susie Kay


In addition to his 25-year relationship with Outdoor Photographer Magazine Jim's work has been featured in the Nikon Legends Collection and his photographs have been published in a wide variety of magazines including Nikon World, Los Angeles Times, Arizona Highways, Sunset, National Geographic Adventure, and Time. A short list of his commercial clients would include The New Zealand Tourism Board, VF Corp, American Express, Sundance Institute, Nikon USA, Visa, and The Nature Conservancy. His fine-art landscape prints have been displayed in the Utah Museum of Art & History, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the US Capitol Rotunda in an exhibit advocating wilderness protection for Utah's Colorado Plateau region, and are currently displayed in private and corporate collections worldwide. His recent book, Resurrection Glen Canyon, published by Mountaineers Books, showcases his ongoing project to document the legendary canyons of Glen Canyon as they have emerged from the waters of Lake Powell due to drought. See Jim's full biography.


Jim's wife Susie serves as a guide and coordinator and pays special attention to all those little details which make our workshops run so smoothly. She has a degree in business as it relates to the outdoor recreation industry and directed the mountain ski guides at Snowbird Resort until 1985 when she resigned that position to work full-time with Jim as his office manager and business partner. From our opening-night reception to our send-off farewell; Susie strives to insure that every aspect of the experience exceeds our guests' expectations. Join us and find out why many of them describe her as a hostess extraordinaire.


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Customer Testimonials

Guest Referral Rewards Program

Our Workshop Philosophy and What You'll Learn

Read Jim's articles in Outdoor Photographer Magazine

Jim's Published Work


Private Workshops: Please contact us if you would like to discuss hiring us for a private workshop.











Photographer James Kay hosts photography workshops for all levels of photographers. His photo workshops include Utah's National Parks in southern Utah including photography workshops in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante, Buckskin Gulch, Paria Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Glacier National Park, Montana, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park, Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountains, Canada, and Lake Louise. These Utah, Montana, and Canadian Rockies photography workshops are based in the towns of Escalante, Boulder, Torrey, Bryce Canyon, Utah and Lake Louise Village, Canada. Join us for a photo workshop where we will visit locations such as Calf Creek Falls, Hole in the Rock Road, Spooky Gulch, Peekaboo Gulch, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Coyote Gulch, Escalante Canyon, Hell's Backbone, Death Hollow, Glacier National Park, Saint Mary Lake, Many Glacier, Logan Pass & Lake McDonald.