Photography Adventure

Indulge your passion for photography! Learn from Master Photographers Lowell Downey and Janna Waldinger of Art & Clarity, and take your skills to the next level. We will create a custom adventure to meet your dreams. This experience makes a wonderful gift, a great family or team building event, or a fun treat for yourself. No experience is necessary. You’ll develop your skills of seeing and camera functions and create beautiful compositions with a poetic eye,¬†all while learning how to use the science and direction of light. You can use an SLR camera or smartphone camera.

Experience Highlights

Broaden Your Perspective

Broaden Your Perspective

Find a new perspective to view the world through your lens. Stretch your creativity by finding a new angle from which to view the world. This is especially useful when photographing children +animals.
Learn to see through a new lens, YOURS!
Mastering Light

Mastering Light

When you take conscious control of light in your compositions, you will be able to create the images you want.
Start noticing the direction of light everyday both indoors and outside.
Use The Rule Of Thirds

Use The Rule Of Thirds

Create dynamic images by using the rule of thirds. Avoid putting the subject or horizon in the middle of your picture. Let your eyes explore a different composition.
There is more interest in an image that uses the rule of thirds.

At a Glance

This offering is available daily, the exact start time is flexible. We will work with you on a time that is convenient for you and has good lighting for photography.
This experience lasts 3 hours.
Takes place in Napa Valley or Sonoma County
Meet host at 1225 Division Street, Napa unless otherwise arranged
A minimum of 2 guests are required for a trip to run.
Casual attire and good walking shoes
The weather is usually moderate, but check the recent forecast to be sure.
Tax is included. Gratuity is not included.


Indulge your passion for photography!
Create a custom photography adventure to meet your dreams.
Develop your skills of seeing and camera functions.


Create beautiful compositions with a poetic eye while learning how to use the science of light.
Recently featured in the New York Times, "10 Tours to Turn Travelers Into Photographers"
Participants will receive an e-photography Insights book delivered via email following your class.

Your Host:
Art & Clarity

Art & Clarity
Janna Waldinger and Lowell Downey, owners of Art & Clarity, have partnered for three decades. Waldinger and Downey deliver the highest standards of technical excellence that is infused with dramatic light and emotional impact.
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Reviews (2)

The class was all that we could ask for. Janna was generous with her time, was a good and patient teacher, and was enjoyable to just spend time with. Besides the technical concepts, she gave us information on how to ‘see’ a scene. We got plenty of practice, which provided muscle memory for doing the settings, and the habit of seeing the possibilities in a scene.

Thanks so much for your follow up e-mail and the first set of pictures of us from our time with you. They are fabulous. We loved Art of Seeing Adventure. It was the highlight of our trip!”