Photo Workshop and Tours

Every year, Ian conducts a limited number of small photo workshops and tours on location. These workshops fill up quickly, so when one is listed, don't delay, act fast to secure your reservation.


Lake Superior
Ice Cave Tours


Every winter, sheets of ice descend from the cliffs and sandstone caves of the shoreline of Lake Superior. Using the town of Munising, Michigan as our base of operations, we will explore the best caves and ice formations. Traveling in-tow behind a snowmobile, you'll be able to visit the caves safely and comfortably for a unique and unforgettable photo experience. Pricing, dates, and other details to be determined, dependent on the weather and ice conditions.

Badlands Landscape Masterclass

May 16-20, 2022 

May 20-24, 2022 

June 6-10, 2022 

July 18-22, 2022 

All dates SOLD OUT. Wait list only.

There's no better place than Badlands National Park for learning landscape composition. In this Masterclass workshop, I'll teach you the techniques necessary to make landscape images that rise above the rest. The skills you will learn here will allow you to make incredible landscape photos no matter where you go.  


Lake Superior
Autumn Photo Tours

All dates SOLD OUT.

Wait list only.

The rugged southern coastline of Lake Superior is famous for its colorful, mineral-stained cliffs and sculpted sandstone sea caves. We travel by land and boat to explore and photograph the area around Munising in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which contains some of the best scenery in the U.S. Midwest. As an added bonus, these tours are timed to coincide with peak autumn color along the lake shore! 

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Big Cypress Bayou
Autumn Photo Tours

November 12-14, 2022 

November 15-17, 2022 

All dates SOLD OUT. Wait list only.

The cypress swamps of Lake Caddo and the Big Cypress Bayou in Texas are places of wild, haunting beauty. Clad in Spanish moss, the trees take on expressive shapes. The bayou comes colorfully alive in autumn, with an explosion of reds, oranges, and yellows. On this photo tour, we'll use my small inflatable (Zodiac-type) boat to explore the hidden, intimate, and wild places of the bayou. The tour is limited to two people at a time, and it presents a unique opportunity to photograph the bayou and make photos that stand out from the rest. 


Bosque del Apache
Photo Workshop

December 5-9, 2022 (5 spots)   

Ian Plant and Rick Sammon

Join me and my good friend Rick Sammon in one of the best places to photograph birds in the United States. In the early morning and late afternoon, you’ll have a chance to see a dramatic sky filled with hundreds and hundreds of sandhill cranes and snow geese, an awe-inspiring experience that offers endless wide-angle and close-up photo opportunities.

Tanzania Photo Safari

October 1-10, 2023

8 spots available

Join world-renowned photo pros Rick Sammon and Ian Plant in Tanzania for a once-in-a-lifetime photo adventure! Spend 10 days in Tanzania photographing its amazing wildlife and scenery. Tanzania is a top wildlife photography destination, famous for its abundant wildlife. Millions of wildebeest and zebra cover the plains, and the wide availability of prey draws an abundance of predators, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Our October 2023 photo tour is limited to 13 guests, with a maximum of three guests per safari vehicle.