Workshops - jacquelinedeely

Connecting with Nature through Photography (Dates TBA)

Join me in 2019 for a two-day wildlife photography workshop at Camp Ocean Pines in stunning Cambria, California.

The premise behind this workshop is to explore how we can connect with nature, learn about our environment and make a difference through our photography. This is a workshop I have been wanting to do for quite some time as it is essentially what drives me in my own photographic journey.

We will cover essential techniques, practices and post processing procedures for capturing compelling images of wildlife, in addition to safety and etiquette in the field. However, most importantly, we will explore how we can use our images and our experiences in nature for the greater good. How our connections with nature can not only benefit us, but our subjects and their homes.

Field activities will take us to various locations with specific goals in mind. Classroom activities will include illustrated presentations and discussions about our own unique moments and encounters in the wild. Sharing our work will allow us to delve deeper into the thought process behind our photographs and the stories they tell.

All levels are welcome, however, students must have a basic understanding of how to operate their own equipment. Any type of camera will work as long as it has zoom/telephoto capability. 

Overnight (shared) accommodations is included in addition to meals. Staying onsite enhances the overall experience.  It is a wonderful way to stay connected with nature and your fellow participants throughout. I think it is going to be a wonderful time for all!

I am currently working with Camp Ocean Pines to finalize dates and details. 

If you are interested in participating, please SIGN UP for my eNewsletter where I will provide the final itinerary, pricing and how to register.  


"I took an ‘Introduction to Wildlife Photography’ with Jacqueline at Filoli. She shared her valuable techniques, tips and professional knowledge of wildlife photography in down to earth simple terms and gave personal attention to each attendee. I am an amateur and I learned not only how to take better photos of wildlife but additional tips on how I may use my camera beyond the auto mode. Our field trip and the post processing lecture and critique was very informative. The whole experience was enjoyable and fun. I would not hesitate to take another workshop with Jacqueline, and hope to do so in the future."

Sandra S. - Bay Area, California

Photography Theme Cruises

UnCruise Adventures - Seattle, WA

I am thrilled to join UnCruise Adventures as a guest host on two of their 2018 photography theme cruises, where I will provide lectures and instruction throughout the entire voyage!

Alaska's Glaciers & Whales - May 27th - June 3rd, 2018

May is one of the most beautiful times of year in Alaska!  This is the time of year when Alaska is awakening from a long, cold winter and wildlife becomes active!  We will sail out of Juneau on the beautiful Safari Endeavor and explore Alaska's glaciers, search for whales and other wildlife, experience the native Tlingit culture and so much more!

Unveiled Wonders - Costa Rica & Panamá Canal - November 16th - 24th, 2018

I am super excited to visit this amazing, tropical jewel in our planet, where the photographic opportunities will be simply spectacular!  Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, and whales! By kayak, skiff, on foot, and small ship—uncover the wonders of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves, and the Panamá Canal.  

Cruises are booked directly through UnCruise Adventures.

Please mention you were directed to them by Jacqueline Deely Photography.  



"Jacqueline was outstanding in her role as the professional photographer on our UnCruise trip in Alaska. Her knowledge of both the technical and the artistic aspects of photography was impressive! She did a great job of helping us one-on-one throughout the day and also in making evening presentations to the group. Her enthusiasm, her smile, and her outgoing personality make her a delight to interact with. We feel like we made a friend with her and have been in contact with Jacqueline to share more photography related information even after our trip was over."

Roland & Karen B. - Greenville, South Carolina

"I wanted to thank you so much for what you added to our Costa Rica and Panama cruise experience. You are truly talented as both an educator and an artist; those talents don’t often coincide. My daughter learned so much from you and you made her and all of our experience all the more interesting and enjoyable."

Connie H. - Austin, Texas

Expedition Tours

G Adventures - Toronto, Canada

"Photographer in Residence" providing onboard lectures and guidance.

Spirit of Shackleton - January 12th  - 31st, 2019

Antarctica Classic - January 31st - February 9th, 2019

Quest for the Antarctic Circle - February 9th - 21st, 2019

Arctic Highlights - September 1st - 15th, 2019


 "I met Jackie on an expedition cruise to Norway and the Arctic Circle where she was the resident photographer.  Jackie willingly shared her knowledge and expertise of photography both in a group setting and one-on-one as she shared her photos and camera settings while being challenged with the environment - 24 hours of daylight and attempting to shoot in a bobbing “zodiac” in the Arctic waters. Her suggestions and recommendations for photo composition, lighting and subject matter were spot on. Jackie is a fun and patient photographer that enjoys sharing her experiences."

Judi C. - Cypress, California

"Meeting Jackie on a polar expedition was a great experience. She has a warm and welcoming personality, which made it easy to approach her and ask her anything about photography. She always made time to sit down and explain in a way that anybody could understand.  Her lectures were full of easy to understand tips and examples, yet she still managed to get deep into the more advanced functionality of photography, so even as a more experienced photographer, I still felt I left with newly acquired knowledge."  

Jakob K. - Denmark

"Having someone like Jackie made the trip incredibly special and she took pictures that I can only dream about taking. These are memories I can share with my family and friends, and even now, a few months later, I will spend a couple of minutes looking through the pictures that she captured as well as the video that she made of us going through the ice.  She in an ingenious and fantastic addition to the team."

Shahera R. - United Kingdom