Classes, Workshops and

Speaking Engagements 


Cynthia Delaney is a well-known photographer, writer and teacher.  She has taught photography at Great Basin College since 2001.  Her other teaching experiences include teaching 4-H photography classes in Winnemucca and Elko, teaching youth photography for Elko Parks and Recreation and leading travel photography classes around the world.
Cynthia has won photography awards from the Nevada Arts Council, “Range Magazine”, “Nevada Magazine”, Shooting the West and the Nevada Press Association. 
Cynthia has written the book “Rural Nevada:  A Guide to the Rural Regions.” A copy of this book will be given to each student participating in the class. 
In her spare time Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family including her husband Ronnie Joe Varnell, two cats, two birds and two guinea pigs.  She also enjoys traveling, reading, working out, gardening and making different kinds of art.


cynthia delaney photography

​​​​Recent Awards

and Exhibitions​

Nevada Press Association 2016

Vietnam Voices -- First 

Best Multiple Photo Essay-- First

Best Illustrated Photo -- First

Best Photo News Coverage -- Third 

Community Service,Breast Cancer Awareness-- Second 

January 2017:  Great Basin College​, Web Based Digital I and Digital II  (See for details.)

March 2017:  "A Journey Through Photography" -- Speaker at Shooting the West in Winnemucca (See for details.)

​June 2017: Spain and Portugal photography and culture tour.  (One space left.  Email me for details.)

August 2017:  Great Basin College, Web Based Digital I and Digital II.  (Not scheduled yet.)

Dec. 2017:  New Zealand photography tour. (In the works.  Email for details or to get on my email list for future trips.)

July 2019:  Russia, Lapland and the Nordic Countries.  Includes cruise along the Norwegian Coast. (In the works.)