2019 Schedule

Northern Lights in Fairbanks SOLD OUT


Dates: February 10-16, 2019

Fairbanks, Alaska                                                

Cost: $3800 double occupancy, $3950 single occupancy

Details:  There is no more reliable place to photograph the northern lights than Fairbanks in the winter.  Our group will stay in the Marriott on the Fairbanks waterfront as we explore local aurora hot spots and learn how to photograph the northern lights. This is the time of year when the aurora is very active. We will stay out late capturing the northern skies and sleep in to rejuvenate.

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Tucson: the Old West – 4 spaces left

Dates: April 24-28, 2019

Tucson, Arizona                                                Cost: $1299


Come photograph one of the most iconic landscapes of the West, the Sonoran Desert.  Tucson is the perfect location to fully explore and photograph this mountainous desert environment. We’ve designed this workshop to be loaded with special photo opportunities, and timed to catch wildflower blooms in the desert. We’ve spent many years photographing in this area, and a blazing orange sunset framed by a towering saguaro cactus is an image every photographer should capture.

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Spring Yellowstone  Space Available


Dates May 15-19, 2019

Gardiner, Montana                                        Cost: $1199

Details:  Established in 1872 as our first national park, Yellowstone is a natural wonder and photographer’s paradise.  Encompassing more than 3500 sq. miles, Yellowstone is the biggest national park in the lower 48.  The photography opportunities are stunning; turquoise thermal pools, geysers, roadside wildlife and towering waterfalls make this one of our favorite parks.  Yellowstone is special for its wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves and the largest herd of bison in the US.

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Badlands National Park Space Available

Dates: June 5-9, 2019

Wall, South Dakota                                                 Cost: $989

Details: Join us for a trip to the Badlands during the height of wildflower season and calving for the bison herd.  This spectacular land of rock and wildlife is the perfect place to work on both landscape and wildlife photography. We have timed the trip around the new moon as well, to give us perfect skies for astral photography. We will round out the trip with a visit to a local ghost town.

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Redwoods & Rocky Coastlines Space Available

Dates: July 24-28, 2019

Crescent City, CA and Bandon Beach, OR                 Cost: $1199

Details: Of all the wilderness areas in the US, Redwoods National Park may be the most awe-inspiring. It is home of the world’s largest and tallest trees. Walking through the redwoods in coastal California envelops the photographer in foggy, other-worldly terrain. The giant trees lumber toward the sky in a palette of chartreuse moss and deep red bark which contrast with the dark conifers. The Oregon coast is the second destination on our journey, a beachcomber’s paradise with layers of sea stacks. We chose the month of July for our workshop because it is the driest month of the summer. This offers the best chance to photograph beams of sunlight filtering through the fog.

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Mt Rainier: Landscapes and Wildflowers – Coming Soon

Dates: July 31-August 4, 2019

Details soon                                                                      Cost: $1199


More Fall and Winter trips coming for 2019


Private Lesson – Trip Extension



Dates: One day before or after regular workshops

 Cost: $1699

Details: Sometimes the best way to learn is one on one. This private lesson is designed to allow a photographer the time to work with Tom to improve their craft without the distraction of other people. The student will shoot in the trip area with Tom at a location of their choice. If the student wishes, it can also includes a private portfolio review, an editing session and dinner with Tom.

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Private Lighting Tutorial


Dates: TBD by client

Fort Collins, CO                                                   Cost: $1699

Details: Tom’s clients regularly ask about private lessons. This private lighting tutorial is designed to teach individuals how to use strobe lights on location, work with a model and learn the latest tips on digital workflow and photo editing. It also includes a private portfolio review and two meals with Tom.

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