Japan in Winter – SOLD OUTRead more
Location: Tokyo, Hokkaido and Kyoto, Japan
Cost: $7800 double occupancy, $8400 single occupancy; $1800 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
Description: Winter is a mesmerizing time of year in Japan. The snow monkeys can be photographed in their natural element. Red-crowned cranes pirouette in snow covered fields. The hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Kyoto give way to serene, white landscapes, accented with blotches of brilliant red from empirical architecture. Join us in for a 10 day adventure in Japan to explore the wildlife and culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.
South Texas Birds – 1 Space in second session
Dates: Feb 18-23, 2020 Session 1 SOLD OUT Read more
Dates: Feb 25 -March 1, 2020 Session 2 5 Spaces Left
Each session limited to 8 people
Location: McAllen & Rio Grande City Cost: $2499
Details: If you are looking to take your wildlife photography to the next level, we have the trip for you. Come join us for warm weather bird and wildlife photography from the amazing ranch blinds of South Texas.
Photographing birds from a blind may change the way you plan your future photography trips. By setting up perches and using bird food to lure them in, the birds will come to you. South Texas is a mecca for bird photography blinds. On this trip we will spend several days learning to photography exotic South Texas species from some of the best bird photography ranches in the country. On our last trip there we shot thousands of images in only a few days. We will have exclusive use of the ranches and multiple blinds each day.
Northern Lights in Fairbanks – SOLD OUTRead more
Cost: $3900 double occupancy, $4100 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.
Spring Yellowstone – Space Available
Dates May 13-17, 2020 Read More
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.
Badlands 2020 – Space Available
Dates: May 27-31, 2020 Read more
Wall, South Dakota Cost: $1099
Details: Badlands National Park is a mesmerizing land of multi-hued rock formations and abundant wildlife. The expansive views in the park give way to roaming herds of bison and big horn sheep. In early June, the prairie grass is green and provides a vibrant contrast to roaming mammals. Thunderstorms frequently rip through the park and create spectacular cloudscapes and lightning. Sunrise and sunset will be spent in the park capturing dramatic landscapes. During the midday hours we will visit a ghost town and focus on wildlife photography. Our trip will be based out of Wall, South Dakota, a town filled with colorful cowboy boots and local characters.
Galapagos – SOLD OUT
Quito, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands Read more
Cost: $7989 double and single occupancy (very limited); $1800 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
Description: We are very excited to offer an incredible trip to the Galapagos in 2020. We looked at many boat options (we have done Galapagos cruises before) and wanted something different. A unique trip designed for a small group with tons of deck space (better photography) and an itinerary that focuses on the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos. We found it with the Mary Anne, a 216 foot 3-masted sailing boat. The Galapagos is a bucket list trip for any photographer, and traveling through islands on this boat will be a remarkable voyage.
New Zealand – Waitlist
Start Date: September 21, 2020
Only 8 participants
Route 66: Headed West – 5 Spaces LeftRead more
Albuquerque to Flagstaff Cost: $1299
Details: Our first Route 66 Workshop was so popular that we added the next segment: Albuquerque to Flagstaff. Steeped in history and Americana, Route 66 was one of America’s first highways stretching from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA. During the dustbowl of the 1930s thousands migrated west on Route 66 looking for jobs and a better life. More recently many classic neon signs, diners and hotels have been restored, and we plan to photograph some of the best sights along Route 66.
Our route starts on Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM and continues all the way to Flagstaff, AZ. We will be based out of classic Route 66 hotels during the trip (El Vado, El Rancho and The Wigwam Motel), and have maximized our photography time and minimized our driving time between locations.
Bosque del Apache – SOLD OUTRead More
Socorro, New Mexico
Details: Bosque del Apache in New Mexico is one of the best places in the world to photograph sandhill cranes. The cranes fly into Bosque’s “Crane Ponds” each afternoon, sometimes silhouetted on a blood red sky. This is the perfect time to photograph the birds parachuting into the ponds…..they look like they are suspended in air. During the morning first light, the Bosque “blast off” provides the chance to shoot thousands of snow geese all taking off at once.
For the second part of the trip, we will travel to White Sands National Monument to photograph stark yucca plants on dazzling white dunes of gypsum sand. The monument includes 265 miles of sand. There is plenty of space to roam looking for the perfect desert landscape.