2021 Schedule

Brown Bears and Glaciers – SOLD OUT

Lake Clark NP, Alaska. grizzly bears

Location: Lake Clark National Park                                                  Cost: $6200

Dates: Thursday, June 17 – Tuesday , June 22, 2021  

Details: Join Tom and Cree for a photographic adventure in Alaska with two icons: Alaskan brown bears and tidewater glaciers. We start in Anchorage with a trip to Prince William Sound to photograph glaciers.  These isolated fjords and remote bays have numerous glaciers, and many actively ‘calve’ into the ocean.  If you want to photograph massive towers of ice plunging into the icy water, this is your chance.  Our private boat will get us in the right position, as well as be able to land onshore for unique landscape photo opportunities.  Prince William Sound is rich in wildlife and we often see whales, seals, sea otters, puffins and porpoise.

Next we fly to our comfortable lodge at Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park to photograph coastal brown bears as they graze on sedge grasses and dig for clams in the mud flats.  The bear density in this area is remarkable; we will spend our days photographing bears as well as other wildlife including red fox and eagles. We may also spend a morning photographing puffin by small boat. This tour offers six days of photography instruction in two of the most unique, exciting destinations in Alaska.


Brown Bear Safari in June 1 Space Available (male roommate)

Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Dates: June 23-29, 2021                                    Read more     

Lake Iliamna in Alaska           

Cost: $8500

Details: Photographing brown bears in Alaska is a bucket list trip for wildlife photographers. Bristol Bay hosts one of the largest salmon runs in the world. The  Sockeye salmon attract bears….and the number of bears are staggering. On this trip we photograph boars, sows and plenty of cubs….often chasing bright red salmon up the streams.

On this trip we fly into a remote lodge on Lake Iliamna and have access to bush planes each day to transport us to our shooting locations. Our lodge is located between Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Bristol Bay. Each day we can plan our destination based on where the bears are congregating: Katmai National Park, Brooks Falls, Lake Clark National Park or Bristol Bay.


Hummingbirds in Flight – SOLD OUT

2021 Dates:

Session 1: July 16-19, 2021   Friday at 4 pm – Monday morning at 10:00 am SOLD OUT

Session 2: July 19-22 2021 Monday evening 6:30 pm – Thursday morning at 10:00 am SOLD OUT

Each session limited to 5 people:                                                              

Cost: $2885

Location: Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Arizona

Details:  Join Tom and Cree at one of the best locations in the United States to photograph hummingbirds. You will learn to capture hummingbirds in flight as well as on perches. Each participant will be provided with their own multi flash station to use to capture hummingbirds in flight for several hours each day. We also include daily editing lessons and an image review. When not photographing hummingbirds we will look for local wildlife like the coatimundi or nearby song birds like Hepatic Tanagers, Mexican Jays and Black-headed Grosbeak. Read More


Brown Bear Safari in August – SOLD OUT

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Dates: August 13-19, 2021                                    Read more     

Lake Iliamna in Alaska           

Cost: $8500 More space available in 2022

Details: Photographing brown bears in Alaska is a bucket list trip for wildlife photographers. Bristol Bay hosts one of the largest salmon runs in the world. The  Sockeye salmon attract bears….and the number of bears are staggering. On this trip we photograph boars, sows and plenty of cubs….often chasing bright red salmon up the streams.

On this trip we fly into a remote lodge on Lake Iliamna and have access to bush planes each day to transport us to our shooting locations. Our lodge is located between Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Bristol Bay. Each day we can plan our destination based on where the bears are congregating: Katmai National Park, Brooks Falls, Lake Clark National Park or Bristol Bay.


Galapagos – SOLD OUT

Galapagos marine Iguanas
Portrait of two Marine Iguanas on Galapagos

Dates: August 26-September 5, 2021     Read more     

Quito, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands              

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.


Lofoten, Norway, – 6 Spaces Available

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Photo by stein egil liland on Pexels.com

Dates: September 12-19, 2021                 Read more  

Location: Lofoton, Norway

Description: Join this 8 day arctic adventure in the Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway. The Lofoten Islands are located north of the Arctic Circle. The archipelago consists of seven principal islands with only 24,000 inhabitants. Highlights of the trip include autumn landscapes, jagged mountains, colorful fjords and possibly a chance to photograph the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights. 

Cost: $5899 double occupancy, $6499 single occupancy


Ouray Fall Colors – SOLD OUT

Ouray, CO.
Ouray, CO.

Dates: September 29-October 3, 2021                 Read more  

Location: Ouray, Colorado

Cost: $1399                                            Space Available in 2023

Details: Western Colorado in the fall has one of the most vibrant displays of autumn color in the United States.  Home to the densest groves of aspen trees in the country, brilliant gold and orange aspens saturate the valleys below the jagged snow-capped peaks of the San Juan Mountains.  The air is cool, the elk are bugling in the forest, and the night skies are great for star photography.


Route 66 Road Trip – SOLD OUT

Route 66 East Workshop
Route 66 East Workshop

Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico

Dates: October 13-17, 2021 Wednesday at 6:45 pm  (after dinner) – Sunday morning after morning shoot

Cost: $1399 Space Available in 2023

Details: Come join Tom and Cree on a classic road trip; Route 66.  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.  In later years Route 66 was replaced by the interstate highway system, but many segments were preserved and are still drivable today.   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.

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Route 66 Headed WestSOLD OUT

the Wigwam

Dates: October 17-21, 2021.  Read more

Location: Albuquerque to Winslow, Arizona 

Cost: $1399

Details: Our new route starts on Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM  and continues all the way to Winslow, AZ.  We will be based out of classic Route 66 hotels during the trip (El Vado, El Rancho and The Wigwam Motel) and the La Posada, and have maximized our photography time and minimized our driving time between locations.   

On our road trip, we will:  1) discuss how to create an effective picture story 2) explain techniques needed to produce a compelling portfolio of images.  We will shoot long exposures of street scenes, and photograph neon at night.  Participants will have the opportunity for portrait photography using available light, speedlights and studio strobes.  In the evenings we can review the day’s images and talk about image processing.  Our days will be filled photographing all aspects of Route 66.  Get ready for the second segment of this classic Americana road trip!


Bosque and White Sands – SOLD OUT

Bosque Del Apache, NM
Bosque Del Apache, NM

Session 1 Dates: Nov 30-Dec 5, 2021 SOLD OUT

Session 2 Dates: Dec 6-11 2021    SOLD OUT

More space Available in 2023

Location: Soccorro and Alamogordo, New Mexico

Cost: $1499     Read more                                        

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.