2021 Schedule

Bird Photography

Dates: March 8-12 from 3-4:30 pm SMT – 3 Spaces Available

Location: Online

Details:  If you have traveled with us in the field before, you know that Tom and Cree have a life long fascination with birds. We have been photographing birds ever since we first picked up a camera. We want to share with you what we have learned through the years about photographing birds from the Arctic to the Antarctic and all points in between. 

New this class: each night you will receive a video from a field session that we will discuss the following day in class. This will help you understand the strategies we use while out photographing birds.

Cost: $349. Read more


Travel Photography

Tokyo, Japan.

Session 1: March 15-19 from 5-6:30 pm SMT – 1 Space Available

Session 2: March 8-12 from 5-6:30 pm SMT – 1 Space Available

Session 3: March 15-19 from 10-11:30 am SMT – 2 Spaces Available

Details: 

Ready to take your travel photography to the next level?  Can’t wait to hit the road this summer? Join Tom and Cree for five days of creative ideas and techniques for travel photography-all online.  After photographing over 80 countries and frequently shooting assignments for tourism bureaus and travel publications, we have some tips to help you learn new techniques.

Cost: $349. Read more


Adobe Portfolio

Dates: March 13 and 16 from 2-3:30 pm SMT

6 Spaces Available

Details:  Are you an Adobe Lightroom or PhotoShop user? Did you know you have a free portfolio program included in your subscription? Cree will work with you to create quick and easy Adobe Portfolio website to highlight your best photos. There are no hosting fees and this template based program makes it simple to build a multi-page portfolio in just a few hours. This class will cover everything you need to know including writing an artist statement, creating galleries, setting up a contact form and choosing an overall theme. We’ve limited each session to six people to make sure you get plenty of individual attention.

This class is perfect for anyone who has attended several workshops and wants a way to organize and show their best images. In addition to group meetings, each participant has two 30 minute sessions with Cree to discuss and work on your new site. Click here to see Diane’s Portfolio from our last class, or here to see Lindsay’s. Sign Up Cost $249


Utah Landscapes – 1 Space Available

Zion National Park

Locations: Bryce and Capital Reef National Parks – 

Dates: April 21-25, 2021                                                                         Read More

Cost: $1399

Description: Join Tom and Cree in Southern Utah to photograph stunning red rock landscapes. We have chosen Bryce and Capitol Reef National Parks for our destinations to avoid the crowds and make the most of our time in the field. We will look for golden light at dawn and dusk and head out again at night for sessions under the stars.


Yellowstone in Spring – SOLD OUT

Yellowstone National Park

Locations: Gardiner, Montana and Yellowstone National Park

Location: Gardiner, Montana

Session 1 Dates: May 12-16, 2021SOLD OUT

Session 2 Dates: May 16-20, 2021SOLD OUT

Cost: $1399

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.  


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.


Slovenia with Strabo Tours – 6 Spaces Available

Slovenia

Dates: July 15-25, 2021                                    Read more     

Cost: $4595

Location: Slovenia – Eastern European Alps

Details: Slovenia is one of Tom’s favorite places in Europe…..and most people know very little about it! Imagine a country with vineyards like Tuscany, Mediterranean beaches, Alps like Austria and high alpine lakes like Switzerland. The best part: they are all only a few hours apart. It is the best of Europe without the crowds and the driving.


Brown Bear Safari in August – SOLD OUT

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Dates: August 13-19, 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.


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, – 3 Spaces Available

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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                                            

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

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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Australia & Tasmania – 6 Spaces Available

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Dates: October 25 – November 5, 2021.  Read more

Location: Melbourne & Hobart, Australia 

Cost: $7899 Double occupancy, $8899 single occupancy 

Description: Join Tom and Cree for a fabulous adventure Down Under. This 12 day photography adventure will explore the dramatic seascapes of the Great Ocean Road and the pristine wilderness areas of Tasmania. Along the journey we are likely to encounter iconic wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and pademelons. Birdlife is also prolific in Tasmania and Southern Australia including Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, kookaburras, Fairy Wrens and Wattle Birds. This photo tour will start in Melbourne and end in Hobart, Tasmania. Closest Airport:Melbourne International Airport Hobart International Airport


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

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.