2021 Schedule

Easter Island & Chile – 4 Spaces Available

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Moais in Rapa Nui National Park on the slopes of Rano Raruku volcano on Easter Island, Chile.

Tour 1 Dates: Jan 14-22, 2021  – 3 Spaces Available                                                     Read More

Tour 2 Dates: Jan 24-Feb 1, 2021  – SOLD OUT

Location: Santiago, Chile & Easter Island

Cost: $6699 double occupancy, $1000 single supplement

Details:

Easter Island is a remote volcanic island, famed for its mysterious stone statues called moai. The more than 900 statues are found all over this island of rugged coastlines and friendly local people. The statues were created by the island’s earliest inhabitants and there are many different theories about why they were created. Tom’s favorite way to capture the moai is using speed lights  with gels to bring out the striking details of the statues against a beautiful sunset. We also plan to use speed lights to photograph the local people in Easter Island and on the Chilean mainland.

 


South Texas Birds – Half Full

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Dates: Feb 23-28, 2021                                                       Read More

Location: McAllen, Texas 

Cost: $2699  

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 – Half Full

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Dates: March 7-13, 2021

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska  

Cost: Double occupancy $4399, single supplement $4399                                             

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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Costa Rica – 5 Spaces Available

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Dates: April 5-12, 2021

Location: Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica

Cost: $4599 double occupancy, $800 single supplement, $1500 deposit due upon registration.

Description: After teaching workshops in locations all over Costa Rica, Tom decided that the Crocodile Bay Resort is the most user friendly for photographers. National Geographic called the Osa Peninsula “the most biologically intense place on Earth”. On this deluxe tour you will spend a night in the Hilton-Doubletree in San Jose before taking a domestic flight to the town near our location. We will spend the next 6 days photographing birds, mammals, reptiles and landscapes, without having to change hotels.

Have a spouse of friend who would like to join you but is not a photographer? This location has a terrific deal for you. Your guest can share a room with you and enjoy the resort and meals at only a cost of $1099. In order to qualify for this “Tag a Long” deal the workshop participant signs up for the single supplement price. The resort offers activities like zip-lining, fishing, spa treatments, jungle hikes and more for guests at additional costs. Because of transportation seating, we cannot accommodate Tag a Long guests on photo field excursions.

 


Indonesia and the Borneo Jungle – Join the waitlist

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Bali, Java & Borneo, Indonesia 

Dates: April 28-May 8, 2021

Cost: TBD

Description: Image yourself traveling by boat in the remote jungles of Borneo looking for Orangutans and the endangered proboscis monkey.  Flying overhead you may see the Rhinoceros Hornbill, the Bornean Ground Cuckoo or the Bornean Bristlehead. Join us as we tour the best of the eclectic country of Indonesia: the rice terraces of Bali, the volcanos of Java and the superb wildlife of Borneo.

 


Lofoten, Norway, – Join the waitlist

Dates: Sept 12-22, 2021

Location: Lofoton, Norway

Cost: TBD


Ouray Fall Colors – Half Full

Dates: September 29-October 3, 2021

Location: Albuquerque & Tucumcari, New Mexico

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.

We have been leading trips to this area for over a decade, and will take you to some of our favorite spots.  We will photograph classic areas like Dallas Divide and Mt. Sneffels, explore the incredible groves along Last Dollar Road, and head up into the high country for beautiful orange aspens near Owl Creek Pass and Chimney Rock.  Above Ouray we will photograph more stands of aspen and deserted gold mines.  In addition to the grand landscapes, macro photography is excellent.  We also plan to light paint and photograph the stars one night.

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Australia & Tasmania – Join the waitlist

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Dates: October 25 – November 5, 2021

Location: Melbourne & Hobart, Australia 

Cost: TBD   


Bosque and White Sands – 5 Spaces Available

Dates: November 30-December 5, 2021

Location: Soccorro and Alamogordo, New Mexico

Cost: $1499                                            

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.

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