2021 Schedule

Advanced Landscapes – Online Class

Dates: January 11, 13 and 15, 2021 from 2-3:30 pm 6 Spaces Available

Details:  Ready to take your landscapes to the next level. This class targets advanced concepts that are not normally covered during our workshops. Learn to create emotion, meaning and purpose in your landscapes while also learning new technical skills like focus stacking and maximizing acuity in your images. Each day will also include tips on post processing for landscapes in both Lightroom and PhotoShop.

  • Day 1 – Maximizing Depth of Field & Beyond the Fibonacci Crop
  • Day 2 – Focus Stacking Landscapes & Advanced Night Skies
  • Day 3 – Really Long Exposure & Creating Fluid Landscapes

Cost: $249. Read more


PhotoShop 1: from Lightroom to PhotoShop

Dates: January 11-15, from 5-6:30 pm HALF FULL

Details: Already working in Lightroom but intimidated by PhotoShop? This is the perfect class for you….easy and fun! We will walk you through some of the basic features of PhotoShop that help you edit your images. These are features that we use all the time in our own  image editing. Unlike recorded classes, we spend time each 90 minute session on  instruction and demonstrations, with plenty of time for questions and editing critique. We will use Zoom to conference online during our daily sessions. Cost $329 Read more

Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone

Location: West Yellowstone

Session 1 Dates: January 19-22, 2021SOLD OUT

Session 2 Dates February 2-5, 2021 – SOLD OUT

Cost: $3499, $500 non-refundable deposit due upon sign up.

Winter Yellowstone is a magical place.  The crowds of summer are gone, the landscape is shrouded in white, and the bison plow trails through the deep snow.  Turquoise thermal pools and rivers remain unfrozen, and the steam freezes into delicate ice crystals on the trees and vegetation.  This winter wonderland is a photographer’s paradise.

During this workshop we have hired a private coach to transport us through the park.  With only five participants, you will have ample space for your gear and telephoto lens on the seat beside you.  We will be out in the park photographing for three full days, exploring different areas each day.  Based in West Yellowstone, each morning starts with a drive along the Madison River, a major wildlife corridor.  In years past we have seen bobcat, wolves, coyotes and plenty of bison in this area. 

South Texas Birds – SOLD OUT

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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 – 2 Spaces Available

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Session 1 Dates: March 7-13, 2021  1 Space Available 

Session 2 Dates: March 13-19, 2021 1 Space Available

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.


Tucson & Saguaro National Park – SOLD OUT

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Dates: March 24-28, 2021                                 Read More

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Cost: $1449  

Details: Come photograph one of the most iconic landscapes of the West, the Sonoran Desert at Saguaro National Park.  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.


Costa Rica – 1 Space Available

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Session 1 Dates: April 5-12, 2021

Location: Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica

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

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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.

 


Utah Landscapes – SOLD OUT

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

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Locations: Gardiner, Montana 

Dates: May 12-16, 2021                                                                         Read More

Cost: $1299

Description:One of our favorite times to visit Yellowstone is May. Spring bear cubs climb trees near their mothers, and tawny bison calves graze in lush green meadows.The busy summer season hasn’t begun, and early morning photo shoots are serene with very few people in the park. The high meadows still have snow, so the wildlife concentrates in lower meadows.On our recent May photo trip to Yellowstone we saw numerous bears, countless bison, pronghorn, elk, bighorn and deer…all easily photographed from the road. Lamar Valley, with its resident wolves and hundreds of bison, is a truly iconic scene of the West and shouldn’t be missed.

Tanzania with Strabo Tours – 4 Spaces Available

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Tanzania Photo Tour

Dates: May 22-June 5, 2021                                    Read more   


Brown Bears & Glaciers – SOLD OUT

Lake Clark NP, Alaska. grizzly bears

Dates: June 17-22, 2021                               Read More

Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Cost: $6200

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 as they calve into the ocean. Our boat tour may include whales, puffins and porpoise. Next we fly to a comfortable lodge near Silver Salmon Creek in Lake Clark National Park to photograph coastal brown bears as they graze on sedge grasses and clams in the mud flats. We may also spend a morning photographing puffin by small boat. This tour offers six days in two of the most exciting destinations in Alaska.

 



Brown Bear Safari in June

Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Dates: June 23-29, 2021                                    Read more     

Lake Iliamna in Alaska           

Cost: $8700

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.

“It was absolutely amazing, and I can’t imagine it could have been any better. There were so many bears, and wonderful locations resulting in many, many  appealing images. Most of all, it was rewarding to have great people to share this experience with. ”                                                              

Greg Ness – Participant 2019

 


Slovenia with Strabo Tours – Space Available

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Dates: July 15-25, 2021                                    Read more     

Cost: $4595


Brown Bear Safari in August – SOLD OUT

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Dates: August 13-19, 2021                                    Read more     

Lake Iliamna in Alaska           

Cost: $8700

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.

“It was absolutely amazing, and I can’t imagine it could have been any better. There were so many bears, and wonderful locations resulting in many, many  appealing images. Most of all, it was rewarding to have great people to share this experience with. ”                                                              

Greg Ness – Participant 2019

 


Galapagos – SOLD OUT

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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, – SOLD OUT

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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 – HALF FULL

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

Location: Melbourne & Hobart, Australia 

Cost: $7899 Double occupancy, $8899 single occupancy 


Bosque and White Sands – 4 Spaces Available

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    4 Spaces Available

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.