2022 Schedule

Death Valley – 1 Space Available

Death Valley, CA.
Death Valley, CA.

Dates: Feb 2-6, 2022                 Read More                

Location: Death Valley National Park, California 

Cost: $1499                                          

Details:  This workshop is all about photographing beautiful landscapes and night skies in one of America’s most unique national parks.  We have scheduled this workshop around a new moon so we can spend dawn and dusk in golden light and keep photographing when the night stars come out. More details will be posted in early March.


Northern Lights in Fairbanks – Space Available

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Dates: Feb 27-Mar 5, 2022        Read More                       

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska  

Cost: $4099 double occupancy, $600 single supplement                                        

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.


Sicily Italy w/Strabo Tours – New Dates

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Dates: March 13-24, 2022                               Read more       

Description: Join Tom and Cree as they partner with Strabo Tours to explore Sicily’s rich history, beauty, arts and culture. You will photograph and walk among some of the best-preserved Greek ruins in the world; Roman mosaics, baroque palaces, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are steps away from our private transport. Hear the ancient myths on the sites where they happened, explore hilltop villages, enjoy Sicilian cuisine, and last but not least taste the Sicilian wine. We walk in the footsteps of monsters and heroes, from Cyclops, Odysseus,…


Costa Rica Photography Retreat –  Space Available

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Dates: April 4-11, 2022                         Read More

Location: Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica

Cost: $4799 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.

 

Texas Birds in Spring – 3 Spaces Available

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Session 1: April 26-May 1, 2022 – 2 Spaces Available  Read More  

Session 2: May 2-6, 2022 – 1 Space Available                                        

Location: McAllen, Texas                                    

Cost: $2699.00

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.  For this workshop we are heading down south just in time for Painted Bunting and oriole season!

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.


Spain: Andalusia  – SOLD OUT

Alhambra, Granada, Spain.

Dates: May 13-25, 2022                                     Read more 

Description: Join Tom and Cree as they partner with Strabo Tours to offer a trip through the best locations in Southern Spain, home to the Flamenco culture.  The beauty of it’s remarkable architecture and breathtaking landscape will entrance you, while the diversity and warmth of it’s culture will captivate you.


Nome: Arctic Birds & Musk Ox – SOLD OUT

Dates: June 6-11, 2022           Read More

Location: Nome, Alaska

Description: Nome, Alaska is world famous for its rare and abundant bird life, and we want to share this fabulous location with you.  Nome is located on the Seward Peninsula on the west coast of Alaska.  With only plane and boat access, this unique town blends rustic Alaska life with stunning access to tundra, arctic wildlife and the Bering Sea.  Asiatic bird species, many only regularly seen in the Nome area, are common and easily photographed.

This semi-private workshop will begin in Nome, Alaska and will be all-inclusive.  We are limiting this trip to six participants to ensure comfort and easy access to the birds we photograph.  Three roads leave Nome, each offering incredible access to different environments and bird species.  Each day we will drive in two SUVs with plenty of space for you and your gear and seek out the best photo opportunities.  While we have photographed birds in Nome before, we will be arriving early to scout the roads and locate nesting birds that offer the best photography.  You can expect to photograph birds such as Red-throated Loons, Tundra Swans, Golden Plover, Arctic and Aleutian Terns, Laplong Longspur, Bluethroats, Yellow Wagtails, Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Jaegers, Arctic Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler and Red Phalarope as well as many others.  Our visit will coincide with breeding season, so many species are easily visible and singing from perches.

Another focus of this trip will be photographing the mammals in the area, including Musk Oxen. Herds of Musk Ox roam the tundra near Nome, and we should have great photographic opportunities with these unique animals.  We might also see red fox, caribou, moose and grizzly bears   

Cost: $3899, single supplement $4399                             Limited to 6 people


Badlands 2022  – 5 Spaces Available

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Wall, South Dakota. Badlands NP

Dates: June 15-19, 2022                            Read more

Wall, South Dakota                                       Cost: $1399

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.


Greenland Disko Bay & Iceland, – 4 Spaces Available

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Dates: August 12-21, 2022                 Read More  

Location: Iceland and Disko Bay Greenland

Description: Greenland is a destination high up on the bucket list of many, and for good reason. The local landscape is unspoiled and spectacular. The weather and climate can be unforgiving, although August is one of the warmest, with average high for the month being low 60’s. All these elements align and make Greenland every photographer’s dream. Ilulissat, the official Greenlandic word for iceberg, is a town located on the west coast, right at the mouth of the Icefjord. Ilulissat is the third largest town in Greenland, with approximately 4500 residents. The Ilulissat Icefjord, Disko Bay, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fjord is filled with giant icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. 

This workshop is hosted by Strabo Tours

Cost: $9295 double occupancy, $1295 single occupancy additional charge


Lofoten, Norway, – 4 Spaces Available

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Dates: September 11-18, 2022                 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: $5989 double occupancy, $6499 single occupancy


New Zealand – SOLD OUT

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Dates: September 22-October 3, 2022       Read more     

Queenstown to Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand              

Description: Timed to photograph New Zealand in the peak of Spring season, this workshop covers an impressive variety of awe-inspiring South Island landscapes. In September, snow-draped mountain ranges abound and the soft, clear light offers excellent shooting conditions. We will be photographing many of New Zealand’s iconic landscapes, including Aoraki (Mt. Cook) and the Southern Alps, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, Wanaka, Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson. During a cruise on Milford Sound we hope to photograph the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin, Dusky Dolphins, albatross, petrels and other marine bird species. Match all of this with comfortable lodging, Kiwi cuisine, a tour in the wine country and we are in for a great photographic adventure.

Acadia Fall Colors – SOLD OUT

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Dates: October 9-13, 2022                 Read More  

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

Description: Acadia National Park is one of our favorite fall destinations.  Imagine photographing misty lakes lined by red maples and yellow birch while loons wail in the distance?  Or how about photographing sunrise along the rocky coast as waves swirl around polished boulders?  And after photography sessions you can savor fresh blueberry pancakes at breakfast and Maine lobster at dinner.  You get the picture….we love this area!

Cost: $1549


Botswana & Zimbabwe – Coming Soon

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Dates: November, 2022                          Interest List


Patagonia – 4 Spaces Available

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Dates: November 29-December 9, 2022           Read More  

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cost: $7749 double occupancy, $1100 single supplement

Description: Twenty five years ago Tom and I pushed our sea kayaks off a rocky beach into the pristine waters of Seno Aysen in Patagonia.  We began a two month sea kayak journey deep into remote fjords and rainforest rarely visited by anyone.  We encountered exotic wildlife, rolled our kayaks while penguins swam past, and read Darwin journey entries about the areas we were visiting.  We were so far off the grid that we couldn’t find accurate tide charts for the fjords we were exploring.   After 62 days of paddling, we were spellbound by Patagonia.  We’ve been returning ever since to this spectacular area.

Patagonia is a region defined by jaw-dropping landscapes, abundant wildlife and rich gaucho culture.  We’ve been working with the same guide for over 20 years, and have specifically designed this photo tour to experience the best Patagonia has to offer in both Argentina and Chile.

 



Indonesia: Bali, Java and Borneo – Coming in 2023

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Dates: January, 2023                          Interest List