Death Valley – 8 Spaces Available
Dates: Feb 2-6, 2022 Read More
Location: Death Valley National Park, California
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
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.
Indonesia: Bali, Java and Borneo – Coming Soon
Dates: March, 2022 Interest List
Costa Rica – Space Available
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 – 2 Spaces Available
Session 1: April 26-May 1, 2022 – SOLD OUT Read More
Session 2: May 2-6, 2022 – 3 Spaces Available
Location: McAllen, Texas
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 – 2 Spaces Available
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
Lofoten, Norway, – 4 Spaces Available
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
Acadia Fall Colors – 6 Spaces Available
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!
Botswana & Zimbabwe – Coming Soon
Dates: November, 2022 Interest List
Patagonia – Space Available
Dates: November 29-December 9, 2022 Read More
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cost: Coming soon
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.
Cost: Coming Soon