2023 Schedule

Tucson and Saguaro National Park – SOLD OUT

Tucson, Arizona

Locations: Tucson, Arizona and Saguaro National Park

Dates: April 12-16, 2023                                                                         Read More

Cost: $1559

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. 

Utah Landscapes 2023 –  SOLD OUT

Zion National Park

Locations: Bryce and Capital Reef National Parks – 

Dates: April 19-23, 2023                                                                         Read More

Cost: $1499

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.

Texas Birds in Spring SOLD OUT


Dates: May 2-7, 2023                                           Read More

Location: McAllen, Texas 

Cost: $2899  

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.

Louisiana Bayous and Birds – SOLD OUT

Dates: May 10-14, 2023                                  

Details: Join Tom and Cree Bol in the heart of Louisiana to photograph the Bald Cypress Swamps near Lafayette. We have timed our workshop for prime nesting for egrets, herons and spoonbills. We will photograph by boat during four of our sessions and visit two different rookery sites. After full days of instruction and photograph we will relax with some of the best Cajun food in the country.

Tanzania with Strabo Tours SOLD OUT

Masai giraffes walking in the dry grass of savanna
Tanzania Photo Tour

Dates: May 20-June 3, 2023                                  

This is Africa as you’ve always imagined it to be: the magic of a Serengeti sunset, the teeming wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater. A safari to Tanzania is a special adventure into the premier game-viewing country of Africa. Tanzania’s great game parks and reserves are unsurpassed anywhere in the world. We’ll see all of the major plains animals, zebras, giraffes, impalas, gazelles, and other herbivores. There will be baboons and monkeys, herds of elephant and buffalo, and some of the most wonderful bird life you will ever see.

We have planned this safari during this period for a special reason — the Serengeti migration, the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. Our trip is timed to coincide with the annual migration of thousands of animals through the central & southern corridor, and with luck we will witness the herds as they travel across the region to the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Brown Bears at Summer Solstice – 1 Space Available

Dates: Sunday, June 18 – Friday, June 23, 2023                                      

Location: Lake Clark National Park

Cost: $6989

Details: This is our most popular bear destination in Alaska and we are celebrating Summer Solstice with the bears!. We start in Anchorage for a welcome dinner and 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  a morning photographing puffin by small boat.

Redwoods and Rocky Coastlines SOLD OUT

Dates: July 5-9, 2023                                           Read More

Location: Crescent City, California and Bandon Beach, Oregon 

Cost: $1499  

Details: Of all the wilderness areas in the US, Redwoods National Park may be the most awe-inspiring. It is home of the world’s largest and tallest trees. Walking through the redwoods in coastal California envelops the photographer in foggy, other-worldly terrain. The giant trees lumber toward the sky in a palette of chartreuse moss and deep red bark which contrast with the dark conifers. The Oregon coast is the second destination on our journey, a beachcomber’s paradise with layers of sea stacks. We chose the month of July for our workshop because it is the driest month of the summer. This offers the best chance to photograph beams of sunlight filtering through the fog.

Arizona Hummingbirds – SOLD OUT

Santa Rita Lodge

Session 1: July 16-19, 2023 Sunday at 4 pm – Wednesday morning at 10:00 am SOLD OUT

Session 2: July 19-22, 2023 Wednesday at 4 pm – Saturday morning at 10:00 am – SOLD OUT

Cost: $2985 Read more

Location: Santa Rita Lodge, Madera Canyon, Arizona

Details:  Join Tom and Cree at one of the best locations in the United States to photograph hummingbirds. You will learn to capture hummingbirds in flight as well as on perches. Each participant will be provided with their own multi flash station to use to capture hummingbirds in flight. We also include editing lessons and an online image review. When not photographing hummingbirds we will look for local wildlife like the coatimundi or nearby song birds like Hepatic Tanagers, Mexican Jays and Black-headed Grosbeak. Each session limited to 5 people.

Ecuador Cloud Forest – 1 Space Available

Dates: July 30-August 7, 2023

Cost: $5699, single supplement $330 Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador and remote lodges

Details:  Join Tom and Cree Bol in the remote cloud forest of Ecuador to photograph some of the world’s most beautiful birds and animals. We will seek out the Sword Billed Hummingbird, Booted Racket-tail, Violet-tailed Sylph, Purple Bibbed Whitetip and a few dozen other species of hummingbird. In addition to hummingbirds, we will photograph other exotic Ecuadorean bird species at 2 lodges and several single day destinations.

Impressions of France – 3 Spaces Available

Monet’s Gardens at Giverny

Dates: September 9-19, 2023 Read More

Location: Paris, Loire Valley, Giverny in France

The area surrounding Paris made a lasting impression on Cree from her time working and studying there. This tour has been specially designed to capture the best parts of the greater Parisian area including French château’s, Monet’s gardens, quaint villages and the most photographic spots in Paris itself – what better way to capture the Impressions of France.

Ouray Fall Colors SOLD OUT

Ouray Fall Colors Workshop 2021

Dates: Sept 27-Oct 1, 2023                                           Read More

Location: Ouray, Colorado

Cost: $1499  

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.  

Slovenia in Fall with Strabo Photo Tours – 1 Space Available


Dates: October 8-18, 2023                                          

Location: Llubijana, Piran and Lake Bled in Slovenia

Cost: $4995 double occupancy

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, Alpes 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.

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Route 66 Headed East 1 Space Available

Route 66

Dates: October 25-29, 2023                                           Read More

Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico

Cost: $1499

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.

Chilkat Eagle Workshop SOLD OUT

Dates Session 1: November 5-10, 2023 SOLD OUT

Dates Session 2: November 12-17, 2023 SOLD OUT

Location: Haines, Alaska

Cost: $3399, single supplement $400  

Details: Every fall in Haines, Alaska bald eagles congregate along the Chilkat River.  A fall salmon run attracts these magnificent birds, resulting in the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world.  Their numbers are staggering.  More than 3000 eagles arrive, and it is not uncommon to have 10 eagles lined up on one log with hundreds of birds in nearby trees.  This is a bucket list trip for wildlife photographers.  Imagine listening to the constant chattering of bald eagles while viewing multiple birds in your camera viewfinder feasting on salmon.  Amazing!

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Bosque and White Sands SOLD OUT

Session 1 November 29-Dec 3, 2023 SOLD OUT

Session 2 December 4-8, 2023 – SOLD OUT

Location: Socorro and Alamogordo, New Mexico

Cost: $1599  

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.

For the second part of the trip, we will travel to White Sands National Park to photograph stark yucca plants on dazzling white dunes of gypsum sand. The monument includes 265 miles of sand. There is plenty of space to roam looking for the perfect desert landscape.

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