Masking Made Easy: Online Editing Class
Dates: Jan 16, 18, 20, 2023 Location: Online via Zoom
Masking Made Easy for Lightroom Users: 10 – 11:30 am MDT 5 Spaces Available
Masking Made Easy for PhotoShop Users: 4:30 – 6:00 pm MDT 8 Spaces Available
Details: Back by popular demand with new features like background and people masks. Tom and Cree will show you how to use masks to quicken your editing process in either Lightroom or PhotoShop. Darken backgrounds, diminish contrast, blur background elements – all without using layers. We will cover using masks for landscapes, wildlife, portraits and high key editing. If time permits, we will also review “super resolution” and noise control.
Easter Island and Chile – 2 Spaces Available
Dates: Jan 24-Feb 1, 2023
Location: Santiago, Chile & Easter Island
Cost: $6899 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.
Winter in Lofoten Norway – 2 Spaces Available
Location: Lofoten Islands in Norway
Dates: February 18-25, 2023
Cost: $6099 double occupancy, $500 single supplement
Details: Join this 8 day winter 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 a chance to photograph the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights. Read more
Old Car City – 5 Spaces Available
Location: White, Georgia
Dates: March 30-April 2, 2023 Thursday at 6 pm – Sunday morning after image review
Details: Back by popular demand! Old Car City is the world’s largest classic car junkyard. This location is the perfect place to photograph classic American cars that have been aged with roots, rust and time. Tom and Cree will teach you everything you need to know to photograph cars with speedlights and colorful gels. On the second day of the workshop we will have models on site and will work on portrait photography with flash in the old cars. These creative techniques will bring the old cars back to life as you improve your photography lighting skills.
Tucson and Saguaro National Park – SOLD OUT
Locations: Tucson, Arizona and Saguaro National Park
Dates: April 12-16, 2023 Read More
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
Locations: Bryce and Capital Reef National Parks –
Dates: April 19-23, 2023 Read More
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
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 Read more
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
Dates: May 20-June 3, 2023 Read more
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 – SOLD OUT
Dates: Sunday, June 18 – Friday, June 23, 2023
Location: Lake Clark National Park
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
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
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 – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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
Dates: Sept 27-Oct 1, 2023 Read More
Location: Ouray, Colorado
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: $4594 double occupancy (2021 price)
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 – 3 Spaces Available
Dates: October 25-29, 2023 Read More
Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico
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!
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
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.