Louisiana Bayous 2025

SOLD OUT See Trip Report from 2023

Dates: May 7-11, 2025 Meet on Wed at 7 pm, end after Sunday am session Location: Lafayette, Louisiana

Cost: $2599 (subject to change, if boat prices increase)

It was truly a WONDERFUL workshop……You and Tom out did yourselves
with trying to find the best birds and places to go…. Loved meeting
all the new people in our group in person….and everybody was easy to talk to and get along with… Just learned so much about different birds and loved the alligators and just EVERYTHING about the trip… Brian’s boat rides were just thrilling !!!

Lani Dillon May 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.

Our study, open air boat for water sessions

On this workshop you will:

  • Photograph Bald Cypress and Tupelo swamp from both boats and land
  • Photograph colorful herons, egrets and spoonbills
  • Photograph birds in flight from a sturdy boat with swivel chairs
  • Photograph swamp wildlife like alligators, birds
  • Learn to use backlighting to add drama to your swamp photos
  • Learn tips in Lightroom and PhotoShop to enhance your images  

Closest Airport: Lafayette Regional Airport in Lafayette, Louisiana. Fifteen minute drive from the airport to our hotel. Alternately, fly into the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport and drive 48 minutes to our hotel.

Hotel: Drury Inn and Suites in Lafayette, Louisiana

Recommended camera gear:

  • 1 or 2 Camera bodies
  • Lenses ranging from wide angle 24mm to 70-200mm
  • Wildlife lens: some choices include 200-500mm, 300mm F4, or longer
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing filter

Included in the fee:

  • All instruction in the field with two photography instructors
  • Fees for swamp boats during 4 photo sessions
  • Classroom sessions on editing, composition and more
  • Entrance fees to all bird parks and rookeries
  • Pre-trip Zoom meeting to discuss gear and trip details

Participants will provide their own:

  • Transportation to Lafayette, LA and while on the workshop
  • All meals
  • Hotel lodging

Know Before You Go: Rated Moderate. This trip involves walking from 1-3 miles per day on uneven terrain as well as getting into and out of boats.

Deposit for Louisiana 2025

May 7-11, 2025


We recommend purchasing trip and cancellation insurance.

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