Location: Quito Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands
Dates: July 30 – August 8, 2020 (in country – does not include flight days)
Cost: $7989 double and single occupancy; $1800 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
Description: We are very excited to offer an incredible trip to the Galapagos in 2020. We looked at many boat options (we have done Galapagos cruises before) and wanted something different. A unique trip designed for a small group with tons of deck space (better photography) and an itinerary that focuses on the amazing wildlife of the Galapagos. We found it with the Mary Anne, a 216 foot 3-masted sailing boat. The Galapagos is a bucket list trip for any photographer, and traveling through islands on this boat will be a remarkable voyage.
The Trip: July 30-August 8. We plan to meet in Quito, Ecuador before the trip. We’ll spend a day in Quito exploring and photographing the area, including the vibrant central plaza. From Quito we will fly to the Galapagos to begin our journey.
Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico
Dates: September 4-8, 2019 Wednesday at 6:45 pm (after dinner) – Sunday morning after morning shoot
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.
Haines, Alaska. Chilkoot River. Bald eagle preserve.Haines, Alaska. Chilkoot River. Bald eagle preserve.
Spaces Available: 9 spaces
Location: Juneau and Haines, Alaska
Dates: November 3-8, 2019 Monday evening 6:30 pm – Saturday evening Cost: $2950
Details: Every fall in Haines, Alaska bald eagles begin to 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!
I just returned from a fantastic trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thanks for all of your restaurant recommendations! Here are the details for our 2019 Portrait Workshop:
Dates: September 19-22, 2019 Thursday at 7:00 pm – Sunday at 11:00 am
Cost: $1449 (Maximum 10 people)
Details: Are you interested in learning how to take better travel portraits? Want to know how to shoot a compelling image using a speed light in one minute or less? Or maybe you want to shoot portraits against warm adobe backgrounds? Join us in the heart of the desert southwest to learn how to photograph the people of Santa Fe. This class will be loaded with fantastic photo opportunities while participants learn how to create evocative portraits and master lighting techniques.
Our days will be filled with class time mixed with photo shoots. We will be photographing a variety of models including cowboys, indigenous Puebloan people and colorful locals. Locations include urban settings, adobe architecture and an authentic pueblo nestled in the mountains between Santa Fe and Taos. We will take advantage of Santa Fe’s renowned dining to teach how to do a five minute food shot for travel photographers. This class will provide ample opportunity for all participants to practice flash techniques and work with models during the photo shoots.
We have just posted our spring schedule for 2019. New this year is Tucson: the Old West and Spring Yellowstone. For our repeat trips we have added dates for Badlands 2019 and Redwoods & Rocky Coastlines 2019. Click here to link to our website.
We have been working on our 2019 winter and spring dates. We have already posted trips to Fairbanks (sold out) and Tucson (just posted). In the next few weeks, we will be posting trips to:
May: Yellowstone Wildlife
July: Redwoods & Rocky Coastlines
August: Mt Rainer