Japan in Winter

Spaces Available: 1 Room Available (either a single or a couple)

Location: Tokyo, Hokkaido and Kyoto, Japan

Dates: February 2-12, 2020 (in country – does not include flight days)

Cost: $7800 double occupancy, $8400 single occupancy; $1800 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.

Description: Winter is a mesmerizing time of year in Japan. The snow monkeys can be photographed in their natural element. Red-crowned cranes pirouette in snow covered fields. The hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Kyoto give way to serene, white landscapes, accented with blotches of brilliant red from empirical architecture. Join us in for a 10 day adventure in Japan to explore the wildlife and culture of the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Sedona 2018

We just finished our Sedona 2018 Photo Workshop and wanted to share the results with you.  The weather was terrific and the participants’ images were so good that we decided to highlight them in our trip report:

https://spark.adobe.com/page/PXMqzlCKd19PT/

It is not too late to sign up for the Sedona 2019 Workshop Oct 23-27

https://tombolphotoworkshops.com/sedona-2019/

Galapagos in 2020

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.

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Route 66 Road Trip

Space Available

Location: Albuquerque and Tucumcari, New Mexico

Dates: September 4-8, 2019 Wednesday at 6:45 pm  (after dinner) – Sunday morning after morning shoot

Cost: $1290

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.

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Chilkat Eagles Photography Workshop

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!

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Patagonia Photography Workshop

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.

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina.                Spaces Available: 2 spaces

Dates: December 2-12, 2019 (in country – does not include flight days)

Cost: $6889 double occupancy, $1200 single supplement, $1000 deposit due upon registration.

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New Workshop: Portraits of Santa Fe

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.

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