Bosque and White Sands

We just added a trip to Bosque del Apache and White Sands National Monument for 2020: Dates Dec 1-6.  The workshop starts on Tuesday to give everyone an extra day in this stunning area of New Mexico. We expect this one to fill quickly.

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 Monument 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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Thanks to our followers

This year is flying by and Tom and I wanted to take a minute to thank all of you for following us this year at Tom Bol Photo Workshops. Thanks to you, all of our 2018 trips were full. We are well on our way to filling 2019 as well. We are thrilled and humbled by your support of our new business. Thank you for your support.

As we move into our third year of business as a couple we hope to offer the following:

  • Personalized, customer forward service on the front end
  • Workshops that focus on helping you grow as a photographer
  • Offering a wide range of travel destinations and trip types
  • Regularly adding new destinations, both domestically and abroad
  • Pricing our trips to reflect a quality experience for you rather than competing with the market

Several people have said that trips fill so quickly that they want to know what is still available. Here is a list of the 3 trips that still have openings for 2019. We would love to have you join us if you are interested in the following:

Redwoods and Rocky Coastlines      Workshop July 24-29, 2019

Portraits of Santa Fe Workshop      September 19-22, 2019

Sedona Workshop                            October 23-27, 2019

We are also planning to offer an additional trip to the Eastern Sierras in 2019 to provide more opportunities for folks to sign up for a workshop with us.

Happy Holidays from both of us!

Tom & Cree


Japan in Winter

Spaces Available: SOLD OUT

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:

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

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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