We just returned from Tucson and wanted to share our highlights with you. Enjoy!
We will be traveling to Chile & Easter Island in 2021 and there is space to join us. Here are the details:
Tour 1 Dates: Jan 14-22, 2021 Read More
Tour 2 Dates: Jan 24-Feb 1, 2021
Location: Santiago, Chile & Easter Island
Cost: $6699 double occupancy, $1000 single supplement
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.
As a territory of Chile, there is no better approach to Easter Island than by starting in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will spend the first day photographing in and above the city of Santiago and then day trip up the Aconcagua Valley to photograph the tallest mountain in South America. We will stop along the way to visit one of Chile’s famous wineries. Next we travel to the seaside town of Valparaiso, famous for its colorful hillsides of houses overlooking the coastline.
We fly to Easter Island the next day (flight included in price) and start our exploration of the statues, volcanos and stunning landscapes which make Easter Island a “must see” destination. The remoteness of this island makes for wonderfully unpolluted night skies. The beaches are pristine, the local culture is compelling. You may not want to come back!
Interested in stunning alpine scenery coupled with Native American dancing and drumming? We just added an exciting new summer workshop to our 2020 schedule. Here are the details:
Location: St. Mary, Montana
Dates: July 8-12, 2020
Cost: $1499 Read More
Details: Glacier National Park, located on the northern edge of the Big Sky Country is a photographer’s paradise. It is a land of huge turquoise lakes, snow capped peaks and fields of beautiful wildflowers. The graphic shapes and colors of the peaks are reflected at first and last light in the glacier lakes that dot the park. Spring flowers such as shooting star, Indian paint brush and the iconic bear grass provide endless macro photography opportunities. Grizzly bear, moose, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and deer wander through the park, within easy access of hiking trails.
We have timed our trip to spend a day at one of the largest Blackfeet Indian gatherings of the year, North American Indian Days. Tribes from all over the United States and Canada come to the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Montana for traditional drumming, dance competitions and a rodeo. Our group will spend a full day in Browning photographing colorful traditional attire and the festival activities.
We also posted dates for our South Texas Birds Workshop for 2021. Look for Tom’s photo from this location on the cover of this month’s Lightroom Magazine!
We just returned from Tasmania and wanted to share the highlights from our Australia & Tasmania Photography Workshop. Our next trip down under will be Oct 25 – Nov 5, 2021.
Tom and I just returned from the 2019 Fairbanks Northern Lights Trip and wanted to share our trip report with you. We just posted our trip for 2021 and would love to have you join us!
We have just posted our last workshop for 2019: the Eastern Sierras Photography Workshop. The dates for the workshop are October 2-6, 2019. Tom scouted the trip last October and found the scenery to be spectacular. Here is a link to our webpage
We also added a second session of the Texas Birds Photo Workshop. The first trip filled so quickly that we set new dates for February Feb 25-March 1, 2020. The second session has just SOLD OUT. We will offer more dates for 2021.
Tom will be doing a free webinar tonight on how he uses Singh-Ray filters for his landscape photograph. His images will come from his 25 years of offering workshops in Patagonia. If you go in and sign up, you can ask him questions during the webinar….link below:
January 14, 2019 | 8:00 PM ET
Bringing the Beauty of Patagonia to Everyday Landscapes with Tom Bol
Sure, it’s easy to grab that one-in-a-million shot in a one-in-a-million location like Patagonia but what Tom Bol has learned from returning time and time again over the past 25 years translates into a wealth of knowledge you can use everywhere you go! Join us to see some of Tom’s most breathtaking photos of Patagonia and learn how to use filters to capture the full breadth of beauty in all your landscape photography. He will touch on our MorSlo and Graduated ND Filters among others, and explain how he uses each of them to “capture what he imagines” in-camera, on-the-spot.
Limited to 12 people: 10 spaces available
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona
Dates: October 14-18, 2020 Wednesday at 5:00 pm (for first photo shoot) – Sunday morning at 11am
Details: Our first Route 66 Workshop was so popular that we added the next segment: Albuquerque to Flagstaff. 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.
Our route starts on Route 66 in Albuquerque, NM and continues all the way to Flagstaff, AZ. We will be based out of classic Route 66 hotels during the trip (El Vado, El Rancho and The Wigwam Motel), and have maximized our photography time and minimized our driving time between locations.
Tom and I just returned from a week of bird photography in South Texas. We were so impressed that we decided to run a winter workshop there next year – hitting the peak time for raptors in South Texas. There are only 8 spaces on this trip to make sure that each participant has plenty of room in the bird blinds.
Limited to 8 people: 1 space available
Location: McAllen & Rio Grande City
Dates: February 18-23, 2020 Tuesday evening 6:30 pm – Sunday morning Cost: $2499
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.