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May 1-9, 2018 --- Extension May 9-13, 2018

Morocco!

Just hearing the word sums up visions of marketplaces, mosques, palaces, and the endless Sahara!  Join us in 2018 for a photography adventure in Morocco that weaves together all of that – and more!
2018 Itinerary

2018 rates:
$4,890 Double Occpancy
$5,990 Single Occupancy
Deposit: $800

Extension:
$2,200 Double Occupancy
$2,600 Single Occupancy
Deposit: $400

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We’ll smell exotic spices permeating the air as we wind our way through the labyrinths of old cities, finding doorways and faces, tanneries and metalworkers, tagines and tiles, weavings and pottery, countless varieties of olives and dried fruits, modern cars and heavily laden donkeys… oh the list goes on!

 

We’ll visit Tangier, Chefchaouen, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Meknes, and Marrakech… seeking those special places that appeal to photographers and give us a great sense of Morocco’s unique place in culture, history, and geography.

Some of that will come in the form of ornate entrances.

We will also find mosques and palaces.

Ancient buildings we can explore with our cameras.

Doorways

Tanneries

 

And, of course, the medinas and souks.

We have built and exciting extension, on which we’ll climb over the Atlas Mountains to dance up to the edge of the mighty Sahara.  We’ll venture out into the dunes on camel and foot, seeking the magic light of early and late day and the endless patterns created by sand and shadows.  We’ll sleep in tents, Bedouin style out in the dunes – in surprising comfort!

On that extenison, we’ll visit Ouarzazate, the Door of the Desert, that famous region where Lawrence of Arabia and a whole host of other films have been made.  Again, the ancient architecture in contrast with stark landscape will provide us with intriguing photography opportunities!

This is a great photography adventure for sharpening your skills of photographing people on the street – and artisans in the act of creating.  It will help you learn to simplify compositions in complex settings.  While you will want to “document” the exciting things you see, you’ll also want to create art from the rich array of colors and patterns that are woven into both everyday life and the special historical places we will visit.

We worked to sort through the many experiences we could offer you in Morocco to find those that present great photography opportunities.  While our guides will give us great insights into what we are seeing, they’ll also know that we come to create art and will work closely with Bob and Diane to facilitate photography opportunities.

Morocco is a kingdom, long allied with Europe and the United States.  It is the only country we have ever visited (including ours) where the people actively expound on the qualities of their leader and believe their government is working on their behalf.  It is a country proud of its religious freedoms and of the way every people who have passed through here through history have contributed to the creation of a very unique culture and society.

2018 Morocco Photography Safari

  • May 1-9, 2018
  • $4,890 Double Occupancy --- $5,990 Single Occupancy
  • Adventure begins Tangier, Morocco and ends in Marrakech, Morocco
  • Cost includes English speaking guide,photography guides,instruction, daily outings, lodging, breakfasts, most lunches, some dinners, entrance fees, adventure materials, related transportation.
  • Minimum group size: 6, Maximum group size: 12
  • Deposit: $800
  • Extension May 9-13
  • $2,200 Double Occupancy --- $2,600 Single Occupancy
  • Extension begins and ends in Marrakech, Morocco
  • Minimum Group size 4
  • Deposit: $400

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2017

 
Tidepools, sunsets, sea stacks, arches and caves, Wild and Scenic Rivers, and huge old growth forests. Fall asleep to moonlight on the waves and the sounds of breaking waves. We built in a full day of waterfall photography for 2017. Read the details! This is one you won't want to miss!
Full
Jun 20-27

Alaska Bears and Salmon

When the salmon come upstream, the bears are there to meet them. And we'll be waiting to see and photograph the action! While this adventure begins and ends in Anchorage - the real action will be based in Lake Clark National Park and the Katmai Preserve! We'll base in the park and fly out in floatplanes daily to meet the salmon runs! Contact us for details! Full Aug 1-8
We're off to Spain to explore the wineries of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero with cameras - and tastings. Our journey will take us through vineyards to old castles and cathedrals and even Roman ruins! And underground into very old wine cellars and tunnels under historic communities! A big focus on pairing wines with excellent cuisine! Full Sep 2-12
Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi! Full Oct 3-8
Come see those huge stone heads on the beaches of Easter Island - and find countless landscape photography opportunites using the heads, the full moon, sea caves, petroglyphs, exciting coastlines, and the site of the Bird Man ceremonies. Limited Space Available Oct 31 - Nov 7
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us a day early for a one day intense classroom workshop that will give you the skills to take control of your camera. We make it simple to move to manual exposure - and give you the tools to understand what you are doing and how to do it. Most people we teach never look back because it is easier than letting the wizards in the camera make your creative decisions for you. Then, we'll spend some time looking at our workflow - and how you can take great exposures and follow them to final images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Space Available
Nov 29
Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Space Available
Nov 29 - Dec 9

2018

 

Yellowstone
in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Limited
Space Available
Jan 14-20
Space Available
Jan 21-27
Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Space Available

Feb 11-22

11 Day Galapagos Photography Odyssey

Join us in the Galapagos for a sailing to many of our favorite spots in these unique islands where we'll find birds, reptiles, and marine mammals that allow us to come close for photography. Our time centers on the return of the waved albatross - a time of courtship and nesting. This is one of those life experiences that makes you rethink your world views - and sends you home with thousands of images to inspire those around you! Full Apr 8-18

Morocco Photography Adventure

Morocco is a true crossroads of history. There are footprints here from the Phonecians, the Romans, the Moors, and the Berbers - and more recently, the French and Spanish. All of these influences have impacted architecture, local culture, cuisine - and our photography opportunities. Join us in Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech - and for an exciting extension across the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate and the Sahara! Limited
Space Available
May 1-9
Extension
May 9-13

Peruvian Andes
Land of the Inca

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacseyhuaman, Ollanteytambo, Chinchero, The Inca, Peruvian Andes! Come explore the land of the ancient Inca and the present day Quechua people. We have designed this Peruvian adventure around photographers, weaving in time and opportunities to create some outstanding landscape, cultural, and nature art! Space Available June 4-12
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Limited
Space Available
July 10-19
Some of the world's most incredible dune photography, desert elephants, a tribe still clinging to the old ways, waterholes surrounded by wildlife, night skies in the desert, and an amazing set of experiences with big cats!
Space Available
Aug 6-20

Andalucia Spain Photography Explorer

Let's explore Andalucía, Spain together, finding exciting compositions among the remnants of past cultures - and amazing present day countryside. We will get you to great opportunities in Seville, Granada, Córdoba, and several small towns that are World Heritage Sites! And, we'll find ancient cave paintings and very old olive groves!
Space Available
Sep 29 - Oct 8

Iceland Aurora and Winter Landscapes

Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach! This is a Wild Bunch Adventure... please contact us to see if you qualify for an invitation!
Full
Nov 7-17

2019

Join us for a photographic exploration of the mountains, Pacific-facing rainforests, cloud forests, and coastal mangrove wetland forests - and all the great species that live there! Think birds, reptiles, monkeys, frogs, butterflies, leaf cutter ants - and more! Hummingbirds with flashes and night critters with LED lighting.
Space Available
Feb 16-26