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June 20-27, 2017 - Full

Join us in June of 2017 as we explore the southern Oregon Coast, one of the wildest, least disturbed US coastlines. We have also incorporated, for 2017, a full day of photographing waterfalls in the Cascade foothills. 

Here on the southern Oregon Coast, the Siskiyou Mountains plunge into the Pacific Ocean, creating dramatic cliffs, secret beaches, and offshore sea stacks.  The strong tidal variation presents opportunities to walk, at low tide, in areas that are normally underwater and photograph sea creatures clinging to rocks at eye level!

There are big trees here.  Coastal redwoods in California into southern Oregon that are easily 15 feet across!  And tall.  And Douglas firs, tan oaks, even myrtlewoods that are so big one could camp in the hollow center!  And rhododendrons that are three stories tall among the giant trees.  Add in coastal fog and sun and we have rays to play with!

 

We have timed this adventure – and located your room – to exploit great low tide opportunities.  Your room is poised over an incredible beach with great tidepools, outstanding offshore rocks, sea caves, nesting sea birds and more.  You’ll be able to run down to the beach to get reflections in the sand as the sun sets!

 

Did we mention sea arches?  Aggressive wave action grinds away at uplifted sea stacks, ripping holes through the rocks, creating arches, caves, tunnels, and blow holes.  We know where the best are – and when the light and tides are right to play with them!

 

This is a place for both dramatic nature – and dramatic light.  We’ll play with fog and strong light.  We’ll have significant low tides (timed for great light).  We’ll take wave stopping action – and smooth out the scene with long exposures at sunset!

 

We’ll position ourselves to play with strong light on patterns in wet sand!

We will find seals, sea lions, and a wealth of coastal birds. There will be osprey nesting and fishing along the beautiful rivers of the region!

 

Oh, and there are harbors.  And fishing boats.  And nets.  And crab traps.  And sea life clinging to the pilings of the docks.  And sea lions waiting to steal bait from crab traps!

For 2017, we are adding a day of waterfall photography! We'll spend the full day walking in a beautiful forest, moving among waterfall and rushing stream compositions!

 

If you are detecting enthusiasm, you are right.  We love this part of the coast.  We used to live here – we’ve hiked most of the beaches and have been most places in every light and weather.  When we lived here we “adopted” our favorite 3 mile stretch of the beach!  Bringing you here will be like coming home – and sharing all our secret places with friends!

A visit to Oregon is like landing in a cornucopia!  This is a land of fresh seafood, complicated Pinot Noirs, hazelnuts, blackberries, huckleberries… the list goes on.  It should be strawberry season when we land!  And we'll find wild salal and salmonberries to sample. We consider landing in Oregon an excuse to feast!  We’ll find some fish that made a direct journey from the dock to the restaurant!

 

  • Starts and ends in Eugene, Oregon
  • 7 nights of lodging – 5 overlooking an outstanding beach
  • All breakfasts and lunches, welcome and final dinners
  • Local transportation, photography instruction, prep materials included

 

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2017

 
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us in West Yellowstone, Montana 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.
Full
May 20
Springtime in Yellowstone and the Tetons is all about baby animals, green grasses and wildflowers, reflections of snow-capped peaks and some of the best times to photograph thermal features, waterfalls, and wildlife! Join us!
Full
May 20-27
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! Contact Us 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... 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