Camargue and Provence with Patrice Aguilar, Tanya Cox and Jill Magnum

Time to travel to beautiful southern France! The Provence region is alive with colors and medieval architecture. From the iconic white Camargue horse private photo shoots, to pink greater flamingos, to red-ocher houses, to fields of lavender row after row, this trip will be filled with images begging to be captured.

We’ll photograph some of the same scenes that Vincent van Gogh painted, explore the picturesque villages and countrysides of southern France, sample local wines and food at the farmers’ market, and explore cobblestone alleys lined with shops and restaurants in quaint hillside villages. Smell the lavender everywhere in Provence!

Tour Gothic cathedrals and wander around natural areas—the schedule allows for time to explore on your own. We will experience luxury while staying at some spectacular four and five star chateaus… OK, we even included two nights at a boutique castle 🙂 We’ll indulge in an exclusive cellar wine tasting and lunch in Châteauneuf-du-Pape with a Master Sommelier. This is a true photographic vacation. Non-photographing spouses are definitely welcome!

Professional photographer Patrice Aguilar will be leading this tour, assisted by Natural Exposures hosts Tanya Cox and Jill Mangum.

Namibia with Jennifer Leigh Warner

Namibia is packed with photographic potential. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib, dominates the country’s landscape. Take time to capture images in surrounding safari areas with exquisite flora, towering red dunes, bush country, and fascinating geological formations. Game drives in Etosha National Park include the “Big Five”—elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards—as well as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, and more. Plus, learn about the conservation of cheetahs with the Cheetah Conservation Fund and about Namibia’s cultural history.

Badlands National Park with Tom Croce

Join us in the beautiful Badlands National Park and surrounding Great Plains for 4 days of photographing the buttes and pinnacles of The Badlands National Park and surrounding National Grassland.
We will spend several hours each day, as long as the light allows, shooting the landscapes.
The exact location and subjects will be determined by the weather. Each day’s schedule will vary depending on the weather, but in general we will be photographing all day. This will be hands on learning and all questions and issues will be addressed in the field, but there will be plenty of time for image critique and processing help.
This workshop will require a moderate amount of hiking over rough, uneven terrain. Participants should be comfortable with their ability to negotiate a hike of up to a two miles over rough, uneven and at time steep terrain.

Springtime in Tuscany with Jennifer King

There is something in the air in Tuscany, and something in the earth, that creates incredible experiences unlike anywhere I have ever traveled. The food, the wine, the people, all make this yearly journey so special for all that come together and photograph. We will stay in the heart of Tuscany in the most beautiful and photographable area of Val d’Orcia. Our stay is in the heart of the rolling hills, just outside the gates of the medieval town of San Quirico d’Orcia where we will awake to beautiful views to inspire us. Join us on this 7-day and 7-night journey as we explore and photograph under the Tuscan sky.

Patagonia Pumas and Peaks with Jeff Parker

This is the experience I wrote about in the April 2018 issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine.

We photograph WILD, free-ranging animals — not captive cats, not game farm animals; the real deal thriving in their own world, interacting with one another and sometimes their prey.

Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and the private acreage surrounding it are home to a healthy — and photogenic — population of pumas (called mountain lions or cougars in the US).

This tour takes place in the Southern Hemisphere in autumn, which should make for some great landscape shots as well. That said, with its dramatic grasslands, lakes, and towering peaks this place is GORGEOUS no matter when you visit!

~~ Limited to six (6) ~ all-inclusive (double-occupancy; limited singles available for additional cost)
~~ More info at: https://exploreinfocus.com/joinme/pumas-patagonia-photo-tour

Big Bend Landscapes & Night Skies with Jeff Parker

Experience the magnificence of Big Bend National Park through your lens with me during my “BIG BEND ~ Night Skies & Landscapes Photo Tour ~ 2020.”

By day we’ll create photographs of those famous Chihuahuan desert landscapes. And by night we’ll blaze digital star trails through this International Dark Sky Park.

Includes a Welcome Dinner at the famous Starlight Theatre Restaurant in Terlingua.

LIMITED to just six (6) photographers
MORE INFO AT: https://exploreinfocus.com/joinme/big-bend-photo-tour/

Death Valley with Jennifer King

Death Valley offers the most unique experience for photographers. The diversity of the landscape is almost unimaginable, and its beauty is rugged, raw and fierce. Walk along the ridges of a sand dune, photograph salt formations along the valley floor, view the desert colors from 5400 feet, and even photograph a ghost town. Join us on our favorite photo workshop for desert sunrises and sunsets.

Joshua Tree NP Black-and-White Infrared with Penelope Taylor

Based out of Twentynine Palms, California, we will be shooting landscapes in both the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, as well as stars before sunrise. This experience will give you opportunities for great compositions within a small and personable group that afford lots of one-to-one help in the field.

From using the right gear to capture and processing, this is a unique opportunity to learn how to create amazing black-and-white infrared images. You will be placed in the best locations to maximize the infrared light under existing conditions. You will receive individual help in the field to ensure a successful capture. Every day there will be hands-on experience in the classroom for processing your images while learning how to manage workflow.

Don’t have any infrared gear? No worries! You will have the opportunity to use a “loaner” external lens filter to make infrared images at no charge to you! 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, and 850nm infrared Kolari Vision external lens filters for visible-light (“color only”) cameras will be available if you do not have your own. All cameras welcome!

Lofoten Islands with Jennifer King

Nestled in dramatic peaks and mountains of the arctic circle is an area filled with beaches, bays and open sea, the Lofoten Islands. At 68° north, the mountains meet the sea and the bays are spotted with red fishing villages, history and unsurpassed photo opportunities. This is the perfect time for visiting the islands, as this is an ideal time for Northern Lights, snow covered mountains, and the colder temperatures of winter have passed. Join us on this incredible Photo Workshop as we explore (and stay) in coastal fishing villages in Reine and capture the beauty and drama of this stretch of unchanged coastal islands.

Death Valley NP Black-and-White Infrared with Penelope Taylor

Based out of Furnace Creek, California, we will be shooting in many familiar places – Zabriskie Point, the Mesquite Flats Dunes, Badwater Basin, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Dantes View – as well as stars before sunrise. This experience will give you opportunities for great compositions within a small and personable group that afford lots of one-to-one help in the field.

From using the right gear to capture and processing, this is a unique opportunity to learn how to create amazing black-and-white infrared images. You will be placed in the best locations to maximize the infrared light under existing conditions. You will receive individual help in the field to ensure a successful capture. Every day there will be hands-on experience in the classroom for processing your images while learning how to manage workflow.

Don’t have any infrared gear? No worries! You will have the opportunity to use a “loaner” external lens filter to make infrared images at no charge to you! 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, and 850nm infrared Kolari Vision external lens filters for visible-light (“color only”) cameras will be available if you do not have your own. All cameras welcome!