Escalante, Utah with Jason Mihalick

Backcountry Shutter Photography

Join us back in the heart of the Southwest United States as we explore and experience some of Mother Nature’s greatest accomplishments. Escalante, Utah, is home to some of the most amazing textures your camera will ever witness. In addition to capturing beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and Monsoons: we will hit at least one local favorite slot canyon and capture the Milky Way. Weather permitting, of course.
WHAT DOES THE WORKSHOP COST INCLUDE AND NOT INCLUDE?

LODGING (Based on double occupancy – single occupancy available)
Food is NOT a part of this workshop – there are places to purchase food where we will be lodging.
In-field training on composition, creativity, lighting, filter use, and astrophotography
This workshop does NOT include your hiking gear

Colorado Wildflowers with David and Jennifer Kingham

Summer in the high country of Colorado means gorgeous alpine views, snowmelt and with that, carpets of wildflowers. Wildflower season usually peaks near the end of July in the Colorado high country. Join us on a photographic adventure into the heart of alpine country! We will be based in the San Juan Mountains. Set among the peaks of the San Juans and old mining camps, the flower displays combined with blue alpine lakes are a photographer’s dream. We will spend four days adventuring in Jeeps to the wildflowers that are only accessible by 4×4. Waterfalls, fields of paintbrush flowers, and crystal clear alpine lakes left behind by the glaciers are just a few examples of what we will be photographing. Both of these areas are near and dear to our photographic hearts, and we have spent extensive time exploring, scouting, and photographing these places ourselves. If you’re looking for a summer photography adventure, join us in the high country of colorful Colorado!

Scotland Puffins, Eagles and Landscapes with Krisztina Scheeff

Scotland Photo Tour I – Puffins, Eagles and Landscapes
Isle of Mull, Highlands, Isle of Skye and the Cairngorms National Park
Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Organizer: Krisztina Scheeff with KS Nature Photography

Includes: All accommodation, breakfasts, welcome drink, farewell dinner, tuition, entrance fees for scheduled tour activities, ferry fees and all transport during the tour. Comfortable and spacious transportation to hold all the photography luggage. Excludes: Flights, travel cost to and from hotel (arrangements can be made), trip and medical insurance, lunches, evening meals, alcoholic drinks, tips to guides, and personal items. * Tour price is based on double occupancy. Single suplement is $650.
– Get close and personal with the Puffins. Over 2000 Puffins nest on the Island we will be visiting.
– Capture the spirit and mood of some of the most dramatic landscapes in Scotland.
– Experience the thrill of the wild and striking vistas of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye.
– Capture on camera some of Scotland’s wondrous wildlife including the Atlantic Puffin, White-Tailed Sea Eagle with a wingspan of up to eight feet, and the Red Kites.
– Visit to a well established Falconry in Central Scotland where you will be able to fly some of the raptors, possibly even a Bald Eagle.
– Wonder around the Cairngorms National Park, photographing the Red Squirrel and all the little birds.
– Soak up the history of this amazing land at the iconic Eilean Donan castle.
– Feel the security of experienced photography leaders on hand to help you capture that moment and learn new and creative techniques to add impact to your images and get help with your post-processing.
– Enjoy homely accommodations and fine Scottish hospitality, all close to our primary locations and savour good Scottish cuisine.
A wonderfully warm Scottish welcome, some whisky tasting, castles and much more awaits you.

To request the day-by-day itinerary please email us at info@ksnaturephotography.com.

Event Leaders:
Krisztina Scheeff
KS Nature Photography

Based in San Diego, California, Professional photographer Krisztina operates a successful business providing guided tours and workshops around San Diego & Orange County. Krisztina had numerous publications and art exhibits, and she is a workshop leader every year at the Bird Festival run by San Diego Audubon Society. Her enthusiasm and passion for wildlife photography rubs off on everyone who meets her.

Spending part of her year in Scotland photographing the wildlife and its majestic scenery is something she will ensure you also get to experience.

David Hekel
aka Ranger Dave

David has been the Senior Park Ranger for the San Dieguito River Park for 18 years and has worked around Lake Hodges for close to 25. He is a great photographer/ tour guide and brings a vast amount of knowledge about both the birds and animals that reside and season around the lake as well as the many native plants that make up the parks ecosystem.

His job has also made him a superb spotter and he is very aware of what’s in or around us on the tour. If it’s in the area he will more than likely find it for you!

David joined our growing team in 2018 and is the co-leader for all KS Nature Photography Scotland Tours. He was born in Scotland and spent many years there before moving to California. He knows this beautiful land and her history very well!

Ireland with Kathy Adams Clark

Photo Tour Highlights:
• 10 days with accomplished photo tour leader Kathy Adams Clark.
• Photograph the quiet side of Ireland ~ County Mayo.
• Tour limited to 12 passengers.
• New accommodations: hotel and spa walking distance to center of Westport with lively traditional Irish music sessions each evening.
• Everyone now has ensuite accommodations, with beautiful waterfront rooms.
• Experience Western Ireland while spending the majority of your evenings in one accommodation.
• Relaxed & flexible itinerary to make the most of the opportunities that come your way.

Grand Teton NP with Jason Eldridge and Beth Ruggiero-York

The Grand Teton National Park for lack of better words is well… grand. The peaks jut straight up out of a relatively flat area allowing for pristine views of the Grand Teton portion of the Rocky Mountains. One of the most iconic images of the Tetons comes from Ansel Adams at the Snake River Overlook. This image is one of many which have inspired photographers young and old. Snake River Overlook is one of the many places we will visit as we chase the light.

Monday night, May 20th, we will all meet in the hotel conference room set aside for the Nature Photography Show This will be for an orientation and to go over the itinerary for the following three days as well as get a sense of what each of you is looking for out of the workshop.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be filled, sunrise to sunset, with photographic opportunities as we explore the Tetons visiting many of the famous locations. Each day there will be an opportunity to look at what you have captured and receive post processing instruction. Finally, after photographing sunrise at Schwabachers Landing on May 24th we will meet for a recap and a final breakfast as everyone leaves on their own.

Workshop Includes:
• Photographic instruction
• Lodging: This is based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a private room it can be arranged for an additional fee.

What’s not included:
• Transportation: Transportation to and from the airport or during the workshop is not provided.
• Food

Taormina, Sicily with Margo Taussig Pinkerton

Sandwiched between the watchful eye of the “gentle” volcano Mt. Etna and cliffs overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina is, indeed, the jewel of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With a dramatic coastline, small cliffside villages, colorful fishing fleets, and Taormina itself, you will have much to photograph. And don’t forget all those scenes from The Godfather. Some of them were filmed in the area in which we hold our workshop! In fact, one of the villages is just up the coast from Taormina. Here, you will be able to celebrate your passion for photography with fellow enthusiasts.

And, the food and wine are superb. We are friends with three amazing chefs, and you will not be disappointed.

Limit 12 participants with two instructors. Our 2017 workshop was sold out!

$1,720 for NANPA members w/ twofer discounts with barge or Paris.

Yosemite National Park with George Theodore and Brenda Tharp

Join Brenda Tharp and George Theodore of American Nature Photography Workshops in this magnificent location. Yosemite, our third oldest National Park with its huge waterfalls, soaring granite domes and sheer cliffs, gives the landscape photographer endless subjects to capture. We’re there in spring when the waterfalls are at their peak flow and flowering trees dot the valley. We’ll follow our usual schedule of morning and late afternoon photography interspersed with classroom sessions that include critiques of your work.

See our website www.amnaph.com for details and come join us.

Champagne Country by Barge with Margo Taussig Pinkerton

We are returning to France for another barge trip, this time in Champagne country on another set of rivers/canals. An all-inclusive trip (barge portion), we will have fun photographing, enjoying the barge (dedicated to our group alone) and the camaraderie, and doing our normal imaging and critiques. This will include tastings and excursions to historic locales.

This is a workshop that is designed for a photographer and guest or two photographers sharing a cabin. Limit 12 participants with two instructors, and our 2018 trip was sold out.

Paris with Margo Taussig Pinkerton

Paris, also known as The City of Light, is without a doubt our favorite city. TBC’s English Granny and dad lived there. Margo first spent time there in the early 60s, and Arnie followed a few years later. We base our workshops on the Left Bank/Rive Gauche near Jardin du Luxumbourg. The Seine is a short walk down the hill, and The Louvre and Notre Dame are a few steps more. Cafés abound, and we get to watch and photograph the people and sites of this grand city. Margo, by the way, speaks fluent French. Here, you’ll get to seek your own vision while having a ton of fun …And, if the majority of participants wish, we head out to Giverny, land of Monet and learn to interpret the gardens as Money did with his oils.

Limit 12 participants with two instructors.

$1620 for NANPA members w/ twofer discounts for Barge or Sicily.

Outer Banks in Spring with Margo Taussig Pinkerton

Join our photography workshop on our own wild and pristine North Carolina barrier islands. We will show you special gems along this untamed coastline we love so well. The sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular, the patterns along the seashore and in the marshes inspirational, and the sights and sounds of the wild Atlantic pounding the coast intoxicating. We’ll even visit a beautiful garden where the spring blossoms are stunning. You’ll love photographing here, and you’ll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs …

Limit 12 participants with two instructors.

$1,340 for NANPA members.