Colorado Wildflowers with Jeff Parker

My Colorado Mountain Landscapes & Wildflowers Photo Tour ~ 2020 focuses on capturing beautiful landscape images of the stunning wildflower-filled basins of the San Juan Mountains.

These areas above-timberline host the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot)!

The tour is based out of Silverton, Colorado, a photo-worthy destination in it’s own right. Once you reach Silverton, transportation to your mountain shot locations is included in the tour. I’ll have two (2) 4-wheel drive vehicles on hand to get you to those hard-to-reach locations where the flowers can be their best.

Throughout the tour, we’ll take our time. No rushing from location to location! We stay at each sweet spot until every person in our group has had the chance to create the images she/he wants.

Texas Wildflowers with Jeff Parker

This one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star’s beautiful spring bloomers, including bluebonnets. Enjoy learning — and playing — in a central-Texas country setting where indoor class time is balanced with hands-on practice outdoors. Offered on four separate dates.

Texas Wildflowers with Jeff Parker

This one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star’s beautiful spring bloomers, including bluebonnets. Enjoy learning — and playing — in a central-Texas country setting where indoor class time is balanced with hands-on practice outdoors. Offered on four separate dates.

Texas Wildflowers with Jeff Parker

This one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star’s beautiful spring bloomers, including bluebonnets. Enjoy learning — and playing — in a central-Texas country setting where indoor class time is balanced with hands-on practice outdoors. Offered on four separate dates.

Texas Wildflowers with Jeff Parker

This one-day Texas Wildflowers Photography Workshop with Jeff Parker will help you get your best images of the Lone Star’s beautiful spring bloomers, including bluebonnets. Enjoy learning — and playing — in a central-Texas country setting where indoor class time is balanced with hands-on practice outdoors. Offered on four separate dates.

From the President: Gordon Illg

In the wildflower bloom at Peridot Mesa in Arizona © Cathy Illg.

In the wildflower bloom at Peridot Mesa in Arizona © Cathy Illg.

This is my last blog as NANPA president, the end of a year of maundering over the past, present and future of nature photography. It turns out my fear that the organization would suffer under my leadership, or lack thereof, was unfounded, just as many of my fears are. Not only is NANPA doing well, but its membership has reached a new high point. It’s tempting for me to take credit for our success, but the truth is I’m riding on the coattails of an incredible herd/school/pride/pod of talented and hard-working staff and volunteers. Without them I would have been president of nothing, and I’m extremely grateful for my addiction to nature photography if for no other reason than it introduced me to these wonderful people who have guided and supported me.

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Super Bloom Causes Super Problems

Stories of hordes of Instagrammers descending on the super bloom attracted world-wide attention, including The Guardian from the UK.

Stories of hordes of Instagrammers descending on the super bloom attracted world-wide attention, including The Guardian from the UK. (Screen grab.)

California is in the midst of a wildflower super bloom and, along with vast fields of poppies come unruly hordes of people.  The small town of Lake Elsinore was overwhelmed by “Disneyland size crowds” of up to 50,000 tourists last weekend, resulting in traffic jams, accidents and unruly behavior.  “#poppynightmare” as one town official put it.  This kind of chaos risks placing these locations off limits to everyone, including photographers.

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