Travel by luxurious ship from island to island, wandering among animals that have no fear of people. We’ll photograph albatross, penguins, flamingos, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and more. Snorkel in emerald waters with playful sea lions, sea turtles, and brilliantly colored tropical fish.
While most tours offer only one-week at sea, this tour offers a full two weeks. Suzi has teamed up with legendary Galapagos photographer and expert, Tui De Roy to offer a unique experience that will put us on shore with wildlife at first and last light, when most other tour groups are noticeably absent.
We have chosen the coolest time of year in Galapagos, when the seas are most productive and many species are nurturing cute babies.
Create adorable portraits of common loons interacting with their chicks at our unique bird photography workshop on the lake in British Columbia, Canada.
In an intimate, small group setting with only 8 participants, you will learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds as they go about courtship, feeding, nesting, and brooding their chicks. Equipped with boats specially set up for bird photography, you’ll have the opportunity to photograph loons and their chicks at close range along with many other bird species that nest in the area.
The Central American country of COSTA RICA is world famous for its coffee, as a surfing destination, and above all else for its astonishing diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty. Cost Rica “The Rich Coast” is a country is home to over 9000 species of flowering plants, over 600 species of butterflies, more than 200 different mammals as well as prehistoric looking reptiles and boldly colored amphibians. With over 875 species Costa Rica is home to more avian species than Canada and the United States combined. Opportunities for landscape photography are equally diverse with mountains, beaches, volcanoes, tropical forests, waterfalls and much, much more. We supply the multi-flash set ups for hummingbird photography for all of our workshops. Not a photographer? No worries, we always offer one of our cameras for you to use should you like to participate. For those looking for hummingbird multi-flash photography Costa Rica has a large variety of hummingbirds to keep you busy all day long. Species Include: Snowcap, Resplendent Quetzal, Green-crowned Brilliant, Montezumas Orapendola, Green Thorntail, White-faced Capuchin Monkey, A variety of colorful tanagers, Scarlet Macaw, Kingfishers. This will be our 12th year to this paradise!
We’ll go to one of the only spots left to photograph Tufted Puffins in the San Juan Islands. This two-day workshop is scheduled to take advantage of the summer weather we have in late July and timed for when the Tufted Puffins are feeding their chicks. Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Guillemots, and Rhinoceros Auklets are the main targets. There are also other possibilities like; Great Blue Herons, and all three cormorant species (Brandt’s, Pelagic and Double-crested), Black Oystercatcher, Caspian Tern, Turkey Vulture, Western Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Common Murre, Marbled Murrelet, Bald Eagles, and a variety of gulls.
We’ll be in a chartered 30-foot boat that sits lower in the water than the other/larger sightseeing boats. This means you’ll get better images on this workshop then if you go on a big boat.
Nome and the surrounding Seward Peninsula is rich in bird life during the summer months. Birds come from all over the world to mate and raise their young on the open tundra. Bar-tailed Godwits come from New Zealand, Pacific Golden-Plovers, Wandering Tattlers, and other birds come from Hawaii, and Northern Wheatears come all the way from Africa. Then there are the rare birds that cross the Bering and Chukchi Seas, such as Bluethroat and Eastern Yellow Wagtail. Toss in a varied selection of ducks, loons, terns, shorebirds, and other songbirds and all of a sudden it just becomes a bird photographers paradise. This is a full five-days of photography workshop; there are 21 hours of daylight to shoot in, so the challenge isn’t what to shoot, it’s when to sleep. We’ll have five morning and five afternoon/evening photography shooting sessions. This workshop is limited to three participants.
The beauty and wildlife of the Atchafalaya Basin by boat and land! A unique tour that includes a number of rookeries and several boat tours into the ‘swamp’.
My spring 2018 Tangier Island Photo Workshop features photography of a unique waterman community and local wildlife. Just south of the Maryland line, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, lays Tangier Island, VA. Covering approximately 1.2 square miles, Tangier Island is actually a series of small islands connected by narrow wooden bridges spanning marshes and tidal creeks. Tangier is a charming community of waterman and shop owners. Many inhabitants make their living, as did their ancestors for more than 400 years, by crabbing, fishing, and oystering. Each day we will rise before dawn, hoping to capture sunrise images and photos of the waterman as they man their skiffs and works boats, heading out to their offshore crab shanties to gather up their crab pots, scrapes, floats, and other gear for the day. For photos from the water, Saturday morning I chartered a boat for a trip around the island with the hopes of photographing the docks, waterman at work, and local birdlife.
During our stay, we will explore the beach, tidal creeks, and wetlands in search of wildlife. Ducks, geese, herons, rails, shorebirds, skimmers, terns, and pelicans take advantage of the rich food supply that the island and its surroundings afford. There is also a healthy population of ospreys nesting on nearby platforms and jetties. It is not uncommon to see one fly overhead with a fish in its talons..
Includes: One-on-one instruction; image critiques; two night’s accommodations at a B&B; full breakfast; boat charter trip to photograph crab shanties, waterman and ospreys from the water; and transportation around the island by golf cart.
Photo workshop size limited 3-8 participants.
Photograph the wide variety and beautiful birds of SE Arizona. Up to 5 different hummingbird species and 40+ other species of birds are possible. Based out of Green Valley this four-day workshop has four morning and four afternoon/evening photography sessions. We’ll be shooting from photo blinds and use multi-flash setups for the hummingbirds. All the flash equipment for the hummingbird sessions is provided for you to use, just bring your camera, lenses, and a tripod (with plenty of batteries and storage cards).
Photograph the best of the Sonoran Desert–cactus blooming, birds nesting, water flowing & fantastic sunsets.
West Virginia is Almost Heaven, and some of the most beautiful sights are located within our State Parks! We’ll be exploring Pipestem Resort State Park, as well as Bluestone Lake State Park, and some other special locations along the way!
Pipestem Resort in southern West Virginia will be our base for the weekend, with discounted rooms at the Lodge, which also has a fine restaurant and meeting space for us. The Lodge overlooks the Bluestone Gorge, and the Bolar Lookout Tower at 3,000 feet provides an inspiring view, as well. It’s not uncommon to see eagles at Pipestem, and we’ll also trek to Bluestone State Park, where Park Naturalist, Julie McQuade, has recently spotted eagles! We will also visit the historic community of Bramwell, where coal barons built lavish mansions during the coal boom; and we’ll feature a visit to the abandoned Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, as well as some additional attractions.
Amanda Haddox and Ron Gaskins, our Instructors, will provide techniques and share their experience throughout our weekend! It will be an exciting and full one, with many locations to see and opportunities to learn.