Since 2000 I’ve been leading hands-on shooting workshops around the world for various clients. They’ve ranged from weekends in the U.S. to two-week adventures on the other side of the planet. Group sizes vary based on the trip, but my goals are always the same – to help you improve as a photographer, come back with pictures to hang on your wall and have memorable experiences and fun. To me, photography is a great social experience, and more enjoyable when done with people who share a passion for it. These are the trips I have scheduled right now, with new ones added as they’re planned. At the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to galleries of photos from past workshops, as well as some videos from a few of those workshops.
Jan. 7-13, 2018 – Yellowstone in Winter – sold out, taking names for waiting list – I’ve been fortunate to visit Yellowstone many times, and it quickly became one of my favorite places for photography. If you’ve been there, you know what I mean. And winter makes it even better. We split our time between the heated lodges in Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful, and spend out days exploring this amazing winter wonderland by van, foot, snowshoe and snowcat. I’ve led this trip once before, in 2015, so you can see photos of what we did here. Another trip organized by my old friends at Pack Paddle Ski, we’ll also have Deb French along as my co-leader, who’s had many adventures there in winter and would love to take anyone interested cross-country skiing or on longer snowshoe hikes. Details are here.
Peru, March 24-April 2, 2018 – I’ve just been asked by AFAR Media to lead one of their new World in Focus trips, sponsored by Nikon. I’ll be returning to Peru again, but with a bit different itinerary. We’ll see Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, of course. But we’ll also take a couple of days to visit the Amazon. I’ll be joined in teaching this trip by Lucy Laucht. All of the details can be found here.
April 16 – 25, 2018 – Peru – sold out, taking names for waiting list – This is one of my regular trips because it’s such and easy one and makes for great photos. I like to say, “People go to Peru for Machu Picchu, but they come home loving the people photography they’ve done.” Yes, the Incan culture is fascinating, and anyone who’s been to Machu Picchu understands why it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But the people are as great a find, friendly and welcoming, with a rich life and culture tied closely to the land. We have an excellent itinerary thanks to the many past trips, and you can see photos from those trips here. Another Pack Paddle Ski trip, all the details are here.
Iceland, July 14-22, 2018 – sold out, taking names for waiting list – Ancient lava fields, towering mountains, glaciers, majestic fijords, geysers, waterfalls – a true landscaper’s dream, no one picture does this country justice. Add in how compact the country is, and their famous horses and puffins (plus perhaps a few whales) and you’ve got a picture-perfect trip. I did this trip in 2016, so we’re re-visiting with a few small changes to make it even better. You can see photos from that trip here. And all the details for this trip are here.
Quebec City and Charlevoix, Oct. 2 – 7, 2018 – If you want to experience a bit of France without having to cross the Atlantic, come to Quebec City. Founded in the 1600s, the old walled city retains much of its old time charm. Outside the city you’ll find vineyards, world-class waterfalls, national parks and views along the famed St. Lawrence seaway. Beautiful scenery, lovely hotels and lodges, a fantastic fall trip. This trip is organized by an old friend of mine who’s started running photo tours in Canada. Limited to no more than 12 attendees, you can find all the details here.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Oct. 11 – 21, 2018 – sold out, taking names for waiting list – If you love interesting and unique wildlife, this is your trip. We’ll snorkel with sea lions, visit giant tortoises, see one of only two species of warm-water penguins in the world and delight in the many species of spectacular birds on this warm-weather adventure. To make the most of our time (and photography!), we stay on three of the four inhabited islands. That lets us explore the local towns and spend more time taking pictures, as well as minimizing time spent on the water. Another trip I’ve led several times, you can see photos from those past trips here. This is also a Pack Paddle Ski trip, and all the details are here.
These are trips I’m currently working on, and hope to have details soon. If you’re interested in any of them, email me and I’ll let you know as soon as they’re posted:
Iceland in winter, Feb. 8-17, 2019
Alaskan Brown bears and more, Aug. 3-11, 2019
Namibia – summer, 2019
Bhutan – Oct. 12-23, 2019
Easter Island and Patagonia – early 2020
As I get details on future trips, I’ll post them here.