NANPA Events Calendar
June 01, 2015
First two weeks June 2015 : Read about my 2008 trip at http://www.wildimagesphotography.com/botswana.html
Read about the 2015 trip:
BOTSWANA BUSH SAFARI
For the past several years Ive been to Kenya with one to fourteen other photographers and friends. In 2015 Im veering south to photograph Botswana.
My last trip there in 2008 was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Trying to fit into small planes wasn't easy but we were rewarded with marvelous views of the country and quick access to very remote camps. Cots in tents were no one's idea of luxury accommodations but tents in the bush are something better than luxury.
Botswana safaris involve camping most nights with only a day or two in lodges. The sites are in open country. (Camp staff keep the watch.) Join us in 2015 for a true bush safari with campfires in the evening and brewed coffee in the morning.
Read about my 2008 Botswana trip at http://wildimagesphotography.com (look under travelogues).
In 2015 we'll travel late May through early June. I expect a cost of $5900 for 12 nights in country. We will start in Maun - the jumping off place for Botswana safaris and end up at Victoria falls in Zambia. A two day extension at the falls as an option for those who wish to see one of the worlds great wonders
I need to make bookings soon to insure good dates and prices, so let me know if you are interested in joining us or have questions.
Tom Isgar 941-321-6206
Horse Round-up and the Grand Tetons
June 1st - June 5th 2015 : A very popular Photo Tour in the Grand Tetons timed for the wildflowers. 5 days - 4 nights Special arrangements have been made allowing us to photograph the wranglers while rounding up the horses on the mornings when were not out capturing the sunrise down in the Teton valley. Youll also have extended access to the Jackson Rodeo which Is held one evening giving you plenty of opportunities to practice your fast action focusing skills. A private horse pack ride is planned to get us into the Bridger-Teton National Forest which offers views of the mountains you can only see by non-motorized means.
David C Schultz
REDWOOD COAST WITH JEFF FOOTT AND JERRY DODRILL
June 1-5, 2015 : One of the world's most creativity-inspiring and evocative landscapes Northern California's Redwood Coast will be our outdoor classroom for this photo workshop, presented by photographers Jeff Foott and Jerry Dodrill. This place is truly a photographer's playground, rich with diverse photographic opportunities and a dynamic interplay of sun and fog. It's the perfect setting for a fun, upbeat, and supportive workshop focused on developing creativity and honing skills. Participants will learn to take control of the finer points of composition, exposure and tonal control, and specialized techniques for approaching this sublime coastal landscape.
- Prime time for wildflowers
- Eight field photography sessions, morning and evening
- Working the scene to capture its essence
- Using various qualities of light to best effect
- Exposure and tonal control
- Essentials of digital workflow
- Optimizing images in post-processing
- Three constructive group critique sessions
- Packaged with single-occupancy lodging, all meals and beverages
June 06, 2015
June 6, 2015 : An intensive seminar exploring The Art of Composition with celebrated wildlife photographer and host of the award-winning television series Art Wolfes Travels to the Edge for all skill levels.
Enjoy lectures developing your artistic eye for photography while adding a new set of skills to your toolbox. Art Wolfe offers specific guidelines that allow the photographer of any skill level to create the most compelling images.
Wenas Canyon & Eastern Washington
June 6 & 7, 2015 : Tim leads this trip focused on Mountain & Western bluebirds and other spring songbirds of the Wenas Canyon. Day two will be focused the shorebirds and owls of the Othello area. email email@example.com with any questions
June 08, 2015
June 8-19, 2015 : Roy Toft and Justin Black have selected three of the very finest safari destinations in all of Africa Tanzania's Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks and little-known Grumeti Reserve to offer a world-class, all-inclusive safari experience that features superb opportunities to capture stunning wildlife behavior, generous and effective photographic instruction, luxury amenities, excellent photographer support, a lack of crowds, and a ton of fun! Roy and Justin are both renowned for the lengths they go to to ensure safari participants have an exceptional experience that exceeds expectations, all within a good-humored atmosphere of camaraderie and mutually supportive exploration and learning. We promise a superb safari experience and a great time had by all.
- We've selected exceptional parks and reserves that enable us to provide the best possible overall photo safari experience, from density and accessibility of fauna, to effective conservation management, to quality of accommodations and cuisine, to lack of crowds.
- World-class wildlife photography guiding and instruction by Roy Toft, Justin Black, and expert naturalists at our camps and lodges.
- Experienced leaders put you in the right place at the right time to capture peak-action animal behavior in the best light
- Morning and evening photo excursions by safari vehicle (one photographer per row), daily from our lodges at Tarangire, Serengeti, and Grumeti.
- Mid-day instruction on wildlife photography techniques, composition, digital workflow, and image processing.
- June is one of the best months to see the wildebeest migration in Tanzania animals concentrate around waterholes and rivers and the vegetation is less dense.
- Weather is quite comfortable and mostly sunny with little chance of rain. Few mosquitoes minimize malaria risk.
June 09, 2015
June 9-16, 2015 : Join professional and award-winning wildlife photographers Dan Walters and Dawn Wilson on a trip of a lifetime to photograph brown bears in their natural habitat along the coast of Alaska.
We will travel to scenic Lake Clark National Park to be in the bear's world where we will watch and photograph them as they dig for clams in the mud flats, feed on sedge grasses in the meadows, playing, and possibly see new little cubs and mating activity.
Additional activities and opportunities include a boat trip to Puffin Island (weather permitting), fishing, and photographing the lush landscape of inactive volcanoes, beaches and waterfalls. The trip to Puffin Island is an opportunity to see horned and tufted puffins flying about, sea otters lounging on the beach, and photographing other shore birds floating in the water or strolling along the beaches.
Nome, Alaska Bird Photography Workshop
June 9-15, 2015 : Join award winning wildlife photographer Ken Archer to photograph the breeding birds and wildlife of the Seward Peninsula. The Nome area is the top location for photographing breeding birds in Alaska - loons, jaegers, shorebirds, warblers and many others. Musk Oxen, Moose, Red Fox and other mammals are likely subjects as well. The tundra is beautiful this time of year as it's starting to bloom creating stunning settings for photographing the birds and mammals. Ken will give a presentation on wildlife photography.
June 10, 2015
June 10-14, 2015 : Join photographer Jason Savage on a trip into Washington's beautiful Palouse region for a 4 day workshop exploring the incredible landscapes and iconic americana of the area. This workshop will focus on classic landscapes of the Palouse, explore it's many turn of the century barns, and visit the incredible Palouse Falls.
This workshop is limited to 6 participants.
Jennifer King's Badlands Workshop
June 10-13, 2015 : Badlands, South Dakota
The Badlands of South Dakota are an untouched wilderness that every photographer must experience. From rolling grass prairies to dramatic rock formations, this summer workshop offers unique photo opportunities for wildlife, history and incredible landscapes. Join us on this 4-day photo adventure and experience the vast wilderness of The Badlands.
Jennifer King Photography Workshops offers only SMALL GROUP photography workshops with personalized, hands-on attention in the field and classroom to provide you with the best photographic adventure and learning experience. Professional Guides and Professional Photographers, all required permits and permissions.
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June 11, 2015
June 11-15th 2015 : Photo Intensive in Santa Fe NM with bobbie goodrich emphasis on post processing
learn how to wow your raw images using the latest software programs also on-location photo shoot
June 12, 2015
June 12, 13, 14, 2015 : All the colors of the rainbow, in one place! Come for our Summer Excursion at the Mill Creek Metroparks of Canfield, Ohio, near Youngstown. The Fellows Riverside Gardens color the grounds of the Park almost year-round, and we will visit at their radiant peak. We expect to see daffodils, tulips, and so many moreblues, greens, yellows and orange, pink and red. Learn about close-up/macro photography!
With over 200 bird species at the Park throughout the year, we will see everything from herons in the ponds, to songbirds in the trees, to bald eagles in their nestsand butterflies! All of these varied species are within the 264 acre Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, which features a dual-level observation deck! At the Mill Creek Preserve, over 300 acres of habitat are home to rabbits, red-tailed hawks, deer, muskrats and beavers, too! A ground/water level boardwalk allows exploration of the Preserve without the need for waders!
Well visit Lantermans Mill, the Cinderella Suspension Bridge, the Parapet Bridge, and the Mill Creek Covered Bridge. In between, we will also see lakes, ponds, cascades of water, and more. We will have opportunities to practice landscapes and wildlife photography!
We also plan a trip to President McKinleys Memorial Library, which is nearby. It is an excellent subject for architectural late evening images, with the sunset shining through the back of the central plaza, which features a statue of the first President of the 20th Century.
Join Ron & Amanda as we explore this hidden treasure in eastern Ohio, just ten miles from Youngstown. Well be there on June 12, 13 & 14, 2015 (Friday-Sunday). There are so many attractions, all incorporated into the MetroParks environment. Our Workshop fee will be $219.95 per person, not including meals, lodging or personal travel expenses. We will be traveling in our personal vehicles as we visit the different areas of the Mill Creek MetroParks. We will be limiting this Workshop to 12 clients. If you are interested in joining us, contact us at MountaineerPhotoExcursions@yahoo.com and request a registration packet. You will initially receive your Workshop Invoice, to be followed by a schedule and suggested gear list. If you have any questions, please contact us at the same email address.
304 532 0070
June 13, 2015
June 13-15, 2015 : Join Shoot The Light host Michael Milicia for a small group weekend workshop on the North Shore of Massachusetts to photograph nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns. Mike has made special arrangements for his group to have early and late access to one of the best places in New England to photograph these two species. The small group size will allow for individualized attention and will also help to maximize the photo opportunities for each of the participants.
The workshop has been timed to coincide with favorable tides and, although there can be no guarantees, there should be a high likelihood of Piping Plover chicks. Other possible species include Willet, Sanderling, Dunlin, Killdeer, Common Tern, Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers, and various gulls including Bonaparte's, Ring-billed, Herring, and Greater Black-backed. On Saturday and Sunday, Mike will provide field instruction during sunrise and sunset shoots as well as a mid-day 3 hour classroom session tailored to the needs of the participants. The workshop will conclude with a sunrise shoot on Monday.
Please note that it will be a 1-1.5 mile walk from the parking area to the part of the beach where we will be photographing. The majority of the walk will be over wet, packed sand.
A long lens (35mm equivalent of at least 600mm) and a ground pod such as the Naturescapes Skimmer are highly recommended. Working on the ground can yield more intimate images and often allows a closer approach to the birds but getting up and down does require a certain amount of agility.
Shoot The Light
SUMMER BIRDS AT MALHEUR NWR
June 13 to 15th, 2015 : Photograph the breeding birds and wonderful landscapes of the high desert. Shorebirds, owls, raptors, song birds and more at a place Roger Tory Peterson said was one of his favorite birding spots.
June 14, 2015
June 14-20, 2015 : Join us at Focus Ranch, a real working cattle ranch located on the western Colorado and Wyoming border in a section of the Northern Rocky Mountains about 50 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. The ranch headquarters are nestled in the Upper Little Snake River Valley, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountain range, providing incredible sunrises and sunsets.
This spectacular ranch location lends itself perfectly to the focus of our workshop, where we will become more aware of our unique way of seeing our world and ourselves. It will give us the opportunity to learn to express our unique vision more deeply.
In addition to the photography sessions, you'll enjoy delicious meals, comfortable lodging and opportunities to participate in various optional activities, including horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Karens expertise includes use of digital cameras as well as various alternative photographic processes. She will offer her inspiration and guidance for those with all levels of photographic skill. Additionally, Karen will be offering OPTIONAL Creative iPhoneography sessions for participants with an iPhone or iPad. What fun!
Karen Gordon Schulman
Spring in The Tetons
June 14-20, 2015 : Late spring and early summer in Grand Teton National Park in Northwest Wyoming is a time of great beauty. The always picturesque Teton Range if further enhanced by an incredible display of wildflowers to give your images that extra pop. The meadows and mountainsides should be covered with blooms of arrowleaf balsam root which should be at their peak, along with paintbrush, lupine, larkspur and many other colorful flowers. Dramatic landscapes along with a great diversity of wildlife and birds will the the emphasis of this instructional photo tour. Wildlife that can possibly be seen and photographed include grizzly bears, black bears, moose, elk, mule deer, badgers, bison, pronghorn antelope, ground squirrels, river otters, coyote and more. Well be sure to cover all the iconic Grand Teton photo locations as well as do a little exploring to try to find our own classic images. There will be an equal emphasis on wildlife and landscape photography on this exciting photo tour. Authorized Grand Teton National Park photo tour guide D. Robert Franz will lead this tour
Wildlife Babies Photo Tour
June 14-17, 2015 : Cute kittens, pups and cubs in very photogenic settings. We've run this tour for years and it is always a favorite--sign up early!
June 15, 2015
June 15-19, 2015 : Join Ken Archer to photograph the wildlife of the Kenai Fjords and Seward area. Humpback Whales, Sea Otters, Horned Puffins and other seabirds will be photographed on 2 boat trips. Back on the land breeding swans, warbers, terns, grebes and other birds and mammals will be nice subjects.
June 18, 2015
June 18-22, 2015 : This uncrowded National Park is a real gem. Its almost been like a second home to me, as I have been exploring the badlands for many years. It is the second best park that I have been to (next to Yellowstone) for photographing wildlife. Amongst the scenic badlands are herds of elk, mule deer and bison, bands of wild horses and smaller mammals and birds. The middle of June is a great time to visit, as the prairie will be greened up with lots of wildflowers. Dont miss this special workshop; you will come back home with many great new images!
June 21, 2015
June 21-24, 2015 : We'll head up into the coolness of the high country and see spectacular alpine scenery--oh yes, and mountain goats too! Other possibilities include bighorn sheep, pika and bristlecone pine.
Rolling Hills of the Palouse with Digital Workflow
June 21-28, 2015 : The rolling Hills of Palouse is an annual workshop I, Victoria Dye, run with Rod Barbee. The Palouse region of Eastern Washington is an incredible landscape that challenges you with shadows, patterns and textures. Get creative with rolling fields, barns, silos, skies, funky farm equipment and a vintage gas station. The lighting and scudding clouds make for fabulous images.
Rolling Hills of the Palouse part 1, June 21-25th, 2015
We also have a Lightroom intensive add on to the Palouse workshop to bone up on your skills and get the most out of this powerful program. Along with HDR and creative techniques.
Rolling Hills of the Palouse part 2 with Digital Workflow, June 25-28, 2015
email: victoria at victoriasimages.com
June 25, 2015
June 25-29, 2015 : One of our most majestic National Parks sets the scene for outstanding days of photography. The jagged peaks that the Tetons are known for are the backdrop at such great iconic locations such as Schwabacher Landing, the Snake River Overlook, Oxbow Bend, Moulton barn and others. We will have a terrific chance to spot wildlife such moose, bison, pronghorn antelope and bears. Another big bonus of going at this time of year is the prolific stands of wildflowers out in the grasslands with Teton peaks in the background. Our shutters will get a real workout in this special national park!
Painted Bunting Photo Workshop
July 25 & 26, 2015 : TWO (2) SEPARATE evening-based Painted Bunting Photography Workshops Offered
~ Each only with space for FOUR (4):
Saturday, July 25, 2015 workshop and AGAIN on Sunday, July 26, 2015
Join me for an evening-based Painted Bunting Photo Workshop ~ 2015 during which youll get plenty of chances to photograph these vibrant birds.
A rainbow assortment of colors make male Painted Buntings one of North Americas most colorful photographic subjects. Females -- with their bright yellow-green feathers -- also make great models.
Youll find these cover-loving birds throughout much of Texas during their summer breeding season. However, spotting and photographing them can be tough.
But not at Red Belly Ranch! While Painted Buntings have received a IUCN Conservation Status of Near Threatened, were blessed with an abundance of these beauties each summer during their breeding season.
The workshop begins with a session on bird photography techniques. Well focus on set-ups, backgrounds, exposure, and lighting as it relates to creating great images of songbirds.
The workshop begins at 2:00 p.m. until its too dark to work (approximately 9:00 p.m.).
Since well photograph primarily from blinds, Ive limited each workshop to four (4) participants.
Each Painted Bunting Photography Workshop includes an early dinner, served on-site.
Cost is $150.
June 27, 2015
June 17-23, 2015 : Rolling wheat fields, family farms, and photogenic pastoral panoramas will fill your viewfinders on this trip to the incredible landscape of the Palouse region of southeastern Washington and north central Idaho.
Join Daniel J. Cox and Wolfgang Kaehler for this weeklong workshop of early mornings and late day shoots, and afternoon digital sessions to experience and capture this disappearing region.
A leisurely drive along the gently curving Palouse Scenic Byway provides opportunities to photograph peculiar and picturesque silt dunes that characterize the Palouse Prairie, expansive farmlands, recreational sites, small towns, and world-class universities. This is an area rich in cultural history, small town charm, and spectacular scenic vistas.
For additional details, please visit our website: http://www.naturalexposures.com/wildife-photo-tours/tour/palouse-landscape-photography-tour/
June 28, 2015
June 28-July 4th, 2015 : See the magnificent Alaskan Brown Bears in their native environment doing what bears do naturally. With few other people in this remote area but our group and guide, it makes for an unforgettable quality photographic experience. This trip is timed for the arrival of the sows with their cubs. This is the time of the highest concentration of bears in the area. This location averages about 25 bears in the vicinity of the lodge during the period well be there. The bears will be feeding in the grass (sedging) and clamming on the mud flats during the low tide. The cubs will be playful providing us lots of interaction providing some wonderful photographic situations. Sub-adult bears will spar learning important lessons for later in life. Long time professional wildlife photographer D. Robert Franz will lead this tour in Lake Clark National Park
The Palouse during Harvest
July 28 - 30th, 2015 : Tim Boyer leads this creative photography workshop in the Palouse. Golden wheat fields, dramatic sunsets, learn how to be creative and capture a unique landscape. Small groups, learn a lot, get lots of hands on instruction. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org