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PRO WORKSHOPS: This is a listing of workshops provided by CNPA member professionals who make some or all of their living conducting photography workshops. These are not CNPA sponsored events and all fees paid go to the workshop leaders. Only CNPA members may post workshops they will be personally leading on this page.

We have added a basic difficulty rating to the classroom workshops or field workshops based on three levels -

      FIELD WORKSHOPS
       CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS 



Available Workshops -

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August 2018
August 3-7, 2018
Alaska
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Alaska Wildlfe, Glaciers, and Wildlife Explore Wild Alaska. As we photograph Glaciers,Mountains, Eagles, Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Moose, Sea Otters and Puffins. This trip includes 2 separate full day boat rides on a small boat that we can approach wildlife closely.

No need to rent a car.

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com
Email: jtslonina@aol.com
Phone: (508) 736-1167
Email: jtslonina@aol,com
Phone: (508) 736-1167

Email: jtslonina@aol,com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


August 7-13, 2018
Alaska
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Ultimate Bear Alaska Phot Tour This is the best bear trip in Alaska. Simply because we have a float plane so we can fly into several of the highest density bear locations in the world. We can also We will go to where the best action is. The plane allows us to change backgrounds and visit multiple areas.

This tour is scheduled at the peak time of year for bears fishing. We are only taking a small group to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Expect to take thousands of bear images.

Transportation Provided no need to rent a car.

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com
Email: jtslonina@aol.com
Phone: (508) 736-1167

Email: jtslonina@aol,com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


August 8-11, 2018
Pullman, WA
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Palouse ~ The Tuscany of America Photo Workshop Nothing says America like the beautiful farmland that spans the eastern Washington and western Idaho states. This region, called the Palouse, is a vista-filled landscape of wheat, crops, barns and beauty unlike anywhere in the U.S. Join us for this summer photo workshop as we capture the harvest of America's beautiful western farmlands.

After our 2016 Palouse Harvest Workshop, we decided that we needed to quickly revisit the Palouse region. While this workshop is usually offered every other year, we noticed how many barns, granaries and other photographic icons are beginning to fall, and are being replaced with modern and efficient buildings. If you have ever considered photographing the Palouse, please consider going soon so that you may capture the charm, history and uniqueness of this area.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


September 2018
September 6-9, 2018
Cape Cod Massachusetts
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Cape Cod  Landscapes and Wildlife Join us as on an instructional photo tour and workshop to Cape Cod Massachusetts. We will travel by land and sea to photograph Whales, Seals, Giant Dunes, Lighthouses, and other incredible coastal landscapes.

Photograph Cape Cod before the busy tourist season begins.

Wildlife

We will be taking two boat rides to photograph whales, seals, and lighthouses.

One trip will go to world-renowned Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. It was voted Best Place to See Aquatic Life in USA Today's latest 10-Best Reader's Choice travel awards contest. The consistent sightings and active behaviors of some of the largest animals on the planet make an ocean safari to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary a trip to remember.

On the other boat trip, we will be photographing seals. We will see hundreds of seals and a small possibility of great white sharks that hunt them. Photographing Seals is a lot of fun.

Landscape Photography

Cape Cod is dominated by the sea. The water gives photographers a wealth of opportunity dramatic dunes, steep cliffs, hidden harbors, multiple lighthouses, sailboats, wind swept beaches, and aerobic humpback whales.

Sightings and active behaviors of some of the largest animals on the planet make an ocean safari to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary a trip to remember.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


September 16-23, 2018
Grand Tetons and Yellowstone
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons World famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are some of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife.

John is an authorized permittee of the national parks and has been photographing there for 20+ years. He leads trips in January, June, and September.

This is a must see on any nature photographer's and wildlife lover's list. Join us as we explore this park and the surrounding areas.

Fall is a great time to visit as the huge summer crowds and traffic jams are gone. Wildlife is more abundant. It is the time of year when many other professional photographers and videographers visit the park annually.

Yellowstone has one the great concentration of thermal activity. It is home to the famous Old Faithful. It also has beautiful rivers, geysers, springs, mudpots, waterfalls, canyons, ponds, and mountains. Vibrant leaves of aspen and cottonwood show off their fall color. We will visit a gorge carved by time and water that some people think rivals the Grand Canyon.

Yellowstone is one of the premiere wildlife viewing areas in the US. Creatures great and small await us at almost every corner. We will be visiting the parks during the rut for elk, moose, and pronghorn. This is a great time to photograph great wildlife behavior like courtship, territorial displays, and sparing. The elk will bugle, spar, and herd cows this time of year. Other species that are commonly photographed are moose, bison, big horned sheep, mule deer, coyotes, wolves, and bears. The mammals will have their prime winter fur since they are getting ready for the harsh winter ahead. Bird sightings can be very exciting as we will look for trumpeter swans and great grey owls or whatever else we discover.

What's Included:
The hotels are included in this tour (7 nights stay).
Also included are gates fees and permits

We will be providing optional transportation to and from Jackson Airport.

Our group size is limited to 6 people and we travel in one vehicle.

All Skill Levels are welcome

About Us:
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


September 27-30, 2018
Mountain Lens Training Center, Hendersonville, NC (Near Asheville)
Leader(s): Mary Louise Ravese
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Digital Black and White Photography Workshop Participants will experience the full life cycle of black and white photography from selecting a subject, to shooting, editing and printing in this unique long-weekend workshop.

In this hands-on workshop, Mary Louise will explain how to identify and previsualize scenes with strong black and white image potential. Participants will then spend a day practicing these techniques photographing at Asheville's famous Biltmore (Vanderbilt) estate with its French Chateau inspired mansion and formal gardens, as well as nature photography locations in the region. Just on site at the 20-acre Mountain Lens training center there is a serene pond, a scenic waterfall, two footbridges, and a mile of trails along meandering creeks and a forested hillside.

As a special bonus, the workshop is scheduled to coincide with a Dale Chihuly glass exhibit at the Biltmore for additional photographic opportunities. (Biltmore/Chihuly entrance included in workshop fee).

Then it's on to the digital darkroom where Mary Louise will share her step-by-step approach for optimally converting images from color to black and white using Adobe's Lightroom program. Joining Mary Louise in teaching will be master printer and Mountain Lens co-founder Jeff Miller, who will explain how to produce the best black and white photographic prints.

Over the weekend in addition to photographing in the field, participants will work on editing their own images with input, guidance and feedback from Mary Louise and Jeff. The workshop culminates with each participant printing one of their images to take home.

Class size limited to 6.

Email: MLRavese@BellaVistaPhotography.com

Phone: (571) 594-2390


September 29 - October 7, 2018
Southern Iceland
Leader(s): Jennifer King
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Iceland Landscapes and Nightscapes Iceland is a land abundant in beauty, from its glaciers to its waterfalls, from seascapes to lagoons. At every corner of the land, there is something uniquely fascinating that offers photographers a chance to discover the magic of the landscape and the artist within. September is an ideal time for photography as the summer crowds have cleared and the skies become darker and more dramatic. Come be inspired by the beauty of Iceland, and see why it attracts photographers from across the globe.

FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS.

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.

Email: info@jenniferkingphoto.com

Phone: 888.972.3535


September 30 - October 5, 2018
Grand Teton National Park
Leader(s): Tom Mace
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Grand Teton National Park, Fall Fall in the Grand Teton National Park is a gift to any photographer attempting to capture nature at its finest. The colors of the park dramatically change establishing astonishing landscape settings with the dominating Tetons as a backdrop. Bears are fattening up and actively feeding in the lower elevations while Elk and Moose fiercely compete for mates as the Rut swings into high gear. As the bugling of the Elk warn all that winter is coming, you cant help but slow down and appreciate the opportunity to capture this magical time of year with your camera. That is where Tripod Travelers steps in. We plan several trips to the Grand Tetons each year during Spring, Summer, and Fall as the park offers many unique perspectives as the seasons change. Our Fall Trips focus on the Rut, Bears, Moose, and Elk. We get our clients in safe positions to learn, appreciate, and capture these incredible animals as they prepare for winter. Whether Bears digging up Tubers, Elk beginning their annual migration to the Elk reserve or Moose competing in a marsh for their companion; we do our research and leverage our experience to teach our clients how to locate and photograph these animals as they all focus on the next 6 months of surviving the harsh cold that lies ahead. The landscape is also quickly transforming with Fall colors making for incredible landscape opportunities. Based on the time of year, we know the specific locations animals frequent throughout the park and we get you safely in position to seize the opportunity of photographing nature at its finest.
All Skill Levels Welcome.

This is an All Inclusive Trip, all lodging, ground transportation (touring Van, gate to gate), Meals, Snacks, Fees, and taxes are included in one price. Excellent Hotels.

Staying at Jackson Lake Lodge inside the park.

Email: info@tripodtravelers.com

Phone: 7704018671


October 2018
October 1-5, 2018
Rangeley Lakes Maine and White Mountains NH
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Peak Fall Foliage New England Join us on an autumn photo adventure to photograph beautiful Maine and the White Mountains. Explore the northern forest during peak fall foliage. We will photograph some of New England's most scenic places.

We will be visiting several locations including Rangeley Maine, Northern NH, and the White Mountains. We will photograph autumn reflections, waterfalls, rivers, great mountain vistas, covered bridges, and many more subjects.

New England foliage peaks at different times so experience and planning is critical. It also peaks at different times for different elevations. It is critical to know the timing of which areas peak first to last. It is amazing the number of tours that go out past peak foliage. You also have to know how to avoid the crowds during peak traffic season. We will put you in the right spot in the right time to help you produce top quality images.

This is a landscape photography tour but we will also be on the lookout for different wildlife. This area is one of the best places to see moose in New England. To be honest the moose population is on a rapid decline so it will be a longshot but you never know.

John has been photographing and exploring this area for decades. He is a professional photographer who know the area inside out. John will take you to some well-known locations and several secret spots.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


October 6-11, 2018
Grand Teton National Park
Leader(s): Tom Mace
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Grand Teton National Park, Fall Fall in the Grand Teton National Park is a gift to any photographer attempting to capture nature at its finest. The colors of the park dramatically change establishing astonishing landscape settings with the dominating Tetons as a backdrop. Bears are fattening up and actively feeding in the lower elevations while Elk and Moose fiercely compete for mates as the Rut swings into high gear. As the bugling of the Elk warn all that winter is coming, you cant help but slow down and appreciate the opportunity to capture this magical time of year with your camera. That is where Tripod Travelers steps in. We plan several trips to the Grand Tetons each year during Spring, Summer, and Fall as the park offers many unique perspectives as the seasons change. Our Fall Trips focus on the Rut, Bears, Moose, and Elk. We get our clients in safe positions to learn, appreciate, and capture these incredible animals as they prepare for winter. Whether Bears digging up Tubers, Elk beginning their annual migration to the Elk reserve or Moose competing in a marsh for their companion; we do our research and leverage our experience to teach our clients how to locate and photograph these animals as they all focus on the next 6 months of surviving the harsh cold that lies ahead. The landscape is also quickly transforming with Fall colors making for incredible landscape opportunities. Based on the time of year, we know the specific locations animals frequent throughout the park and we get you safely in position to seize the opportunity of photographing nature at its finest.
All Skill Levels Welcome.

This is an All Inclusive Trip, all lodging, ground transportation (touring Van, gate to gate), Meals, Snacks, Fees, and taxes are included in one price. Excellent Hotels.

Email: info@tripodtravelers.com

Phone: 7704018671


October 12-15, 2018
Acadia National Park
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Acadia National Park Peak Fall Foliage Acadia National Park Fall Foliage

Photograph some of the most spectacular lighthouses, harbors and scenery on the East Coast.

This is the time of year when the fall colors are peaking at this location.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years. Authorized permittee of the national park.

Small Group Size

Transportation Provided from Hotel to Field Locations

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


October 20-24, 2018
Townsend TN
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Great Smoky Mountains Peak Fall Colors Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fall Foliage Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us on a photo tour or workshop to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas. This incredible biodiversity makes this one of the top areas in the country for nature photography.

October is a magical time to be there. The lush forests, beautiful mountain ranges, rivers will be great with an explosion of fall color. We also will photograph wildlife such as black bear, white tailed deer, coyote, and wild turkey. White Tailed Deer and Elk will be in the rut and have large antlers.

The symbol of the Smokies, the American Black Bear, is perhaps the most famous resident of the park. The Park provides the largest protected bear habitat in the East. Though populations are variable, biologists estimate approximately 1,500 bears live in the park, a density of approximately two bears per square mile.

This tour will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer. We will be doing a lot of landscape, wildlife, and macro photography. We also have a conference room reserved for additional critique sessions and lessons. We will cover several subjects including exposure, depth of field, histograms, shutter speed, filters, macro, wildlife photography, digital darkroom, Photoshop, and Lightroom.

What's Included?
Also included are transportation from hotel to field locations, instruction, gates fees and permits.

Transportation: Participants ride in a comfortable passenger van. Once you arrive at hotel there is no reason to drive at all or even rent a car.

Group Size:
Our group size is small to maximize learning and get better access to remote areas or wildlife.

All Skill levels

Fitness Level:
This trip will involve some short flat walks. None of the hikes are long most of them within sight of my tour van. So you do not have to be in great shape for this tour.

For more info
http://www.sphotography.com

About Me:
John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

Email: jtslonina@aol,com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


October 22-26, 2018
Townsend, TN
Leader(s): Tom Mace
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Fall Great Smoky Mountain National Park Come join us on a breathtaking journey as we explore the Great Smoky Mountains as Mother Nature colors the landscape for truly remarkable photo opportunities. This 3 day 4 night trip will give you opportunities to not only capture the essence of fall, but a great chance to photographwildlife in fall back drops. We have scouted the area and know where our clients can achieve the best success in photographing wildlife and surreal landscapes. Some of the best Fall colors in the world occur every year in the Appalachian Mountain Range; photographers can spend a lifetime and never capture it all. We will also take you on a drive that will afford opportunities for mountain views, waterfalls, and much more. This is such a popular trip, we scheduled 3 of them in a row. Tripod Travelers provides all ground transportation, meals, hotel, and most importantly coaching on different photography techniques to ensure you go home a better nature photographer with memories to last a lifetime. All skill levels welcome.

This is an All Inclusive Trip, all lodging, meals, ground transportation (touring van, gate to gate), fees and taxes are included in one price.

Email: info@tripodtravelers.com

Phone: 7704018671


October 24-28, 2018
Pisgah Forest, NC
Leader(s): Charles Glatzer
Difficulty Level: Strenuous/Advanced
WNC Fall Foilage Workshop 2018 Join EOL Charles (Chas) Glatzer this Fall in the beautiful mountains of western NC. The Blue Ridge Parkway with spectacular foliage views above 5,000 ft is nearby. The area hosts more waterfalls than any other county in the US, with stunning rivers, farm fields, and nearby Pisgah National Forest and State forest lands. The quaint town of Brevard is only minutes away from our hotel.

Email: info@shootthelight.com

Phone: 828-891-4082


October 26-30, 2018
Townsend, TN
Leader(s): Tom Mace
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Fall Great Smoky Mountain National Park Come join us on a breathtaking journey as we explore the Great Smoky Mountains as Mother Nature colors the landscape for truly remarkable photo opportunities. This 3 day 4 night trip will give you opportunities to not only capture the essence of fall, but a great chance to photographwildlife in fall back drops. We have scouted the area and know where our clients can achieve the best success in photographing wildlife and surreal landscapes. Some of the best Fall colors in the world occur every year in the Appalachian Mountain Range; photographers can spend a lifetime and never capture it all. We will also take you on a drive that will afford opportunities for mountain views, waterfalls, and much more. This is such a popular trip, we scheduled 3 of them in a row. Tripod Travelers provides all ground transportation, meals, hotel, and most importantly coaching on different photography techniques to ensure you go home a better nature photographer with memories to last a lifetime. All skill levels welcome.

This is an All Inclusive Trip, all lodging, meals, ground transportation (touring van, gate to gate), fees and taxes are included in one price.

Email: info@tripodtravelers.com

Phone: 7704018671


October 27 - November 3, 2018
Napa Valley, California
Leader(s): Mary Louise Ravese
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Photographing Fall Color in California's Wine Country Autumn transforms Californias wine country with the striking pattern of hillsides covered with vineyard rows resplendent in shades of gold and red. Join acclaimed photographers Mary Louise Ravese and Sue Bloom in a weeklong workshop exploring the renowned Napa and Sonoma valleys during this Fall color display. Excite your senses with an itinerary that will satisfy your visual and creative interests, your appetite for gourmet cuisine and your thirst for some of the best wines in the world. This workshop will offer a wide variety of photo shoot opportunities, from landscape and nature close-ups in the vineyards and olive groves, to the architecture of the wineries themselves with their barrel rooms and atmospheric underground wine caves. Expand your repertoire of shooting and image editing/post processing techniques. All skill levels are welcome. Participants must be familiar with basic camera operation, including the setting of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Some experience with image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop Elements is advisable.

Email: mlravese@bellavistaphotography.com

Phone: 571-594-2390


November 2018
November 1-4, 2018
Cartersville, GA
Leader(s): Jamie Davidson
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Georgia Grilles & Mills Photo Workshop If you love the nostalgia of historical grist mills, covered bridges and crunch of old cars, trucks, buses, you'll want to join me and Mark Hilliard for this workshop. We'll spend an entire day at Old Car City USA and visit at least four uniquely photogenic grist mills in the area. We have private access to one mill and many other treasures on the property. These locations are excellent for color, infrared, HDR and more. "Wabi Sabi" is reflected perfectly in these places.
On this workshop, we go back in time with our subjects and might even capture them in the later fall colors of the South. Perfect places to build your "seeing" skills, learn new techniques and feed your passion. Join Jamie and Mark Hilliard on this favorite adventure. To learn more or to register, visit www.newlifephotos.com or download flyer at https://www.newlifephotos.com/docs/GAGMPW.pdf

Email: jamie@newlifephotos.com

Phone: 252.327.4567


November 29 - December 3, 2018
Delmarva
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Delaware, Virginia, Maryland Coast (Landscapes and Wildlife Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Coastline (Landscapes and Wildlife)

Join us on an instructional photo tour to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Bombay Hook, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island.

We will be visiting the best places to photograph along the Delmarva Peninsula.

This is a great time to photograph this awesome area. We have thousands of migrating Snow Geese taking off and landing. This is an event you will never forget. It is a great photo opportunity.

We will also look for other wildlife. The species we usually photograph include Tundra Swans, Herons, Egrets and other waterfowl species. Mammals include Red Fox, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel etc, River Otters, and White Tailed Deer etc. We also will look for the famous Wild Horses. Since this area is protected wildlife sighting are common and many species allow a close approach.

This area is a landscapes photographers delight. There area includes several beautiful coastal landscapes, sand dunes, surf, forests, sea shells, marshes, and a lighthouse.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years.

We have a small Group Size and all Skill Levels are welcome.

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


January 2019
January 11-19, 2019
Yellowstone National Park
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Yellowstone Winter Join us on a photo tour or workshop to photograph winter in Yellowstone. Photograph one of the worlds greatest snow covered ecosystems. Winter is magical in Yellowstone, when visitors are few and wildlife viewing is outstanding. In the chilled air, see bubbling mud pots and gushing geysers eerily veiled in steam.

We will be traveling in one private vehicle and also a snowcoach designed for wildlife viewing and photography.

We can access more remote areas and respond quicker to wildlife.Our smaller groups allow a closer approach to wildlife. We can control our own itinerary.

Included: Lodging, Optional Transportation to and from airport, Instruction, Gate fees.

We have a small Group Size and all Skill Levels are welcome.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


January 18-25, 2019
Yellowstone National Park
Leader(s): LeAnn Stamper
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Yellowstone In The Winter 2019 Join Me for Yellowstone in the Winter. Yellowstone National Park is breathtaking no matter when you visit, but if you have never seen the park covered in a blanket of snow you don't want to miss this trip! We will be photographing Yellowstone Wildlife and Landscapes covered with snow and in the best possible light every day from sunrise to sunset. This trip is designed for photographers of all levels.

Email: leannstamperphotography@gmail.com

Phone: 919-422-9541


February 2019
February 1-7, 2019
South West Florida, Everglades, and Big Cypress
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Everglades, Big Cypress and SW Florida Join us on a wildlife photo workshop or photo tour to some of the best locations in Florida including Sanibel Island, Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks and several secret locations. We will also be spending 7 days with incredible photo opportunities.This is a trip of a lifetime.

The goal of this trip is simply explore the best bird photography areas of Florida and shoot incredible amazing photographs that you will never forget. Florida's unique wildlife and climate make it a nature photographer's paradise.

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has photographed in Florida's wild locations for over 30 years.
He has studied wildlife and their behavior since college.

Our Group size is just 6 people. All Skill levels are welcome. Transportation is provided to and from airport.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


February 10-15, 2019
Central Florida
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Central Florida (Coast to Coast) Wildlife Photography Join us on a bird and wildlife photo workshop or photo tour to some of the best locations in central Florida. We will be spending 7 days with incredible photo opportunities.

Florida is one of the best places in the world to photograph wildlife. It is simply the best bird photography location in the US. Expect to shoot thousands of bird photos along with other wildlife and awesome landscapes. Escape the winter cold and visit warm southern Florida.

This bird photography tour will not overlap the areas covered on my Southern Florida Photo tours or workshops.

The goal of this trip is simply explore the best bird photography areas of central Florida and shoot incredible amazing photographs that you will never forget. Florida's unique wildlife and climate make it a nature photographer's paradise.

We have a group size of just 6 people. Transportation is provided to and from airport. All skill levels are welcome.

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


February 24 - March 2, 2019
Maui, Hawaii USA
Leader(s): Tom Mace
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Whale Photography in Paradise When people think of Hawaii;they think of summer vacation, beaches, and relaxation. What many people overlookare the warm winters, lush tropical landscapes, and spectacular wildlife Maui has to offer. February is one of the best times to visit. Over 10,000 Humpback whales return to give birth, mate and nurse their young. Hawaii is the only state in the US where birthing and mating occurs. Why do whales choose Hawaii? Some ofthe same reasons we do;warm clear water, shallow depths, and lack of predators. Maui is the premier photography location as the depths in the Maui channel do not exceed 200 ft. In February, we witnessed over 100 breaches from our hotel Lanai. You learn quickly there is a big difference between seeing and experiencing these majestic mammals when you are on a boat, within 100 yards of a breach, camera in hand.

We round out this itinerary with other incredible photography opportunities. We experience a spiritual Haleakala sunrise, travel and photograph along the historic 64 mi. Hana Highway, and spend time in a unique lava field landscape. Our objectives are to give photographers a chance to scratch items off their bucket list while we work with you to improve your nature photography skills. Your hosts for this trip have been fortunate enough to visit Maui 5 times and understand the island culture, best locations to stay, and where to put photographers in position to capture all the beauty and mystery this island has to offer.



We leverage our partners on Maui to keep costs down. When you consider what is included; high end resort on the beach with ocean views, experienced guides, photography expertise, meals, excursions, all ground transportation, even a Luau.There are not many companies who can bundle this same trip at these prices.

Included in this Trip:
-4 Boat excursions to get up close and photograph Humpback Whales, including one sunset dinnercruise.
-1 guided trip to the summit of Haleakala Crater to photograph a sunrise, weather permitting.
-1 trip to Hana and Back, capturing Seascapes, Waterfalls, and Rainforest along the way
-1 trip to the Wailea Lava Fields
-1 Luau, VIP seating
-Multiple Sunrise and Sunset opportunities
-All Meals, minus one dinner. We want you to experience Kaanapali or Lahaina with your partner.
-High end beachfront resort in Kaanapali steeped in Hawaiian culture and tradition
-Built in downtime for exploring, hanging out at the beach. Also a good time to review post processing with anyone in need of assistance.

Email: info@tripodtravelers.com

Phone: 7704018671


March 2019
March 28 - April 4, 2019
Fairbanks Alaska
Leader(s): John Slonina
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
Northern Lights Alaska Northern Lights Aurora Alaska

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural displays on the planet. These magical lights are just one of the many things we have planned.

This trip is scheduled to coincide with the new moon and at the peak time of year. This is also the time of year when Alaska has the least amount of clouds. We have been doing this trip for several years and never struck out.

We will be traveling to several different locations. We also will be taking snow coach rides to the top of a nearby mountain to watch the lights.

This workshop is led by professional nature photographer John Slonina who has been leading tours there for several years. John Chumack, a world renowned professional Astro- photographer will be the co leader.

Small Group Size: 12 People with two leaders.

Transportation Provided from Hotel to Field Locations. You do not need to rent a car.

All skill levels

John Slonina
Slonina Photography
http://www.sphotography.com

Email: jtslonina@aol.com

Phone: (508) 736-1167


April 2019
April 2-14, 2019
Windhoek, Namibia
Leader(s): Eduardo Braz
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Intermediate
Namibia Dunes & Desert Workshop Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom but with a population of a mere 2.6 million one of the lowest densities in the world. It is also an ageless land; visible through a heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the Organ Pipes and the Erongo Mountains. Added to the space and silence, these all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.

The climate is typical of a semi-desert country. Days are warm to hot and nights are generally cool. Temperatures are modified by the high plateau in the interior and by the cold Benguela current that runs along the Atlantic coastline on the west of the country. Except for the first few months of the year, the country is generally dry with very little rain. We will have our own professional and experienced safari guide who will enhance our enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery. The knowledge, experience and attitude of our guides are critical to a successful safari they are both personable and very professional.

This workshop is for you if you are looking for multiple photographic opportunities in a deserted and dramatic environment. It is a safe, carefree naturally beautiful space where you will feel at ease when doing what you really enjoy - making fantastic images!

Email: info@edbraz.com


May 2019
May 16, 2019
South Africa, Greater Kruger Area
Leader(s): Tom Mace
Difficulty Level: Easy/Beginner
South African Photography Safari Join us on an amazing Safari designed specifically for photographers in South Africa. We will be in a setting where your opportunity to photograph lions, leopards, elephants, rhino, and buffalo (Big 5) are amazingly accessible to our photographers. Giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, cheetah, and many other hoofed and clawed animals will be on show during this excursion. Our visit in May is during the Autumnseason where we experiencemild dry weather. There will be ample opportunities to capture the rich diversity of nature from our open top Safari vehicles to the back porch of your Rondavel. Our lodging is a unique private reserve with over 9,000 hectares or roughly 22,000 acres of vast African nature, about an hour drive west of Kruger National Park. The surreal camp is not fenced, which allows wildlife to roam and offers clients unique possibilities to photograph from their deck. Whether you are an experienced or hobbyist photographer, this trip will afford you incredible opportunities to capture wildlife photographs of a lifetime. During this trip, Tom will be instructing you on both the technical and creative aspects of wildlife photography while at the resort and on Safari. He will spend time supporting you and your attempts to capture amazing pictures, regardless of subject and setting.

Email: info@tripodtravelers.com

Phone: 7704018671


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