2020 Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us on a Photo Tour and Photo Workshop across North America. We visit Alaska, Florida, Tennessee, Montana, Wyoming, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Alaska, Minnesota and Washington.

Some of the national parks that we visit includes Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Katmai, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Great Smoky Mountains, Kenai Fjords, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Canyonlands, Arches, Everglades, Big Cypress Preserve, Shenandoah, Lake Clark, Everglades, Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Big Cypress and Acadia.

Instructional Nature Photo Tours and Workshops

John Slonina, a professional nature photographer, leads the photo tour to some of North America's most beautiful and wild places. Explore the best locations at the best time for an unforgettable experience.

Find out how to create award winning images and shoot like a professional.  Develop your own personal vision and take your photography to the next level while having fun. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to professional. Our group size is limited to 6 to 8 people so each person gets personalized attention.

Learn how to take advantage of the features of your camera and equipment to maximize its potential. Before the trip is over, you will have a solid understanding of many new photography techniques and you will experience an adventure of a lifetime.

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We provide transportation on almost all our overnight tours. 

We have a comfortable 12 passenger Ford Transit Van (see picture).

This van easily fits 6-8 photographers and their luggage, photo gear, and tripods. Our group is never more than 6-8 people.

Having one vehicle allows us to access places with limited parking and respond quickly for roadside wildlife and landscapes. 


2020

For the last six years, every photo tour and workshop was sold out, so please book early. 

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Yellowstone Winter Wonderland

January 16-24, 2020 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait list

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Explore one of the greatest ecosystems in the height of winter. Incredible wildlife and landscape photography during one of the most photogenic times of year. We will travel by private van and snow coach. 

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Florida Wildlife Photo Tours and Workshops (Everglades, Big Cypress)

Feb 7-13, 2020 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait list

Escape the cold and join us in paradise as we photograph the wild areas of Florida. We will be photographing several birds including spoonbills, nesting eagles, ospreys, hawks, owls, pelicans, herons, alligators and many more species of wildlife. We will spend will spend several days photographing my favorite locations including Sanibel Island, Everglades, and Big Cypress National Parks. We will explore beautiful coastlines, swamps, boardwalks, dirt roads and several secret locations. This is bird photography at its best.

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Northern Lights (Aurora) Alaska

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

March 19-26, 2020 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait list

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 one of the best places in the world to see it.

John Chumack, a world renown professional Astro-photographer will be the co-leader.

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Florida Birds: Rookeries and East Coast

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

April 15-19, 2020 (Almost Full)

Join us on a bird and wildlife photo workshop to Saint Augustine and the East Coast of Florida. We will be photographing one of the largest natural bird rookeries in the state of Florida and several other incredible locations on the East Coast.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

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The Great Smoky Mountains has photogenic majestic waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, mountain ranges and water reflections. The Smokies are home to black bears, turkey, elk, deer, and many other surprises. This is the peak time for spring activity.

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Oregon: Pacific Coast and Columbia Gorge

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

May 3-10, 2020 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait List

Join us at one of America’s most beautiful places, Oregon. We will visit the stunning coast along with some spectacular waterfalls, wildflowers, and vistas of Columbia Gorge. We will be photographing the best locations on the Oregon coast. We will visit several unique locations. This is an inspiring landscape abundant with gorgeous subjects including enchanted forests, sand dunes, giant sea stacks, tide pools, dramatic cliffs, historic lighthouses, enormous waves and exciting wildlife.

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Acadia National Park (+ Puffins and Milky Way) 

June 15-19, 2020 (3 Spaces Left)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Photograph some of the most spectacular lighthouses, harbors and scenery on the East Coast. One night will also photograph the milky way. 

This tour includes a boat trip to photograph a Puffin colony and Seals. Join the puffins on a remote island off the Maine Coast.   

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Maine Coast Down East

Puffins, Seals, Lighthouses, Whales + Milky Way

June 22-26, 2020 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait List

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us as we travel to the remote Downeast Maine Coast. We will photograph some incredible wildlife and landscapes by land and sea. We will be taking three boat rides to see Puffins, Seals, Whales, Eagles, multiple lighthouses, and other coastal landscapes.  We will also visit Campobello Island in Canada and Quoddy Head Light (Easternmost point in US). 

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Ultimate Alaska Bears

July 16-22, 2020 (Almost Full)

This is the best bear trip in Alaska. Simply because we have a float plane so we can fly into the highest density bear locations in the world. We will go to where the best action is. We can even visit multiple locations for different backgrounds and behaviors. This tour is scheduled at the peak time of year for bears fishing. Expect to take thousands of bear images. 

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Alaska Wildlife, Eagles, Mountains and Glaciers

July 24-31, 2020 (Sold Out) Click Here for Wait List

Explore Wild Alaska by land and sea. As we photograph Glaciers, Mountains, Whales, Sea Lions, Seals, Moose, Sea Otters and Puffins. This trip includes 4 separate full day boat rides on a small private boat that we can approach wildlife closely. This is an incredible trip for both wildlife and landscape photography. Sorry only 5 participants allowed on this special trip.

We have incredible Bald Eagle opportunities with eagles diving for fish, perched on sea cliffs, and flying with incredible backgrounds.

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Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton

National Parks (Fall)

Sept 16-23, 2020 (1 Space Left)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

These world famous parks are one of the most exciting places in the world to photograph landscapes and wildlife. They are a must see on any nature photographers list. September is a great time to visit as the huge summer crowds and traffic jams are gone. The legendary wildlife is more abundant and in full winter coats. Subjects include the rut, stunning scenery, fall foliage, iconic waterfalls, geysers, mountain ranges and much more. Photograph incredible natural events on a trip of a lifetime.

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New England Peak Fall Foliage

October 1-5, 2020

Maine and New Hampshire

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us as we travel to the beautiful Rangeley Lakes in Maine, White Mountains and Northern NH to photograph peak fall foliage, majestic waterfalls, streams, wildlife, wildflowers, mountain ranges, and reflections.. 

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Great Smoky Mountains Fall

Oct 18-22, 2020 (3 spaces left)

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

The Great Smoky Mountains has photogenic majestic waterfalls, streams, wildflowers, mountain ranges and water reflections. The Smokies are home to black bears, turkey, elk, deer, and many other surprises. This is the peak time for fall colors.

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Bosque del Apace & White Sands National Monument

December 2-5, 2020 (Details Coming Soon)

New Mexico

Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

World famous, Bosque del Apache offers unique bird and wildlife photography opportunities. Photograph thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese as they flock to the fields and marshes. The Sandhill Crane count is around 12,000. Add to that impressive tally 70,000 snow geese, 40,000-plus ducks (at least 14 species), Canada geese, Gambel's quail, Roadrunners, Bald Eagles and more than 300 other winged species and banner birding is a given. We will also photograph White Sands National Monument. The waving dunes of white stretch out before your feet is an experience that can barely be captured into words. The stark beauty will take your breath away.

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2021