Alaska's Grizzlies June 2020
Winter in Yellowstone January 2021
Kenya/Wildebeest and Uganda/Gorillas August 2021
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Tours are more location based. Photo tours are typically longer and always to amazing photographic destinations. The focus of a photo tour is photography plain and simple. Tours are about total immersion in a place and our creative process.
Our role during a photo tour is to take care of the travel logistics and all of the little details so you can focus on creating images. But, most importantly we will make sure you are in great locations at the right time to create great images. While Steve will often be shooting during a photo tour his images will always be secondary to your images. His main purpose will be to help you get great images. Steve will always be available to answer questions or help solve a problem.
Instruction is a large part of a photo tour. But to get the most out of a photo tour, participants in most tours will want to have an understanding of basic camera operation.
Workshops are definitely more instruction based than a tour. Shorter and more intense, workshops are super-charged with creativity and learning.
Group sizes are kept smaller (usually eight or less) in order to provide for more one on one instruction. The main thrust of one of our workshops will always be to spend quality time out in the field learning. Learning to see, learning new techniques, learning to identify and solve photographic problems, and of course making great images. Steve's role during a workshop will be to help you find and create great images, and to help you see and solve potential problems in the field.
Steve rarely shoots during a workshop and when he does, it will be near the end of the workshop and then to demonstrate how he would solve a problem or handle a particular situation.
In the end photography is about seeing, and more importantly, it’s about effectively communicating your vision, and your message, through the images you create. During the course of either a workshop or a photo tour Steve will share with you how he sees, and give you an insight into how you see.
After either experience you will more effectively communicate your vision. Your work will speak more clearly without technical flaws and visual distractions that detract from your chosen message.
Hope to see you soon!
"What a fabulous trip! Exceeded my expectations in every way. Your enthusiasm for making great pictures shines and your personal commitment to make sure each of us had a super experience was really apparent! I learned a lot and will never forget our African photo safari."
"I just wanted to say thanks for a great workshop this weekend. I had a great time and learned a lot that I can begin putting into practice immediately. You are a great teacher and your creative eye for catching the beauty of God's creation is exceptional. I will talk up your workshops whenever possible."
"Once again Steve I would like to thank you for yet another great adventure! If you ever need a testimonial letter please let me know. I would be thrilled to write one for you."
"Thanks for making the Costa Rica trip both rewarding and fun! Thanks also for seeing to it I got there and back in one piece - airport lines and all. You are a good man!"
"Thanks so much my trip to Costa Rica it was excellent in every way. The trip was well planned both for the accommodations and variety of photo opportunities. Although this was advertised as a photo tour (not a workshop) you could not help yourself from teaching to ensure everyone would return with good pictures. "
"Cara and I continue to talk about the trip. We really appreciate all your efforts to make it so successful. The safaris guides were excellent. A great choice of guides on your part. This was our first trip to Africa and we could not have asked for a better introduction to its wildlife. The safari itinerary you put together was great."
"Steve, in a word, the trip to Costa Rica was ....Epic! We had the opportunity to get truly outstanding photos, which is only possible when proper planning, organization and execution of a photo tour happens, like with this one! This was my first trip with you, but I promise it won't be the last. Thanks again for a fun and outstanding photo and birding experience!"