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with John Gerlach and Dixie Calderone
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To become an expert at bird photography and photograph some gorgeous birds you have never seen before, join us in Texas! The workshops are limited to only ten and we offer a terrific deal where our workshop includes all local transportation, meals, lodging, and much more. We even pick you up at the airport ! The photography at the Laguna Seca Ranch and Martin Refuge is out of this world!!!!!!
John has been using his first mirrorless camera - the Canon R5 since October of 2020! It is fabulous! In 45 years of professional photography, the Canon R5 along with the new RF lenses are the best photo gear I have ever had! Never did I think cameras would let me so easily capture the images I seek!
All of our upcoming workshops scheduled for the next year are listed below. We are planning to add some new offerings and will let everyone know through our free newsletter when a new program is ready to announce. Subscribe to our newsletter and you will be among the first to learn of our new classes.
We look forward to being with you and teaching you a whole lot about photography this year!!!!!
John & Dixie
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
Grand Tetons Autumn Color Photo Workshop
Sept. 24 - 30, 2022
The rugged Grand Tetons tower above the forests, lakes, and rivers. This workshop is timed to coincide with superb autumn colors and wildlife activity. The Tetons are a landscape and wildlife photographers dream.
Northern Michigan Autumn Color Photo Workshop
Oct. 3 - 9, 2022
October 10 - 16, 2022
We will take you to magnificent landscape spots that are ideal for the prevailing weather conditions. The colorful reflections in the many lakes there and the Lake Superior vistas offer splendid photo opportunities.
Grand Tetons National Park Wildlife and Landscape Photo Workshop
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 * Dec. 4 - 10 * Dec. 11 - 17, 2022
The rugged Grand Tetons tower above the forests, lakes, and rivers. This workshop is timed to coincide with superb winter scenes of the Grand Tetons and lots of wildlife. Moose and bighorn sheep are especially likely to be photographed.
Your hotel room, all meals, and transportation are included in the tuition!
Great Smoky Mountains Autumn Photo Workshop
Oct. 22 - 28 or Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2022
Explore and photograph the Great Smoky Mountains while enjoying the stunning autumn colors. This workshop is perfect for landscape photographers who wish to be inspired by beautiful scenes and learn cutting-edge landscape photography techniques. The mountain vistas and wonderful streams are a delight to photograph.
Monster Texas Deer Photo Workshop
Nov. 15 - 19, 2022
Everyone wants to photograph huge whitetail bucks during the peak of the rut and now we have the perfect private place to do that. Enjoy three full days at the famous Tipps Ranch where huge buck deer are plentiful and easy to photograph!
Yellowstone National Park
Jan. 15 - 21, 2023
Jan. 22 - 28, 2023
Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, 2023
Learn to take superb landscape and wildlife images amid the snow in the best places found in Yellowstone. We spend five full days photographing the interior of the park. Selecting photo destinations to fit the prevailing weather is crucial for success! We are experts at doing that.
Birds and Landscapes of Arizona
Feb. 11 - 17, 2023 Waitlisted
March 18 -24, 2023 2 spots available
March 29 - April 4, 2023 Waitlisted
Spend 3 full days photographing the wildlife at the Desert Photo Retreat just north of Tucson, plus birds at local hotspots on other days. And photograph the giant saguaro landscapes around Tucson. Limited to only 4 participants
Birds of South Texas Photography Workshops
Feb. 24 - Mar 2, 2023
April 14 - 20, 2023
Photograph the unique birds of South Texas at the Laguna Seca Wildlife Photographers Ranch and Martin Refuge
Floating Blind, Yellowstone Landscapes and Wildlife, Macro Photo Workshop
July 9 - 15 or July 17-23 or July 25-31, 2023
Join us for an intensive week of wildlife photography in Yellowstone and in our floating blinds, plus learn landscape and close-up photography.
only 3 participants
Kenya Wildlife Safari
Dec. 29, 2023 - Jan. 11, 2024
Join our deluxe Kenya photo safari to photograph the wildlife of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu. Go with experience! John has led more than 3 dozen previous Kenya safaris. Everyone has their own row in the safari vehicle and we fly from park to park!
Instructional Photo Articles
Shoot Sharp Wildlife Photos
I have had many questions about how I make such sharp images of wildlife. So, I starting writing about this topic and it grew and grew and grew. I cover 25 key points that cover the things I do that make it so easy to capture sharp wildlife images consistently. The focus of this article is on wildlife, and I realize I will need to write a similar article about how I shoot sharp close-up and landscape images as many of my techniques are different for those subjects. Enjoy the article and may your wildlife images sharpen up considerably.
The Birds of South Texas
We enjoy warmer temperatures in March and April and love photographing birds. Photographing birds in south Texas is wonderful. The birds are colorful, varied, and unusual to us as many species barely make it across the border with Mexico here. This is a pyrrhuloxia and our article describes some of the birds we photograph along with some key photo techniques we find effective. Please join us on a photo workshop down here! The photography at the ranches is incredible!
AF Microadjust your Camera and Lens
Learn how we adjust the autofocus on our Nikon and Canon DSLRs. By using the AF microadjustment tools in our cameras, we make sure our autofocus is right where it should be. To eliminate variables like wind and mirror slap that contribute to less sharp images, we light the focus target with flash set to 1/8 power to use the short flash duration to negate image-softening factors so we can precisely check autofocus accuracy and make it accurate if it is off. This is a crucial step for DSLRs!
Exposure Methods we are Using Now
Our exposure methods have changed over the years and they continually to change a little as new exposure aids are added to cameras. No doubt our methods will continue to evolve over time. This detailed article describes what we do as of March 2021. It is fast and delivers well- exposed images consistently that you see here on this site.
Floating Blind Wildlife Photography
I have used a floating blind to closely approach wildlife living on the water or along the shoreline for more than 20 years. It is tremendously easy to do, super fun, and relaxing. Read this article to learn all about it. For the first time, we are offering a floating blind workshop at our Idaho home for three lucky participants.