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Autumn Smoky Mountain Workshops

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WACCO One-day Photo Seminar


How to Shoot Beautiful Outdoor Images

March 7, 2020

Alverno College - Milwaukee, WI

Our intensive seminar is packed with terrific photo tips that will change you as a photographer.  We cover close-ups, landscapes, wildlife photography, and clearly explain cutting-edge techniques like focus stacking and AF microadjusting lenses!

Macro Photo Workshop

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We thoroughly enjoy teaching nature photography workshops during the autumn season.  The combination of fog, intense autumn colored leaves, wonderful temperatures, and the magnificent clouds all contribute to enjoying the great outdoor!
Two sessions are offered!
Oct. 23 - 29, 2020
Oct. 29 - Oct. 4, 2020

Grand Tetons Winter Photo Workshop

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Learn to create superb close-up images using cutting-edge techniques that are simple to learn.  All backgrounds, subjects, and lights are provided for this intensive indoor workshop!  Click on the button for the brochure!

Spring Smoky Mountain Workshop


  Three spots left!

April 19 - 25, 2020

Hummingbirds of British Columbia 2021

 The 2020 photography workshops at the Bull River Guest Ranch in BC are waitlisted!  This workshop is super for fabulous hummingbird photography.
         May 10 -16 or May 17 - 23 or May 24 - 30
All three sessions are sold out as of Feb. 15.  Add your name to our short waitlist!  You might get a spot yet!
Winter at the Grand Tetons is incredibly productive for both landscapes and wildlife photos.  Early December is the prime time to photograph the abundant bull moose that feed in the sagebrush flats that time of the year, plus bighorn sheep are plentiful at the National Elk Refuge.  Join our small group of 5 participants as we thoroughly enjoy all this park has to offer!
2 Sessions  --  Only 5 participants
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5, 2020
Dec. 6 - 12, 2020

Kenya Wildlife Photo Safari

 I have led more than forty photo tours to Kenya over the past 35 years.  This tour is absolutely wonderful.  It is the most repeated tour I lead, and no wonder, as it is tremendous.  This is a productive wildlife photo tour where you will get our guidance for producing super wildlife images every day of the tour.  
We are still working on this brochure and expect to post it by the end of Feb.

Winter at Yellowstone 2021

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Upper Michigan Summer  Workshop

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We feel the summer Michigan workshop is our best instructional close-up and landscape workshop.  Why?  The weather tends to be superb and the variety of subjects is tremendous.  You will be a far better photographer after attending this workshop!
August 16 (Sun) - August 22 (Sat), 2020
Our 2021 brochure is now available for the three Yellowstone photo tours Dixie and I are leading in 2021.   We live only 17 miles from West Yellowstone, so it is our home town.  Since 1993, John has led more than 100 week-long photo tours in Yellowstone during the quiet and beautiful winter season.  We take you to super spots for photos in a snowcoach, and present an instructional program on photography each night after dinner.
These are long days, but everything is optional.  I am an expert at Yellowstone in winter and teach the leading-edge techniques to make outstanding images of this magnificent park.
Three Workshop Sessions to Choose From
Jan. 17 - 23, 2021
Jan. 24 - 30, 2021
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2021

Grand Tetons Fall Color Workshop

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We photograph the Grand Tetons often as we live within sight of these magnificent mountains.  Come join us this autumn.  We have scheduled this workshop to coincide with super fall colors and wildlife activity.  Workshop is limited to only five participants.

Sept. 25 (Fri) - Oct. 1 (Thurs), 2020

Michigan Fall Color Workshop

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John has conducted two or more fall color workshops near Munising, MI every year since 1987.  Nobody knows the wealth of opportunities found here as well as he does.  Northern Michigan is superb for autumn color.
Two sessions are available.
Oct. 4 - 10 or Oct. 11 - 17, 2020
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