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We have eight photo workshops coming up by June 1, 2021.  In late November, we begin the first of three week-long photo workshops covering Grand Teton National Park.  This is a landscape and wildlife intensive workshop that is limited to only five participants.  Due to cancellations, we now have two spots available for the Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 session.  Call Dixie right away at 812-350-0799 to get these two openings.  Our two Yellowstone photo tours scheduled for late January and early February have a couple of spots available.  And our three hummingbird photo workshops for Cranbrook, BC have a couple spots remaining.  

 

Due to the unprecedented times we are living in, we are teaching smaller workshops and we have a comprehensive plan for dealing with Covid.  Should we have to cancel any of these programs or you must cancel due to the virus, rest assured we will refund all recoverable monies,  just like we did for the spring 2020 workshops that could not go forward.  We want everyone to stay healthy, have a fantastic time learning photography, while enjoying photographing the great outdoors!

 

Detailed brochures are available on this page by clicking on the appropriate Details button for the appropriate photo workshop.  You can also call Dixie directly at (812) 350-0799! to enroll.  

Much is happening and we developing new workshops in 2021 like the new July workshop!

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

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Grand Tetons National Park Wildlife and Landscape Photo Workshop
Nov. 29 - Dec. 5 * Dec. 6 - 12 * Dec. 13 - 19, 2020 

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.

 

Limit 5 Participants

   

Yellowstone National Park
Jan. 24 - 30, 2021
Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, 2021
John began leading photo tours during Yellowstone's quiet winter season during 1991. Learn to make 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.
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Hummingbirds at the Bull River Guest Ranch
British Columbia
May 16 - 22, 2021
May 23 - 29, 2021
May 29 - June 4, 2021
Learn to photograph hummingbirds with multiple flash and natural light.  The swarms of hummingbirds let you shoot 20,000 images or more.  It is incredible!!!!
Floating Blind, Yellowstone Landscapes and Wildlife, Macro Photo Workshop
July 11 - 17, 2021
July 25 - 31, 2021
Join us for an intensive week of wildlife photography in Yellowstone and in our floating blinds, plus learn landscape and close-up photography.
3 participant limit
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Grand Tetons Autumn Color Photo Workshop

Sept. 24 - 30, 2021

 

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.

 

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Northern Michigan Autumn Color Photo Workshop
Oct. 3 - 9, 2021
October 10 - 16, 2021

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.

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Great Smoky Mountains Autumn  Photo Workshop
 
Oct. 22 - 28 or Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2021

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. 

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Grand Tetons National Wildlife and Landscape Photo Workshop
Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 * Dec. 5 - 11 * Dec. 12 - 18, 2021 

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.

 

Limit of 5 Participants

  Your hotel room, all meals, and transportation are included in the tuition! 

Instructional Photo Articles

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AF Microadjust your Camera and Lens

Learn the inexpensive method we use to 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 these other image-softening factors so we precisely checking how accurate the autofocus is and make the perfect adjustment to get precise autofocus.  This is a crucial step for DSLRs!

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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.

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