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with John Gerlach and Dixie Calderone

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Due to the unprecedented times we are living in with the virus, we cannot be certain when we can begin teaching workshops again.  We hope we can start with our August macro and landscape workshop in Michigan, but nobody knows how things will be by then.  All we can do is hope for the best!  Should we have to cancel any of these programs, rest assured we will refund your money, just like we did for the spring workshops that could not go forward.  We want everyone to stay healthy, and join us as soon as it is possible again.  We are taking reservations for all the programs listed here and many are close to being sold out, so don't wait!

And I just updated my article on Back-button focusing.  Click on the Articles link.  After promoting it for two decades, I no longer use back-button focusing, and this article tells you why!

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

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August 16 - 22, 2020

Learn to make superb images of dragonflies, butterflies, and other dew-laden subjects on the typical cool morning of Northern Michigan.  In the afternoon, we teach you how to photograph the many nearby waterfalls and scenes along the Lake Superior shoreline.

 

Limit 14 Participants

Tuition is only $875 

Macro and Landscape Field Workshop

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Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2020

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.

 

Limit 5 Participants (Sold Out)

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

Autumn Color at Grand Tetons National Park

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October 4 -10, 2020

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October 11-17, 2020

I have led more than sixty autumn color photo workshops near Munising, MI since 1987. We will take you to magnificent landscape spots that are ideal for the prevailing weather conditions.  

Limit 14 Participants

Tuition is only $975

Fabulous Autumn Color in Northern Michigan

October 23 - 29, 2020 

October 29 - Nov. 4, 2020

Explore and photograph the Great Smoky Mountains while enjoying the stunning autumn colors.  This workshop is ideal 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.  And you will love the cool weather too!

 

Limit 12 Participants

Great Smoky Mountains Fall Color 

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Nov. 29 - Dec. 5, 2020 (Sold Out)

Dec. 6-12  (Sold Out)

 

Dec. 13-19, 2020  (Sold Out)

 

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.

 

Limit 5 Participants

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

Grand Tetons Wildlife and Landscapes

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January 17 - 23, 2021

January 24 - 30, 2021

January 31 - February 6, 2021

 

John began leading photo tours during Yellowstone's quiet winter season in 1991.  Learn to make superb landscape and wildlife images amid the snow in the best places Yellowstone has to offer!  We spend our full day in the interior of Yellowstone.  Weather conditions are crucial for success, and we are the experts at taking best advantage of prevailing weather conditions.

Limit 15 Participants

Yellowstone National Park by Snowcoach

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May 16 - 22, 2021

May 23 - 29, 2021

May 29 - June 4, 2021

 

Learn to photograph gorgeous hummingbirds both in flight and perched using multi-flash equipment and natural light!  This workshop is an amazing hummingbird experience!  You will shoot more than 20,000 images of these feathered jewels .  The food, cabins, and setting at Bull River are amazing too!

 

Limit 12 Participants

Hummingbirds at the Bull River Guest Ranch 

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Many photo groups sponsor our intensive full-day seminar that covers outdoor photography in detail.  We share the tuition with the sponsoring group.  Most groups net about $1500 and everyone enjoys the seminar immensely.

We also teach a full-day indoor close-up photo class where we provide 24 stations.  Each has an interesting subject, pleasing photo background, and two LED lamps to effectively light the subject.   When one of these is scheduled, we notify everyone who subscribes to our free website.

Seminars and our Indoor All-day Macro Class

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I have been a dedicated professional nature photograph since graduating from college in 1976.  I love to photography more than ever, and enjoy teaching nature photography immensely.  In addition, I have written five books and hundreds of published magazine articles on outdoor photography.  Please read the articles posted on this website as they describe photo techniques that work exceedingly well.

Learn Cutting-edge Photo Techniques by reading the Blog on this website!

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Learn to photograph wildlife with the floating blind that is now commercially available.  For years I used a floating blind I built, but now I find the advantages of the one offered by Mr. JanGear has made photographing birds from the water even easier.  The floating blind means it floats your camera gear, and you wear a dry suit or chest waders and walk slowly to approach your photo subject.  When used properly as described in my article, it is often possible to photograph normally wary wildlife at close distances.  I have photographed birds with great enthusiasm for more than four decades, and the floating blind is my favorite way to do it.  It is productive, easy to do, and relaxing.  Imagine be surrounded by wild birds that pay little attention to you as they behave naturally in their wetland environments!  Click the Details button to read my comprehensive article. 

This article shares my passion and techniques for using a floating blind to photograph wildlife

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