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NatureScapes Photography Workshops
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Southwest Florida Rookeries by Boat - Sarasota, Florida

April 2016 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Join us as we photograph nesting wood storks, egrets, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, and more on this special birding by boat adventure! The locations and opportunities for photographing nesting wading birds in flight on this workshop simply cannot be beat. This workshop is strictly limited to 5 participants.

   

Osprey by Boat - Vero Beach, Florida

April 2016 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Join Nikhil Bahl for 3 days of action-packed photography. Each year over 240 nesting pairs of osprey, many at eye level, have been counted on Blue Cypress Lake. We have reserved the most coveted dates at the peak of the osprey nesting season and arranged an exclusive photography tour by boat each morning and afternoon.

   

Rainforest Macro Photography - Costa Rica

April 2016 - Instructor: Tom Whelan

Led by NatureScapes macro forum moderator Tom Whelan, this instructional workshop takes you to some of the best places in Costa Rica for macro photography. We’ll photograph all manner of macro subjects, including poison frogs, tree frogs, insects, mushrooms, and orchids to capture outstanding images of the amazing colors and details contained in the small world of Costa Rica.

   

Springtime at Chincoteague Island - Chincoteague, Virginia

May 2016 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

Spring is a great time to be at Chincoteague! This workshop will cover how to think conceptually and create abstracts of common subjects to challenge the viewer's perceptions. We will create abstract art with flowing water and photograph ocean views, beach scenes, patterns and textures in the sand, marshes, and plant life. You can expect to see and possibly photograph many different bird species that return to the island in the spring. There may be opportunities to photograph the fabled Chincoteague ponies, sika deer, and other wildlife that inhabits the island.

   

Loons and More - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2016 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Common Loons, with chicks, at close range, as well as many other species that nest in the area. In an intimate small group setting you can expect to learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds.

   

Tropical Landscapes - Costa Rica

June 2016 - Instructors: E.J. Peiker, Greg Basco

Tropical areas have stunning landscapes but capturing them can be difficult. World-renowned professional nature photographers Greg Basco and EJ Peiker will be with you every step of the way in this specially designed tour to help you improve your landscape photography and capture fantastic images.

   

Ultimate Iceland Summer Adventure - Iceland

July 2016 - Instructors: Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, Nikhil Bahl

Join NatureScapes' workshop leader Nikhil Bahl, along with world-renowned ornithologist and Icelandic photographer, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, on this once in a lifetime ultimate workshop in Iceland.

   

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Katmai, Alaska

July 2016 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Carl Donohue, Chuck Keim

Join Greg Downing and Carl Donohue on a superb brown bear and coastal Alaska wildlife photo adventure. Supported by the best charter boat in the bear viewing business, Coastal Explorer, with renowned Alaskan captain Chuck Keim at the helm you will be hard pressed to find a better team!

   

Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands

November 2016 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Spend two weeks with Greg Downing in one of the world’s BEST locations for wildlife photography. The Falkland Islands host a variety of species of penguins, as well as albatross and other birds, seals and sea lions! We have painstakingly designed this itinerary to coincide with peak bird breeding activity and to put you in the best locations to capture dramatic images.

   

Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds, and More! - Costa Rica

January 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Greg Basco

Co-led by NatureScapes founder/professional bird photographer Greg Downing and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco, this diverse itinerary offers the best Costa Rica bird photo opportunities possible. You’ll capture spectacular images of toucans, hummingbirds, honeycreepers, Green and Scarlet Macaws, and colorful frogs as well as some world-class landscapes.

   

Ultimate Galápagos Sailing Adventure - Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

May 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Jan Post

Join us for two full weeks on what is to be THE ultimate Galápagos tour aboard the only true sailing yacht in the archipelago! With Jan Post's ample knowledge of the islands and their wild inhabitants along with Greg Downing's photography expertise, we'll make sure that you not only walk away with a full portfolio of images but also with solid knowledge and appreciation of these unique islands and all they behold.

   

Loons and More - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Common Loons, with chicks, at close range, as well as many other species that nest in the area. In an intimate small group setting you can expect to learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds.

   

Coastal Brown Bear Boat Adventure - Katmai, Alaska

August 2017 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Carl Donohue, Chuck Keim

Join Greg Downing and Carl Donohue on a superb brown bear and coastal Alaska wildlife photo adventure. Supported by the best charter boat in the bear viewing business, Coastal Explorer, with renowned Alaskan captain Chuck Keim at the helm you will be hard pressed to find a better team!

   

Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands

January 2018 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Spend two weeks with Greg Downing in one of the world’s BEST locations for wildlife photography. The Falkland Islands host a variety of species of penguins, as well as albatross and other birds, seals and sea lions! We have painstakingly designed this itinerary to coincide with peak bird breeding activity and to put you in the best locations to capture dramatic images.

   

Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds, and More! - Costa Rica

January 2018 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Greg Basco

Co-led by NatureScapes founder/professional bird photographer Greg Downing and Foto Verde Tours co-founder Greg Basco, this diverse itinerary offers the best Costa Rica bird photo opportunities possible. You’ll capture spectacular images of toucans, hummingbirds, honeycreepers, Green and Scarlet Macaws, and colorful frogs as well as some world-class landscapes.

   

Workshop Testimonials
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Great photographers are not always great instructors; E.J. Peiker is both. He offered suggestions and made himself available immediately to help with any questions or problems in the field. We felt he was there primarily to help the participants and provide a great experience.
Patrick P. & Carol G.
Arizona DuckShop™ - Phoenix
I was quite impressed with the amount of work and preparation both Alan and Greg did before the workshop began and during the workshop. Greg was so helpful in getting us in the right positions with light and reflections and reminding us about "blowout" of the white chest of loons.
Kandace H.
Loons and More - Kamloops, BC
Greg is a great photographer and more importantly he is a fantastic person. He attends to everyone's needs and had a good rapport with each of the folks at the lodges. He knows how to bring people together and have them function as a cohesive unit under challenging circumstances. I will never forget the day at Sea Lion Island when the wind gusts were 85 knots (97 mph). We were both out there loving it, even though we had a hard time seeing each other from 20 feet away with the blowing sand and rocks. For craziness, I knew I had met my match with Greg. When we filled out the form for what we expected from the trip, I had asked for a tutorial on flash photography. Sure enough he not only had read what I had wrote but gave us an excellent tutorial on use of flash. This to me is the mark of a person who listens and who wants to please his clients. I highly recommend Greg, without reservation, for anyone interested in his workshops. I now consider him a true friend. Thanks!
John G.
Ultimate Falklands - Falkland Islands
I have attended MANY workshops over the years, but no experience even begins to compare with the incredible Tanzania trip that we just experienced. In addition to learning more about life and more about photography, Dik and I had the time of our lives! We are huge Greg Downing fans! This was my fourth Greg workshop, but definitely not my last!
Patricia H.
Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania
I could not have picked a better leader for my very first photography workshop. Greg Downing is personable and knowledgeable. He not only is able to teach and answer questions, but he also can explain why and where the answers came from. This workshop has set my expectation bar high for any future workshops I may attend. Greg, Thank you.
Rita M.
West Coast Rookeries by Boat - Sarasota, Florida
I especially enjoyed the shoots, of course the loons, but also the opportunity to see and photograph birds I don't normally see: Ruddy Duck, Red-Naped Sapsucker, Mountain Bluebird, Stellar Jay, and Evening Grosbeak. Greg and Alan, you do a superb job of teaching—not just getting us to a shooting position, but teaching as we go. Thank you.
Julie J.
Loons and More - Kamloops, BC