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White Sands Photography Workshop - New Mexico, USA

December 2018 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

On a White Sands photography workshop, dreamy landscapes come to life at White Sands National Monument, a unique and creatively challenging destination for landscape photography in New Mexico. Learn how to work with light and shadows to capture creative compositions at these expansive and sparkling dune fields.

   

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

January 2019 - 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.

   

Duck and Waterfowl Photography Workshop DuckShop™ - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

January 2019 - Instructor: E.J. Peiker

This special bird photography workshop will put you right where you need to be to capture breathtaking images of ducks, waders, and other waterfowl species.

   

Bird Photography Workshop at Laguna Seca Ranch, Texas - Edinburg, Texas, USA

March 2019 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Learn how to create stunning shots of beautiful birds on a bird photography workshop with Alan Murphy and Greg Downing at Laguna Seca Ranch in Texas.

   

Central India Photography Tour Safari - South Asia

April 2019 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Join NatureScapes founder Greg Downing on our first central India photography tour in search of tigers, birds, wildlife, and more. We have developed an exclusive itinerary structured for ultimate photographic opportunities. You will have plenty of room for your gear and the ability to see and photograph 360°.

   

Osprey Photography Workshop at Blue Cypress Lake - Vero Beach, Florida, USA

April 2019 - Instructor: Nikhil Bahl

During this osprey photography workshop you will capture images of birds up-close, in-flight, and eye-level, as well as gorgeous environmental lake shots.

   

Macro Photography Workshop Costa Rica - Costa Rica

May 2019 - Instructors: Tom Whelan, Paulo Valerio

In a small group setting, learn and capture outstanding images of amazing colors and fine details in the tiny world of Costa Rica's biodiverse rainforests.

   

Loon and Bird Photography Workshop by Boat - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2019 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Create adorable portraits of common loons interacting with their chicks at our unique bird photography workshop on the lake in British Columbia, Canada.

   

Iceland Photography Tour - Birds of the Arctic - Iceland, Europe

July 2019 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

On a special Iceland photography tour focused on birds, spend 1½ weeks photographing a wealth of Arctic birds in northeast Iceland, including 4 days at Grímsey Island in the Arctic Circle.

   

Iceland Highlands Tour - Iceland, Europe

July 2019 - Instructors: Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, Nikhil Bahl

Embark on an unforgettable Iceland highlands tour to photograph stunning coastal landscapes and topography at the Land of Fire and Ice.

   

Brown Bear Photography Tour Alaska by Boat - Katmai, Alaska, USA

August 2019 - Instructors: Carl Donohue, Chuck Keim

Discover brown bear photography opportunities those at lodges won’t get to see. Navigate Alaska bays aboard the Coastal Explorer for ultimate flexibility.

   

Pantanal Photography Tour - Wildlife, Birds, Jaguars - Brazil, South America

August 2019 - Instructor: Greg Downing

On a special Pantanal photography tour, experience the best of Brazil’s diverse wildlife and unique habitat teeming with mammals, birds, and reptiles.

   

Africa Photo Safari Tanzania: Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro - Tanzania, Africa

October 2019 - Instructor: Greg Downing

Travel in luxury to Tanzania for a once-in-a-lifetime Africa photo safari, featuring the best of East Africa in a custom small group setting for wildlife photography.

   

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

January 2020 - 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.

   

Macro Photography Workshop Costa Rica - Costa Rica

May 2020 - Instructors: Greg Basco, Tom Whelan

In a small group setting, learn and capture outstanding images of amazing colors and fine details in the tiny world of Costa Rica's biodiverse rainforests.

   

Loon and Bird Photography Workshop by Boat - Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

June 2020 - Instructors: Greg Downing, Alan Murphy

Create adorable portraits of common loons interacting with their chicks at our unique bird photography workshop on the lake in British Columbia, Canada.

   

Brown Bear Photography Tour Alaska by Boat - Katmai, Alaska, USA

August 2020 - Instructors: Carl Donohue, Chuck Keim

Discover brown bear photography opportunities those at lodges won’t get to see. Navigate Alaska bays aboard the Coastal Explorer for ultimate flexibility.

   

Workshop Testimonials
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Along with their expertise in photography, Greg Downing and Greg Basco have very good senses of humor, which can be particularly important when dealing with a variety of personalities among the workshop attendees. They worked very hard to answer all questions and to anticipate logistical problems and deal with them promptly. Jóse, too, contributed mightily to the quality of the overall experience, with his quiet competence and knowledge of the birds and other ecological elements.
Eric W.
Hummingbirds and More - Costa Rica
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
My first trip to Africa, and I am so glad we were able to experience it with Greg at the helm. The itinerary was good. We were able to see diverse habitat and animals, of which there were plenty! Greg is very good at showing me what to take photos of, especially guiding me to try more artistic shots as well. I found that exciting! Also, getting the habitat in the photo, not just concentrating on the animals filling the frame. I was so happy when Greg helped me! It got me excited about trying new ways to see and photograph my surroundings, because there were many times I experienced "sensory overload" with animals everywhere! What to photograph? Vast landscapes as far as the eye can see... how to capture that? Greg helped me. And he has a very calm and easy manner. In a nutshell, he's a very good instructor. And he was very knowledgeable of the area. He knew where to go and we kept going. At a good pace, I think. So overall, I can say it was fantastic! Thanks Greg!
Lorelei M.
Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania
It was the best workshop I’ve ever attended, and there were only eight participants. The leaders were focused on making sure you got great photos during the whole workshop (not taking their own photos). I got more subjects than expected, improved my photo skills, and came home with a lot of keepers.
James W.
Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds, and More - Costa Rica
Alan and Greg really went the extra mile to make sure there were always photo opportunities, or if it was just too rainy or windy, to share presentations. And they make it fun! I was expecting a lot of down time (being realistic about the weather), but we kept going!

If you want to get the most out of photographing an area or species, learn a lot, get the best photos, and have a lot of fun with great people while doing it, these are the trips for you!
Valerie K.
Puffins and More - St. Paul Island, Alaska
Being out on the lake early in the morning was a very special experience. Seeing and hearing the loons was magical! The loons were great, of course, but Greg and Alan also found us other species of birds to photograph in different habitats. The group dynamic was just fine and everyone got on well together. Greg and Alan were great guides—friendly and knowledgeable, and made you feel that they were interested in you and your photography. I had high expectations of this trip and can honestly say that my expectations were exceeded.
Dawn O.
Loons and More - Kamloops, BC