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About NatureScapes Photography Workshops

Join us for nature photography workshops and tours at some of the best locations around the world! Learn how to make technically excellent images alongside our professional instructors and return home with not only amazing photographs and new skills, but lasting memories and newfound inspiration.

Why Attend a Nature Photography Workshop or Tour with NatureScapes?

By choosing NatureScapes as your nature photography tour company, you will enjoy the best professional workshop experience while getting to learn directly from some of the most talented photography instructors in the industry. Our workshop instructors and tour leaders are not only passionate about photography but also about teaching and sharing their knowledge and professional experiences with you so you can improve your technique and come home with amazing images.

Nature Photography Tour Company Focused on You

Just as we have earned our reputation of professionalism and class through our online community and store, we leave our egos at home and cater to your individual photographic interests with professionalism, generosity, and good humor.

We only schedule workshops and tours with instructors and leaders who have unwavering patience, determination, and friendliness to ensure an educational and enjoyable adventure for everyone in attendance! We welcome you to read our workshop and tour testimonials from past attendees. You may also contact us for references to hear what other photographers are saying.

How to Select the Right Trip

Read our helpful article Choosing the Right Photo Workshop for guidance on selecting a workshop or tour that best suits your photographic interests and goals.

Our Pledge to All Workshop and Tour Participants
camera icon To provide the best possible experience for you based on your individual goals with each and every workshop, whether you are a first timer or a repeat attendee.
leader icon To lead, teach, and become a friend in a non-confrontational, non-egotistical, and approachable environment.
people icon To be excellent “people persons”—especially when it comes to managing small groups of individuals with varying interests, skills, needs, and personalities.
ideas icon To inspire creativity and share our technical knowledge without waver and to put the importance of your photography endeavors above ours as leaders.
planet icon To be prompt, ethical, and trustworthy while instilling responsible photography with minimal impact to the planet.

What Can I Expect When Registering?

Immediately After Registration

Upon registering for your adventure you will immediately receive an automated email confirmation which also serves as your deposit receipt. Within 48 hours or two business days we will contact you personally to confirm your reservation.

Before the Workshop/Tour Begins

About 90 days before your registered workshop or tour is scheduled to begin, you will receive a detailed information package electronically and a printed copy in the mail. This package is customized for every workshop and tour that NatureScapes leads and is full of comprehensive trip information, including a welcome letter from your leader(s), specific lodging and transportation details, recommended photography equipment and clothing, luggage requirements, contact numbers, an interactive registration form, and anything else that pertains to the workshop you registered for.

In Preparation for Your Trip

As part of the registration process, attendees will be asked to summarize their photography experience and what areas they feel they need guidance with in terms of advancing their skills. This gives us the opportunity to get some background information so we can design our workshop programs with the individual needs of all attendees in mind.

NatureScapes workshop welcome package

“The packet you all put together is incredible! I wish everybody who offered workshops was as detailed and informative as NatureScapes. Very, very impressive!”
–Karen S.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price?

Each workshop and tour is different. Some are all-inclusive which includes lodging, meals, and/or transportation whereas others may not include certain things. For details on what is included in each workshop please refer to the list on the individual workshop or tour page you are interested in.

Single Supplements

The single supplement fee is separate and reflects our actual cost (subject to availability). If you are a single traveler and we are unable to place you with a roommate, you will be placed in a single room and charged the single supplement fee.

Deposits

Deposits are required to reserve your spot on a workshop or tour. The amount of the deposit is specified on each trip page. Unless otherwise specified, deposits are non-refundable unless we cancel the workshop.
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What are instruction and activities like?

While each workshop and tour location is different in terms of what the activities are, whether we are flying in helicopters in Hawaii or exploring St. Paul Island by vehicle, all workshops include a mix of in-the-field instruction as well as some classroom, teaching, and critique sessions with in-depth discussions on nature photography.
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How large are your group sizes?

All of our groups are kept small so that a high level of personalized instruction is available for photographers of all skill levels. In general there are no more than 8 attendees per instructor. This allows us to focus on your individual needs, minimize our impact on the areas we visit, and maximize your photographic opportunities. The end result is a better value for your money and time and a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
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What is your cancellation/refund/payment policy?

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations can be made up to 120 days prior to the workshop date, however you forfeit your deposit unless we cancel the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after 120 days prior to the workshop date are not eligible for refunds. We have the right to cancel any workshop for lack of registrants up to 120 days prior to the workshop date. While many workshops will run with just a single registrant, others may require a minimum registration.

Payment Methods

Please pay your final balance by the due date on your invoice. This amount can be paid one of three ways.

Check or Money Order
We strongly encourage making your final payment by check or money order.

Please send a check or money order in U.S. funds for the exact amount of your balance to: NatureScapes.net, LLC. Mail to:

NatureScapes.net
21009 Gunpowder Road
Manchester, Maryland 21102
United States

Wire Transfer
You can send a wire transfer to our office using the information provided in your welcome packet.

Credit Card
Due to our bank charging an additional 3% convenience fee for paying by credit card, we strongly encourage making final payments by check or money order.

If you have any questions or are unable to pay the final balance by check, money order, or wire transfer, please call our office at 410-239-8025 or 1-888-667-0559 to make your payment.
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Do you offer equipment rentals?

Depending on availability and on a first-come-first-served basis, participants may rent photography equipment from us for their use during a workshop but selection is limited. Please inquire for availability and pricing. We can also refer you to reputable photo equipment rental companies.
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What about travel insurance?

We strongly encourage trip cancellation and travel insurance for all our destinations. If you wish to purchase insurance, we recommend visiting our partner RoamRight® for a free travel insurance quote.
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What is your smoking policy?

We do not permit smoking within the vicinity of our instructors or other non-smoking participants, either in the field or during classroom sessions. At lodges and after hours smoking may be permitted in certain designated areas. Check with us if you smoke. We do not have any instructors who smoke.
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How can I contact you with other questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our workshops and tours. You can also call us at 1-888-667-0559 Monday–Friday during regular business hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Eastern Time; holiday hours may vary). We will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you have.
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Workshop Testimonials
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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
I was very impressed with Nikhil’s knowledge and photographic skills. He has a very warm and caring attitude, is helpful, and an excellent leader.
James R.
California Coast - Big Sur and Monterey Bay
The photography opportunities were excellent. I loved the trip and will be back for more.
Lee S.
Hummingbirds and Toucans - Costa Rica
Just back from Tanzania with Greg Downing. What an amazing trip and experience. The wildlife photography was incredible. The guides outstanding. Wonderful memories for a lifetime. Seeing the Discovery Channel or Animal Planet come to life in front of me was the most memorable. In particular, I enjoyed seeing the wildebeest migration and the cheetah hunting.
Steven Grad
Ultimate Africa Experience - Tanzania
Greg and Alan are a great team! I was amazed at their dedication and ability to find photo opportunities at the remote sites.
Alan L.
Loons and More - Kamloops, BC
It was a wonderful experience and White Sands is a beautiful location to shoot. Nikhil is a fantastic and kind leader who made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. He is an enthusiastic teacher and his style is intuitive. I enjoyed the interaction with Nikhil and the other photographers as well as the learning experience of shooting at White Sands.
Chris R.
White Sands National Monument Photography Workshop - New Mexico