THE GOLD SCHEDULE
Our complete schedule with links to the various brochures
Last Update: March 16, 2017
Please contact the office for registration forms
If you are interested in receiving Registration Information or
if you would like to be added to the Inquiry List
for any of the following trips,
please contact the office.
The Birds & Wildlife of Southern Texas
May 6-10, 2017
Arizona Hummingbirds and Night Photography
(This tour will not be scheduled for 2018)
May 13-17, 2017
$1895 tour, 2 openings
May 18-22, 2017
$1895 tour, FULL
June 5-13, 2017 Polar Bears, Svalbard, Norway
Max 7 participants FULL
June 12 - 23, 2017 Polar Bears, Svalbard, Norway
Max 10 participants FULL
Contact us to be added to our "wait list".
July 9-13, 2017 Advanced Digital Nature Photography Course (Flash)
$1995 10 openings
July 16-22, 2017 Digital Complete Nature Photography Course
$1995 8 openings
Our DCNPC is unique. The course stresses the importance of sound photographic techniques, emphasizing exposure, composition, and flash to make THE BEST IMAGES YOU CAN, RIGHT IN THE CAMERA. However, shooting digital provides a completely unique advantage -- allowing photographers to combine Photoshop techniques to maximize their creative and digital potential, and you'll be learning how this can be done.
You'll see photography as you never have before, developing a competence in your skills while learning exciting new ways to further your artistic vision.
Aug 14-20, 2017 Alaska Brown Bears of Katmai National Park
$6995, (Double Occupancy only on boat)
The Wildlife of the Pantanal:
Jaguars, Capybaras, Caiman and More
September 13-23, 2017
Yellowstone Fall Photo Tour
September 30 - October 5, 2017
October 8-14, 2017 Photographic Society of America conference
Joe & Mary Ann will be speaking Oct 13, topic to be determined
November 8 - December 4, 2017 ULTIMATE ANTARCTICA
hosted by Joe Van Os
The leadership team of 10 nature photographers, naturalists and wildlife biologists (including Joe and Mary Ann)
is unmatched in the industry.
Falkland Islands Photo Tour
including The Neck on Saunders
December 8-24, 2017
Price $9495 3 openings
Kenya Photo Safari - the Northern Circuit
featuring several private reserves
January 23- February 2, 2018 6 openings
Price: $9695 SS $1131
The Great Migration:Tanzania Photo Safari #1
February 4-15, 2018 (12 days, 10 days in the field)
Price $ 11895 12 openings
The Great Migration:Tanzania Photo Safari #2
February 15-26, 2018 (12 days, 10 days in the field)
Price: $11495 13 openings
WHY DO THE TWO TRIPS HAVE DIFFERENT PRICES?
1. The two trips have different itineraries with the first one offering two nights at Lake Masek Luxury Tented Lodge. By staying at two different locations in the Ntudu area, and with weather cooperation concerning the rain, we have eaiser access to Matiti and Makao Plains and the southern birthing plains of the NCA (from Lake Masek).
2. When we stayed at this tented lodge in the past, everybody enjoyed the atmosphere, staff and food, so we thought we would add it again. Unfortunately, we couldn't get enough tents for the second group.
3. In saying this, on the second trip, we spend all 5 nights at the Woodlands Tented Camp in the Ndutu. We still have access to the Matiti and Makao areas, so you don't lose out on visiting this incredible area ( assuming the rains cooperate). Also at Woodlands , we have our own private camp which is always nice.
India's Wildlife: Tigers, Bears and more
March 15-26, 2019 (tentative)
Price: TBD 6-8 openings
Ecuador Hummingbirds 1
April 10-19, 2018
Price $5850, SS $230, 3 openings
Ecuador Hummingbirds 2
April 19-28, 2018
Price $5850, SS $230, 2 openings
These Hummingbird Shoots are limited to just
FIVE Photographers. We will have FIVE flash
setups, for continuous shooting!
The Ultimate Galapagos Photo Tour
Two weeks, small group, fabulous boat!
April 28-May 13, 2018
$11945 7 openings
Costa Rica 2019
January 8-20, 2019
Mary and Joe are proud to endorse the store where we buy all of our camera gear:
Special Photo Projects
Personalized Sessions - in macro, electronic flash, and wildlife photography covering the topic or topics of your choice. This session is designed to accommodate people who have special interests that are not covered in other workshops and tours, or to cater to participants with special interests with limited time available. It allows each individual to pick and choose topics as well as deciding on the length of the courses. We will limit this to four people which enables us to offer more of a one on one session. Fee: $500/per person/day. Half-day session: $250, including lunch .
Hours: 9-5 formal classroom and in-field instruction. Optional sunrise or evening session.
Half-day session: 9-1PM. Same. Sunrise and evening sessions are not an option.
Personalized Sessions in Adobe Photoshop - Learn the basics or address your individual needs in learning this powerful, exciting, and creative program. Fee: $500/per person/day. Half-day session: $250, including lunch. Lodging and meals are not included but can be arranged.
Hours: 9-5 formal classroom.
Half-day session: 9-1PM. Same.
If you are interested in any trip, and it is filled, please contact our office to discuss options for getting your spot on the next trip. Please Note: We may take your name to put it on an inquiry list, but that is NOT a guarantee of having a spot on the trip. Until we have established dates and prices for a trip we (most likely) will not take a deposit. Until we have a deposit you are not registered for a trip.