AWE & WONDER PHOTO TOURS
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain And we would add to that – photograph!!
On our international tours, as well as our North American Instructional Tours, you’ll be photographing alongside your leaders, and benefitting from their constructive suggestions of your work both while in the field. Although primarily led by Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring, we also join in with other professional photographers now and then. No matter who’s leading with us, you’ll have a great experience and make memorable photographs. Please check out our FAQ for more details. Brenda and Jed passionately share how they see and how they make an image. They love traveling and enthusiastically share their knowledge of the place as well. Together they have over 28 years of experience leading tours, teaching workshops, and doing assignment and stock photography, a rich well of information that they draw on to help you make your very best images. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your own photography with pros at your side in stunning travel destinations.
“We hope you’ll join us for a photo adventure in one or more of our great destinations. You’ll visually stretch and grow, and have a great time!” Brenda and Jed.
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May 3-17, 2013:
Join me and pro photographer Jed Manwaring as we explore the best of central Italy in the provinces of Tuscany. This year’s itinerary has been modified to include a few new places. We’ll visit our favorite areas of Tuscany for rolling landscapes and vistas from the hill towns. We’ll also visit Volterra and San Gimignano. Scheduled during the height of Spring, we’ll have green fields with the potential for blooming wildflowers, and lovely geraniums spilling out of window boxes and lining the doorways of houses. Prices and dates now finalized. Click on the tour title for more information. 1 space remaining as of 4/1/13.
September 30-October 11, 2013:
with Slovenia Extension! – October 11-16, 2013
Croatia is one of Western Europe’s best-kept secrets: a lush region of coves, forested islands, and its crowning jewel, the walled city of Dubrovnik. This country offers an astounding array of natural and historic wonders to explore and photograph. The variety of stunning places in Croatia creates a diverse canvas for photographers. The mountains, national parks, red-tiled roof cities, numerous islands, and sunny paradises of the south provide infinite photo opportunities of beautiful city scenes and landscapes.
Join Brenda on this tour created to give maximum insight into all the beauty Croatia holds, as you travel from the stone walls and ancient streets of Split and Dubrovnik, to the harbor town of Hvar, the sunniest of the isles, to the lakes and waterfalls of the Plitvice National Park, and finally end in ‘The Second Tuscany,” the Istra Peninsula. Continue this excursion and discover the “Secret of Slovenia” on our tour extension.
Join us on this incredible photographic journey into a country filled with awe-inspiring scenery, and gentle spirited people. Changes are coming to Myanmar as recent governmental changes renew the hope for democracy and the country opens to the world. Monks collecting alms from villagers, fishermen plying the waters of Inle Lake, the many stupa of Bagan and other areas, Golden Rock at twilight,and more await you! Group size limited to 10. Trip Full as of 3/11/13. Please call 707-843-4901 to be added to the wait list.
Photo courtesy of Win Kyaw Zan
Early January 2014 (Dates to come soon)
The people of Cuba are friendly, and proud of their unique ethnicity. A combination of European and African roots, later mixed with other immigrants that inter-married, it’s a wonderful melting pot of culture. This photography tour has been designed to provide the most photographic opportunities while we interact with the locals and learn about their way of life and share a bit of ours. From the streets of Havana and colorful Trinidad to the agricultural fields in between, we’ll meet and photograph amazing people at work and play. Strabo Tours has partnered with a tour company licensed by our US government to operate People to People tours. Join us for this unique opportunity before Cuba changes too much! The trip is limited to just 12 people. We have custom-designed this itinerary to offer you the best possible photographic opportunities while adhering to the legal requirements of the license through which we are able to run this tour. As of 4/1/13, we have twelve people signed up. But I would recommend getting on the wait-list just in case. We’re about to ask for deposits.
June 1-11, 2014
The areas of County Kerry and County Cork boast some of the most stunning landscapes and seascapes in all of Ireland. From manicured farmlands, to rugged coastlands and quiet lakes, the region holds an abundance of photographic opportunities for the outdoor photographer.
Join me on this photo journey through the land of a thousand welcomes, where the people are friendly, the pubs warm and cozy, the landscapes stunning, and the sea and skies are dramatic! We’ll be guided by a local professional photographer who knows special places that are off the beaten track for great photographs!
June 22-July 4, 2014
Iceland is a HOT photography destination – no pun intended! It’s a wonder-filled place that is intensely inspiring for any outdoor photographer. It’s a land of striking contrasts – volcanoes, icebergs and glaciers, waterfalls and geothermal areas all in one country and we’ll experience it all. Few places on earth can claim such diversity. With the long daylight hours of summer, we’ll have an amazing amount of time to explore and photograph the astounding scenery and details. We’ll be guided by a local photographer with extensive expreience in the places we’ll visit. Throughout the tour I will be available to help you get the best pictures possible. Join me for this unforgettable adventure!