NORTH AMERICAN INSTRUCTIONAL TOURS
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Welcome to the North American Instructional Tours with Brenda Tharp & Jed Manwaring. On our tours, you’ll be photographing alongside us, and will benefit from our collective experiences and on-the-spot-suggestions. Various aspects of outdoor photography, including field techniques, equipment, light, composition, visual design, are covered. We provide hands-on help as you learn to refine your personal vision. We have built in ample time in the field for you to immerse yourself in image-making. Together we have over 28 years of experience leading tours, teaching workshops, and doing assignment and stock photography, a rich well of information that we draw on to help you make your very best images. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your own photography while working with pros at your side in stunning locations.
“We hope you’ll join us for a photo adventure in one or more of our great locations. You’ll grow visually, hone your skills, and have a great time!” Brenda and Jed.
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November 6-10, 2013
Autumn in CA’s Wine Country - COMPLETED
Join us for an unforgettable experience during the ‘greening of the desert’. This year, we’ll be focusing our lenses in the area around Phoenix instead of Tuscon. Timed for the desert in bloom and a post-full moon sky, we’ll spend time in areas outside of Phoenix, photographing in the Sonoran desert, capturing majestic landscapes of red rock formations, cactus, the scenery around various lakes, and the Superstition Mountains and Lost Dutchman State Park. We’ll photograph the saguaro under a night sky, too!
We’re offering our popular photo tour in southeast Alaska (Inside Passage) again because it’s a not-to-be-missed place to photograph! We want to share it with you. Tour begins in Hoonah just outside of Glacier Bay, and we’ll begin exploring Icy Straits and the top end of Admiralty Island as we make our way across ‘southeast.’ This area is rich with marine mammals including orcas, humpbacks, sea lions, seals, and bird life, too, not to mention lovely scenery.
The San Juan Mountains are an outstanding location for Fall color in the Rockies! Last Dollar Road, Kebler Pass, Silver Jack Lake, the Sneffels range, Owl Creek Pass, are just some of the key locations we’ll explore.
Utah’s hidden treasure, this part boasts much of the same red rock beauty without all the crowds. Scheduled for peak autumn color, the brilliant yellows of cottonwoods against the red rock and cobalt sky make for incredible photographic opportunities. I’ve led tours to this part several times and some of my favorite images that express the true nature of the southwest have come from this park.
ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH
From Slot Canyons and dramatic views around Page, AZ, to Zion and Bryce, and Arches National Parks and a few lesser known places thrown in between, we’ll explore the best of red rock country on this ‘on the move’ photo tour. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON! check the website again in mid-November.