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November 7-13, 2021

This is a unique opportunity to master landscape and nature photography skills while exploring an amazing desert environment.  This place challenges you to see more deeply, to find the beauty in the stark contrasts of the land forms, textures, and patterns. Refine your vision in this workshop with two professional outdoor photographers who are experienced instructors. Jed and Brenda have made well over a dozen trips to Death Valley, and are intimately familiar with popular and off-the beaten-path locations. This workshop is designed to provide you with insights and tips to push your vision towards making personally expressive images.


Now MARCH 22 – April 1, 2022


Due to Covid we had to postpone this trip until March 2022. 

Enjoy 8 full days of photography in 3 different camps. Lions, elephants, giraffe, water buffalo, colorful birds, leopards, antelope – even leopard tortoises – are all possible on this journey!


June 18 – July 6, 2022

NAMIBIA is a terrific, wild place of unique desert environments, oases, wild animals, unusual plants, abandoned towns, amazing night skies, coastal dunes, world’s tallest dunes, ghost trees, flamingoes, and a wonderful geological story that unfolds as we travel from destination to destination through this land.  Unlike many tours that just scratch the surface – the iconic highlights – we take you on a deeper journey into some areas other tours don’t go.

Leaders: Brenda Tharp and Wendy Kaveney or Jed Manwaring



July 15-17, 2022

I’ll be presenting at this conference!

NECCC has decided to postpone this wonderful conference again due to Covid. So now you won’t have to miss out!! This conference is filled with exciting keynotes, break-out sessions, camaraderie and so much more. I’m delighted I’ll be  there presenting. Click on the title to visit their website for details.




We’re continuing to plan out 2022, please check back here often to see our updated schedule. Thank you.


October 6-12, 2022

I am your photographic guide for this specialty cruise. Registrations handled by cruise company. Click on the title for more info.

Highlights include:

The magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which spans both sides of the Rhine River, Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, Village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing, The Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, with ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water, the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim, and the ruins of Heidelberg’s Castle, Strasbourg, France, and the red-sandstone Gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock.
Disembark in Basel, Switzerland.


Love your teaching style. I’ve learned alot from online sessions lately and can’t wait to get into the field with you! Beth D.

Thank you again for a wonderful photographic adventure.  Your positive, cheerful attitude and infectious enthusiasm for photography affected the whole group.  We all had a good time together. They say that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this old dog learned a lot – so much that I had to make a list of “lessons learned” in my notebook to make sure that I do not forget.  

I’m eagerly looking forward to our next adventure.” Jim M.

“Thank you so much for an excellent session, and overall conference as well!” Cindy S.

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