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Turkey Photography Odyssey - Nature Photography Adventures

This adventure will come back to the calendar when conditions allow

Join us for a photographic odyssey among the natural and cultural treasures of Turkey.  We’ll explore 10,000 years of cultures (people have been coming to and going from and passing through Turkey in all directions for thousands of years), the natural world that made this place so unique, and the changes that people made on the environment – and that the environment enabled for people!  This is an odyssey that will stimulate you photographically and send you home richer in knowledge and understanding!



Turkey is a land of contrasts, with one foot in Europe and another in Asia.  Known for its temples to Athena and Zeus, it was also important to Christianity and influenced by the Roman Empire.

This is a land of ornate domed mosques

and stark white temples dedicated to Greek and Roman Gods.

Inland, there are homes, churches – even underground cities – carved from soft volcanic rock and surrounded by an intriguing eroded volcanic landscape.

We have worked hard at weaving together an exploration that is designed get photographers to great modern and ancient cultural sites in great light and with ample time to work the scenes.  We will look into modern vestiges of ancient cultures as well as important archaeological sites from Hittite, Christian, Roman, Greek, and Muslim cultures, and to create a tapestry of images that reflects the unique blend that is Turkey.


We’ll work stunning landscapes – and close-up views of the colors and textures of the spice market.  We’ll wander amongst ancient temples with both dramatic and soft light.  We will, at several points, pass along the ancient Silk Road.  We have timed this exploration for good weather – but allowed time to work around daily variations.

We’ve built in enough time to explore the Cappadocia region, with its eroded landscape and unique carved dwellings and churches.  We’ll be out amongst the formations and creations in all types of light – with ample time to work each scene.  We have even secured the opportunity to lodge in a romantic cave hotel!  And we’ll top it off with an optional dawn hot air balloon ride over and among fairy chimneys with dwellings!

We have put the logistics together to photograph these unique features from all angles.  We’ll see the doorways and exposed rooms (when outer walls collapsed) from the outside.  We’ll go in and photograph the interiors lit only by light coming through doors and windows.  We’ll look out through windows, using the silhouette of the portal as a compositional tool.  And we’ll build exposures that show both inside and outside!

We have a good block of time on the Aegean Sea and great opportunities to learn about and create striking images of the areas once dominated by the ancient Romans and Greeks.  We’ll wander among marble columns standing white against blue skies and turquoise waters – our only challenge will be to see this with fresh eyes and create images like none we have taken before.


This Muslim nation is a strong democracy – eager to embrace the modern world, yet bringing forward a complex mix of traditions and practices.  Istanbul is a very modern city, straddling the Bosphorus which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara and separates Europe from Asia, and is also home to bazaars and markets.

It is also a nation of talented craftspeople who ply ancient arts such as ceramics and weaving.  It is a land rich in taste treats – every meal will be a fun adventure – and we’ll get to experience time-honored Mediterranean cuisine right at the source.  Wait until you try the olives!

If you read the paragraphs above, we reference time often.  We listened to the advice of travel professionals from Turkey – but also remembered how you (and we) travel with cameras.  We are as eager as you to know that if we travel this far we’ll have ample opportunities to create – that we won’t be rushed off to another spot just when things are working photographically.  We padded our time in many places and stayed extra nights in others – all to make sure we come home with great mental memories and strong collections of new images.


  • New dates, prices, itinerary soon
  • Adventure begins and ends in Istanbul
  • Cost includes instruction, daily outings, lodging, breakfasts and dinners, park entrance fees, adventure materials, related transportation (domestic flights, bus rides, shuttles, boat outings). Lunches are on your own.
  • Minimum group size: 6, Maximum group size: 12
  • Optional hot air balloon adventure in Cappadocia


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Nature Photography Adventures Calendar of Adventures


Monument Valley, Mystery Valley, Antelope Canyon and more - as we explore the red rocks and strong light of this magic land of Navajo and Anasazi! Full Oct 3-8
Come see those huge stone heads on the beaches of Easter Island - and find countless landscape photography opportunites using the heads, the full moon, sea caves, petroglyphs, exciting coastlines, and the site of the Bird Man ceremonies. Full Oct 31 - Nov 7
Build the exposures that support the designs you intend in your images! Meet us a day early for a one day intense classroom workshop that will give you the skills to take control of your camera. We make it simple to move to manual exposure - and give you the tools to understand what you are doing and how to do it. Most people we teach never look back because it is easier than letting the wizards in the camera make your creative decisions for you. Then, we'll spend some time looking at our workflow - and how you can take great exposures and follow them to final images in Lightroom or Photoshop.
Nov 29
Frogs and waterfalls. Beaches and canopy trails. And many hours on boats photographing exciting birds and monkeys. This is a great adventure for working on bird and wildlife techniques, mastering the challenging light of the rainforest, macros, and landscapes. Hummingbirds with flashes and night photography with LED lights!
Nov 29 - Dec 9



in Winter

Explore Yellowstone's winter wonderland by snow coach, capturing images of pristing winter scenes, abundant wildlife, and exciting thermal features... Space Available
Jan 7-13
Jan 14-20
2 Spaces Available
Jan 21-27

11 Day Galapagos Photography Odyssey

Join us in the Galapagos for a sailing to many of our favorite spots in these unique islands where we'll find birds, reptiles, and marine mammals that allow us to come close for photography. Our time centers on the return of the waved albatross - a time of courtship and nesting. This is one of those life experiences that makes you rethink your world views - and sends you home with thousands of images to inspire those around you! Full Apr 8-18

Morocco Photography Adventure

Morocco is a true crossroads of history. There are footprints here from the Phonecians, the Romans, the Moors, and the Berbers - and more recently, the French and Spanish. All of these influences have impacted architecture, local culture, cuisine - and our photography opportunities. Join us in Tangier, Rabat, Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech - and for an exciting extension across the Atlas Mountains to Ourzazate and the Sahara! Full May 1-9
May 9-13

Peruvian Andes
Land of the Inca

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacseyhuaman, Ollanteytambo, Chinchero, The Inca, Peruvian Andes! Come explore the land of the ancient Inca and the present day Quechua people. We have designed this Peruvian adventure around photographers, weaving in time and opportunities to create some outstanding landscape, cultural, and nature art! Limited
Space Available
June 4-12
Glaciers, waterfalls, puffins, geysers, volcanos, amazing landscapes, black sand beaches, and nesting sea birds! Join us as we explore Iceland, cameras in hand.
Space Available
July 10-19
Some of the world's most incredible dune photography, desert elephants, a tribe still clinging to the old ways, waterholes surrounded by wildlife, night skies in the desert, and an amazing set of experiences with big cats!
Space Available
Aug 6-20

Andalucia Spain Photography Explorer

Let's explore Andalucía, Spain together, finding exciting compositions among the remnants of past cultures - and amazing present day countryside. We will get you to great opportunities in Seville, Granada, Córdoba, and several small towns that are World Heritage Sites! And, we'll find ancient cave paintings and very old olive groves!
Space Available
Sep 29 - Oct 8

Iceland Aurora and Winter Landscapes

Iceland presents an outstanding opportunity to compose great images of the Northern Lights at night, while finding dramatic light on landscapes and waterfalls during the day! We'll also take time to explore an ice cave, visit a glacial lagoon filled with icebergs, and photograph icebergs on the beach! This is a Wild Bunch Adventure... please contact us to see if you qualify for an invitation!
2 Spaces
Nov 7-17


Join us for a photographic exploration of the mountains, Pacific-facing rainforests, cloud forests, and coastal mangrove wetland forests - and all the great species that live there! Think birds, reptiles, monkeys, frogs, butterflies, leaf cutter ants - and more! Hummingbirds with flashes and night critters with LED lighting.
Space Available
Feb 16-26
Draped across the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazú Falls has the largest annual flow of any waterfall in the world. The brink stretches for 2.5 miles, broken into a number of individual falls. Devil's Throat is perhaps the most powerful section of this mammoth waterfall. Join us for an exciting exploration, from both sides of the falls, including outings by full moon light! You will learn new techniques and photograph wateralls and rainbows like you never have before! We'll also delve into the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem!
Space Available
Mar 14-23

Yellowstone Spring Photography Safari

Spring in Yellowstone means babies. Little bison, with umbilicals dangling, learning to romp. Elk quietly giving birth away in secret places. Bears leaving hibernation with their young. All against a backdrop of new green grasses and wildflowers against peaks, still capped with snow. And water gushing down rivers and over waterfalls. Thermals, including geysers, performing for our lenses. Are you coming?
Space Available
May 18-25
This float plane-based adventure will take us deep into the Alaskan wilderness where we'll put ourselves in position for up-close and personal photography of bears fishing for salmon - and jostling with each other. This is a rugged adventure that will send you home with countless great images, both of the bears and of this great wilderness.
Space Available
Aug 3-10

Wild Bunch and the Mara Crossing!

When the great Serengeti Migration reaches the Mara River in the Tanzania/Kenya border region, the millions of wildebeest and zebras have to cross. In that river, crocodiles await. What follows is high drama. What a fitting safari for our Wild Bunch. Oh, and we'll weave in some other spectacular parts of Tanzania, including the predators of the Central Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and more! If you are wild enough, check with us to see if you qualify!
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Aug 25 - Sep 7

Yellowstone Fall Photography Safari

Fall in Yellowstone. Elk rutting, to see who gets to contibute to the genepool. Bears fattening up for winter. Thinner crowds and more directional light - better for waterfalls, thermal features, and other animals. Sometimes the first snow. Sometimes crystal blue skies. All a photographer's paradise if you know where to be, when - and we do!
Space Available
Sep 28 - Oct 5


Timed to meet the great migration in the Serengeti, our safari takes you to some of the great parks and protected areas in northern Tanzania in search of lions, zebras, giraffes, cheetah, hyenas... Of all our itineraries, anywhere in the world, this one has the best reviews - and is a real life-changing experience! If you'll only be making one photography foray into sub-Saharan Africa in your life - this is the trip!
Space Available
Feb 15-26
For 2020, we have woven together an itinerary that gets us to some seldom visited parts of the Galapagos, some of our favorite places, and the spots where we can photograph penguins, tortoises, flightless cormorants, all kinds of boobies, breeding frigates, marine and land iguanas and more! We have 10 nights at sea! Don't forget that this trip always fills early - you won't be able to join it in the 12 months before departure!
Space Available
Apr 12-25