KENYA

Highlights:    

  • Visit the world-famous Maasai Mara 

  • 4 wheel drive throughout the vast savannahs of Tsavo West & Tsavo East National Parks

  • Stay inside National Parklands with elephant watering holes just outside

*Optional Activity (cost not included): Hot Air Ballooning over the Maasai Mara

​Animals Encounters:

**while sightings are not guaranteed, we anticipate the following

  • Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard, Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile

Activity Level:

Low, this adventure is mostly 4x4 driving in safari parks. We will have one or two short hikes. 

Education:

Using voice and storytelling in your photography, The power of composition and eye movement, Advanced Camera Techniques, as well as one-on-one classes and critiques with Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom and with Darren Gustaveson. This workshop include a 1-year mentorship with Kristi Odom.  

  Accommodation:

Full board hotels.  For Tsavo, we will be staying inside the game parks with possible animal encounters all throughout the day and night. In the Masai Mara, we will stay in luxury tents all with their own private bathrooms (it’s definitely not camping). 

 

Cost:

$4685

August 10th-18th 2021
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UGANDA

10 days through the Pearl of Africa.  With wildlife safaris, boat excursions, and gorilla trekking, this trip has it all.  

Educational Topics:

This trip is structured for more one-on-one education.  There is an intro class, then the rest of the workshop will be one-on-one time with the instructors.  You do not have to be a photographer to enjoy this adventure, and if you are, we will work with you to reach your individual learning goals.  ​

Accommodation:

Hotels and lodges   

Cost:

$6295

August 20th-30th 2021
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

 Nature Experiences:

**while sightings are not guaranteed

  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park

  • Game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in search of elephant, lion, cape buffalo, giraffe, hyena and if we are lucky, the leopard.

  • Swamp hike in Magombe Swamp (home to around 200 species of birds)

  • Cruise the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this
    cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life has well over 550 resident species.

  • and more!

Activity Level:

Low/Medium- Mostly game drives and boat rides.  The gorilla and chimpanzee trek involved hiking.  The hike can be short, or long, depending on the location of the primates.  

6 MONTH MENTORING PROGRAM

March-Sept 2021

I am thrilled to announce my brand new photography program for 2021 designed for novice, intermediate and advanced photographers! This year we’re going to dig a little deeper so you can learn the skills you need to be a respected photographer, and enjoy your art even more. This six-month program is a customized photo-education experience for every participant. When you sign up you’ll receive 12 personalized sessions with me that focus on bringing your photography goals to life, along with 4 group classes that will give you a chance to share your art and learn from some of the most inspirational photographers in the industry. I am limiting this series to no more than 10 participants, so I can work closely with each and everyone of you.

Throughout your six-month program you will receive 2, 45-minute online sessions each month, in addition to our 4 group classes for a total of 12 personalized sessions. Sessions will be available on Mondays or Thursdays and can be scheduled at a convenient time that works for you.

As an artist who is always evolving, I understand that we all have our own strengths, weaknesses, and visions for our work.  I’ll help you accentuate your strengths and see you through your challenges with a customized program that’s designed just for you. As soon as we agree on a game plan for your experience, I will give you assignments and materials that will help you reach your specific goals. The sky really is the limit in terms of topics you may be interested in and they may include: storytelling, camera skills, editing, compositions, getting your images to competition level, and more.

Included:

  • 12 one-on-one 45-minute sessions

  • 4 groups classes with an image share

  • 3 inspirational speakers

  • Access to an online group to share work and talk with other participants

 

Investment: $1800

Space is Limited to 10 participants

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The Nikon Ambassadors are authorized by Nikon to demonstrate to the public and professional image makers the capabilities and use of Nikon imaging products, but the expressive content of their work is solely their own. Nikon Ambassadors are independent contractors and visual artists and are not employees of Nikon. Nikon Ambassadors are responsible for the content of their photographs, websites, exhibitions, and visual images and the manner in which such content and images are obtained. Any messages, beliefs, or viewpoints expressed in the Nikon Ambassadors’ photographs, websites, exhibitions, or visual images do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs or viewpoints of Nikon or any Nikon employee.

 

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