Fly-In Fly-Out Grizzly Bear Adventure
A 7-day Adventure in the Alaskan
Wilderness to photograph Grizzlies with the backdrop of fall colors
Located in the wildest part of Alaska on the North shore of her largest lake, Lake Iliamna, we will be
surrounded by 18 million acres of roadless wilderness, accessible only by bush plane. The lodge is
nestled between Katmai & Lake Clark National Parks & Bristol Bay.
A few hikes. We will have daily access to our own float planes and bush planes and will fly to the best locations to photograph the bears.
Cost 2022: $8690
Sept 8th-14th, 2022
● Intro talk on photographing bears and putting more emotion into your wildlife images
● 20 minute One-on-One session with Kristi Odom. During this session Kristi will ask you
to show her your raw images from your first day of photographing the bears. This
technique has been vital to make sure that your photographs are both technically correct
as well as showing off your unique voice.
● Nightly image shares with critiques for growth during the workshop.
10 days through the Pearl of Africa. With wildlife safaris, boat excursions, and gorilla trekking, this trip has it all.
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.
Hotels and lodges
June 9-19th 2022
**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.
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.
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
**while sightings are not guaranteed, we anticipate the following
Lion, Elephant, Cheetah, Leopard, Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile
Low, this adventure is mostly 4x4 driving in safari parks. We will have one or two short hikes.
● Intro talk on putting more emotion into your wildlife images
● Two 20 minute One-on-One session with Kristi Odom. During the first session Kristi will ask you to show her your raw images from your first day of photographing the bears. This technique has been vital to make sure that your photographs are both technically correct as well as showing off your unique voice.
● Image shares with critiques for growth during the workshop.
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).
6 MONTH MENTORING PROGRAM
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.
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
Space is Limited to 10 participants