We offer three different types of photo tours, each photo tour listing indicates the photo tour type.
The details of how they differ are as follows:
1. Instructional Photo Tours – Includes a full day of classroom style photography instruction on the first day of the trip. Throughout the trip there will also be informal instruction as time permits. The photography instruction focuses on both the technical and creative aspects of capturing images, and also has specifics about photography in the area that we will be visiting. And of course, like all of our photo tours, the instructional photo tours are focused on getting fantastic photos of dramatic subjects in the areas that we visit.
Our instructional photo tours are targeted at all level of photographers from beginners to serious nature photographers.
2. Photo Op Photo Tours – These photo tours are similar to our Instructional Photo Tours without the full day of classroom style instruction at the beginning of the photo tour. They offer access to amazing photographic opportunities in a small group of like-minded individuals.
Photo Op photo tours will have photographic coaching on issues related to both image capture and image processing upon request of the clients.
Our Photo Op tours are designed more for the intermediate-to-advanced (and professional) photographer not wishing formal instruction. These tours are very popular with those who have previously attended one or more of our Instructional Photo Tours.
3. Exploratory Photo Tours – First introduced in 2013, these guided adventures visit the same general wildlife photography “hotspots” (such as the Great Bear Rainforest) that we do on our other tours, but instead of focusing on the “tried and true” locations we strike out to explore rarely visited inlets, bays, streams, and forests.
It’s best to think of these trips as “higher risk” (in terms of seeing a single specific species) but “higher potential reward” (in terms of getting shots of species in locations and settings not commonly photographed).
These trips should appeal to the adventurous types who really like to “get out there”. Those considering these trips should be physically mobile, able to carry their own photography gear over rough terrain (such as slippery rocks or through thick forests).
These trips typically appeal to those photographers who have done one of our trips before, and want to see something a little different.