K&M Adventures hits the road in 2012 with adventures set to do one thing, have fun behind the camera! Along with my best bud and shooting companion of the last three decades, Kevin Dobler, we will take you to places are at times very common and other no one has ventured to before to explore with your camera. The goal of K&M is to inspire you to never leave your home without your camera, make the most of every click and not be afraid of Photoshop. We’re doing to wear you out, make your sides hurt and probably bring home a click or two you will always treasure as your best!
Churchill, Canada, 27 May – 02 June, yeap, shorebird mecca is our spring/summer destination! You’ll fly into Churchill the 27th and fly out the 2nd and in between you will be welcomed by some of the best bird photography on the planet! I’ve not been there for breeding season since ’98 but prior to that, I was there for years! My “worst” trip was 60 difference species of birds, photographed! While world renown for Polar Bears (and we’ve had those in the summer as well), Churchill is not as well known for summer bird photography but that might just change. We are taking only 6 folks with us, the price is $2795 which includes once you arrive in Churchill, transportation, guides and instruction.
K&M Adventures is taking on the Grand Tetons, 9-13 Oct, 2013! This magnificent region is one Kevin & I have journeyed to and photographed many, many times. The great landscapes, amazing history and of course the critters make for great photography! We are totally stoked to be heading back and taking our Adventure to this amazing country! No, we won’t be in the Grand Tetons only, we have lots a cool ideas up our sleeves. No, we won’t be venturing into Yellowstone. There is way too much unique opportunities, we just can’t contain ourselves! You’ll wanna fly into Jackson Hole on the afternoon of the 9th and fly out either late on 13 or early on the 14th. We’ll pick you up from the airport and escort your around until we take you back to the airport. That, along with instruction are all included for the price of $1995 (limited to 8, 1 openings). We spend from breakfast until last up together shooting, eating, shooting, digital darkroom, laughing and other things you just can’t imagine! And after those long days, you want to kick your shoes off and relax. We have killer rooms at a killer rate at a great lodge already to fill, so give the office a call 760.924.8632 and we’ll get you all signed up!
Arches, red rock in winter, it just doesn’t get any better. Wait, yes it does! You can do Arches in winter with friends and that’s what K&M Adventures is offering 19-23 Feb, 2014! You’ll fly into Grand Junction, CO on the 19th (by noon) and we’ll hijack you to Moab, UT where we’re staying in the gorgeous Red Cliff Lodge. Then we’ll shoot, shoot, shoot the gorgeous red rock in winter until the 23rd. Then on the 24th, we’ll take you back to Grand Junction where you’ll sadly grab a plane back home (after 2pm). Kevin and I have lots and lots and lots of shooting time in Moab and we’re excited about this Adventure because there are some places we want to take you that we couldn’t visit before with a big group. The price is $1995 covering transportation (once you’re at Grand Junction) and instruction. We’re only taking 8 folks so grab you winter jacket, camera and come join us for a great time in the land of red rock!
What do you need for the workshop? Utmost is an adventurous spirit! We’ll be up early and out late shooting and in between, we’ll be learning, laughing and working on images. This will be the most laid back, jammed packed workshop you’ve ever been on! Computers & camera gear are highly recommended and a packet will be sent to you with specific information some time prior to the adventure. We have two openings, call 760.924.8632 if you’re up for the adventure!
Bob from Monument Valley Adventure
I also wanted to thank you and Kevin again for the great time at K&M.
I absolutely loved the emphasis on shooting. And shooting with both of you, right there in such a small group, directly impacted improvement in both my technique and thinking about what I was doing. Especially our discussions on the subject and thinking about how you will finish the photograph while you are in the field.
At the same time, I got more out of the informal processing sessions in moving my post work forward than anything I have taken before. I think it was because I could actually try out something real time and ask questions to get past the typical hurdles one gets into when trying a new Photoshop technique – and then cement the knowledge by doing it a couple times more while you both were sitting right there.. Getting help on the Wacom was huge too and now it is part of my workflow instead of just sitting in a box. Also, while I am not trying to become a Kevin or Moose clone, I really appreciate the comments about the photos I showed you from time to time as it helped develop my perspective on trying to create the best image I can.
Carol from Grand Canyon Adventure
That’s how I’d describe my experience with you and Kevin in the Grand Canyon. . . in two words. . . because I know you prefer short e-mails. But, I just can’t leave it at those two words, as perfectly descriptive as they are. My time last week in the Grand Canyon was a marvelous, once in a lifetime experience, not only because it was my first visit to see the exquisite beauty of the Grand Canyon but also because I had the privilege of taking photographs along side you. Thank you so very much. I had a great time and I learned. The most important thing I learned from you was to figure out what the subject of the photograph is before I take it. That one piece of counsel from you had the biggest effect on me during the workshop as I assessed the views and tried to decide what the photograph would convey, instead of mindlessly snapping away just because. At the same time, that one caution will also save me some disk space as the size of the D800 files is quickly gobbling up precious space on my drives.