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Fun is Just a Click Away!

K&M Adventures hits the road in 2016 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!

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Winter is giving way to spring, the grasslands of the midwest have an erie and haunting sound floating over them as the sun rises. You can see in the faint light little bundles floating over the landscape, every so often colliding and bursting into the sky and then landing again. A right of spring that’s as old as the grasslands celebrating the longer hours in the day. A dance so celebrating new life it was imitated by Native Americans. K&M Adventures is heading to Nebraska next April 4-7 2016 to photograph Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse on their leks.

This very unique Adventure is all about birds. Besides the Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse, we work the Sandhill Cranes on the Platt and many other bird species of Nebraska. We might even stop for some amazing landscape scenes you’ll find nowhere else. The Adventure is limited to JUST 6 shooters (sorry, no spouses) for this four day adventure. The price is $2695 which includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, transportation during the entire time once in NE, access to the leks and blinds as well as guide and photographic instruction. This will be an incredible shoot, can’t wait! To reserve your spot, give Sharon a call 661.204.1506 today!


Want to go flying? Better yet, want to photograph another aircraft while you’re flying? How about learning how to work with pilots, finding the aircraft, those dramatic static shots and so much more? We have the perfect adventure for you where this is just the start of your learning process. The K&M AirAdventure (air to air is separate) is like no other with its ground and air instruction providing you the knowledge you need to be out and shoot your own successful photo mission. Join us in 2016 and see what we mean!

In 2016, we’ll be based out of just Minot, ND (where video above was filmed) and offering just three AirAdventures.

The dates are:

27-29 May
01-03 July
09-11 Sept

(all scheduled aircraft are not guaranteed as aircraft do break down)


Love Note from last Air Adventure

Happy New Year Moose!

I’m dropping you a quick note to share a recent development with my Aviation Photography.

I was contacted by the folks at Lyon’s Air Museum as they found my aviation images through a Google search, they were really impressed with the images from November that they have asked to work with me on images for their social media efforts-how cool is that?! With my foot in the door who knows what other opportunities will come from this.

Thanks again for hosting the workshop and the tips on my images.

That’s it?
Where are all the other K&M Adventures? Well, it’s a long story but the bottom line, we have such a loyal group of returnees that they kinda book Kevin & I to do private trips just for them like Bald Eagles in AK. So since they are filled instantly, we just don’t advertise them all. How do you get in on this? Sign up for Moose News (lower right corner of the page) or call the office and talk with Sharon.

Love Notes:

Carol from Costa Rica
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I am still basking in the euphoria of my visit to Luna Lodge and my latest K&M Adventure. Once again, you have created a memorable experience, one that I would never have had without you. Everything you said about Luna Lodge and the Osa Peninsula was true but it was, for me, even better than you described. I’d return in a heartbeat. And, despite the shortcomings of some of my gear, I still managed to capture some stunning images that, for me, are photographs I will treasure forever.

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
Unforgettably wonderful!

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.

Karen from Oregon Coast Adventure

I am planning to go to Vegas!!! I wanted to say a big thank you for all your help last week on your Oregon Coast workshop. I learned so much and plan to go on another one after I digest all the info from this one!

Anne from Oregon Coast Adventure

Yes, I will echo Karen’s reply about last week. Going through photos today and they are just fantastic. Some nice keepers. Your workshops are jammed packed. I was so exhausted, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Looking forward to Costa Rica and more. I learned so much on this trip and it will really help me go to the next level. Thanks so much Moose.