Moose offers a lot of different workshops from big, grand adventures to personalized one on one tutoring, from big game to the smallest rock. Our goal is pretty simple, help you make the most of YOUR photography. You can see a sample of the images taken on our workshops hear on my galleries. To learn about all the workshops we offer, here’s a quick description but call Sharon for the whole enchilada!
We are very excited to be offering All our Workshop / Adventure participants a full, one-year KelbyOne Pro Subscription (with paid registration starting July, 2018). This is being made possible by our dear friends at KelbyOne, which we are incredibly grateful for. This provides you to ALL of the KelbyOne Classes (and their discounts on other products) including Moose’s Classes.
Monterey Birds 02-06 Sept
Based out of Monterey, CA, this is a bird packed Adventure with 300 bird species more than likely during our Adventure. What makes this trip a stand out is I’ll be taking folks out onto Monterey Bay on at least 1 Pelagic Bird trip. This is an eight hour boat trip photographing birds that NEVER come to shore, shearwaters, albatross, petrels and much more that will truly test your panning and hand-holding abilities. It’s so much fun! And back on shore we’ll have amazing shorebirds, waterfowl and rails. Oh ya, there might be one lighthouse :-) This Adventure is open to six shooters, dates 02-06 Sept, price is $2100 (price includes Pelagic trip). If you can join us, please give Sharon a call 760.924.8632.
Desert Bighorn Sheep and Birds 16-20 Sept ’19
The Southern California desert just past civilization is a treasure of wild creatures. The canyons and springs bring a photographic challenge and reward for those souls who venture into their midst. The Desert Bighorn is really quite different from the more commonly thought of Rocky Mountain Bighorn in look and habitat. Those we’ll photograph this trip are the Peninsular or Desert Bighorn. Long story but were listed as endangered until politics made them no longer a unique subspecies. They are a spectacular species living in the beautiful San Jacinto Mtns. Along with these, we’ll head to the Salton Sea, a fall bird paradise with some very unique species in a photographically bizarre world. And we might do some shooting on the huge wind farm with heavenly bodies if time permits. I’m taking just five shooters, the price is $1895 which includes instruction, preworkshop packet, transportation once you land in Palm Springs and until you leave, instruction and a laugh or two. And we’d love to have you join our merry band. You can call the office 760.924.8632 (M-F 9-5PST) and Sharon will be happy to help you get registration. A payment of half the workshop price is required upon signing up. I look forward to shooting with you!
Great Smokies 14-19 Oct
Sharon & I are very excited to invite you to join us in the Great Smokies 14-19 Oct, 2019 for a smokin great time (flyin in the 14th, out the 19th)! The Smokies are an incredibly gorgeous locale for fall color and B&W photography. Fall is also known for the Black Bears, which are the most common and possible to photograph in fall.
This is an Adventure for just 6 shooters. Sharon got us a smokin great room rate at a lodge in Townsend. The price is $1950 that covers transportation to and from Knoxsville. If you’re interested in joining us, please give Sharon a call 760.924.8632.
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Yellowstone Wolf & Big Game Photographic Workshop
28 Oct – 01 Nov, 2019
Yellowstone in fall is a spectacular wild treasure that sees few folks. The critters know that and come out to play, the wolf especially. While there is zero guarantee you’ll photograph them, exploring the vast Lamar Valley and more is our best bet to getting glass on this amazing creature. Wolves, grizzlies, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, coyote, badger and just a few of the targeted critters during our week!
If you’d like to get an idea of the photos our wildlife photographic workshop produce, check out my critters workshop portfolios. I work very hard to not only share and inspire you with my decades of biological knowledge but use it to get you the photograph. Come join me and six other shooters for a great week in the beauty of Yellowstone! We’ll be based out of Livingston, MT (flying into Bozeman, MT) and for $1800, you’ll be picked up at the airport and taken back, preworkshop packet, instruction, entertainment, and guiding is all included in the price (food & lodging are not). If you’re up for the challange and want to hear for yourself the most amazing sound in nature, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5PST). She’ll be happy to answer your questions and get your signed up. (1/2 deposit due upon registration). I look forward to shooting with you!
08-13 & 13-18 Jan, 2020 Oregon – Washington Coast
Big waves, rugged coastline and a lighthouse on the bluffs, about as romantic a photograph you can conjure up! I’ve had many requests to head back to the OR Coast, the northern part just for that photograph which is what this photographic workshop is all about! We’ll start near Tillamook, OR and end up at Cape Disappointment, WA. The trip is in the middle of winter to take advantage of the giant waves that occur along the entire coastline. From rocky cliffs, long beaches and at least five lighthouses, we’ll chase those monster waves and the drama they bring. Cape Disappointment with giant winter waves has long been on my list and I plan on getting the shot and changing the name of that point! We will start and end in Portland and have one lodging change during the trip. I’ll be taking just five hearty shooters along on this adventure. The price is $1895 (half do at the time of registration) which includes transportation once you land until you take off again, lots of instruction including lighting a lighthouse, long exposures & B&W, laughs and perhaps a hot cup of Joe once or twice. We’d love to have you join us! Give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5PST M-F) and she’d be happy to get you signed up for the fun and adventure!
15-20 Mar, 2020 The Palouse Winter
Its rolling hills, vast vistas, carved grass fields, windswept snow ridges and stark white beauty with a sprinkling of Americana, The Palouse of Washington is a special place I’m so excited to be heading back to with my camera! There is no place like it and every season brings with it a new and unique beauty that is photographically a challenge. We’ve explored it in spring, fall and now want to bring back the memories from winter. And I’d love to explore it with you! Wanna see what we’ve photographed there before, here’s fall and here’s spring trips.
There will be six shooters joining Sharon and me as we travel The Palouse. The light and weather will determine our direction each day (as well as great food and hot chocolate). Certain locations like the Palouse Falls are a given but the rest, well, that’s the fun of the adventure! The dates are 15-20 March 2020 flying in and out of Spokane, WA. The price is $1800 which included transportation once you arrive in Spokane and then back to the airport, instruction, guide, and entertainment. We spend the time together shooting, meals and at least two digital darkroom session going through images and finishing them. We look forward to your joining us! Give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5 PDT M-F) to sign up and receive more information. A 50% deposit required to reserve your spot. Can’t wait to be shooting with you!
Bryce 30 March – 04 April
The HooDoos are calling us back and we’d love to have you join us! We’re heading to Bryce Nat’l Park 30 March – 04 April 2020 when the park has few folks but enough snow bringing to life it’s gorgeous reds and oranges.
Bryce is a gorgeous place when the snow highlights the red, and the soft winter shadows give life to the unique texture of its formations. The cool temps and dates keep the public away so we will basically have the place to ourselves. It’s always a marvelous week of fun, processing, and photography. We can’t wait to share it with you!
The price is $1790 and covers transportation to and from the airport and for the week, instruction, entertainment, fun, and Sharon (but you can’t take her home with you!). If you’re interested, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5PDT M-F). We will only be taking six-shooters.
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. I’m heading to Nebraska again next 13-17 April 2020 to photograph Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse on their leks. (here are my galleries from years passed)
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 (1 opening sorry, no spouses) for this four-day adventure. The price is $2795 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 760.924.8632 today!
01-06 May 2020 Texas Birds
I’m really excited, really excited to finally be able to offer a bird photography adventure back in the Texas ranch lands! Here’s some background. The majority of TX is privately owned, much is really dry. Some of the big ranches on the southern border have for over a decade have had bird photography blinds on water features they built. They suck in the birds from everywhere to the water in an otherwise dry world just feet away from the blind (you always have a 70-200 ready back in the day for this reason). We’re seating in covered blinds at basically ground level photographing the birds as they come in. What is truly amazing are the rare bird species that flock in. Birds seen nowhere else in NA are common at these blinds! Take a look at what I photographed at the ranch this year!
We have been able to reserve ALL the blinds at the ranch to ourselves for ONLY five photographers (one opening) 01-06 May 2020. You fly in and out of McAllen, TX. We stay in the bunkhouse at the ranch where we get fed, relax and sleep. The price for transportation to and from the airport, all food, all lodging (Dbl occupancy) once at the ranch, blind rentals, guide, and instruction is $2950. This is four 1/2 days in the blinds.
You’ve not experience bird photography like this before. If you’re interested, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5 M-F PST)
When the world pictures in their mind the American West, they picture Monument Valley! These ancient lands of red spires and blowing sands of the Navajo, John Wayne & Henry Ford, have called to adventurers and photographers since they were first discovered and still does. We are heading back to this magical lands August 18-23, 2020 and want you to join us! We are taking just six photographers to explore with our hearts and cameras Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, and Antelope Canyon from sun up to sundown and long into the night! The sunrise shoot at Totem (pictured above) all by itself is worth the travel to this incredible locale!
This is a landscape photographer’s dream location. Color photography, B&W photography, star trails is just some of what’s on the schedule. We’ll explore the local history and the digital darkroom using every tool available to bring back the photographs you will treasure for a lifetime. Our dates take advantage of the dark skies and summer thunderstorms adding for an extra drama to this Hollywood location. The price is $1850 which covers transportation once you land at the airport until you fly home, all guides and entrance fees, huge packet, instruction, and entertainment. If you’re interested in a once in a lifetime photograph experience, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632 (9-5PDT M-F)
Australian Bird Adventure 06-13 Sept 2020
O’Reilly’s is a world-renowned birding location nestled up in Lamington Nat’l Forest of Australia. Birding and bird photography is simply beyond words here where they literally eat out of your hand! It has an elevated boardwalk taking you and your camera up into the canopy! The lodging is grand and the whole experience, well, is just so marvelous we’re going back for our third Adventure! Come on and join us!
We’re going to be there on 06-13 Sept 2020. That’s seven days of gorgeous photography (it’s an 80-400 / 500mm / 180-400 kind of bird photography, not 600mm or 800mm) I’m taking only five shooters for the seven days. Non-shooting spouses can come at no extra cost (but can’t be a part of our adventures but there is a marvelous spa). Lodging is about $150 ($29 more for spouse) a night and the meal package is $89 a day (the bar is up in the trees!). The price for instruction, guides, transportation (once at Gold Coast) is $3995. One half non-refundable deposit required at time of registration.
If you’re interested in a once in a lifetime photograph experience, give Sharon a call (who is also going back for her third time) 760.924.8632 (9-5PDT M-F)