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Moose’s Photographic Adventures

Sept 30-05 Oct, 2020 New England Lighthouses & Fall Color
05-09 Oct, 2020 New England Lighthouses & Fall Color
01-06 Nov, 2020 Caddo Lake
09-14 Nov, 2020 Yellowstone Wolves
09-14 Dec, 2020 Northern Lights
09-14 Jan, 2021 Washington Stormy Coast
05-10 April, 2021 Bryce
19-23 April 2021, Chicken & Grouse
21-26 June 2021, St Mary's Birds
11-16 July, 2021 AZ Hummers
18-23 Aug 2021 Monument Valley
06-13 Sept, 2021 Australian Bird Adventure

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.

New England Lighthouses & Fall Color 30-05 & 05-09 Oct, 2020
Surf bounding at your feet, fall color lining the road ahead, a foghorn calling in the distance with fresh lobster on the plate, all this can only mean one thing. Maine in October! You have waves crashing on rugged shores (screaming for a 6x ND shot), New England architecture and colors framed in the red Maples, and of course, majestic lighthouses. Color and black and white, it excites the senses and challenges the skills. It’s such a target-rich area that it hurts to pass up photographs and that’s why we’re going back. This is a favorite locale of ours we have ventured to for decades and yet, there are new locations and photographs to make. So we’re going back and invite you to come along for the fun and photos!

The dates are Sept 30-05 & 05-09 Oct 2020 (fly into Portland ME on the 5th and out the 10th), there are two separate Adventures. We will pick you up at the airport and then take you back and in between, we will shoot, work in the digital darkroom, and have a ton of fun! We’re inviting six-shooters on the adventure, the price is $1790 including all of this and more!

We’d be honored if you were one of the six shooters joining us! 1/2 of the price is due at registration, the balance 30 days out. If you’re interested, give Sharon a call at the office, 760.924.8632 (M-F 9-5). Can’t wait to go!!!

Barred Owl

Caddo Lake 01-06 Nov, 2020
The great Cypress forests is a mysterious and photographically rich place. The trees themselves are phenomenal loaded with character and living amongst them are some very cool critters. There are many locales for these forests and one I’ve longed to photograph is at Caddo Lake which is bordered by Texas and Louisiana. I’m heading there, join me!

The dates Nov 01-06, 2020, the “fall’ time in the Cypress forests. Two mornings we will be on a pontoon boat going out on the lake and the rest of the time, exploring its many bayous from vehicle and foot. The price is $1950 (six shooters) which covers transportation to and from Shreveport, LA, boat tours, education and entertainment. This is a locale I’ve never been too but I’m told is very magical.

If you’re interested in joinin me, please reach out to Sharon 406.240.3503. It will be a great adventure!

Yellowstone Wolf & Big Game Photographic Adventure
09-14 Nov, 2020

Our Yellowstone Wolves was an amazing trip this fall, so I’m going to offer the same adventure fall of 2020. The critters know that and come out to play, the wolf especially. While there are zero guarantees 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. 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 $1900, 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 challenge 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!

Northern Lights 09-14 Dec 2020

I’m traveling up to Fairbanks, AK 07-12 Dec, 2020 for Northern Lights and Moose in snow. There is no guarantee the wx will cooperate and the Moose won’t have their racks, but it’s long been on my list to do so off I go. We stay in Fairbanks but we venture out of town in many directions for the light and moose. It is really quite amazing! Digital is at the point now I feel it can get an excellent job with Northern Lights and with what’s coming in 2020, it’s time to do this. I’d like to open up the adventure to four of you to join me. It will be cold but if you’re wondering if you’d be sleep deprived, it’s the great north where there are only five hours of daylight. This leaves a big window for Northern Lights.

The price is $1900 for the adventure. If you’d like to join me, get a hold of Sharon and she’ll get you registered.

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
captured by Z7 / 70-200f4
Our main subject Jan, 2020

Washington Stormy Coast Adventure
09-14 Jan, 2021
Big waves, rugged coastline and a lighthouse on the bluffs, about as romantic a photograph you can conjure up! 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 lighthouses, we’ll chase those monster waves and the drama they bring. Cape Disappointment is our main focus for capturing those giant waves and iconic views! We will start and end in Portland and I’ll be taking just six hearty shooters along on this probable wet adventure. The price is $1950 (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!

Bryce Nat’l Park 05-10 April, 2021 The HooDoos are calling us back and we’d love to have you join us! We’re heading to Bryce Nat’l Park 30 05-10 April 2021 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.

authorized National Park permittee

Greater Prairie Chicken captured by D5 / 800mm

Chicken & Grouse 19-23 April, 2021 Winter is giving way to spring, the grasslands of the midwest have an eerie 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 is heading to Nebraska 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 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!

Northern Gannet captured by D5 / 180-400VR

St Mary’s Birds 21-16 June, 2021 Far out in the Atlantic the furthest piece of North America can be found. Yep, that’s where we heading. That’s because this is where you can find one of the most amazing pelagic birds can be found, one on my list for decades of birds to photograph and places to go. The Northern Gannet.

St Mary’s is a magical local where these birds with six foot wing spans that spend their entire life at sea, come to shore for a time in summer to raise the next generation. We’re talkin not one or two but forty thousand of them! I’m taking four photographers to this magical place to shoot and shoot and shoot. The price is $2300 which includes transportation once you arrive to St John, Newfoundland, instruction and more fun that you can imagine. If this somewhat hard core wildlife photography intrigues you, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632

Allen’s Hummingbird captured by D5 / 180-400VR

Arizona Hummingbirds 11-16 July, 2021 Down south, southwest nearly on the border is bird paradise in the summer. And if you’re into hummingbird, you’re going to the promised land! We had to Madera Canyon to a private shooting gallery to photograph as many as eleven hummingbird species and possibly up to seventy bird species all in five days! And you do this by barely walking ten feet from your canyon. It is simply, the best!

This is a very unique Adventure. We pick you up at Tucson airport and from there we do everything but sleep together. You stay in your own person cabin a stroll from the shooting gallery and food (one might be more important than the other to you) in the gorgeous Madera Canyon. The technique we use could be considered gear intensive so view the video about photographing hummers before signing up.

The price for this Adventure is $2595 which includes all transportation once you arrive in Tucson, all meals, instruction and fun. To register, give Sharon a call 760.924.8632

Australian Bird Adventure 06-13 Sept 2021
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 2021. 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)


We can’t advise strongly enough the need to buy trip insurance for all your adventures including those with us! It can just take the edge of booking your next trip knowing you have that in your back pocket!

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