Some insights for Photography in a TED talk This wonderful TED presentation about lighting design and the importance of darkness reveals some important insights for photography. Perhaps we should strive to orchestrate darkness rather than light in our images. The...
This fun and intensive one-day workshop teaches essential techniques for using natural light in your portraits. Everyone has natural light available, but not necessarily the understanding of how to find it, and manipulate it with reflectors and diffusers to create the...
Pixelstick meet Fujifilm… now lets create! While we were on our photo tour of Venice Carnival, Bobbi Lane and I had a great opportunity to test out a prototype of Fujifilm’s new medium format camera, the GFX. I had been planing to create some images using...
The Quandary of the Most Important Purchase After the Camera The investment in a new camera is really a commitment to an image capture system that includes additional lenses, a speedlight and any number of other accessories. Arguably, the most import decision any...
Don’t just pre-visualize—see the shot! My “Re-Thinking the Raw File Workflow” post stirred up quite a storm of protest from photographers so thoroughly invested in a raw-file workflow that they missed the point of the whole post! So… consider...
On this luxury safari photo tour, you will be in a very select group of four guests that will be paired with Bobbi and Lee and your local guide/driver who will treat you to all the inside knowledge that they have of the culture and wildlife of Tanzania. Along the way, you’ll take countless photos and hours of video that will become life-long memories of this epic journey.
Learn from professional photographers in the field During our 11-day trip VIP tour, we are allowing a select 4 guests to join us per vehicle. Together we will capture African wildlife in all its glory and experience the incredible wildebeest migration and so much more. Animal highlights include… Witness thousands of wildebeest and zebra in a frenzied stampede across the celebrated Mara river! Photograph the BIG FIVE in their natural habitat – Lions, Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, and Leopards! Countless beautiful birds of all colors and sizes Antelope, Hyenas, Jackals, Warthogs, Giraffe, Cheetahs, Mongoose, Gazelles, Hippos, Crocodiles, Impala, Baboons, and many more! Hold on to your safari hats… You’re in for a ride you’ll never forget, for all the best reasons.
Join Bobbi and Lee for a luxury tour of Iceland with Focus on Nature.
Iceland is truly the land of fire and ice—one of the reasons it was used for many of the locations in the hit HBO series “The Game of Thrones!” Iceland reaches down into your soul and touches you in a profound and subtle way. There is a quiet drama besides the spectacular glaciers, mountain, and seashore. The soft green cliffs and fields that stretch to the water are speckled with sheep and the multitude of waterfalls adds to the visual delight. This is pristine and primal Earth, fueled by geothermal and absolutely pure water, and is a reminder of the strength and beauty of the planet.
Join Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis on an amazing adventure in the land of ancient temples and spectacular landscapes
This trip is geared to the photographer/ traveller that enjoys capturing images in a slow paced manner. It is not a rigorous trip and all ages can easily handle this excursion. With a focus on the culture, people, arts and sights of Myanmar, we will capture images of fairy-tale pagodas, fascinating architecture and lively street life. For those that enjoy landscape photography, and architecture this trip is ideal. Those interested in Asian culture will be immersed in the spiritual aspects of Myanmar. The hot air balloon ride will be a once in a life time event.
January is an ideal time of the year to visit this area, with near perfect weather. This trip is exciting, exotic and fun. .
Join us in Venice to capture the colour and pageantry of Carnevale, during our five-day, six-night Venice Carnival Photo Tour!
Carnevale, in beautiful and romantic Venice, is one of the most colourful and visually exciting festivals in the world. Dating back to the twelfth century it is characterised by the elaborate masks and costumes worn by the thousands of participants who attend this annual event in the days leading up to Fat Tuesday.
In February 2020, we will be running our ninth Venice Carnival Photo Tour. This is an incredible opportunity to photograph a truly unique event, with respected and dedicated photography instructors who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention during this visually stunning event.
Between them they will teach you everything you need to know to create dramatic and compelling travel images.
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The amazing Lume Cube is a powerful LED light that can be controlled through a mobile app!