JUNE 22-27, 2017

Join Michael Forsberg and Melissa Groo as they lead a small, select group of intrepid travelers into the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. This is a tour for photographers who are looking for a new way of approaching nature photography, both in an aesthetic and storytelling way. Photography has the power to tell a story and to affect conservation. Although we may see and photograph bears (black bears and grizzly bears), this tour is not about getting frame-filling shots of bears; it’s about engaging with and documenting the countless things that make up this ecosystem, from the large, luminous jellyfish, to the fin of a humpback whale scything the water, to the salmon skeletons found deep in the forest, picked clean. We’ll photograph sweeping vistas of valleys carved by glaciers, and gigantic hemlock trees dripping with “old man’s beard.” We will venture deep into old-growth rainforest, guided by expect trackers who will point out to us the plants and animals that make this ecosystem so special, and we’ll trek into valleys marked by meadows of wildflowers and meandering streams. Back at the lodge we’ll spend time with the First Nations people that are working hard to conserve this area, discovering what the threats are what they’re doing to combat them. Throughout all of this, we’ll talk and think about making pictures that touch on conservation principles applicable to any situation. 

Participants will be expected to know the basics about their camera gear. The instructors will always be available to answer any and all questions, and will work as time permits one on one with people in the field or lodge, but there will not be formal group instruction on camera use or photo processing.

Participants need to be in good physical condition. This means that they are able to walk up to 3 or 4 miles carrying their chosen equipment, snacks, water. They should be able to clamber in and out of boats on their own, and cope with maneuvering often slippery rocks at the shoreline. They should be able to handle being on small boats sometimes on choppy water for up to two hours at a time. 

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MARCH 13-16, 2017
Join the Summit Workshops elite nature and wildlife photographers Michael Forsberg, Melissa Groo and Bob Smith along the Platte River in Nebraska to photograph one of nature's oldest and largest migrations - the Sandhill Crane migration.  Visit to register.

Photography at the Summit - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
September 25-30, 2016
The Nature workshop combines the best of new, digital technologies with the best of photojournalism and editorial work. Photograph all that Jackson Hole and the amazing Grand Tetons have to offer, including spectacular landscapes and an abundance of wildlife including bears, moose, elk, bison, and more!
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Sandhill Crane Photography Workshop - Colorado
March 6-11, 2016
Join renowned conservation photographers Michael Forsberg, Dave Showalter, and naturalist John Rawinski, for a spectacular photography workshop and document the spring migration of sandhill cranes in the Rocky Mountain flyway. In addition to capturing cranes, time will be spent on the ranch photographing bison, historic ranch structures and the ranching way of life at the Nature Conservancy's beautiful Zapata Ranch at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Range.
Cost: $2,100pp includes all meals, activities, lodging, and workshop activities
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Sandhill Crane Photography Workshop - Nebraska
March 23-26, 2016
Join us for our inaugural Sandhill Cranes Workshop and follow photographers Michael Forsberg and Melissa Groo out to the banks of the Platte River to photograph the over half-a-million cranes that arrive during their annual migration. In the heart of North America's Great Plains, this is the largest gathering of cranes anywhere in the world.
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Destination: Alaska! Katmai National Park
August 26-30, 2015
Come into the wild and traverse the Alaskan wilderness with photographers Bob Smith and Michael Forsberg and photograph amazing landscapes and a diversity of wildlife including bears, eagles, puffins, and more! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you do not want to miss!