From time to time Thom Hogan teaches intensive photo workshops along with his teaching assistant, Tony Medici. Many of these workshops feature teacher-to-student ratios of no more than 7:1 (typically 5:1 or 6:1) and as much one-on-one interaction as you're comfortable with. Lodging, food, and transportation are all first class even when we use tent camps in Africa; we don't want the logistics or practical things to get in the way of our photography. Thom uses award-winning tour operator Wilderness Travel to handle the logistics for his International trips.
- Botswana August 6th to 18th, 2016 (PDF brochure available)
I’m doubling down on the authentic, old-style safari nature of my Botswana trips, with almost two full weeks in our upscale-yet-still-basic movable tented camp. There will also be an added-day, added-cost option of going to the Kalihari as well as deeper into the Okavango this time. For the basic trip there are no extra frilly adventures or day padding at the ends of this trip: we dive right into Moremi from Maun on our first full day, and continue shooting wildlife for almost two weeks, eventually returning to Maun. In terms of safari drives per dollar with a low instructor ratio, you won’t find a better deal anywhere. You’ve seen the photos from Botswana from previous workshops: this is the real deal; you’ll be as close to wild animals as you can get. First rate guides and instructors, first rate wildlife, first rate camp crew and cook. You’ll sleep at night with the sounds of Africa all around you, and explore what caused those sounds during the daylight hours. Three students to a vehicle, as usual, and the best vehicles/guides in Botswana at that. Limited to 12 students. Download the PDF brochure, then contact Lisa Laferte at Wilderness Travel (number in the brochure) to get on the wait list. Sold Out (wait list only)! Nxai Pan Extension Sold Out.
- Galapagos Dec 2017
Just an early warning on this one: we’ll be repeating 2015’s fantastic Galapagos experience in 2017 with a nearly identical tour. We’ll once again be using the three-masted Brigantine Mary Anne as our home, and we’ll also be using my usual method of bringing dual naturalists so that we can keep our on-shore group size to two groups of eight as opposed to the usual sixteen that you find on other tours. It makes a difference. A big difference. Coupled with two weeks touring the full island set, you’ll have an incomparable Galapagos experience. Once we have the final dates I’ll be posting a brochure for this trip.