Updated Feb 7, 2015
From time to time Thom Hogan teaches intensive two-week photo workshops along with his teaching assistant, Tony Medici. 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.
Future workshops include:
- Galapagos November 27-December 13, 2015 (Full, Waitlist Only)
Yes, Tony and I are returning to the islands to teach another photography workshop. We have space for 14 students on this two-week trip, which will be on the 216-foot, three-masted motor sailor, the Mary Anne. We’ll be using an itinerary similar to, but slightly different than, the 2014 trip. The different time of year will be giving us a different view of the island activity, too, with the juvenile albatross starting to say goodbye and the marine iguanas and turtles in their mating seasons. If you're interested in this trip, call Lisa Laferte at Wilderness Travel (800-368-2794 or 510-558-2488) to get further information or reserve your space (we will not be using the workshop mailing list for this trip).
- Botswana August 2016 (being planned)
I’m going to double down on the authentic, old-style safari nature of my Botswana trips, with two full weeks in our upscale-yet-still-basic movable tented camp. We’ll be going to the Kalihari as well as the Okavango this time, with a respite from tents at a luxurious lodge deep in the delta smack dab in the middle of our trip. No extra frilly adventures or day padding at the ends of this trip: we dive right into the Kalihari from Maun on our first day, and continue shooting wildlife for two complete 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. If there’s enough demand, I may do back-to-back workshops. To find out more when information is available, subscribe to the workshop mailing list, below.