Behind Door Number 3… 06/23/2007

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Winter really is the best time to visit Yellowstone. Wildlife is abundant, tourists are not. The landscape is covered in a beautiful white blanket of snow. Photo opportunities present themselves everywhere you turn. Join me for a week in this winter wonderland photographing the thousands of thermal features, wildlife and more. Enjoy the park from the comfort of snowcoaches as we visit popular locations like Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Hayden Valley and Norris Geyser Basin in our quest for the ultimate winter landscapes. The $3250.00 price includes five days of shooting, instruction, transportation and six nights lodging (single occupancy) in historic Mammoth Lodge and Western Cabins at Old Faithful. Limited to five photographers. For more information or to sign up contact Laurie Excell at lexcell@earthlink.net or 503-703-3872

Back to the Bosque 06/22/2007

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If you have never been to Bosque del Apache, nothing will prepare you for that first morning’s blast off when thousands of snow geese take to the sky in one big commotion of wings and squaking. It is a moment you will never forget. You will see for yourself why so many people keep coming back to the Bosque. Join me for a magical week of photographing Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes, raptors and much more. We will focus heavily on flight photography, both stop action and slow motion blurred effects, natural light and fill flash. The $1750.00 price includes five days of shooting, instruction and transportation to shooting locations each day. Limited to five photographers. For more information or to sign up contact Laurie Excell at lexcell@earthlink.net or 503-703-3872

Come Meet My New Assistant 06/21/2007

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When Sharon called me to say that Moose was pining away and needing to get out and do some shooting, I was happy to have the opportunity to pay him back for all he has done for me so, I asked him to be my “assistant” on my upcoming Fort DeSoto Photo Safari next spring. Needless to say, he jumped at the opportunity and I am happy to announce that the one and only Moose Peterson will be joining me as my talented assistant in March 2008 at Fort DeSoto, Florida. What a great opportunity for those who miss going on safaris with Moose. Or, for those of you who never had the priveledge of going on safari with me and Moose in the past, this is possibly your one and only chance. Join us on March 3-7, 2008 when we visit Fort DeSoto to photograph a wide and wonderful variety of shorebirds, wading birds, raptors and so much more. In addition to photographing the colorful birds of Fort DeSoto, we will visit additional locations known for their plentiful variety of birds. The $1950.00 price includes five days of photography, instruction and transportation to shooting locations each day. Limited to six photographers. For more information or to sign up contact Laurie Excell at lexcell@earthlink.net or 503-703-3872

I Must be Dreaming… 06/14/2007

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I just have to share my great news…My good friends at NAPP have invited me to join the Dream Team of Instructors at Photoshop World in Las Vegas this fall. I will be teaching a pre-conference called ““Buttons & Dials! Learning to Use Your Digital Camera.
If all those buttons and dials on your D-SLR are a mystery to you. If you don’t know the relationship between ISO/ aperture/ shutter speed and the essence of our images…light, this course is for you. Be sure to say hi to me when our paths cross at Photoshop World this fall.