May 19 - 23, 2018
Leader: William Manning
California's Redwood Forests are a site to behold. Northern California's Redwood National and State Parks are home to the tallest trees on earth. Standing beneath these giants is special and to photograph them is a memorable experience not to be forgotten. Our photo journey puts us on location during the rhododendron blooms and likely mother nature will throw in a little fog adding to an ever present beauty.
William will guide participants throughout the journey visiting many of the groves that stand along the Redwood National and State Parks region. Our trip coincides with the traditionally peak of the rhododendron blooms which we hope will be in full display. This region is also known for its beautiful coastal beaches and colorful wildflower blooms in the open meadows.
What you can expect. You can expect to be the focus of attention. Your photography is paramount and it's my job to provide the answers that allow you to grow as a photographer. Participants receive an abundance of one on one instruction in the field along with group discussions. You'll discover the artist within and build on your skills. Mastering your tools in the field and knowing what they can do for you is the foundation to a successful photo journey. We know photographers want to be behind their camera therefore we make every effort to maximize our time in the field and teach with a hands on approach. Learning to see and knowing what to do once you identify your subject is the stepping stone to building a work of art.
Itinerary. Our daily schedule will vary depending on location and weather. Light is the most important ingredient to a rewarding photo shoot. Photo tours allow us the flexibility to respond to the light and weather conditions as needed. We won't miss any of the highlights, its just we'll photograph them on the day best suited for optimum conditions needed. You can expect early mornings and photograph throughout the good morning light. Whenever the weather conditions are favorable for photography you can bet we'll take advantage of it. When afternoon light works against us we'll take in a critique session and/or talk processing and expanding your art beyond the camera. For those in need of an afternoon break, this time is set aside for you as well. Late afternoon and into early evening we'll be back in the field for more hands on photography instruction and photo opportunities.
Amongst the Giants
May 19 - 23, 2018
Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrange arrival at Rogue Valley International Airport (Medford, OR) no later than 1 pm and departure no earlier than 12 noon
Participants: Min 4 - Max 8
Single Room Supplement add: $700.
• Lodging (Price is based on shared room)
• Airport pickup and drop off
• Transportation during tour
• Photographer / Guide
• Photo Critiques and Instruction
• Small Group Size
• Single Room Supplement
• Air transportation
- Tour and Workshop Policies
NOTE: I have had several requests from participants who would like to provide their own transportation. If you want to drive yourself during the tour you are welcome. Please call or email with this request and I will discount the transportation cost from the tour price.
Tour and Workshops can be paid via PayPal or check. To pay through PayPal simply click button below .
To pay by check, cashiers check or money order simply mail to:
William Manning Photography
6396 Birchdale CT
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Photography Tour Policies
A deposit and a completed Travel Enrollment form will reserve a place for you on a William Manning Photo Tour. Payment can be made by via PayPal or check in US dollars. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure date unless otherwise noted.
II. Payment / Refund Policies
a. Photo tour fee includes airport pick-up, ground transportation during tour, lodging, instructor/guide fee and entry fees. All other expenses including meals and and unscheduled entry fees are the responsibilty of participant. Special fees may apply on certain tours, when this applies it will be listed with the tour information.
b. A $500 deposit is required at time of registration for domestic tours. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days prior photo tour date. If registration takes place less than 2 months of tour date then payment in full will be required.
c. Cancellation Policy on tours: Deposit and balance paid will be refunded minus $100 (administration fees) if cancellation is made 60 days prior to tour date. No refunds can be made if cancellation is made less than 29 days before tour date. William Manning Photography HIGHLY RECOMMENDS travel insurance to cover your investment in case of emergencies or other unforeseen need to cancel within the 60 day cancellation period.
• 60 days or more before departure…full refund minus $100
• 59 days to 30 days before departure… 50% of trip
• 29 days or fewer before departure …no refund can be made
Photography Workshop Policies
Participants should know how laugh, ask questions and simply have fun. We don’t discriminate against beginners, just bring a camera along with it’s manual and the desire to learn in a fun and creative environment. If you wish to follow along on classroom techniques bring a laptop with RAW processing and image editing software. Laptops are not mandatory but will allow participants the opportunity to edit, prepare images to share and allow feedback from workshop leader. Film shooters are welcome but photo labs may be difficult to find. If film shooters would like feedback on your photography please bring transparencies or prints from a past project or photo shoot.
II. Workshop Itinerary
The following is a general itinerary but may vary from day to day and from workshop to workshop. Our first day is typically a meet and greet time along with a short introduction, Second day and thereafter – Photograph on location in early morning light and shoot throughout the morning hours. Break for brunch or lunch as a group and depending on time of year we may take a brief afternoon break. We’ll meet for classroom discussion (could be a meeting room or an outdoor location) on issues pertaining to our theme for the workshop and/or creative techniques. Group feedback is a wonderful way to learn and share. I strongly encourage participants to get involved in the group feedback session. Growth as a photographer and artist comes from listening to opinions from various points of view. The last morning we’ll end our workshop with a group breakfast and make our way back to airport and arrive around 12 noon unless other arrangements have been made. Lots of hands on instruction in the field with short group discussions of various topics dealing with situations, subjects, equipment, etc…
III. Payment / Refund Policies
a. The workshop fee includes workshop only. All other expenses including but not limited to meals, transportation, lodging and special entry fees are the responsibilty of participant.
b. A $300 deposit is required at time of registration for workshops. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days prior to workshop date. If registration takes place less than 2 months of workshop date then payment in full will be required.
c. Cancellation Policy on workshops: Deposit and balance paid will be refunded minus $50 (administration fees) if cancellation is made 60 days prior to workshop date. No refunds can be made if cancelllation is made less than 59 days before workshop date. Photovian and William Manning Photography HIGHLY RECOMMENDS travel insurance if you feel there is any of a chance of cancellation within the 60 day cancellation period.
• 60 days or more before workshop date … full refund minus $50
• 59 days before workshop date … no refund can be made
We recommend you purchase travel insurance in case you must cancel due to illness, injury, accident, family or work related issues, etc. The company we recommend is Travel Guard (www.travelguard.com).
Please read and sign the Liability form enclosed with registration at link below.