Deborah Sandige & Piper Mackay
Rajasthan is the most colorful, traditional, vibrant and exotic area of India. This incredible itinerary includes two elaborate festivals. One is amidst the dramatic background of the golden sand dunes in the surreal Thar Desert; the other is at the Ahhicharagarh Fort, which will be lit with hundreds of candles each night. These festivals alone, would be enough to fill your hard drives with exotic imagery, but we also included….
Jan 28- Feb 15, 2015
This workshop is designed to create stunning imagery with a focus on dramatic lighting, while photographing cowboys/girls, horses, and cattle, on a true working ranch. The wranglers will run the horses through the majestic landscape creating loads of photographic opportunities for action shots, clouds of dust, and silhouettes at sunset. There will be continuous opportunities to photograph all aspects of ranch life including working the cattle, roping, portraits, and close-ups.
Mar 12- Mar 15, 2015
Africa is a tapestry of ancient cultures, exotic wildlife and dramatic eco systems, which are mesmerizing for the eyes, mind, and soul. This photographic adventure is built around one of the most breathtaking tribal festivals in the world, while also visiting two of the top wildlife reserves in Kenya, and driving across the spectacular, legendary, Chalbi Desert.
May 1- Jun 1, 2015
This is a true photographic adventure into the remote region of southern Ethiopia’s Omo Valley; one of the most culturally rich tribal regions on the African continent. Inspired by their environment of wild trees, exotic flowers and lush vegetation these tribes use the clay soil of bright yellows, startling whites and rich earth-reds to paint each other’s bodies and make bold decisions about their outfits
Oct 3- Oct 13, 2015
The Simien Mountains are, quite simply, spectacular, with ridge after ridge of sculpted cliffs, extending to the horizon; home to the exotic Gelada Baboon and a world heritage site. At night, the Gelada drop over the edges to sleep huddled together on ledges, a strategy to avoid predation by leopards. Shortly after dawn, in beautiful morning light, large troops, sometime several hundred strong, climb over the top and begin to feed, an extraordinary experience. Geladas are visually sticking with long golden manes, like a lion, and a big red heart on its chest. “They cry out to be photographed.”
Oct 13- Oct 17, 2015
An amazing adventure to the most exotic tribal rich rejoin in the world filled with filled with unbelievable photographic opportunities. We will travel both sides of the river including camping with the Suri tribe and flying back to Addis by private charter. Details coming soon. Email me to be put on the first contact list as this trip is limited to 7 participants and fills fast.
Oct 17- Oct 30, 2015
This unique, semiprivate, safari was designed to offer an unforgettable, close up encounter with elephants, witness the great migration – one of the greatest wildlife photography experiences in the world, and interact with the iconic Maasai Tribe. Within 30 minutes of your arrival, you will find yourself in the wildlife environment you have traveled so far to enjoy, driving through Nairobi National park, filled with wildlife, on the way to your beautiful African style lodge.
Aug 12- Aug 23, 2015
Filled with large iconic acacia trees in a beautiful arid environment, Samburu Reserve evokes the traditional vision of, ’I Dream of Africa”. Lined with the dramatic Doom Palms, the Ewaso Nyiro River runs trough this stunning landscape and is the main water source for the wildlife.
Aug 23- Aug 27, 2015
10 DAYS -3 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS!
The Maasia Mara, during the migration, is arguably one of the greatest wildlife photography experiences on the planet. This safari takes the traditional migration photo safari to the next level by offering multiple locations in the Mara; staying on both sides of the Mara River and three nights in a private conservancy.
Aug 27- Sep 6, 2015
A guide to creating mesmerizing images on a photographic journey of a lifetime. The difference between an average photograph of an extraordinary subject or location and an extraordinary photograph is the work and planning you put in before you click the shutter. Inside are insights and lessons learned from a decade of traveling in remote locations, including simple ideas on lighting and composition techniques.