East Java-Bali Photo Tour - This tour has been in the R&D mode for the past year and a half and only now after we have worked out all the amazing details are we ready to make it public. Java and Bali are names that conjure up visions of volcanoes, crazy jungles trails, South Sea adventures. These places are the stuff of dreams and legends and we want to take you there. We will show you to an array of ancient places and exotic cultures. You’ll see Javanese & Madurese Muslim culture, plus Tenggerese & Balinese Hindu people & cultures. We’ll be visiting traditional markets, villages, stunning active volcano landscapes, temples. We will encounter everyday folks of Java from the workers in the rice paddies to the highly skilled artisans. We’ll take you to places that most outsiders would never get to and introduce you to people who you might never meet except though Dave Ray who has years of connection and knowledge of these places. We are not joking when we say there will be places on this trip where it would be nearly impossible for you to go on your own. And of course, we’ll provide you with the opportunities and coaching to enhance your portfolio with stunning travel images. You’ll go home with a disproportionately abundant harvest of compelling images from these few days in exotic Indonesia.
2014 Rajasthan, India Photographic Trek - This workshop was such a success that we had to do it again! Just as we did last time, we will be traveling through some of the most storybook locations a photographer could hope to visit. There will be an abundance of camels, castles, and color - throughout this trip. We refer to this as a "photographic trek" in that we will be traveling across Rajasthan and stopping all along the way to photograph it's amazing culture and traditions. We will take time to visit historical locations and our local "fixers" will show us things that few travelers get to see. Throughout the trip we will be staying the nights in ancient forts, castles and classic Rajasthani Haveli.
2013: Garze Tibet Tour - This 10 day photography workshop will be led by award-winning professional instructors Matt Brandon and Brian Hirschy. This tour will take us well off the beaten path to parts of Tibet that few people travel to. We will be experiencing traditional culture that most travelers to Tibet didn’t know existed. Your two workshop instructors will help take you to the next level in your photography skill. You will also have 2 guides accompanying you who are experts in Tibetan culture and history. Not only will you walk away from this tour with an amazing portfolio of images from Tibet that nobody else has, you will come away with a deep understanding of the Tibetan people and their unique culture.