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Photography Workshops and Travel Tours with Wendy Shattil

Workshop Participants

Custom workshops and tours are arranged on an individual basis. Private or group workshops and tours are designed to your specific needs and interests. Whether you want to be guided to a once-in-a-lifetime destination, put that new camera to work, or explore a special wildlife or nature subject, the time is tailored to your wishes. From one person to a small group, I will provide a memorable field experience. Contact info@dancingpelican.com.

Scheduled workshops - There are four scheduled workshops in 2017. The true secret to taking great photographs is to be at the right place at the right time. Wendy will take you to her favorite places and share her photographic skills to discover and capture truly memorable images at the most opportune time of year. These trips have limited space and fill quickly. Don't miss a chance to join an internationally recognized professional photographer for an incomparable experience.


Shattil/Rozinski Photography Presents:
DANCING PELICAN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND PHOTO TOURS

Baja and Sea of Cortez, Mexico
January 23 - February 2, 2018
Travel aboard the elegant eight passenger vintage wooden boat, the M/V Westward
(Easy to moderate activity)

Read more about the historic M/V Westward on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Westward

A 11-day/10-night expedition among the scattered islands along the Baja peninsula begins with an overland visit to the gray whale breeding and birthing lagoon of San Ignacio, with up-close whale encounters! Following that adventure we'll board the M/V Westward to walk along desert island ridges and palm-lined arroyos, snorkel among the fish and young sea lions, visit a remote fishing village and kayak into a mangrove lagoon.

For more information or to register: contact Wendy at wendy@dancingpelican.com
or visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Westward to learn more about the M/V Westward.

M/V Westward

SEA OF CORTEZ - MEXICO (Details and photos)


January 23 - February 2, 2018
$6550 per person (each cabin is a double - single supplement available)
Easy to moderate activity


Leader - Wendy Shattil

Upon reaching Loreto, Baja California, we’ll begin a three day land-based trip. From here we travel west across the peninsula to San Ignacio Lagoon, one of Baja's three gray whale birthing and breeding sites. We’ll make two trips into the lagoon in small open boats to see, and perhaps touch, Baja’s friendly gray whales. All costs for accommodations, transportation, meals and whale watching expenses are included. Read more...


Whales, Bears, Salmon and the Best of Southeast Alaska
2017 Trip: July 29 - August 6, 2017
2018 Trip: August 21-28, 2018
Travel aboard the elegant eight passenger vintage wooden boat, the M/V Westward
(Easy to moderate activity)

Read more about the historic M/V Westward on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Westward

Photograph and explore one of nature's most spectacular playgrounds. The calm waters of southeast Alaska's Inside Passage teem with breathtaking scenery and captivating wildlife. At this time of year, humpback whales congregate in large numbers and may indulge in impressive bubble-net feeding or provide photo opportunities for breaching, tail lobbing and other dramatic behaviors. Aboard the classic wooden boat, the M/V Westward, you will have a front row seat to sea lion haul-outs, bald eagles and an ancient glacier with giant icebergs calving off its face. We'll search for brown bears catching salmon or wandering along the shoreline. Walk through lush and serene rainforests and discover wildflowers and nurse trees, explore the prolific variety of creatures in tide pools and skiff or kayak through the gentle waters, drifting quietly past hanging gardens and waterfalls.

Benefit from Wendy Shattil's 30+ years of field experience as a professional wildlife and conservation photographer. The remote wilderness adventures we'll encounter from our comfortable wandering home invite a tranquility of the soul. Expect to be stimulated by the quiet solitude and reminded of our place in nature. We'll do our best to capture these feelings and experiences with our eyes and our cameras and learn the power of our own storytelling ability through compelling imagery. Whatever your skill level, you will learn tips, techniques and strategies to create memorable images. In the comfort of the Westward's salon we'll project our images and review the day's experiences in a friendly group setting.

Rather than snapping pictures and hurrying to find the next encounter, we'll take time to savor each moment. Every scene is constantly changing, each animal is an individual and every behavior has a purpose.

For more information or to register: contact Wendy at wendy@dancingpelican.com
or visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Westward to learn more about the M/V Westward.


WHALES, BEARS AND SALMON IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA (Details and photos)


July 29 - August 6, 2017
Begin in Juneau and end in Sitka, Alaska
$5250 per person (each cabin is a double - single supplement available)
August 21-28, 2018
Begin in Sitka and end in St. Petersburg, Alaska
$5250 per person (each cabin is a double - single supplement available)
Easy to moderate activity


Leader - Wendy Shattil

Whether it is your first visit to Alaska or an irresistible return, this photography and natural history cruise will be a trip of a lifetime. Join award-winning wildlife and conservation photographer, Wendy Shattil, on the classic wooden vessel, the M/V Westward. Whales, bald eagles, sea lions and bears will be among the wildlife highlights. Also aboard will be an experienced naturalist who will guide us as we explore lush temperate rainforests and meadows as well as thundering calving glaciers, using drifting icebergs and dramatic fjords as backdrops for wildlife subjects or simply spectacular landscapes. Read more...

M/V Westward
Cloud Ridge Naturalists Presents:
CONSERVATION IN FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH A PURPOSE
In partnership with Cloud Ridge Naturalists, Wendy Shattil offers photography-based natural history trips in exciting and diverse locations. Each provides a very different experience to explore nature and wildlife. Included in these workshops is a photo book that we'll collectively create from images captured as we travel.

Conservation in Focus: Sea of Cortez - Mexico
February 22 - March 6, 2018

Conservation in Focus: Salish Sea, San Juan Islands - Washington
September 15-22, 2018


These trips are part of our CONSERVATION IN FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS WITH A PURPOSE trips through Cloud Ridge Naturalists, one of the oldest and most respected nonprofit field schools in the United States. Says founder and Director of Cloud Ridge, Audrey Benedict, "Our commitment to providing the finest in natural history education and environmentally responsible travel remains the cornerstone of our program. Not surprisingly, more than 80% of our participants each year have traveled with us before."

In contrast to the traditional "how-to" workshop, these unique excursions are designed to help participants tell a conservation story with their camera. Whether they are knowledgeable about cameras or novices eager to learn, the trip leaders guide participants to mastering the creative and technical skills helpful in making visual media a more powerful conservation tool. Following these trips, participants will be prepared to use what they learn to be actively engaged in their own conservation stories.

Photographers of all levels will benefit from this voyage. A cellphone, tablet or serious 35mm camera gear are all welcome means to capture your images. We'll guide you in understanding image context, perspective, originality, composition, the use of light, and technical quality - honoring photographic integrity and the environment throughout the creative process.

Images will be collected from everyone to contribute to a custom photo book that captures the trip's collective observations and discoveries. The photo book provides each participant with a workable template suitable for other conservation projects. Don't miss these rare opportunities to refine your skills and make a difference with your images!

SEA OF CORTEZ - MEXICO (Details and photos)


February 22 - March 6, 2018
$6695 per person (each cabin is a double - single supplement available)
(eight passengers)


Wendy Shattil for Cloud Ridge Naturalists Field Discovery Seminars

Upon reaching Loreto, Baja California, we’ll begin a three day land-based trip. From here we travel west across the peninsula to Magdalena Bay, one of Baja's three gray whale birthing and breeding lagoons. We’ll make two trips into the lagoon in small open boats to see, and perhaps touch, Baja’s friendly gray whales. The shore trip also includes one night in a hotel near Magdalena Bay and one in a hotel in Loreto. All costs for accommodations, transportation, meals and whale watching expenses are included. Read more...

SALISH SEA, SAN JUAN ISLANDS - WASHINGTON (Details and photos)


September 15-22, 2018
$2950 per person (each cabin is a double - single supplement available)
(eight passengers)


Wendy Shattil for Cloud Ridge Naturalists Field Discovery Seminars

Referencing Cloud Ridge Publishing's new book, The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest, we will explore in and around the San Juan Islands through the eyes of a team of naturalists and scientists as they share their knowledge about this fascinating ecosystem. We'll look for river otters, photograph harbor seals and Steller sea lions, kayak past eroded sandstone sculpted into whimsical shapes, and explore forests and their complex understories. Read more...



Comments from workshop participants:

"Highlights were the friendly, helpful attitude of Wendy, and her willingness to work with each student at our level of experience."

"I've never come away with so much knowledge from a single photo workshop."

"Wendy's enthusiasm about nature is contagious, making every landscape and close-up seem fresh and unique."


 


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