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These are trips to great nature photo locations where we will help you take that extra step to move beyond the crowd. My goal is to explore how to create NEW classic images and not just redo what has been done before. I will share my knowledge. I will show how to find, approach and create great photographs of wildlife subjects. We will search for and capture that magic light and compose a unique landscape image. I will give advice on techniques, I don't believe in keeping techniques secret. With the techniques teach you can take your photography where few dare. You will begin to develop your own vision. Most of all we have fun!


Our Photo tours are designed to help you develop your unique vision while putting you in locations which are breathtaking in beauty and rich with wildlife. Jess's relaxed easy style allows you to learn at your pace. Small groups insure individual attention on what you need. These are intensive Photography trips planned and scheduled to maximize our in time in the field.

Instruction subjects covered and techniques explored include: Choosing the right equipment for your trip. Professional exposure techniques and compensation. Creative composition—the rules, when and how to break them. Landscape and scenic techniques to expand your vision. How to find, approach and photograph animals. .Predicting behavior. Lens selection. Macro and close up techniques. Tripods, heads, beanbag and camera support techniques Filters for nature photography in a digital world. Choosing, using graduated neutral density filters and digital blending.
Large, medium, panoramic,and 35 mm formats—which one to choose and why. Panoramic techniques for film and digital. Tilt/shift lens use and techniques for digital and 35mm users. Flash for nature photographers. When to chimp and how to read your histogram.
How to make your photos more appealing and saleable. Digital techniques in nature

This instruction is field based, without the burden on after lunch classroom lectures. With our small groups ( 5 students is the normal size) we can tailor our teaching to the things YOU need. Instruction is in the field where and when you need it!


You have the opportunity to share the knowledge and tap the skills of Jess's 30 years of field expedience with the personal attention given you in a small group (usually 5 or less)..

Private Trips  Why us?


In to help those in need who have given so much to us, a portion of each tour profit will be donated to the.........Disabled American Veterans organization





GROUP MINIMUM: Occasionally I am able to run a trip below our group minimum which is generally 3. In such instances it may be necessary to apply a small group supplement. You would be contacted regarding such a situation but you would not be obligated to accept the new terms.
RESERVATIONS: Your $ 500 deposit is required to secure your place on any trip, with the balance due120 days prior to the departure date.
Details of hotels, flight arrival recommendations and other trip tips will be mailed when the tour is full.
MEALS: Some meals and refreshments are included depending on the trip details, but not alcoholic beverages.
ADMISSIONS: Access to public buildings and national parks etc. is not included in the land price.
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, and due to costs incurred by JessLeePhotosllc in arranging a tour, deposits are non refundable.
Payment in full is required 120 days prior to departure. Cancellations after 120 days will receive a full refund( except deposit) if your spot can be filled from a waiting list or if you can fill your spot.
JessLeePhotos LLC strongly suggest that tour participants invest in trip cancellation insurance.
CANCELED EXPEDITIONS: In the event of insufficient tour sign-ups, JessLeePhotos reserves the right to cancel any given trip. In that event 100% of moneys received will be returned. However, JessLeePhotos is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
LUGGAGE: JessLeePhotos request that tour participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag and tripod. We do not wish to be dictatorial in this matter, but asks that group members bear in mind space and comfort in our vans. All personal luggage is the responsibility of the owner so please keep the weight to a limit YOU can handle and other restrictions can be met.
SMOKERS: Smoking is not permitted at meals or on vans. It can be permitted at photo stops where local ordinances permit, photography and photographers are not affected.
RESPONSIBILITY: JessLeePhotosLLC and its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, and as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause. JessLeePhotos reserves the right to substitute hotels, and other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
JessLeePhotos reserves the right to pass on to tour members any additional and unplanned expenditures incurred during the tour, via events beyond JessLeePhotos' control.
The right is reserved to accept or decline any person as a member of any tour.
Payment of tour fees by trip participants constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein including but not limited to injury, death or other liability incurred during a trip..


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