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This is a group for anyone who loves nature photography. We will visit various locations throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to explore, take pictures and have fun. Our subject matter will include landscapes wildlife, insects, flowers, night photography, etc. We also will be offering a lightroom class in the future. Most events are lead by John Slonina a professional nature photographers who work is nationally recognized. Find out how to create award winning images and shoot like a pro. Develop your own personal vision and take your photography to the next level while having fun. All skill levels are welcome from absolute beginner to pro.

Delmarva has some incredible locations from the mountains to the sea. We will visit a wide variety of locations and photograph several different subjects. We also will visit several other top locations throughout the US.

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Florida Wildlife Instructional Photo Tour (Everglades, Big Cypress, West Coast)

Join us on a photo workshop or photo tour to some of the best locations of Florida including Everglades. Big Cypress National Parks, and Sanibel.

We will also be spending several days with incredible endless photo opportunities. The goal of this trip is simple explore some of the best sections of Florida and get incredible photographs that you will never forget. Florida's unique wildlife and climate make it a nature photographers paradise.

John has been photographing and leading tours in this area for over 20 years.

This tour emphasizes Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Reserve. This is John's favorite locations Wild Florida at it's best. Wild, Beautiful and tons of wildlife.

Florida is the premier destination for bird photography. Expect to shoot thousands of bird photos along with other wildlife. February is the dry season. This is the time of year when the tropical storms and the summer rain have passed. The lower water levels means the wildlife is more concentrated and easier to find and photograph. Each area is handpicked to provide the best photographic opportunities.

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has photographed in Florida's wild locations for over 20 years. We will travel to a variety of natural habitats. We will be visiting several A locations. They include classics like Sanibel Island, Everglades, Big Cypress National Reserve. Estero Lagoon etc.

We also will be visiting several secret locations like Eagle Nests, Nesting owls, Rookeries, Osprey nests etc. We also will be visiting one of the best locations in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress Reserve. . Check out the Florida Galleries on this website

Since we will be shooting a high volume of pictures. Please bring lots of cards We also recommend you bring a portable external hard drive to back up your images. We also have some companies we work with that rents longer lenses. Florida is famous for some tame birds that will stand just a few feet in front of you.

When: February 11 - 17, 2023

Price: $3895

Transportation to and from airport (you do not need a car)

Also instruction, transportation, tolls, refuge fees.

Deposit: You can pay in full or leave a deposit.

Payment: Payment can be made by check or use credit card thru the online shopping cart.

What's Included:

The hotel is included in this tour.

Transportation is included from hotel to field locations. No need to rent a vehicle.

For more info or to register.:
Please visit our website and click on the photo tours link
http://www.sphotography.com

About Us:

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 25 years. You will receive information on photo technique and the natural world. Understanding the natural world not only increases your appreciation of nature but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

Nature Photography Updated Schedule

Slonina Photography

Hi everyone, this is not an event just an updated schedule of future events.

2022 Photo Tours and Workshops
Zion, Bryce, and Valley of Fire: Nov 1-8, 2022

Bosque de Apache and White Sands: Dec 1-6, 2022

2023 Photo Tours and Workshops

Yellowstone: Winter Wonderland: January 2023

Florida Wildlife (Everglades, Big Cypress, etc.): Feb 2023

Northern Lights Alaska: March 2023

Downeast Maine: (Puffins. Milky Way, Lighthouses, Campobello Island): June 2023

Alaska Eagles, Wildlife and Glaciers: Land and Sea: Best of Alaska
July 2023

Ultimate Bears of Alaska July 2023

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons: Sept 2023

Vermont Peak Fall Foliage: October 2023

We will be announcing more tours sign up for our email list and be the first to know before they fill.

Upcoming Sold Out Tours: People on the Waitlist will be notified when a space is available and will be the first to find out about next year's dates.
Click her for waitlist

Click here for our Schedule under Tours
https://www.sphotography.com

Free Zoom Sessions: We will continue to offer them in the future. At the present time our schedule is packed so the first planned session will be on December 12 and 14, 2022 or earlier if we can fit it in. This link will give you the latest info.
https://www.sphotography.com/zoom

Important to know: All skill levels are welcome, Small Group Size, transportation provided

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America.

John’s goal is to make everything a fun learning experience. John’s subjects include landscape, wildlife, macro, nature, and night photography. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in several galleries. John has presented for numerous camera clubs, nature groups, and photo conferences. His teaching style and humor makes him a popular speaker. You can visit his website for his blog posts, online galleries, and tour schedule.

He is sponsored by Hunt’s Photo and Video.

John Slonina Slonina Photography
Email: [masked]
Phone (508)[masked]
Website: http://www.sphotography.com

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Northern Lights (Aurora) Alaska

Westmark Hotel

$4,495.00

Northern Lights (Aurora) Alaska Photography Tours and Workshops
Join us on a Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) Alaska photo tours and workshops.

This tour is led by World Re-Known Professional Astro-Photographer John Chumack and Professional Nature Photographer John Slonina. This trip always sells out. It was covered by NASA, Spaceweather.com, Universe Today, Alaska News, Space.com, EScience other media.

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, has mystified people down through scientists, poets, and lay persons alike. Written records of so-called "Great Auroral Displays" date back more than two thousand years. The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular natural displays on the planet.

Try to imagine the most colorful, textured sunset you've ever seen, then send it swirling and pulsing across an otherwise clear and starry sky. Maybe add some faint outlines of mountains on the horizon and a hooting owl or a howling wolf for ambiance.

Greater Fairbanks is one of the best places on earth for experiencing the beautiful and mysterious northern lights. Fairbanks is situated within a ring-shaped region around the North Pole called the Aurora Oval. This location provides a terrific balance of occurrence, frequency and activity. Plus, our continental climate offers many more clear nights than you would find in a coastal area.

John Chumack watches the sunspots almost everyday year round so he has experience looking for unusual vs normal activity. This is a huge aid in predicting activity. We will also be monitoring the latest reports and predictions on the weather and solar wind.

These magical lights are just one of the many things we have planned on this trip. This trip is scheduled to coincide with the new moon. This is one of the darkest nights of the month. The will enhancing the strength of the aurora which makes for some breathtaking images. While no one can ever say with certainty exactly when and where the aurora borealis display might occur we are at one of the best spots in the world at one of the best time of year

This time of year has several other advantages. It has the highest percentage of clear days. It is near the Spring Equinoxes when the tilt of the earth's magnetic field mixes with the Sun magnetic fields. The Aurora combined with the snow makes some incredible foregrounds and backgrounds. The snow reflects and ambient and Aurora Light. What more could you ask for.

Please note we can't guarantee you see the aurora but obviously the odds are as good as it can get with this area, time of year, and the new moon etc. We got really lucky as we have had the aurora every trip and almost every night. We actually had a several people on our photo workshop that went to different locations like Iceland and Churchill and were unsuccessful because of high cloud cover or the wrong time of year.

Fairbanks has been an aurora destination for decades,” said Luke Hopkins, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor, “With a high degree of successful sightings, visitors from all over the world come to Fairbanks each and every year to see spectacular northern lights displays. Our clear, dark nights and global position under the ‘Auroral Oval’ make this one of the best places on earth to see the aurora borealis.”

We will drive to different locations to view the northern lights outside of the city lights. It is also very nice to have many different backgrounds to add variety to your pictures.

For more Info or to Register:

Please visit our website and click on the photo tours link

http://www.sphotography.com

When:
Group 1: March 14-20, 2023
Or
Group 2: March 22-28, 2023

Price $4995

Included: hotel, instruction, snow coach fees, ice museum admission. The hotel is double occupancy and you can get your own room for a single supplement fee for $300

One of the hotels is World Famous Chena Hot Springs which is sold out for the next 3-4 years in the winter.

Transportation to and from hotel in Fairbanks. No need to rent a car.

Nature Photography Updated Schedule

Slonina Photography

Hi everyone, this is not an event just an updated schedule of future events.

2022 Photo Tours and Workshops
Zion, Bryce, and Valley of Fire: Nov 1-8, 2022

Bosque de Apache and White Sands: Dec 1-6, 2022

2023 Photo Tours and Workshops

Yellowstone: Winter Wonderland: January 2023

Florida Wildlife (Everglades, Big Cypress, etc.): Feb 2023

Northern Lights Alaska: March 2023

Downeast Maine: (Puffins. Milky Way, Lighthouses, Campobello Island): June 2023

Alaska Eagles, Wildlife and Glaciers: Land and Sea: Best of Alaska
July 2023

Ultimate Bears of Alaska July 2023

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons: Sept 2023

Vermont Peak Fall Foliage: October 2023

We will be announcing more tours sign up for our email list and be the first to know before they fill.

Upcoming Sold Out Tours: People on the Waitlist will be notified when a space is available and will be the first to find out about next year's dates.
Click her for waitlist

Click here for our Schedule under Tours
https://www.sphotography.com

Free Zoom Sessions: We will continue to offer them in the future. At the present time our schedule is packed so the first planned session will be on December 12 and 14, 2022 or earlier if we can fit it in. This link will give you the latest info.
https://www.sphotography.com/zoom

Important to know: All skill levels are welcome, Small Group Size, transportation provided

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America.

John’s goal is to make everything a fun learning experience. John’s subjects include landscape, wildlife, macro, nature, and night photography. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in several galleries. John has presented for numerous camera clubs, nature groups, and photo conferences. His teaching style and humor makes him a popular speaker. You can visit his website for his blog posts, online galleries, and tour schedule.

He is sponsored by Hunt’s Photo and Video.

John Slonina Slonina Photography
Email: [masked]
Phone (508)[masked]
Website: http://www.sphotography.com

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