Wildlife & Nature Photography Vacations and Workshops
Tripod Travelers offers premium, all inclusive wildlife and nature photography vacations, workshops and tours to a broad list of destinations. Our philosophy is simple, we leverage both our photography and location expertise to get you in the right place at the right time to capture amazing photographs both safely and without disturbing the ecosystems we engage.
We are different. Our clients spend zero time managing a vacation and instead focus their time relaxing and engaging nature while improving their photography skills. We keep the group size small and travel together so we can effectively communicate, teach, participate, experience, and have fun as a team.
We come together as strangers and leave as friends!
We are park permittees in all US National Parks we visit.
Why Choose Tripod Travelers?
All inclusive price, zero stress travel.
Itineraries specifically planned with our clients in mind.
Small Group Sizes.
Simplified approach to teaching wildlife and Nature Photography.
All lodging, meals, snacks, ground transportation, instruction included.
Husband & wife hosts who are 100% focused on satisfying you.
All photography skill levels welcome.
We teach on DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
Special rates groups greater than 4.
No better way to learn photography: Camera in hand, everything taken care of, and immersed in nature.
"Tom took us to amazing locations to track down the wildlife and capture the perfect landscape or waterfall scene. His instruction on how to use my equipment was so helpful. I was so grateful he let us use some of his own equipment"
Rachel H .
Incredible Wildlife and Nature Destinations
We research, pre-visit, and work with local partners to build extensive and productive itineraries. Our wildlife locations are selected based on the diversity of nature, guide expertise, time of year, and opportunity for success. We also believe, where you sleep is just as important as where you shoot. We will never place our clients in a "motel" environment. You deserve to rejuvenate in a quality hotel that is always close to the action and makes your stay the vacation it deserves to be. You are not participating in a workshop, you are being immersed in an experience.
If you live local to our destination, please call us directly to discuss pricing and savings.
"I recommend Tripod Travelers as a great way to see beautiful areas, improve your photography skills and work with a husband and wife team dedicated to providing a terrific workshop and vacation"
Learn Wildlife and Nature Photography
With over 20 years of photography experience, we simplify the sometimes confusing world of photography and do it in some of the best bucket list destinations. We will help you with the technical and creative approaches to wildlife and nature photography. If you need assistance in post processing, we can help there too! For the more experienced photographers we welcome you to take advantage of our great destination knowledge, shoot away and let us know if we can help.
Beginners and Hobbyists, Tripod Travelers will help solve the mysteries of Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, Depth of Field, Histogram, Exposure Compensation, RAW vs. JPEG, Camera Settings, and much more. Once we get the cameras clicking, we work with your composition so you walk away with pro grade photos and many more "keepers."
"I consider myself an advanced hobby photographer. Tom taught me many new techniques, ways to improve my composition and let me use equipment that I had never used before."
All Inclusive Vacation Packages
So what's included in the price? Photography and Guide Expertise, Lodging, Ground Transportation, Meals, Snacks, Fees, and all the little things that make a vacation memorable.
Not included: airfare, hotel incidentals, and alcoholic beverages (unless specified in the itinerary)
What Makes Us Different?
No rental car, taxi, shuttles, or arranging carpools. We pick up/drop off gate to gate.
No missing photo opportunities due to pulling cars off the road. No caravans, carpools, or convoys. We keep our clients together in a spacious touring van.
No clients spread out in multiple hotels or meeting at unnecessary "rally points". While our competitors are gathering people or worse waiting for them to find their own way to the location, we are in the field shooting.
No battling hunger pains, wondering where your next meal is coming from, or splitting bills for every meal. We have you covered; all meals, refreshments, and bountiful road trip snacks are planned and included.
"You guys are an awesome team and two amazing people! So glad I had a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream on your workshop! Hope to join again soon!"
"Last year Carole and I visited Yellowstone and soon discovered that our trusty pocket cameras were not sufficient for shooting photos of bears or other roaming wild animals with any satisfying detail. We re-equipped with mirrorless cameras and lenses and realized that we needed to get good advice and hands-on experience to get the best out of our new equipment. We certainly found it with Tom and Laura Mace at Tripod Travelers at the Grand Tetons Photo Workshop. Tom is a very skilled photographer and an excellent teacher. Working with our group where the individuals had varying experience levels he knew how to suggest the adjustments that allowed each of us to improve our shots. The photographers in our group had at least four brands of camera systems and Tom easily diagnosed the problems that cropped up with all of them. All of this needs a support system. They say that an army moves on its stomach, and a group of photographers is no different. Laura expertly planned and provided sustenance for the entire group throughout the day so that we could focus on the job of getting the photos we all wanted. She got into the details of each of our personal preferences so we could enjoy the snacks, drinks, and lunches that we really liked. Because all meals, transportation and lodging were included with the workshop we could focus on our photography, not logistics. Having dinners together at the end of each day of shooting was a great way for all of us to share our knowledge and get to know each other better. It was a great trip!"
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