Loons and More

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Instructors: Alan Murphy & Greg Downing



Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Common Loons, with chicks, at close range, as well as many other species that nest in the area. With just 7 participants In this intimate small group setting you can expect to learn the techniques Greg and Alan use to capture captivating images of these birds as they go about courtship, feeding, nesting and brooding their chicks. A special treat will be photographing the other "bonus" birds in and around the area all the while learning the techniques Alan and Greg use to get the best image out of each opportunity.


Aside from the hands on instruction Greg and Alan will both present a series of teaching presentations as well as work closely with each participant on image critiquing and technical instruction specifically targeted to your individual needs throughout the trip. We will also do extensive field scouting before the workshop with the goal of creating as many photographic opportunities as possible.

Our resort sits right on the main lake where the loons nest and raise their young. All meals, lodging and other expenses as well as un-intimidating and casual photographic instruction is included - all you have to do is get yourself there and we will take care of the rest!



We will have exclusive use of two dedicated boats specifically set up for photography as well as unlimited access to a number of kayaks, canoes and small motor boats. We are at 4200' elevation and the city, which is only 20 minutes away, is 1100' elevation - this provides a variety of bird species as well as wildflowers for us to photograph! We can usually enjoy great blue sky weather and warm days during time of year.


Workshop Date:

June 07-11, 2022 (4 nights ) OPENINGS

June 12-16, 2022 (4 nights ) OPENINGS

June 17- 21, 2022 (4 nights) OPENINGS

Cost: $5595.00

Limited to 8 participants

Workshop Fee Includes:

  • 4 nights lodging (double occupancy)
  • all activities and access to full resort amenities (including boats and guide services)
  • all meals
  • photographic instruction

Participants should plan to arrive on the first day of the workshop for a late afternoon orientation and slide show and depart on the last day of the workshop. We will have 3 solid days of shooting plus one final morning on the last day before a farewell lunch.


Register right away to reserve your spot in this workshop!



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