About Ralph Paonessa Photography Workshops
We have been offering Nature Photography Workshops and Photo Tours to select natural destinations since 1997. Our goal has always been to provide you with "The Best Photo Trips to the Greatest Locations on Earth!"
We emphasize trips for birds and wildlife as well as landscape and scenic photography. One of our specialties is hummingbird photography and flash techniques. We welcome both digital and film shooters in all formats.
Our workshops and photo tours feature small groups (usually a maximum of 5-7 photographers) which allows us to offer you plenty of personal attention. Because our groups are small, we welcome photographers from a range of ability and experience levels, from novice to working professional.
The bulk of our time is spent in the field, where we can give you assistance with the techniques that you want to work on. We strive to get you to the right place at the right time. More experienced shooters are free to work an area on their own, and you are always encouraged to ask for assistance and guidance when you want it.
Our schedule each day is designed around your needs as a photographer. You won't have to eat your meals during a great sunrise or sunset, or be rushed to get your shots and move on to keep up with a group of non-photographers. Your fellow participants are all enthusiastic nature photographers who share your passion, and are usually more than willing to exchange information and insights with you.
Our current schedule includes trips to several locations in North America, including Alaska and the Canadian Arctic of Churchill. We also offer trips to the Falkland Islands and Costa Rica. We continue to add destinations, so be sure to check back for the latest offerings.
Feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more and discuss which of our offerings might be right for you.