Eco-Photo Tours, Weekends & Excursions

Upcoming events are open to all levels of photo enthusiasts from beginner to advanced amateur, 12 years and older who are physically capable. All types of camera equipment are welcome. Choose from one-day excursions, two-day weekends or an multiple-day eco-photo tour.

To register, click on the “Get Tickets” button next to your desired event. Take advantage of Early Bird savings of $50 by registering at least two weeks in advance of the event! Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page of more information.

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Winter Pastoral Peninsula Eco-Photo Excursion

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

| Early Bird Registration $149 (by 2/8/15) Save $50!; Regular Registration: $199 (by 2/15/15)

LEELANAU PENINSULA, GLEN ARBOR, MI – Explore picturesque Leelanau County in the sparkle of winter. Experience rows of cherry trees covered in white lace across rolling hills. Enjoy close-ups of snow-covered barns and Lake Michigan in the distance. Experience the beauty of winter that many people miss. Travel with other photographers to picturesque natural and historical locations as you learn photography composition and camera operation.

Join naturalist photographer, Mark S. Carlson and digital photography expert, Bob Grzesiak on this special weekend that combines informative group instruction in the field.  Whether a beginner or advanced amateur, enjoy capturing fascinating close-ups to dramatic landscapes as you journey through delicate ecosystems. Learn about your own camera while taking photography to the next level.


9am – Camera settings & group instruction
10am – On-location photography session
12pm – Lunch, inside in meeting room at The Homestead (bring sack lunch)
1pm – On-location photography session
4pm – Close

Event Registration

Early Bird Registration $149 (by 2/8/15) Save $50!; Regular Registration: $199 (by 2/15/15).

REGISTER EARLY! Space limited to allow for individualized attention. Enjoy $50 savings with Early Bird Registration! No registrations accepted after 2/14/15.

Consider adding a day to your excursion for less than the price of two days by registering for the Excursion details provided via email after registration.


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For more information on what to bring, bad weather and other questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


February 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Early Bird Registration $149 (by 2/8/15) Save $50!; Regular Registration: $199 (by 2/15/15)
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1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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