Cypress Swamps Photography Workshop

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Embark on a remarkable journey with us as we delve into the mystic allure of the enchanted cypress swamps for an unparalleled photography expedition. Traversing the sprawling swamplands adorned with ancient bald cypress trees, draped with Spanish moss, we will navigate to the most visually striking locations in the bayou. On mornings shrouded in fog, prepare to uncover a dreamlike landscape, brimming with infinite photography prospects. We will bask in the sublime beauty of filtered light dancing through the tree branches and captivating reflections, as the lake transforms into a vast mirror.

We’ll traverse the concealed gems of both Louisiana and Texas on a comfortably equipped boat, specifically customized to accommodate photography.

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5-day workshop including 4 nights of accommodation in a hotel
Transportation throughout the workshop in a spacious vehicle, ensuring ample room for you and your photography equipment
Use of specially modified motorboats to reach our clandestine photography spots
Expert guidance from professional photo guides
Services of dedicated boat captains
Image review sessions to critique and enhance your photography skills
Exclusive access to discounts on equipment from our partner brands


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Cypress Swamps Photography Workshop - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1 - 5

Please note, our workshop itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of our Photo Guides. This flexibility is due to unpredictable factors including, but not limited to, weather, road conditions, transportation delays, and any other factors beyond our control. Our team will continuously monitor weather forecasts and road conditions, adjusting our daily plans to optimize shooting conditions. The tour starts in Shreveport, LA and concludes in Lafayette, LA. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations listed in the itinerary.
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What to bring

Upon confirmation of your booking, we will promptly provide a recommended list of photography gear. This gives you ample time to adequately prepare for your upcoming adventure.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.

75 days or more: 75% refund

60 days or more: 50% refund

Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

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1-5 Nov 2024 Guided by Joshua Hermann and Iurie Belegurschi

5-9 Nov 2024 Guided by Joshua Hermann and Nate Luebbe


Joshua Hermann

Joshua Hermann

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Joshua grew up in southeast Louisiana where he was surrounded by the beauty of swamp and marsh lands since he was a child. This love of the outdoors and the importance of wetland protection has stayed with him throughout his life. He started an outfitting service to share the swamps of Louisiana with visitors from around the globe.

He has been guiding photographers and tourists from around the world in the swamps of Louisiana for over a decade. Now a full time photographer and guide, his goal is to promote the importance and protection of these imperiled wetlands through photography and education on tours. While he finds photographic inspiration in natural areas anywhere his travels take him, he is most at home when exploring and photographing bayous and waterways of the southern USA.

He is the Epson International Pano Awards Open Photographer of the Year 2021 and his images have been in numerous publications. He is currently working on a book about Louisiana and its ecosystems.

Iurie Belegurschi

Iurie Belegurschi

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Iurie Belegurschi is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer, as well as the founder of Iceland Photo Tours.

Born in Moldova, Iurie developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the family bathroom into a darkroom.

Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006. Drawn in by the incredible light and landscapes, he began traveling the country, with the camera in hand, in search of inspiration and honing his skills. Continually winning awards in international photography competitions, his images have been published and put on display in a number of leading publications and exhibitions.

In 2012 Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours, with the ambition of sharing the many wonders Iceland has to offer with passionate photographers from around the world.

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