Photo Tours Workshops North America


Maine Fishing Villages: Acadia Maine Photo Tour

Maine Fishing Harbor

Maine Fishing Harbor

It is fun to photograph Maine’s Coastal Harbors. Each one has its own identity.

This harbor is a working fishing harbor which is different from some of the other touristy pleasure boat harbors that I photograph.

It is important to have a positive relationship with the local residents anyplace you photograph. I got permission for my tour group to photograph at this commercial fishing dock.

For this composition I used the colorful ropes to add foreground interest.

Bear Photography Workshops and Tours

Black Bear Photo Workshop

Black Bear Instructional Photo Tour

Join us one of our instructional photo tours and workshops to photograph black bears. On this trip we get thousands of pictures of wild black bears. If you love photographing bears this is a trip of a lifetime.

We will have the opportunity to photograph several different age groups including cubs, yearlings, and adults. We will see multiple bears and their different behaviors and family interactions.

Slonina Photography also leads photo tours and workshops at top locations like Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton, and Great Smoky Mountains all these places are great but for black bear photography this place is the best.

Here are some quotes from the world famous wildlife photographer Leonard Rue III about this location.

“It is, without a doubt, the best place on the continent to photograph black bears. I know because I’ve been photographing, or trying to photograph, black bears for most of my life”.

” The black bears are as close to an ironclad guarantee as you will ever find in wildlife photography.”

“There is no place that I know of where a photographer can get more portrait, natural history or behavioral photographs of bears. In my three days spent there in 2001 and again in 2002, I took more black bear photographs than I have anyplace else on the continent in all of my 57 years as a professional wildlife photographer.”

For more info on our exciting instructional photo tours and workshops please visit our website

Phone: (508) 736-1167

Chincoteaque Wildlife Refuge Photo Workshop

I am currently at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the coast of Virginia. I love this place it is beautiful and it is a great place to see wildlife. Today i started off with a beautiful sunrise and later photographed the wild horses. We will be leading a photo workshop there. This should be timed to see thousand  of  migrating snow geese.  Hope you can join  us. It is November 16-18, 2012

wild horses

Wild Horses


Join us on a photo workshop in beautiful New Hampshire

Fall Foliage Photo Tour

Fall Reflections NH

Join us for one of our many photo tours or workshops to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is a photographers paradise.

Everglades, Big Cypress, Sanibel Island Photo Workshop

Join us for one of our instructional photo tours and workshops in Florida. We will be photographing at some of the top locations in the State. It is a trip of a lifetime. Some of the wildlife will be 5 feet in front of us. We also will be going to some of my favorite spots including Everglades National Park, Sanibel Island, Merrit Island, Cape Canaveral Area, Big Cypress Swamp. We will also take people to secret spots like Eagle and Owl Nests etc. Hope you can join us.

Florida is a bird photographers dream.


Florida Photo Tour

Moose Country Photo Workshop NH/ME 1 (Trip Report)

I just returned from leading my Moose Country Photo Workshop. It was a lot of pictures, laughs and most of all fun. The days were long with a 4:30am sunrise.

Over the weekend we saw 12 moose, 4 white tailed deer, snowshoe hares, red fox, several species of birds, wildflowers. We also photographed Common Loons, a nesting Osprey and Common Mergansers.

Several of the local residents reported seeing less moose that usual this year. Some of the reasons include Tick Infestations, Late Spring, Heavy Snowfall, increased hunting pressure. We did manage to see 12 moose but we worked for it. I guess you can’t go wrong in the Northern Forest.

We also had two amazing sunrise shoots. The first one was at Lake Francis with the sun rising thru the morning fog and another at first Connecticut Lake. We also did a sidetrip to Rangeley where we photographed more Moose, Rangeley Lake, and Height of the Land. Other subjects included a waterfall which looked great with the recent rainfall.

We visited several locations throughout Northern New Hampshire and Maine. Many miles of both dirt and paved roads near the Canadian Border.

The participants in the group were wonderful people that I would definitely now consider as friends. You got to be a little crazy to get on location before the sun even rises and spend the weekend taking pictures deep in the heart of moose country. It is nice to know I am not the only crazy one. 

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Hunt’s Photo and Video

We are often asked where we get our photo gear. We buy our gear at Hunt’s Photo and Video. 

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Acadia National Park, Puffins, Maine Coast Photo Tour and Workshops

Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffin

Photograph Acadia National Park and the Maine Coastline with professional photographer John Slonina. We will be visiting one of my favorite places to photograph . Acadia is home one of the most dramatic areas on the east coast.  Experience the magic of the rock bound coast and soaring granite cliffs where the mountains meet the sea.

We go twice a year both in June and October.

June is a great time to photograph the beautiful places. Beautiful forests, mountain peaks, wildflowers, birds, lakes, streams, waterfalls, lighthouses, tidepools, carriage roads etc. We also will be on the lookout for park wildlife including seals, deer, beavers, eiders, and foxes.

The October Photo Tours at Acadia is timed for peak foliage. Image the fall colors along this beautiful coastline.

Be one of first people to see and photograph the rising sun in the country. Cadillac Mountain sweeping vistas has a view you will never forget.

During the June Trip. We also will be driving two hours north and join Captain Andy Patterson to take a boat trip to an island off the Maine coast to photograph puffins. We will be able to land on this island and photograph puffins, razorbills, and terns. All from a photo blind so some of the birds are a few feet away. On the boat ride back we will look for seals. The Boat ride is included in the tour fee. On the ride back to Bar Harbor we will explore some hidden gems and quaint fishing harbors and seaside cliffs.

WHEN: JUNE 25-July 1, 2012 and October 12-15th

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I hope you can join us.

Slonina Nature Photography Instructional Tours and Workshops

Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park Photo Tour

Join us as we photograph these two majestic National Parks. September is the perfect time to capture images of the legendary wildlife, stunning scenics, and Fall foliage. Iconic Waterfalls, geysers, mountain ranges will be some of our subjects. Witness incredible natural events.

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