byThom Workshops

For over a decade Thom Hogan has taught one or two intensive long-form photo workshops each year along with his teaching assistant, Tony Medici. Previous workshops have been in various parts of South America, Africa, and the United States.

All of the byThom workshops feature teacher-to-student ratios of no more than 7:1 (in Africa 6:1) with as much one-on-one interaction as you are comfortable with. Lodging, food, and transportation are all first class, even when we use our mobile tent camps in Africa; we don't want logistics or practical living matters to get in the way of our photography. Thom uses award-winning tour operator Wilderness Travel to handle all the logistics for his International trips. 

The following workshops are still active:

  • Ecuador Galapagos Islands (November 20-December 6, 2020) max 14 students (Full; wait list only) Note: this is not your every day Galapagos trip. We're on the best of the 16-passenger boats in the islands (the 250-foot Mary Anne), we've got the two best photography-oriented naturalists from the park service to augment Tony and I, we spend a full two weeks at sail so that we can explore the full extent of the archipelago, and we spend more time at each visitation site and in smaller groups than you typically find in most of the other Galapagos trips you might book. To top that off, you have a Lightroom expert (Tony) and Photoshop expert (Thom) to help you review and process your images during the non-shooting time we do have.

While this workshop is full, don't hesitate to contact Wilderness Travel and get on the wait list for one if you're truly interested. It's free and non-committing. Because we have to plan and offer these workshops so far in advance of the actual date, it's relatively common for us to get one or two cancellations within the last three-to-six-month window prior to the workshop date, typically due to changed circumstances of someone who signed up so early. The wait list is then called in the order people signed up for it, and those folk are given priority to fill any open spot(s).

The Galapagos 2020 workshop PDF brochure is available here.

Here's a little preview of what you might see and photograph. The following slide show was put together quickly during our 2017 Galapagos workshop cruise from a few images Tony and Thom shot while not teaching:


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