Wayde Carroll Photo Explorations

Costa Rica Photography Workshop! 

April 19-30, 2019 (11 Nights) (4 Spots left!)
Price: $5,095.00 pp ($690 single supp.)
Group Size: 6 minimum, 10 maximum


    Capture the magic of Costa Rica in the company of professional photographers Wayde Carroll and Matt Estrada. For the entire trip we'll also have expert Costa Rican guide, Marco Fallas, along with us to share his culture and spot wildlife opportunities.(He's amazing!) Spend eleven days practicing a wide variety of photographic skills with incredibly diverse subject matter. Wayde and Matt will be giving workshops demonstrating various techniques and will give presentations on composition, creative vision, and more. They will assign voluntary practice assignments and encourage participants to share their work with the group. When possible Wayde and Matt will share post-processing tips to help your travel images pop!

  Photographers of all levels are welcome. 

Our local guide, Marco Fallas, has been named one of the best guides in the world by REI and is incredible at finding wildlife, the most unique cultural stops, and making his guests laugh.

   On this trip we will seek out a wide variety of birds, mammals, plants and reptiles, and a diverse array of landscapes and cultural opportunities in some of the most beautiful locations imagineable. We will dine with locals, have the opportunity to zipline, photograph traditional dancers, walk hanging bridges, and learn how to make tortillas! 

   Enjoy charming accommodations, expert nature interpretation, amiable company, varied and fascinating subject matter, and a rich opportunity to grow as a photographer. The trip cost includes all guiding, photography mentoring, accommodations, transportation in Costa Rica, and most meals.                                                                          (Parts of the itinerary are subject to change but will be replaced with equivalent opportunities.) 



    We have a number of multi-night stays in one location so if you just want to take a break 

and spend some time relaxing by the pool or on your porch, you’ll have that option as well!


The capitol city of San Jose, Los Quetzales National Park and the Talamanca Mountains, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and surrounding areas, as well as several locations such as small ruins, towns, farms, and markets.

Trip Highlights

  • Wildlife galore!
  • Incredible plantlife, waterfalls, night and macro photography opportunities
  • Three expert guides and our own personal driver
  • City tour of San Jose's impressive architecture, churches, and markets
  • Ujarras Ruins and the Basilica de Los Angeles
  • Batsu Birding Photography Garden
  • Meals with local families
  • Los Quetzales National Park and the Talamanca Mountains
  • Hummingbird gardens
  • Canal tours in Tortuguero National Park and visit to Tortuguero Town
  • Arenal Volcano, Observatory Lodge, and surrounding areas
  • Tour of Arenal Vida Campesina Local Organic Farm
  • Photograph local dancers in traditional regalia
  • Visit several rural towns
  • The local people, food, and culture
  • A small group of like minded individuals eager to perfect their photography skills and have a wonderful time in a beautiful country.

For a detailed itinerary or any questions please contact Wayde at:
(907) 952-7427

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Japan! - New Spring of 2020 Itinerary and Dates Coming Soon! 

Miyu Tamamura’s Sacred Japan & Wayde Carroll Photo Explorations are thrilled
to announce their first collaboration with this special trip offering.

Dates: 17 (10 Nights)
Group Size: 6-10 people (6 minimum)
Price: $ per person double occupancy ($ single supplement

     Experts in their fields, with a rich background in the arts, Miyu and Wayde designed this trip

especially for photographers who wish to capture the beauty of Japan while having a true cultural

immersion adventure. Please join us and experience Japan’s 
authentic beauty through your heart

and through your lens.



     This truly special offering to Japan will allow photographers to fully immerse themselves in a

wide variety of photographic opportunities. With Miyu’s 
extensive experience living and guiding

tours in Japan we will explore unique, 
lesser known, locales along with some more famous must-

see sights. As 
photographers we will be able to work on most aspects of travel photography such

as landscape, people, architecture, macro, cultural, street, and still life. Subject matter will include

temples, gardens, markets, villages, hot springs, artisans, and 

     Each day will be filled with some combination of photography excursions, technique building

workshops, hands-on guidance, assignments and reviews, and
 Miyu’s insights into each area.

    All of our accommodations are rated 4 stars and include gourmet breakfasts!

    We have a number of multi-night stays in one location so if you just want to take a break

and spend some time relaxing, you’ll have that option as well!


Kyoto, Kanazawa, Nara, Kinosaki Hot spring, Miyama Village, and more!

Trip Highlights

• Beautiful and hidden gardens, temples, and shrines in Kyoto.

• Two sacred World Heritage Sites: Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Grand Shrine in Nara.

• Kenrokuen Garden, one of the most beautiful in Japan.

• Meet with a Kimono artist and a Indigo Master in their studios.

• Stay overnight and dine in a traditional Japanese Ryokan.

• Soak in a natural hot spring.

• A private temple tour with a Zen Master.

• Explore historic district and festive produce market in Kyoto and in Kanazawa.

• Miyama Village in the countryside.

• Much, much, more!

Contact us formore information: Sacred Japan / Tamamura: (530) 205-8610 miyu@yuhealingarts.com

Wayde Carroll Photography: (907) 952-7427 wayde@waydecarroll

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July 30-August 6, 2019 SOLD OUT!: Alaska Photo Journey   offered by Alaska Wildland Adventures

Talkeetna/ Denali National Park/ Seward/ Kenai Fjords National Park!

Click the link here for more information on this popular photography tour.


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               IRELAND!-  July 3 to 15, 2019  

  Twelve days exploring the Emerald Isle with Wayde and the effervescent Annie Hestbeck! This will be a photography trip with a heavy dose of Irish music focus at night.

Group Size: 5-8 people (5 minimum) 

Price: $5,995.00 per person (Single Supplement Available)



       Come along with award winning travel photographer, Wayde Carroll, for an incredible 12 day photographic exploration throughout the Emerald Isle.   

         With ancient castles, plunging cliffs, charming villages, undulating hills, and natural wonders, Ireland is a photographers dream. 

         If that’s not enough to entice you, accompanying Wayde on this journey will be the effervescent Annie O’Dea Hestbeck as our cultural guide. Irish born Annie is a driving force in Northern California’s Celtic music scene and hosts a weekly Celtic music radio show. Annie regularly returns to Ireland and will be a special addition to this trip.   

         In case you haven’t guessed, making time for local pubs with live music will also be a key element to this trip! Craic will be had by all.

        In July, the days are long and we’ll have plenty of time to capture a wide variety of locations at our own pace. Annie and Wayde will be your drivers in our private vans and we’ll be able to stop en route any time something strikes our fancy. 

          Each day will be filled with some combination of photography excursions, technique building workshops, hands on guidance, assignments and reviews, as well as Annie’s insights to each area. We have a number of multi-night stays in one location so if you just want to take a break and spend some time relaxing, you have that option as well!    

         Some planned highlights will be visits to the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney National Park, Skellig Michael World Heritage Site, The Burren, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Achill Island, Cong, and more. In between we’ll be seeking out quaint villages, stone circles, dolmens, farms, interesting characters, castles, and ruins. The possibilities are limitless! Most nights we’ll be seeking out local pubs with live Celtic music as well.

  Contact Wayde for more complete details.
wayde@waydecarroll.com 907.952.7427

To see images from past Ireland photo tours please visit my gallery here.

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Coastal Brown Bears & Puffins! 
July 4 - 8th, 2020 (four nights)

         Brown Bears & Puffins of Lake Clark  N.P.


Four nights/ five days photographing Alaskan brown bears, puffins, and more! Extend for three days in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park at the incredible Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge.

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Tanzania 2019

September 8-18, 2019 (10 Nights) - SOLD OUT!
Price: $6,650.00 pp ($615 single supp.)
Group Size: 4 minimum, 8 maximum

Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve/ Haines, Alaska
Wildlife & Landscape Photography Intensive

November 2021- Dates and Details Coming Soon!