Wayde Carroll Photo Explorations

Costa Rica Photography Workshop! 

New 2018 offering coming soon!

    Capture the magic of Costa Rica in the company of professional photographer Wayde Carroll. Spend a week practicing a wide variety of photography techniques with incredibly diverse subject matter. Wayde will give daily workshops demonstrating various techniques, give presentations on composition, assign practice assignments, share participants work, and share post-processing tips.   Photographers of all levels are welcome. 

   On this trip we will seek out a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles, along with a diverse array of plant life in some of the most beautiful locations imagineable.

   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. Adventure activities such as zip-lining over the rain forest canopy and whitewater rafting are optional at extra cost. Consider extending your time in Costa Rica to explore and photograph more of the country with Wayde. 

Japan! - Sold out! 

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

Dates: Friday, May 26, 2017 to Monday, June 5, 2017 (10 Nights)
Group Size: 6-10 people (6 minimum)
Price: $6,240.00 per person double occupancy ($590.00 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








July 31-August 7, 2017: 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.









               July 12th - July 24th  2017:IRELAND! - 2 spots left!

  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: $5,690.00 per person



       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, Glendalough, Dublin, the Rock of Cashel, Guinness brewery, the Galway Arts Festival 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. 907.952.7427

To see images from my 2015 Ireland photo tour please visit my gallery here.




Coastal Brown Bears & Puffins! 
July 4th - JUly 8th, 2018 (four nights)

Pricing details coming soon.

         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.




2018 Africa Trip Dates and Details Coming Soon!