The Red-Crowned Cranes known as snow ballerinas are our main photographic subject. You'll capture their mesmerizing dance courtship dance as they bow to one another, raise their heads towards the sky; a pair, or the entire flock, will leap into the air and call in call in unison to sanctify their bond. Your photography workshop leader will use his years of experience to get the best shots fast.
Meeting at La Vista Hotel Lobby, Kushiro
All-inclusive(lunch, transportation - taxi, all entrance fees, professional photographer instruction fee)
Travel Health Insurance (about ¥5,000 per person)
Extended Tour Time (beyond stated tour time limit - ¥20,000 yen per each extra hour beyond allotted tour time)
Alcoholic Beverages (not included and generally frowned upon during course of tour - about ¥150 per drink)
Items of a Personal Nature (snacks - widely varies, but about ¥200 per snack purchased)
Transportation to Kushiro meeting point from Tokyo (about ¥50,000 yen, but depends on clients use of JR Rail Pass and flight schedules)
All levels of photographers are welcome and enthusiasts
Any type of camera is welcome: DSLR, pocket camera, scoping with an iPhone, large format, and others
Activity level, yours
All questions are welcomed and encouraged before and throughout your photography tour/workshop
2020 represents the 23rd year Blain has been leading photography workshops for visitors and enthusiasts in the Mt. Fuji region, yet due to weather conditions, he may adjust the itinerary accordingly
Professional photography instruction, to help you improve your photographic compositions.
The best way to capture the essence of any location is with and through the eyes of a professional photographer. Local guides know the locations, but they are not photographers and overlook key elements that allow to compose once in a lifetime gallery quality prints. read more