Since 2008 Martin Bailey has run and lead tours and workshops all around the world, starting in Japan, with the highly popular Winter Wonderland tours, on which we photograph the incredibly cute snow monkeys, then having moved to Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, we go on to photograph the majestic Red-Crowned Cranes, Whooper Swans, Steller’s Sea Eagle and White Tailed Eagle, as well as the beautiful winter landscapes. Our adventures have also taken us to Antarctica, Africa, the USA, Canada and the UK, with Iceland coming up in August 2013, and Sri Lanka by the end of the year.
Our tours are culturally rich, and often involve some classroom style workshop elements, as well as in-field tuition provided throughout. They are an excellent chance to see and photograph some of the most spectacular locations on the planet, while improving your photography at the same time.
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David duChemin - World & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author and founder of Craft & Vision http://davidduchemin.com/
Martin is an excellent teacher. Very patient, and with a wonderful sense of humour. He knows Japan, particularly Hokkaido, because he’s lived here for over 20 years, and has chosen excellent locations, none of which disappointed – no small feat considering how reliant on weather we were. He’s well-organized and if anything didn’t go according to plan I certainly didn’t notice a glitch in the matrix. But for a guy who’s so easy-going he can really march his troops, and we were up at some lunatic hours, one morning my alarm went as early as 3:30am.Thank God you can get coffee in the vending machines. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday, this isn’t it, though the food, sake, and abundant hot springs took the sting out of the early mornings and long hours. I'm looking forward to joining Martin again for the Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure in 2015!
Richard Barrett - United Kingdom http://www.wildandwonderful.org/
Many thanks for organising and running such a good trip – I have now been on many wildlife photographic trips, and this rates as one of the very best. Martin's passion for the subject and clear enthusiasm for running the trip was clear to everyone. And Martin's technical knowledge of photography is second to none. Many, many thanks.
Richard & Wendy Whewell - UK
We particularly wanted to improve our ability to capture birds in flight during this trip, and we have certainly achieved that. Using back button focusing helped us to improve, as did a clearer understanding of our cameras' auto focus features. Thank you Martin. Photographing the eagles taking fish from the water was an experience we will never forget, and just one of many highlights.
Join us in Iceland for the landscape photography tour and workshop of a lifetime. Few countries offer so much rugged yet beautiful landscape as Iceland, and we make the absolute most of it. Travel with Martin and local expert Tim Vollmer for the ultimate Iceland experience!
Martin Bailey is a Nature & Wildlife photographer, born in England, now based in Tokyo. He's a Craft & Vision author, Gura Gear Pro and a member of the X-Rite Coloratti.