I personally selected travel guides and photography instructors I have worked with in locations all around the world. They embody technical, instructional,and personal skills that I am pleased to recommend. Introducing our associate instructors and guides: ~ Art Wolfe
Gavriel Jecan started photographing at the age of 12 when his father gave him his first SLR camera. His appreciation of photography grew while photographing black-and-white on family hiking trips in the mountains. His love of nature, rock climbing and traveling inspired him to become a professional photographer.
In 1994 Gavriel Jecan joined Art Wolfe and he has been on a majority of the major trips that Art has made worldwide. He is a member of the Travels to the Edge TV field crew and teaches photography around the world on his own photo tours and Art Wolfe Inc. The quality and scope of Jecan's shooting has gained him representation by the world's largest stock photography agencies (Getty, Corbis, Danita Delimont, OnAsia, and Okapia).
Jecan's images appear regularly in calendars and magazines worldwide, including International Wildlife, Backpacker, Audubon, National Geographic, Midwest Express, Nature Foto, German Geo, Asian Geo, Outside, Sinra, Terre Sauvage etc. He has published five children's books: C for Coyote, Wild Colors, Alaska Animal Babies, Hide and Seek, and South West Colors.
Gavriel teaches an average of six international workshops a year in some of his favorite locations. When Gavriel is not on the road photographing or teaching photography, he is home in Thailand with his family.
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Denis Glennon is the creator and owner of Iconic Images International. Western Australia is now his home. Prior to establishing Iconic Images International he spent over 35 years in the corporate world, in various parts of the globe. He holds graduate degrees in engineering and psychology and post-graduate degrees in science and education. A seven year spell in Zambia ignited a passion for Africa's wildlife, landscapes and cultures.
His greatest pleasure is introducing others to the magic of Africa, through the lens of a camera, especially with Art Wolfe. Photographing in Africa is unpredictable. His message to newcomers on Iconic Images’ photo safaris is: “Find your own rhythm and come to know Africa's beat, because how you show curiosity and patience, kindness and respect, to Africa's wildlife and people, needs to be authentic”.
On safari, above all, he says to clients: “Look for that special moment. The iconic images of Africa’s animals or people will contain a unique, fleeting moment that reveals the very soul of Africa you are photographing”.
The Iconic Images team he has formed is very special. All are passionate and respected professional photographers. It is a sheer pleasure travelling and working with them.
Jay Goodrich is an internationally published and celebrated photographer. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, trade publications, national and international magazines and books, graphic designers, architects, builders, commercial printers, and many others.
Jay’s fine art prints have hung in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO, The State Capitol of Colorado, Borders Book Stores, and Barnes and Noble Book Stores.
His professional affiliations include memberships to the North American Nature Photography Association, Canon CPS, and Editorial Photographers (EP).
One of Jay’s greatest gifts is his ability to share his great passion for photography with others. He has the ability to effectively communicate one-on-one with individuals in his intimate workshops, because it is possible to see the growth of their photography skills on a daily basis.
Jay teaches about four small-group workshops a year in some of this world’s most amazing locations. When Jay is not traveling the world he lives in Mount Vernon, Washington with his wife Heather, their daughter Jade, son Micah, and their trusty Samoyed Anya.
Emily M. Wilson is a Pacific Northwest native, who was greatly and historically inspired to document her life by her great grandfathers, both of whom were experimenting with photography between the 1880s -1950s. In her pre-teen years, Emily acquired her first "Brownie Hawkeye" camera and set forth to record her own life! Recently Emily published a noted historical documentary about Aberdeen, WA : From Boats to Board Feet: The Wilson family of the Pacific Coast. This edition contains over 1,000 collected images portraying pacific northwest culture, family life and logging/ sawmills beginnings.
Frequently traveling North Africa and the Middle East for business and pleasure, Emily enjoys giving informative travel narratives and lectures while discussing cross-cultural interests, religion and gender issues of varying cultures. She holds 3 university degrees: Near Eastern Studies, Comparative Religions (honors), and Political Science, specializing in North Africa. Emily spent her early professional years in both travel and sales/marketing fields with Fortune 500 companies, individual travel agencies, corporate wholesalers, major airlines, cruise lines, and adventure travel companies.
While Emily can sandwich more activities into one day than most people can, she still values the pace of reading and gardening. Your time with Emily will be and is always enhanced by her energy, knowledge, and love of life!