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Cypress Swamps

The Enchanted Cypress Swamps

Follow us and discover the ethereal beauty of the enchanted cypress swamps during this unique photography experience. We will find our way through the ancient bald cypress trees adorned with Spanish moss to the most photogenic spots in the bayou.  On foggy mornings, be prepared to discover a surreal landscape with endless photographic opportunities. We are spoiled with the dappled light filtering through the branches, and stunning reflections to capture as we witness the lake turn into a giant mirror.

We will be exploring hidden locations in both Louisiana and Texas in a comfortable boat modified for photography. 

For inquiries, please e-mail us at:

travel@satori-photo-tours.com

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The Guides

Dates

3 – 7 November 2023

Difficulty Level

Very easy, no long hiking

Group Size

Maxium 8 people

Registration

Deposit US$1000

Price

$3690 (double occupancy)

$3990 (single occupancy)

Full payment

90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

Highlights

  • Improve your Landscape photography skills with our team of professional photographer guides

  • Learn composition techniques to transform your photos into compelling, creative, and inspiring images

  • A small group (1:4 guide to participant ratio) workshop to ensure your experience is  truly personalized

  • Capture the autumn colors and early foggy mornings of the enchanting bayou during this perfectly timed workshop!

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Inclusions

Exlusions

  • Flight to Shreveport

  • Food and beverages 

  • Items of a personal nature including (but not limited to) laundry services, clothing, etc.

  • Gratuities for photo guides, local guides and/or drivers

  • 5-day workshop with 4 nights accommodation in a hotel

  • Transportation during the workshop in a comfortable vehicle with ample room for you and your photography gear

  • Use of modified motor boats to get to our secret photography locations 

  • Professional photo guides 

  • Dedicated boat captains

  • Image review sessions

  • Access to exclusive discounts on gear from our partners

Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Shreveport. Caddo lake, sunset shoot

Day 2 - sunrise and sunset shoots in Caddo Lake

Day 3 - sunrise and shoot in Caddo/drive to Lafayette (4hrs) sunset shoot in Atchafalaya basin

Day 4 - sunrise and sunset shoot in atchafalaya basin

Day  5 - sunrise shoot in the atchafalaya or swamp near New Orleans. Depart from Lafayette or New Orleans

Safety

Swamp photography is not without risk. Wind, rain, mud, wildlife and the terrain are real dangers when photographing on location. You are expected to follow instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.

You must advise us at the time of booking and in writing of any illness, injury, or pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect your attendance and participation during the workshop.

Itinerary

Our workshop’s itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of our Photo Guides depending on factors including but not limited to weather, road conditions, transportation delays, and other factors beyond our control. We will check the weather forecasts and road conditions and plan our day to optimize shooting conditions.

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations on the itinerary.

Cell/Mobile Reception

Please be aware that cell/mobile reception is intermittent throughout parts of the bayou. You can expect to be offline at times.

In the event of an emergency, our Guides are First-Aid, CPR/AED, and Wilderness trained and certified by the Red Cross. They will carry a satellite beacon, which allows them access to emergency services if there is no cell service available.

Recommended Photography Equipment

A recommended list of gear will be sent out as soon as you book to give you ample time to prepare for your adventure.

Disclaimer

This tour is dependent on weather, as the precise timing of peak autumn color vary every year. There is no guarantee for peak autumn color, although November is the best bet for it. However, the Cypress swamp is always beautiful to photograph in any condition. The appearance of fog is also highly dependent on weather and temperature.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel and the workshop greater than 120 days from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, we will refund you the full amount you have paid, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop within 120 days or less from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, the fee is non-refundable.

By signing up the workshop, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein, and all conditions established by Satori Photo Tours, LLC.

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