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Improve your photography
If you want to learn more about photography, get great pictures and have a good time, I strongly recommend this workshop. Jeff has both the knowledge of photography and the area where he is taking you. I have been on numerous workshops with him, and always learn something new every time. Expect professionalism with a touch of humor.
I always learn something new with Jeff
This was my third workshop with Jeff and I’m going to Africa with him in January. His workshops are very well organized as he pays attention to small details like the setup in my photo. I’m an experienced photographer and I learn something new and valuable at every workshop in addition to getting great photos.
Learned a lot!
Had a great experience and learned a lot over four days with Jeff in South Texas. Jeff could not have been more helpful or accommodating while in the field as well as the photo review sessions. He has taken my photography to a new level. I am now looking forward to my next workshop with him.
Jeff was well organized and informative from start to finish
This was my first trip with Jeff and I can guarantee it will not be my last. Jeff was well organized and informative from start to finish, with a very pleasant and genuine caring for each of the clients on the trip. Jeff made sure everybody was inclusive, and gave just the right feedback to every client. From the beginning in Nairobi, at Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage we knew this was going to be something special. Everyday was amazing and Jeff was excellent at instructing the drivers to get us in the right spot at the right time to take some awesome photographs. Our regular sundowner drinks at the end of the day was the perfect way to spend time with fellow travellers and reflect on how lucky we were to have just experienced nature at it’s best. Every night the mantra amongst our group was “it just keeps getting better”.
The accommodation, food and staff at the camps are first class. I could not believe how good the food was, all locally cooked by internationally trained chefs. The accommodation is clean and very comfortable. The staff are always smiling and go that extra bit to make sure you are happy.
If you are considering travelling to Africa on a safari then I highly recommend travelling with Jeff. I look forward to my next adventure with Wildlife Workshops.
We cannot imagine a better leader and safari
My husband and I took Jeff’s Kenya Workshop in February 2020 and we cannot imagine a better leader and safari. Jeff is personable, knowledgeable, intuitive and downright funny. He has been visiting Kenya long enough that the agenda is fine tuned as to which camps, guides, vehicles & drivers we use, as well as knowing the optimum timing for the trip. The locations of our three awesome tented camps gave us an interesting variety of ecosystems and wildlife. Most of our game drives were in conservancies which means less crowds and the ability to drive off the trails to get close to the wildlife. Jeff and our Maasai guides were well versed on all the local flora and fauna and knew the history and personal stories on several of the individual animals and lion prides that we saw. Jeff is very observant and will casually offer suggestions like “be mindful of your background” when you are too darn excited to notice; and when asked a question, he will answer to any depth you require or want, including knowing most camera systems. He only takes a maximum of 6 participants so with 2 safari vehicles there was the ability to move from one side of the vehicle to the other to shoot moving wildlife, as well as ample room to store camera gear. We are now planning to sign up for another trip with Jeff. I would even do the same one again! And then there is that Juju Jacket….pure magic.
You would be a darn fool not to accompany Jeff to Ecuador!
I am going to make this very easy- if you like photographing birds, especially stunningly, startlingly, splendidly spectacularly colorful tanagers, barbets, toucans and hummingbirds at point blank range you would be a darn fool not to accompany Jeff to Ecuador. I have just returned from the montane forests there and I can tell you that there is no better opportunity to photograph birds with so much ease and comfort than in Ecuador. So don’t be a darn fool and go on this trip, it will blow you away.
I really appreciated Jeff’s knowledge
I have just returned from an amazing photo safari adventure in Kenya. I am still grappling with the overwhelming animals I saw and photographed. Some of the highlights of this trip included:
- Amazing number of wild animals and birds of every brilliant hue and colour
- Following the animals in their natural habitats – including observing a number of hunts
- Excellent hotel and glamping accommodations
- Great food including sunrise breakfasts in the wild and sunset happy hours
- Cultural experiences including a visit to a Masai village
I really appreciated Jeff’s knowledge about the wildlife we saw and identifying animals and birds in the photographs I took. With Jeff’s help, I managed to greatly improve my skills as a photographer.
This trip was always on my bucket list. It far exceeded my expectations. I will certainly join one of Jeff’s expeditions again. In fact, I have!! I have booked a trip with him to Brazil to photograph the jaguars.
Jeff’s guidance was incisive and very helpful
This was a small group trip which benefitted everyone. The organisation was extremely good so that none of us had to think about the practicalities of each day, and we could concentrate on the photography. Jeff’s guidance was non intrusive, incisive and very helpful. His experience helped me look at what I had in my viewfinder much more critically than I would have done previously, and to adjust my viewpoint when needed. Similarly when it came to post production, his comments helped me select those images that were worth looking at again and reject those that weren’t. At no time did I feel unable to ask for help since he is very approachable, easygoing, and has a wealth of experience. We all had a great deal of fun as well and we have already enquires about trips for 2021.
Paris was great, loved the experience and your feedback the last few days was invaluable. I was pleased with your willingness to work with me when I peppered you with questions and that really made it all worth while. My wife has even commented on the noticeable improvement in my work.
I really enjoyed your honest critiques of my photography they were very helpful. Thank you!
An excellent experience
I had an excellent experience in Canada with you last time and am looking forward to the next two I have joined!
One of the best photography trips I have taken
Jeff’s Mongolia Golden Eagle Festival and Gobi Desert extension was one of the best photography trips I have taken. The photo opportunities were numerous. Jeff’s itinerary enabled me to improve my skills of photographing sand dunes, desert landscapes, portraits of locals dressed in traditional costume, birds in flight, running horses, and sunrises and sunsets. Jeff was available to assist group participants with camera settings and best angles to capture amazing photos. This is a photography tour not to be missed.
Met and exceeded my requests and expectation
I went on a Tiger Photo Safari in India with Jeff and I ask Jeff to customize the trip for some extras that wanted. He met and exceeded my requests. I also traveled to Kenya with Jeff and he was great there too, you won’t be disappointed with him as your guide!
photo adventure you don’t want to miss
This is one photo adventure you don’t want to miss, especially on your first trip to Africa. Highly recommended.
Impressive wildlife photography expertise
I first met Jeff Wendorff on one of his wildlife workshops and was most impressed with his expertise and experience with wildlife photography. When I learned he does a yearly Africa Photo Safari, I signed up immediately. I was not disappointed. Jeff hand-picked the 3 Porini Camps for our Kenya trip, selects his jeep guides and is the perfect host. The guides find where the wildlife are, put you in a perfect position for action shots considering lighting conditions and with only 3 per jeep, you have plenty of room to move around and stow gear. The lodging, food, and camp staff are outstanding at each camp site. Great stuff. I’m going back this year with Jeff to do it all over again. From lumbering elephant herds towering beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro, to black-mained lions, to leopard with cubs, to cheetahs on the hunt to rare spotted dogs to fantastic Africa sunset silhouette shots, it doesn’t get any better….But I’ll let you know when I get back…..JD Thompson
What an awesome experience!
What an awesome experience! The accommodations were excellent, the local guides were the best, and the photo opps were amazing!
Checked off all of the boxes!
Thank you both so much for such an enjoyable workshop. My skill level was greatly increased and that was my goal.
The group interaction and the after class discussions (ha..ha), were defiantly a bonus. I hope to do workshops with you both in the future, as this one checked off all the boxes for a successful workshop.
Jeff’s photo workshops are the BEST!
Jeff’s photography workshops are the best! Jeff is personable, experienced and knows his locations as well as photographic skills. He has helped me learn my equipment, the computer and the subject matter we are shooting. You can count on his trips being a great experience and fun! This year I produced a calendar called the Gift of Wings – I chose my favorite photos with wings – his trips made three months and the cover – Eagles, Owl and Wood Duck. You can see the calendar on facebook at Kathy N Deets , La Grange, IL or at www.barkershopphotos.com. Great memories! I hope to take more of his trips. Your welcome to call me directly for a referral – 708-542-8969. Kathy Deets
Jeff is the Best Workshop Leader
I’ve done a lot of Wildlife Workshops and Jeff is the best workshop leader I’ve worked with. I’ve done three workshops with him and plan to do more. I’m an experienced wildlife photographer and also learn something valuable when I’m with Jeff. I tend to rank workshops on the number of big winners I get. From one of Jeff’s workshops I got a photo that won best wildlife photo of the year in the 16 camera clubs of Northern California annual competition. Jeff works extremely well with inexperienced as well as experienced photographers.
I enjoyed being a part of this workshop, it was great shooting with you. I look forward to working with you again!
Over the top!
Reflecting back from this workshop…seriously once in a lifetime experience. My excitement is over the top when expressing it to others. Thank you so much for everything!
All in all a fantastic trip.
I must say this trip was amazing on all fronts. I truly enjoyed photographing with you, and I also very much appreciate all of your time and the one-on-one education you gave me on Lightroom. Sharing your workflow process with me and straightening out my library added frosting to the cake, so to speak. Best of all I enjoyed our social outings. All in all a fantastic trip.
I was AMAZED, as promised!
Jeff kept his promise: I was amazed! Amazed at the beautiful animals, amazed at the beautiful settings, and most importantly, amazed at the shots I took home with me.
I recently returned from a Safari to Kenya with Jeff. I’ve been to Africa four times and this safari exceeded my expectations. Thanks Jeff for a wonderful experience!
I tend to view the success of a wildlife photography trip by the numbers of “big winners” I get. This workshop was one of the best. Jeff’s sessions are well prepared and his experience really pays off in his ability to work with the photographers on settings, lighting and other factors that contribute to great photos. For the less experienced wildlife photographers, Jeff is a great teacher.
Thank YOU for hosting a terrific workshop last week. I enjoyed every moment (well, maybe not the bugs) and learned a lot about my cameras along the way. It was everything you said it would be (and more), even the breaks in shooting we got along the way were perfect, and I would take another workshop with you in a heartbeat.
Thank you for a wonderful workshop. I learned so much and feel I got some good pictures.
A great experience
I just wanted to thank you again for a great experience with you and your class. I really enjoyed getting to know you and am a big fan of your sense of humor and expertise. A perfect mix of fun and professionalism.
You DID amaze me. Thank you so much!
One of the best photography trips I ever did!
Jeff was the Great Leader in one of the best photography trips I ever did … he made the impossible come true by organising a 3 day Harpy photography session in the middle of the amazon forest and in the best of circumstances.
After that we visited the Pantanal. Main target animal to photograph was the Jaguar, and we had 13 sightings in 4,5 days !! Next to that there were countless other bird species to see up close and photograph, and he really went out of his way to make photograph kingfishers in action possible. He gave great advice in both the making of the photos as also in the afterwork in Photoshop afterwards.
I will most certainly participate in other workshops he organises.
Thanks Jeff for the greatest of nature experiences!
I was amazed!
I have had numerous workshops with Jeff and have enjoyed and learned on all of them. In Brazil, I was amazed at the breadth of animal life. Jeff is very knowledgeable about the birds and wildlife and that really helped me create some great photos.
I would recommend taking any of his workshops.
I learned a lot!
Thanks a lot for a great workshop. I learned a lot and enjoyed the ambience. I particularly appreciated the way could relate to different levels of expertise, which is difficult.
I would love to go on another workshop with you.
Jeff makes the experience interesting, exciting and educational. In addition to sharing his knowledge and in depth experience as a photographer, he also shares his knowledge of the locale, the wildlife and fun facts about the encounter. Not only that, if you need assistance during or after the trip, he’s always there for you..
Traveling and photographing with Jeff is not only rewarding, it’s also fun. Jeff ensures that every detail is handled and manages to keep you entertained throughout the trip. If you haven’t gone on a “funshop” with Jeff, you are missing out on a great experience.
Great, and the whales, wow!
I had a great time and made a bunch of great photos. Jeff’s very knowledgeable and helpful with questions and equipment. Jeff also put us in all of the right situations to get the shot. I am looking forward to my next workshop with him, you should give them a try, he’s great!