Outdoor Photo Workshops – Links, Partners, and Sponsors

We are proud to partner up with a great host of companies, whose gear we use and abuse, or services we trust.

Believe us, we wouldn’t work with them if we didn’t love their products and service, and use them in our own photography all the time!

Instructors’ Sites

  • Royal Tine Images, Inc. – Site of photographer Les Voorhis – Les is one of South Dakotas most widely published and prolific photographers and is probably best known in the Northern Black Hills as the photographer for the popular book “Spearfish Canyon, A Journey Beyond the Rim”
  • Hahn Nature Photography – Site of photographer Jason Hahn – Hahn Nature Photography specializes in Florida nature photos, wildlife and landscape photography, and outdoor adventure sports and recreation, for stock imagery or fine art nature prints.
  • Outdoor Photo Workshops on Facebook – This is a place for past, present, and future participants of “Outdoor Photo Workshops” to post their photography questions, images from our past workshops, or to stay in touch with fellow photographers. Join us there for news, reviews, random thoughts, and more!


BorrowLenses.com – One of the most common questions we get asked for our workshops is “Is my lens big enough for what we’ll be shooting?” For when it isn’t, or you are just itching to try Canon’s new 800/5.6 or test drive a Nikon D3X, there is Borrowlenses.com. They rent camera gear, and not just lenses, but camera bodies, tripods, flashes, and more. BorrowLenses.com offers online photo equipment rental by mail, offering a service that is perfect for trying out new gear before buying it, getting back up equipment for an event or renting for a special occasion. Simply place your order online, and you’ll receive the equipment via FedEx 1 day or 2 day shipping. Then just return it using the prepaid label inside the box. Reservations are accepted and customers may purchase optional damage insurance. BorrowLenses.com has highly rated customer service measured through both ResellerRatings.com and Yelp.com.

Anyone participating in an Outdoor Photo Workshop tour is entitled to receive 5% off your TOTAL order amount, no matter how large or small. We’ll provide you the coupon code when you register for any of your workshops. Now go give that Canon 800mm a test drive, you know you want to!

Dust-Aid – The home of DSLR sensor cleaning! – Dry Cleaning Made Safer, Wet Cleaning Made Easier. We’ve all been hunting for a safe and easy way to remove dust from our DSLR sensors and finally the search is over, welcome to the world of DUST-AID. It’s now possible to clean any sensor filter no matter its coating or internal dust removal system (IDRS) filter housing.

ExpoImaging, Inc – ExpoImaging, Inc. is dedicated to producing unique and innovative imaging solutions for today’s digital photographer. From custom white balance tools like the ExpoDisc, to educational materials, ExpoImaging strives to provide quick and easy solutions that enable photographers to get the most out of their time and equipment.

Hunt’s Photo and Video, – Hunt’s Photo is our choice for one of the best places to buy all of your photography gear. Over the year’s we have bought all kinds of photo equipment from them including lenses, tripods, and camera bodies, and their service has always been top notch. They are the largest photography retailer in New England, maintaining a great inventory of photo, video and digital imaging equipment, from every major manufacturer. Hunt’s offers an unbeatable combination of competitive pricing, sales know-how, and unparalleled customer service.

Outdoor Photo Gear – Outdoor Photo Gear’s goal is to provide a wide selection of quality photo gear at great prices, while giving you the very best customer service you will find anywhere–online or in person. Chris and his crew provide great customer service and an impressive array of gear at the best prices, specifically for outdoor photographers like us.

Tamron – New Eyes for Industry. Tamron is a leading manufacturer of Photo Lenses. Tamron.com is a valuable resource of product and how-to information designed to educate and inspire. The imaging consumer will find tips on how to take better photos, how to buy a camera lens, using lenses on digital cameras, a photo sharing community and more.

Think Tank Photo – We started using Think Tank Photo’s gear almost from the moment they came on the scene a few years ago. From the start you could see a difference in the way they approached their designs, really taking into consideration the needs of the professional photographer. As nature photogs we put our gear through some of the harshest conditions, and need gear that can stand up to that. Think Tank Photo pouches, bags, and backpacks, do that, easily handling the worst we throw at it. They manufacture a large line of innovative camera bags, camera cases, photo backpacks and beltpacks, that fit a wide variety of needs for transporting and protecting your gear. Be sure to follow the link above to get a free gift with your purchase from their site.
“By designing camera bags for speed and accessibility, we prepare a photographer to Be Ready ‘Before The Moment.'”

Vanguard – We are fortunate to have some great partners supporting our workshops, and have just teamed up with a new one, Vanguard, makers of great tripods, ballheads, cases, optics and more. Les and Jason have been field testing Vanguard tripods and other gear over the past few months which is a polite way of saying abusing the @#$% out of them! They have stood up to everything these two have thrown at them, from snow to saltwater, with flying colors. Check out the full line of photography accessories and optics at the Vanguard website, and please feel free to shoot us questions about any of their gear.
“VANGUARD is a global manufacturer of tripods, camera bags and cases, gunpods, gun/bow cases, binoculars and spotting scopes with first-of-its-kind features and capabilities. With 23 years of expertise, these innovative products are hailed around the world. “