I’m a young portrait photographer from New England, so before the tour I had absolutely no knowledge in landscape photography. That changed so fast! Paul & Allie are so helpful during all of the shoots. They go over a ton of different topics in landscape photography and bring you to the coolest spots!
— Allison C.
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The Tour

March 27-30

See the best of South Carolina and Georgia. Witness sunrises by the ocean, gaze up at the towering Live Oaks, learn about the South's rich history and much, much more.

The Lowcountry is home to some of the most distinctive and memorable landscapes of the East. We will have the privilege of capturing one of the defining images of this region: The southern live oak forests, with their magnificent and ancient trees enrobed in blankets of Spanish moss. See the mysterious “boneyard” beaches, where the skeletons of dead trees remain standing in the ocean as coastal erosion slowly eats away at the land, is sure to introduce to you to a new perspective on the old south. The best part: late March is the Azalea bloom, when the gardens will be bursting with color. A trip around Charleston finds us exploring its immaculately manicured plantations with flower gardens, ponds, native wildlife and livestock. We’ll also visit Savannah and take a trolley tour around the historic center, and finish our weekend photographing beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery and Wormsloe plantation.

Itinerary
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Charleston & Savannah

March 27-30, 2020

March 27: Arrive, Downtown Charleston, The Angel Oak, Folly Beach
March 28:
Sunrise in Ace Basin, Sheldon Church & Tomotley Plantation, Botany Bay
March 29:
Magnolia Plantation, Beaufort, Forsyth Park, Trolley Tour of Savannah
March 30:
Bonaventure Cemetery, Wormsloe Plantation, Depart

What's Included
  • 2 Nights lodging in Charleston

  • 1 Night lodging in Savannah

  • Ground transportation

  • All breakfasts

  • 3 Dinners

  • Photo instruction

  • Exclusive, small group experience

  • All Admissions

    • Magnolia Plantation

    • Savannah Trolley Tour

Details

Average Climate

Temperatures can range from 50 F to 70 F. Be prepared for both cool and warm weather.

Physical Difficulty

Level walking on pavement, grass and dirt roads, sand and cobblestone.

Sunrise/Sunset

Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, sunrise is around 7:15 AM and sunset is around 7:30 PM. If we choose to shoot at sunrise, we will be eating breakfast after the shoot.

Cost

5 Spots Total
$1400 Double per person, $1640 Single

 
Instructors
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PAUL NGUYEN

Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.

Visit his website and portfolio at www.paulnguyenphoto.com

ALLIE RICHARDS

Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.

Visit her website and portfolio at www.allierichards.com

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Flights

Flights are not included in the cost of this tour. Please use this search to estimate your flight costs.
You may choose to fly out of either Charleston or Savannah airport. We will be officially ending the tour in Savannah, but returning the vehicle in Charleston.
We advise you choose to depart in the afternoon for Savannah and the late evening for Charleston.
We strongly recommend you purchase flight cancellation insurance in the case that the tour doesn’t run.

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