Safari Information Reservations Guide: Brent Paull
The Blossom Trail is known world-wide for the amazing, colorful orchard blossoms found between Kingsburg and Fresno, mostly east of Highway 99.  We start at 8:30am moving from orchard to orchard - shooting orchards, trees, and blossoms.    This safari is a great beginner-to-intermediate level safari for photographer who want to work on understanding composition, exposure, and other camera features and composition techniques without the rush of animals or birds moving away, or light changing on a landscape.  A tripod is nice, but also not necessary.  Layered clothing and light shooting gloves help with the cool morning. All the orchards vary in color by the fruit being grown - small white blossoms are plums, large white blossoms are almonds, cherry blossoms are red to orange, peaches and nectarines vary from pink to orange. We meet in the Denny's parking lot, 801 Sierra St., in Kingsburg, right off of Highway 99 at 8:30am, have lunch around noon, and finish around 3pm.  You can ride with me, or follow me as we had out into the orchards.  The temperatures might be cool in the morning, but the days warm into the low 60's.

The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, or credit card, and the balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the safari date unless you are booking within 3 months, then full payment is due.  Check the main safari page for other information.  Link 

This safari is 1 days long.

I've spent my 38-year wildlife photography career shooting in the American West.  The first 23 years shooting out of Utah, the past 15 years out of California.  With 1500 published photo credits, dozens of magazine covers and article, and a lifetime wandering the roads of the west, the photo safaris that I lead are all to the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife activity periods.  What a rush it has been.
Difficulty Level Dates

Easy  -  Some walking in orchards. Saturday, February 25    $200
Bring a water spray bottle to add a spritz to the blossoms to give them a fresh, morning dew look.  There might be dew anyway, but better to be able to make your own.  A macro lens is nice, but not essential.  There are also orange groves around and we might get them in blossom as well. This is the type of safari that folks can really learn how their cameras and lenses work, how exposure works when shooting light-colored subjects, like blossoms, and many other techniques that will improve your skills as a photographer.  The first year I moved back to California in 2008 this safari produced more images that I have sold to businesses than any other safari.
Bonus Safari Discount Participants - maximum of 6 photographers.

Image Galleries:
Blossoms    Fruit Orchards   Nuts Orchards
Vineyards

Information Links

Safari Checklist - Link
Published Tearsheets - Link
Brent's Biography - Link  

Participating in four 1-day safaris earns you 1 free safari day that can be applied to any future safari.
 

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