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Nature Photography Tours and Workshops

Explore, discover, learn and enjoy!

Pack your camera and discover the “Gem of the Huron,” Drummond Island, Michigan, the second largest fresh water island in the nation.

Whether is it a two-hour orientation or a one- or two-day excursion, there's lots to see and photographically capture on Drummond Island in Lake Huron.

Catering to individuals, families and groups - beginner to advanced.

Explore -

There are miles of picturesque northwoods shoreline, in-land lakes, off-shore islands and and many distinct ecosystems for you to explore.

Discover -

83,000 acres of island provides you with the opportunity to discover endless opportunities that will delight any photographer.

Learn -

Personalized attention allows you to learn more about creating great photographs and about the area around you.

Enjoy -

The “Gem of the Huron” has many opportunities for you to enjoy the beautiful northwoods of the Upper Peninsula.


Possible Locations

Maxton Plains, Fossil Ledges, Huron Bay, First Lake dam and wildlife flooding have delighted photographers.

Wild flowers, orchids, fossils, waves lapping the rocky shoreline, sandhill cranes and beaver lodges are just some of the possibilities.

Each season and location has its own special interest.

Prepare to loose track of time as you fill you memory card with beautiful images.



Customized tours are available year-round. Reserve your photography adventure today!




Bring a camera, lenses, flash, lightweight tripod, filters, lens hoods, lens cloth, battery charger, batteries, storage device or portable hard drives, card reader, all cables, power converters, memory cards and adapters, a rain cover for your backpack and camera, cable release and your cameras manual.

Bug spray

If you think you might need it, bring it. Due to the remote location, photography processing services and equipment are not available Drummond Island.

Digital Review Sessions - *Upon request

Take home better photos. Do a review session before or during your excursion.

You will be asked to select up to 10 images for each review session that you will review with your mentor on your own laptop. During this time we will discuss my top ten tips for a great shot.


These tours are very casual and you are apt to get dirty, and maybe a little wet. We will be shooting outdoors, so bring a variety of clothing you can layer and insect repellent. Dress comfortably, with good hiking shoes. Make sure to have rain gear with you at all times to protect your camera bag and camera.

Non-photographer Policy

We would like to inform you that individuals accompanying the tour participants will be charged the full workshop cost due to limitation of transportation, meals, and customized attention.


You are responsible to pay for all charges to your room when you check out of your hotels. Incidentals such as room service, drinks, phone calls, business services, laundry, etc. are not included.


Costs (flat rate for up to two people)

Two-hour $150

Half day $245

One day $455

One and a half day $665

Two day $845

Inquire for cost of additional attendees.


• In-the-filed instruction with mentor Julie Covert

• Transportation to each shooting location - some exclusions apply

• Picnic lunch for full day treks

• Digital reviews upon request*


For information about your customized photography tour or workshop on Drummond Island please contact me at Julie at or call 443-604-1981 or 906-493-5854.

Thank you!

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