Photography Tours

Wild Horses & Wildlife - Assateague & Chincoteague, Virginia

Photographer Mark B. Coulbourne (Capt. Mark) invites you to travel on this photography tour by boat or kayak. Mark founded this nature tour to see the wild horses along Assateague Island and Chincoteague Island (visit www.AssateagueExplorer.com). This is a photographic odyssey to remote parts of Assateague & Chincoteague Island that Mark originated back in 2001. You go where you can only get to by boat or kayak. Mark came up with this idea of taking people by boat and kayaks along the island, since he grew up in this environment, boating, working as a commercial waterman by boat along the islands, surfing & enjoying photography. He moved to Hawaii in 1990 but returns to this area each Summer, managing the photography sightseeing tours. Experience the legendary wild horses, unspoiled nature, and wildlife as you enjoy it with other visitors on the boat or kayak and take photos that many dream of.

Explore Assateague & Chincoteague’s best areas with as you the photographer enjoy nature photography while in some of the best areas in Virginia for photography when it comes to wildlife. Experience unique photo opportunities and unforgettable landscapes. Mark is looking forward to sharing this hidden treasure with you: Birds, Scenery, Horses, etc. The tours are set up so you can go out a couple times while you are here, doing the boat and then the kayak tour during each day to ensure that you see the most of the ever changing environment. You will be inspired by the changing environment of tides and moving wildlife patterns during the day while are here.

Assateague and Chincoteague Island is a dream destination for many people that like horses or have always wanted to see these legendary wild ponies. About 300 wild horses live on Assateague Island and Mark knows their behaviour patterns very well. He started these boat tours and kayak tours to see the wild horses back in early 2001 and is renowned by many to be the founder of this concept of viewing the wild horses by boat in many of the best areas. His family has lived in the area since the 1600’s. Other non-photographers may be on the boat or kayak tour but that does not matter to the wildlife, the wildlife and scenery does not care who is there during each day. Shorebirds, eagles and herds of horses move throughout the day with different travel patterns. You will be inspired by the area, its history and wildlife.

 

Surf and Landscape - North Shore Hawaii

Photography tours on the North Shore of Oahu, this is the pinnacle of surfing. Discover the best areas to photograph surfing and hidden landscapes in this paradise. Mark moved to the North Shore of Hawaii in 1990 to surf it’s wonderful waves. He surfs extraordinary waves usually each week, most days at various surf spots along this miracle coastline of surf breaks. He also works as a photographer and knows the best vantage points to incorporate into your technique of capturing light, composition and color at the best well known and secluded breaks. Mark is passionate about surfing and photography. Mark can possibly meet you and show you some of the best spots for that day condition wise, which is just what you might be looking for.

Discover hidden beaches and enjoy Hawaii as you refine your vision for photography in one of the best places in the world to photograph. If Mark's schedule allows, he usually includes meeting you at a few different locations. You can email to confirm availability and the meeting location.

Mark knows hidden spots where you can discover great beaches for landscape and surf photos. The North Shore has some of the most consistent waves in the world and Mark can possibly take you to spots with photo angles you most likely would never have found and access points with great locations for composition. He has been surfing since 1979 and living in Hawaii since 1990, he  knows many of the local pro surfers at spots here. Mark’s experience and knowledge is an asset during your time here, with some of the visual solutions you’re looking for in paradise.

The North Shore has some of the best beaches in all of Hawaii, with many surfing spots that offer you a unique opportunity for capturing some of the best surf and scenery on the planet. Mark may have availability to give you a 3 hour tour and overview during the day to help you capture the beauty and uniqueness of the North Shore and moments that might otherwise be missed. Mark knows when to go where depending on swell directions, lighting and other environmental factors, be sure to email and check for an available time slot, he has decades of experience on the North Shore.