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In 2003 Greg founded with E.J. Peiker and Heather Forcier. Today Greg is the Publisher, President and sole owner of the company and oversees all operations from his home base in Manchester, Maryland.

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Greg has been traveling the world teaching professional and amateur photographers for more than a decade hosting instructional workshops and seminars. Instructing photographers of all experience levels, Greg has earned a reputation for his gracious and generous teaching style. His workshops are offered through NatureScapes.Net, where he is Publisher and President of the most comprehensive website for nature photography.

Hummingbirds and More - Ecuador -

Join Greg Downing in the cloud forests of Ecuador in search for hummingbirds, tanagers and more! Greg has been a pioneer in multi-flash hummingbird photography and will share the tips and techniques he has learned for capturing these tiny jewels in flight and in action.

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Bird Photography Workshop - Texas - Learn how to get stunning images of birds in all their glory at a private ranch near Edinburg, Texas. This workshop is limited to just five photographers per instructor, so each will receive personalized and focused attention.

Galápagos Adventure with Greg Downing and Jan Post

Galápagos Sailing Adventure - Ecuador -

Two veteran wildlife specialists, one a photographer and one a naturalist guide, have organized an unique and all encompassing 15-day itinerary in the Galápagos Islands. Guided and instructed with the expertise of Greg Downing and Jan Post, the emphasis of this journey is on maximum exposure to the sites coinciding with the best light the day has to offer for photography—all at an easy pace!

These islands offer unprecedented opportunities for close up wildlife photos—both on land and at sea—and our guides and crew will be there to get you to the best locations in the best light of the day. You won't find a better deal around for a 2-week photographic cruise to the archipelago!