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In 2003 Greg founded NatureScapes.net 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.

Quetzals, Toucans, Hummingbirds - Costa Rica -

Come away from this workshop with a beautiful and diverse portfolio of images as well as a wealth of new knowledge to help you to continue improving and expanding your own photography at home and on your next trip to Costa Rica! We will take care of everything you need to get great photos from the time you step off the plane in Costa Rica's capital to your departure from the country. The lodges and casual itinerary are guaranteed to offer great photo opportunities while the meals and other details are sure to please.

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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

Ultimate Galápagos Sailing Adventure - 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!