Kayaking Photo Tour with Lewis Kemper followed by Brunch

The Experience:
Join Lewis Kemper in his tandem kayak as he takes you on a tour of his favorite stretch of the American River, near Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve. Lewis has been kayaking and photographing on this section of the river for over 8 years and knows the best locations for a wide range of wildlife.

This one-on-one 2-hour tour will get you up close and personal with the wildlife of the American River. Lewis frequently photographs beaver, otters, deer, coyote, egrets, herons, geese, ducks and more. And no kayaking experience is needed--Lewis does all the work!  All you need to do is sit back and take pictures.  Lewis will do all the paddling. You don’t even have to get your feet wet. Lewis will launch you and retrieve you back to shore. Life jacket and paddle (if you do want to try paddling) and dry bag will be provided. All you need to do is dress appropriately for the weather. Lewis recommends a telephoto lens in the 100-400 or up to 600mm range. Optional would be a second camera with a wide-angle zoom for scenery images. 

Following the photo-tour, there will be a 1 hour Zoom screen share editing and review session with Lewis where he will help you edit your images and will share his techniques for bringing the most out of your pictures.

Your Schedule:
Lewis recommends an early start to capture the best light and wildlife. He will provide all the instructions for your meet-up and what to bring in advance of the big day. After your kayak trip, Lewis will provide coffee and a bite to eat in the park or at a nearby coffee house, as you catch-up on the morning’s activities.

Purchase price: $200 

To purchase CLICK HERE

One guest

Offer good for 2 years, no kayaking experience needed--Lewis takes care of everything!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones



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