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Karl Grobl

Co-founder and Trip Leader

Jim Cline Photo Tours LLC

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Jim Cline Photo Tours LLC

11387 Ocean Ridge Way

San Diego, California,92130

United States

Company Description

For more than a decade, Jim Cline Photo Tours has run specialized, small group photography tours. Our photographic journeys are designed to get participants into unique, engaging locations at the optimum times for photography. We have assisted more than 1000 p...more

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Trip Leaders - Jim Cline Photo Tours LLC

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Co-founder, Karl Grobl is a humanitarian photojournalist specializing in the photographic documentation of relief efforts and development work of NGOs worldwide. Calling upon his superb photography...


Podcast Interview: Got a Passion? Make it a Living! - Ralph Velasco

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My good friend Jim Cline asked me to join him and his partner, world-renown photojournalist Karl Grobl, as a tour leader and instructor at Jim Cline Photo Tours.


Vietnam Photography Tour | Jim Cline Photo Tours | Jim Cline Photo Tours

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Vietnam Explorer with Karl Grobl
Vietnam Photography Tour | Jim Cline Photo Tours | Jim Cline Photo Tours Angkor Photo Workshop with Karl Grobl Papua New Guinea with Karl Grobl - trip full wait list available Papua New Guinea Goroka Show with Karl Grobl Tribal Myanmar with Karl Grobl - Trip full! Wait list available. India: Pushkar with Karl Grobl ~ trip full wait list available Thailand, Laos & Cambodia with Karl Grobl ~ Trip full - Wait list available Vietnam Explorer with Karl Grobl The Philippines with Karl Grobl - Only 4 spaces left! India: Ladakh, Heartland of the India Himalaya with Karl Grobl Karl Grobl Karl Grobl Karl Grobl, (co-founder and trip leader), is a humanitarian photojournalist specializing in the photographic documentation of relief efforts and development work of NGOs worldwide. Calling upon his superb photography talents, both technically and creatively, he proficiently leads photo workshops and international photo tours (on this website). Beyond his photography attributes, tour clients frequently commend his helpfulness, professionalism and savvy about navigating global travel. When 'deplaning' from his rigorous international travel schedule, Karl (click through for more...) Karl Grobl Karl Grobl Karl Grobl, (co-founder and trip leader), is a humanitarian photojournalist specializing in the photographic documentation of relief efforts and development work of NGOs worldwide. Calling upon his superb photography talents, both technically and creatively, he proficiently leads photo workshops and international photo tours (on this website). Beyond his photography attributes, tour clients frequently commend his helpfulness, professionalism and savvy about navigating global travel. In 2013, Karl relocated from San Diego, California to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he now lives full time. Karl considers Cambodia the perfect place for his Asia-based NGO work and photography tours and workshops. When 'deplaning' from his rigorous international travel schedule, Karl lecturers on photography and photojournalism, works on personal photography projects, and scouts out new off-beat photo tour destinations in Asia. In his free time, Karl says that he enjoys "hanging out at the nearby temples of Angkor, the rural villages and rice paddies, and occasionally getting completely soaked by the refreshing monsoon rains". Many of Karl's images have appeared in publications such as Newsweek, CNN, Geo, Town and Country magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, though the majority of his photos appear in the annual reports, newsletters and communications materials of his humanitarian organization clients. Over the last ten years, Karl has worked in over 50 countries and has covered and photographed post conflict peace building efforts in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and East Timor, HIV/Aids issues in Africa and Asia as well as human trafficking in Cambodia and the Philippines. Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Karl spent more than a month embedded with five different non-governmental organizations (NGO) documenting tsunami relief efforts in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The international press has taken notice of Karl's provoking images: The 2005 Haiti photo-story "City of God" was nominated for a World Press Photo Award. Karl is a member of the Advisory Council of Focus For Humanity, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide financial support, resources and training for professional and amateur photographers wishing to work with NGOs. -K. Grobl From trip leader, Karl: I always have a small flash in my bag just in case. "The tour leader Karl is a fantastic and great guy whom I respect, with a refreshing approach to travel photography. He is one of the best in the business. He totally focuses on his tour clients so that when we get to locations, Karl is there for us. I have been on at least ten photo tours now both locally and overseas and some of the guides are using the clients as a means to fund their travel and their photography. Example - we get to a location and when the bus stops, the guide is gone and focusing intensely on their own shots. This does not happen with Karl. I like to learn the perspective of the experienced photographers and Karl gives his time. The other thing that is so good with Karl is his tour group communication is simply "Excellent". Plus, he makes everything a joy. Before we get to a location, he briefs the group on what to expect provides tips and pointers on the location, light and camera settings, answers questions etc. By the time the bus stops everybody is up and running, he guides those who seek additional input. I would love to do southern India with Karl at some future date, plus the Baja Grey whales tour is on my future bucket list with JC photo-tours. -Peter I. 2014 During the trip, I learned a lot from Karl about equipment limitations, and processing afterward. Karl wisely used the bus rides, etc. to remind us about camera settings, the conditions of the pending location, and so on. That was excellent. Thanks to Karl for a great trip. -Nancy B. 2013 Karl was awesome and was great with all levels of photographers and was endlessly patient and accommodating. I enjoyed seeing how Karl interacted with people. He was fantastic! Can I say more? I have recommended the trip to friends. I liked the (group) size, the instruction, the enthusiasm... I've done a lot of traveling and this was one of the best trips I've taken! Thanks, Karl, for making it such a memorable and enriching experience. -Katy B. "A big thanks to Jim and Karl for putting together such phenomenal trip to Vietnam. Karl was so on-target with teaching all of us new ways to use the camera and it made the experience so enjoyable. I cannot say enough about what Jim and Karl have put together. Karl was great, and I had a wonderful time. I definitely will be taking more trips from you in the future. Thanks for running such great photo trips! -Steve C. "I am in the Karl Grobl fan club as you will note from my previous feedback forms. I am interested in Photography, I go on these tours to push myself and get a crash course in getting images that I can be proud of. Karl is the ideal leader as his approach is most sincere and more as a friend than a leader and always has an open ear to your needs and how to help when you are frustrated, and not able to see the shots. If you are prepared to interact with him then you will be rewarded handsomely. I think based upon my comments above that you can see that I think you offer exceptional value and that your rates are too low, this in my opinion is also justified by the level of wait listings you have for your trips. -Andrew E. "I feel the need to reiterate my respect for Karl and the excellent work he is doing, as well as his exemplary tour leadership in sometimes trying times. -John B.


Myanmar Photography Tour | Jim Cline Photo Tours

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Vietnam Explorer with Karl Grobl- only 2 spaces left
Peru Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley of the Incas Angkor Photo Workshop with Karl Grobl & Jeremy Woodhouse India: Pushkar & the Taj Mahal with Karl Grobl ~ Trip full, wait list available, 2017 Interest list forming Thailand, Laos & Cambodia with Karl Grobl The Philippines with Karl Grobl Trip Leader: Karl Grobl. Karl Grobl Karl Grobl Karl Grobl, (co-founder and trip leader), is a humanitarian photojournalist specializing in the photographic documentation of relief efforts and development work of NGOs worldwide. Calling upon his superb photography talents, both technically and creatively, he proficiently leads photo workshops and international photo tours (on this website). Beyond his photography attributes, tour clients frequently commend his helpfulness, professionalism and savvy about navigating global travel. When 'deplaning' from his rigorous international travel schedule, Karl (click through for more...) : Free time today for downloading images, enjoying a massage, taking a dip in the pool and/or scheduling a 30 minute portfolio review with Karl and/or individual photography instruction based on your individual needs. Karl will be available in 30 minute appointments to help you with anything photographic. If time permits Karl will provide a two thirty minute lectures on photographic composition, lighting and rapport building. Spend the night in Bagan. Karl Grobl Karl Grobl Karl Grobl, (co-founder and trip leader), is a humanitarian photojournalist specializing in the photographic documentation of relief efforts and development work of NGOs worldwide. Calling upon his superb photography talents, both technically and creatively, he proficiently leads photo workshops and international photo tours (on this website). Beyond his photography attributes, tour clients frequently commend his helpfulness, professionalism and savvy about navigating global travel. In 2013, Karl relocated from San Diego, California to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where he now lives full time. Karl considers Cambodia the perfect place for his Asia-based NGO work and photography tours and workshops. When 'deplaning' from his rigorous international travel schedule, Karl lecturers on photography and photojournalism, works on personal photography projects, and scouts out new off-beat photo tour destinations in Asia. In his free time, Karl says that he enjoys "hanging out at the nearby temples of Angkor, the rural villages and rice paddies, and occasionally getting completely soaked by the refreshing monsoon rains". Many of Karl's images have appeared in publications such as Newsweek, CNN, Geo, Town and Country magazine and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, though the majority of his photos appear in the annual reports, newsletters and communications materials of his humanitarian organization clients. Over the last ten years, Karl has worked in over 50 countries and has covered and photographed post conflict peace building efforts in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and East Timor, HIV/Aids issues in Africa and Asia as well as human trafficking in Cambodia and the Philippines. Following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Karl spent more than a month embedded with five different non-governmental organizations (NGO) documenting tsunami relief efforts in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The international press has taken notice of Karl's provoking images: The 2005 Haiti photo-story "City of God" was nominated for a World Press Photo Award. Karl is a member of the Advisory Council of Focus For Humanity, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide financial support, resources and training for professional and amateur photographers wishing to work with NGOs. -K. Grobl "If I were to rate this trip on a scale of 1-10, then it deserves an 11 and here's why: Trip leader Karl was excellent and attentive when needed. He provided more insight into photo opportunities and camera use than expected but very much appreciated. I would highly recommend a learning experience with Karl - he always has your back. I learned a lot from Karl and other participants- the mini lecturers and discussions were great. The hotels were all good and I would use them all again. Mandalay and last hotel at Lake Inle were first class. Karl was amazing! Everything I'd heard about him was right on.. and more. Best teacher ever in the field. He was attentive to each of us in the way we needed. Also the local guide (MM) is the best ever, he is so smart, kind and thorough. Karl was amazing with his fantastic attitude and enthusiasm, as well as the local guides who were such an important part of this fabulous trip! The pace/timing of the itinerary was wonderfully exciting! "This tour has phenomenal photo opps and Karl has crafted an impressive string of stops every day that accomplished the most important thing in a photo tour: THEY GOT US TO THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME! Karl is an All-Star who makes sure he teaches us stuff every day. He is very congenial, has great demeanor, and is the kind of guy that one likes right away! Karl is an involved teacher. There was more didactic information given on this tour than any other of the several photo tour operators I have traveled with. Our local guides were outstanding. MM is the BEST Asian guide I have traveled with amongst 7-8 other trips I've done. I enjoyed sitting back and knowing that Karl and MM had a perfectly engineered game plan for each and every day. -Gary K. 2014 As has been typical of my photography adventures with Jim and Karl, this trip was very well organized in terms of hotels, meals, and photo opportunities. Karl was very good and the local guide was amazing. My favorite part of the trip was the time on inle lake. My photography improved very much and some photos came out great. -Thomas P. 2013 "Karl was excellent at resourcing the diverse needs of each and every participant. I Loved Karl's enthusiasm whether it was pouring rain, full sun or anything in between Karl would enthusiastically point out the benefits, and learnt so much from Karl and appreciated his guidance. The guide was (also) excellent - he shared his knowledge about Myanmar, demonstrated care for each person and resourced their individual needs, and managed the organizational details of the trip with great skill and professionalism. -Cheryl P. 2013 "I give this trip a full 11 (out of 10)! Karl could not have been better guide, and the local guide was great. Karl is great and I learned a lot from him and he is one of the best tour leaders I have ever travelled with (and I've travelled a lot). The local guide MM was wonderful to add the cultural information to compliment Karl's artistic and technical expertise. I can't wait to go again! -Zoe K. 2013 "It should be telling that all of the people on the last Myanmar tour except my wife and me have been on other Jim Cline trips with Karl. If I heard correctly, two of the people on our tour started traveling with Karl with just point and shoot cameras but graduated to entry level DSLRs on this last trip. With Karl you get to the airport in Yangon and worry about nothing but taking photos after that. The accommodations and all meals were excellent. Our Burmese guide was excellent. Karl was a real treat - very knowledgeable and personable, very low key but always making sure you were getting the photos you wanted and had no questions about what or how to shoot. Otherwise he took us to great places and left us alone. If you did have questions he was right there. Karl is a great guy, perfectly suited to lead a photo tour. His intelligence, experience and passion for what he does (both photographing and taking people to interesting places) were one of the highlights of the trip. Karl and MM were both excellent guides and instructors. I felt I knew my camera well before this trip but found I knew very little really about low light shooting and photographing people. After Karl's instruction and seeing many remarkable shots from the whole group I feel I can run with the big dogs. Karl and MM selected very interesting sites for our visit and knew the right times to get us there.


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