About Us

Wild Compass Photographic Adventure Tours is run by myself, photographer Shayne McGuire

I have a dedication to wildlife, and provide tours that will teach you not only how to photograph wildlife, but respect it. I don't want to put stress and any animal and will pull back if behavior in the animal changes. I also scout all my locations first before offering tours there, so that you know I have knowledge of what you need, and what to expect.

I am an internationally recognized and published photographer.  I am also a State of California credentialed teacher in Commercial Photography, and has been teaching at the Tri-Community School of Photography in Covina since 2003.  In addition I have worked the last three summers on an expedition boat in the Arctic as photographer in residence and in Antarctica in 2016/2017 with the same company.

Besides that I now now offer classes at Pomona Valley Art Assoc., I was recently

hired to teach that newly established California Photography Center.

I am infamous for not watching the clock – if conditions are good and the situation is safe, shooting will continue until that changes, regardless of the time.  I try to never takes people to locations that I has not previously visited . You can be assured that I knows what equipment is needed and what to expect from a location before offering a tour.  My workshops and tours are ‘all hands on help’ and she constantly checks to be sure everyone is happy with the shots they are getting.

I have been running the tours for over 7 years and the workshops for 5 years.

For many years I exhibited and sold my photographic work at Celtic/Irish/ Scottish festivals. All my work was shot on film and hand developed by myself in the darkroom. Besides my passion for landscape and Celtic ancestry, wildlife was always #1. My work of Ireland, Scotland and England has been published in catalogs, magazines, and on t shirts and books. Several pieces have been featured on TV shows.


Won PPLAC's Nature photographer of the year 2013

2016- 3 images in the top 100 and book in NANPA's Expressions contest

1996- Halls of Excellence at Tri Community Photography school

1996- 4 gold medals, 1 silver 1 bronze, 3 awards for Creative Excellence, and the Camera Company's landscape award of the year. From here to Infinity photographic contest.

Danny Sullivan is sometimes on hand to help on the workshops and some tours, he has merited multiple times in local photographic competitions, and is always on hand to help with equipment and settings.


©Shayne McGuire 2017