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Birds of Prey 3 part

Photography Workshop with Tamron

 

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Overview

Join Mike's Camera & Hawk Quest for a three-part birds-of-prey photography workshop and Tamron lens Test Drive!

 

Workshop includes an evening of classroom instruction at Mike's Camera, followed by a Saturday morning photo session with birds of prey at at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood with FREE lens rentals from Tamron, and a follow up critique & in-store gallery showing.

 

What You’ll Learn

Techniques to make great portraits of birds while they are static in the trees

Best methods of getting great images of birds mid-flight

Composition, exposure, depth of field, shutter speed, panning, focusing tips, awareness of light; as they pertain to bird photography

 

Workshop Tuition Includes:

Evening lecture

Hands-on photo session with FREE Tamron loaner lenses

Follow-up critique

Matted 12 x 18 inch print that will be displayed in the store gallery for the critique and is yours to keep!

 

 

 

Dates, Times, Locations

Evening Lecture: Thursday October 4, 2018

6:30PM-8:30PM (Park Meadows or Denver Store)

 

Photo Session: Saturday October 6, 2018

8:00AM-11:00AM (at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood)

 

Critique & Gallery Showing: Thursday October 11, 2018

6:30PM-8:30PM (Park Meadows or Denver Store)

 

Tuition

$149.00, plus Eventbrite processing fee
(Participants are responsible for the $10 Park Entrance fee)

 

 

Save 10% if you register more than 2 weeks in advance!

 

Already participated in the full birds of prey workshop? Sign up for the Photo Session Only option for $99.00 

 

 

More Info

Evening Lecture

Meet up at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows or Denver to learn the ins and outs of making great wild bird photos; the lecture includes two parts:

 

Part 1: Making portraits of the birds while they are static in the trees. Topics include light, composition, exposure and depth of field.

 

Part 2: Capturing action and how to best photograph the birds in mid-flight. Topics include shutter speed, panning with action, auto focusing modes, focusing tips and more.

 

Saturday Morning Photo Session

Meet up at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood to photograph an exclusive showing of approximately seven different birds of prey.

 

 

FREE Loaner Gear from Tamron

During the shoot you’ll be able to try out the latest Tamron lenses, for FREE! Test a variety of long zoom lenses perfect for photographing wildlife, and get expert advice from Tamron wildlife shooters. A valid Credit Card & Driver’s License is required for equipment check-out and will be kept on file until return of equipment. Test Drive Loaner gear is FREE. Restrictions apply.

 

Follow up Critique & Gallery

Meet back up at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows or Denver to wrap up the workshop with a fun and rewarding critique or your photographs! The group will review images from the Saturday shoot and share techniques that really worked, and those that were not as useful. You’ll be astonished by the immense variety of images that will have been captured and spend some time giving and receiving positive and informative feedback.

At the critique a matted 12 x 18 inch of your best shot will be on display and is yours to keep!

 

About Kin Quitugua & Hawk Quest

Kin Quitugua, a master falconer and longtime environmental educator founded Hawk Quest in 1986. He has trained, handled and flown birds of prey as diverse as the Bald and Golden eagles and the Saw-whet owl. For more than 25 years, Kin has dedicated himself to educating the public about the place of raptors in our ecology.

 

Kin created Hawk Quest believing environmental awareness is a key to the survival of the world as we know it, and education - of our nation's youth in particular - is paramount to this process. He has developed many educational programs such as Hawk Quest's unique Classroom-in-the-Wild. Kin has received national recognition for his work combining educational and ecological concerns, having appeared on both local and national television programs. Kin also serves as a consultant to organizations which promote the welfare of birds of prey.

 

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