Join Mike's Camera & Hawk Quest for an owl-exclusive, three-part photography workshop.

Workshop includes an evening of Virtual classroom instruction with Mike’s Camera, followed by a Saturday morning photo session with a showing of owls at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood,  and a follow up virtual critique & gallery showing showcase your best results.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn about and photograph owls in captivity. Your participation helps support Hawk Quest, a Colorado nonprofit organization that takes care of at-risk birds of prey and they raise awareness about conservation issues.

What You’ll Learn

  • Techniques to make great portraits of birds while they are static with well planned backgrounds
  • Best methods of photographing birds in 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 Online lecture
  • Hands-on small group photo session (10 per group)
  • Follow-up Online critique
  • 12 x 18 inch print of your favorite image!

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Evening Lecture

Your Online evening webinar will consist of tips and tricks for improving your composition, instruction on exposure, exposure value, and controlling depth of field for achieving stunning images. We will help you focus on capturing amazing images of birds in flight.

You will receive the attendee link for this virtual portion of the workshop 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

Saturday morning Photo Session

Meet up to photograph an assortment of Owls. You'll have the rare experience to photograph the birds in their natural habitat. Instructors from Mike's Camera will be in every group to answer any technical questions and provide you hands-on assistance and instruction to show you tricks to capture sensational images.  

There is not a lot of walking during the workshop, however there is uneven ground, rocks, and tree limbs throughout the workshop. Please remember that we are photographing outside, bugs like to join us sometimes so we recommend that you bring bug spray with you.

Follow up Critique & Gallery

The following Wednesday night we will meet online once again to share our favorite images and give each other feedback.  You will also be able to pick up a 12x18 print of your favorite image from your local Mike's Camera!

You will receive a new attendee link for this virtual portion of the workshop 48 hours prior to the start of the event.

About Kin Quitugua & Hawk Quest

Kin Quitugua, a master falconer and longtime environmental educator founded HawkQuest 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 HawkQuest 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 HawkQuest'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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3-Part Workshop: $149.00, plus Eventbrite processing fee

Photoshoot Only: $99.00, plus Eventbrite processing fee

(Participants are responsible for the $10 Park Entrance fee)

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Online seminar: Tuesday August 1, 2023 6:30pm – 8:30pm MST

Workshop: Saturday August 5, 2023, 8:00am - 11:00am MST

Bear Creek Lake Park (Lakewood)

Online Gallery/Critique: Wednesday August 9, 2023, 6:30pm - 8:30p MST

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Max Class Size

The workshop is limited to 60 photographers.  During the shoot, we will be split up into small groups of 10.  Participation is for those 12 years and older.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult 21 years or older.

PLEASE NOTE:  Registration will close 48 hours before the scheduled start time.

You will receive a link to access the Online seminar 24 hours prior to the event.

You will then receive a NEW Link for the critique portion of the event.

If you have any issues, please contact us at education@mikescamera.com.

For questions about this event please contact Scott Dougherty at our Lone Tree location - 303-708-9655. Thank you!

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