Get a rare opportunity to photograph an assortment of captive birds of prey in their natural habitats during our Birds of Prey Photography Workshop in Partnership with Hawk Quest. This fun workshop consists or a Virtual Seminar to teach you how to set your camera to capture the action and detail, a hands on photo shoot where we will break into six groups with 10 participants and a virtual gallery and critique to showcase your best results.

This event sells out quickly, so be sure to register early!


The Workshop includes an evening online class, followed by a Saturday morning photo session with birds of prey at Bear Creek Lake Park (Lakewood), and a follow up online critique.

What You’ll Learn

  • Techniques to make great portraits of birds while they are static in the trees
  • 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
  • Follow-up Online critique
  • 12 x 18 inch print of your favorite image!

Planned Birds

  • Bald Eagle
  • Kestrel
  • Aplomado Falcon
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Short Eared Owl
  • Screech Owl

The bird line up could change based on the birds availability that day.


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)

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 wild 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 Excursion

Meet up to photograph an assortment of birds of prey. You'll have the rare experience to photograph all of 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, The bugs like to join us sometimes so please 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 the 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 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.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Online seminar: Monday October 3, 2022 6:30pm – 8:30pm MST

Workshop: Saturday October 8, 2022, 8:00am - 11:00am MST

Bear Creek Lake Park (Lakewood)

Online Gallery/Critique: Wednesday October 12, 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30p MST

Click Here to Register!

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

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

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