Wildlife photography

Get a rare opportunity to photograph an assortment of birds of prey in flight and in their natural habitats during our perennial Birds of Prey Photography Workshop with Hawk Quest. 

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


Workshop includes an evening of classroom instruction at Mike's Camera, followed by a Saturday morning photo session with birds of prey at Bear Creek Lake Park (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 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 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!


$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 Wheat Ridge 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: Photographing birds in mid-flight. Topics include shutter speed, panning with action, auto focusing modes, focusing tips and more.

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. Enjoy a close-up, hands-on bird photography experience!


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 Wheat Ridge 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.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Lecture: Thursday June 11th, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

(Mike's Camera Boulder / Mike's Camera Park Meadows)

Workshop: Saturday June 13th, 2020, 8:00am - 11:00am,

Bear Creek Lake Park (Lakewood)

Gallery/Critique: Thursday June 18th, 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30p,

(Mike's Camera Boulder / Mike's Camera Park Meadows)

Register below for  Birds of Prey Photography in COLORADO:

Boulder | Park Meadows | Register for Photo Session only

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