Wild Bird Photography - 3 Part Workshop

Wildlife photography


This workshop will discuss the important information and techniques of birding photography. It will also talk about the locations to photography specific types of birds. The highlight of this workshop will be the hands on session photographing the Wood Ducks at Sterne Park. In the critique and gallery you will have the opportunity to talk and show your work and also see the photos from other participants. The ability to receive feedback and also see the photos from others is a great learning experience.

Evening Lecture at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows includes guidelines and tips for Capturing wild birds in their natural habitat with the best lighting.

Shooting Workshop led by Mike's Camera's Scott Dougherty will be at Sterne Park. The Mike's Camera staff will always be nearby to assist you with technical questions and provide hands-on instruction to ensure you execute best practices and capture the best shots possible.

Gallery and Critique at Mike’s Camera in Park Meadows wraps up the workshop with a fun and rewarding critique. We’ll review your best and not-so-great images from the 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.

What You’ll Learn

  • Techniques to produce great bird photos
  • How to photograph birds inflight
  • The best places to photograph specific birds
  • The direction of light to enhance your photographs
  • Discuss the timing of birds nesting patterns
  • Hands on workshop photographing the Blue Heron and Cormorant

Tuition $99, Plus Eventbrite processing fee

You are welcome to pay in store to avoid the Eventbrite fee.

Workshop Tuition includes

Evening lecture

Hands-on photo session

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!

What to Bring

Camera(s) with an extra memory and extra battery

Variety of lenses– this will be discussed in the evening lecture

Tripod or monopod

About Your Instructor

Scott is the store manager of Mike’s Camera at Park Meadows. With over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry. He enjoys wildlife, macro and sports photography and especially likes photographing our home town Denver Broncos. He also has a key role in several of Mike’s Camera workshops. As a native Coloradoan, he lives in Littleton and loves to spend time outdoors Biking, Golfing or capturing the amazing Colorado Scenery.

Registration, Dates, Times & Locations

Seminar: Wednesday October 9, 6.30PM- 8:30PM

Mike’s Camera, Park Meadows


Hands-on Workshop: Saturday October 12, 8.00AM – 11.00AM

Sterne Park


Critique and Gallery showing: Tuesday October 15, 6.30PM – 8.30PM

Mike’s Camera, Park Meadows

Register for Park Meadows

More Details:

Limit 8

Experience Level:  Beginner - Advanced  Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

Endurance Level:  Moderate - All age levels are welcomed. Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.

Workshop Dates: April 22, 2020 to April 25, 2020

Departure Date: April 26, 2020

Lodging:  Our home base for this workshop is LaQuinta located in Moab, Utah where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. To reserve a room for this workshop click on this link. You are free to stay anywhere in the area.

What is Included? The cost of the workshop DOES includes: Photo instruction by Craig Wennersten at multiple locations, deep space observation session and photo editing  using Lightroom / Photoshop classroom instruction.This workshop DOES NOT included: Transportation to / from Moab and during the workshop (we will carpool as much as possible), flights or car rentals, lodging or meals.

Price:  $ 1,399.00

Hope To See You There!  ~ Keep Looking Up!  Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements.

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