This workshop will discuss the important information and techniques of birding photography. It will also talk about the locations to photograph specific types of birds. The highlight of this workshop will be the hands on session photographing wild birds at Kountze Lake Belmar Park in Lakewood. In the critique session you will  receive feedback and also see the photos from others which is a great learning experience.

Part 1: Virtual Online Lecture:

This will be a 2 hour lecture to help you set up your camera and plan to capture the best angles with the best lighting during the practical session of this workshop.

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

Part 2: Shooting Workshop:

Led by Mike’s Camera’s Scott Dougherty. You will have the opportunity to photograph wild birds at Kountze Lake.  Scott 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

Part 3: Virtual Gallery and Critique:

We will wrap 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 1receiving positive and informative feedback.

Tuition $149, Plus Eventbrite processing fee

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

Due to the hands on nature of this workshop it is limited to 15 people.

Workshop Tuition includes

Online lecture

Hands-on photo session

Follow-up Online 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 30 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 photos of his five granddaughters.

 For questions about this event please contact Scott Dougherty at our Lone Tree / Park Meadows location - 303-708-9965.

Customer Testimonials:

The actual photo shoot at Belmar was my favorite part of the workshop and more specifically shooting first thing at the Gazebo and at the end of the morning at the same spot.  It’s very helpful when you let us know what camera settings and composition are best for shooting the cormorants in flight, the snowy egret fishing and the merganser in and out of the water.

I rented a lens for the class and was really glad I did -having the 150-600 zoom really made a difference. I was really glad a came with a trash bag too—some of my best shots were from laying in the mud :-) Thanks for a great experience—I feel a lot more confident with my camera since the class.

I REALLY like having the small class size of 15 people - that was beneficial in the field and during the critique


Online Seminar: Monday, August 15 2022, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Hands-on Workshop: Sunday August 21, 2022, 7:30AM – 10:00AM

Kountze Lake Belmar Park, Lakewood

Online Critique and Gallery showing: Friday, August 26 2022, 6:30PM – 8:30PM


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

You will receive a link to access the webinar the day before it begins.

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

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