The art of capturing bald eagles in their natural habitat is always an exciting challenge. Join photographer Winn Robbins on an early morning adventure to the shores of Barr Lake State Park in Brighton, CO. The park is a nesting spot as well as a haven for up to 30 bald eagles every winter, making it an ideal location for viewing and photographing these majestic birds in the wild. While wild animal photography can be a challenge, the satisfaction of a well executed shot can be worth all the time and trouble. With this new class from Mike’s Camera, you will learn to embrace the challenge and take your wild bird photography to the next level.
The class includes an evening lecture on the ins and outs of wildlife photography, giving you a solid foundation for autofocus, continuous shooting, proper hand holding techniques, and proper exposure. The class is followed by two mornings on the lake, practicing the techniques learned during the evening class. The start time is 6:30am, so make sure to bring a warm coat, hat and gloves. The eagles are often skittish, so the two days should allow for more opportunities to capture them in dramatic fashion. The following Thursday will be a photo critique at the Mike’s Camera in Boulder. For the critique, you will be gifted a matted 12x18 print for the class submission as well as to take home with you.
What You’ll Learn
- Composition as it pertains to wildlife photography.
- Using telephoto lenses for wildlife photography.
- Tips for maximizing your camera’s autofocus system.
- The benefits of monopods and tripods.
- Working with unpredictable light and atmospheric conditions.
- Predicting birds flight trajectory and movement.
- Interchangeable Lens Camera
- Telephoto Lens (400mm Minimum Recommended)
All skill levels are accepted, but it is recommended that attendees have a basic working knowledge of exposure.
$249.00 plus Eventbrite online processing fee
(You are welcome to pay in Store to avoid paying the Eventbrite fee)
About your Instructor
Winn Robbins is an editorial photographer based in Boulder, CO. With ten years of experience in wedding, photojournalism, and portrait photography, he offers unique insights on the ins and outs of the photographic industry. He also specializes in monochromatic and art photography, bringing an artistic technique to many of his classes and challenging attendees to think outside the box as they create images of their own. For more information on Winn and to see his work and follow his blog, visit www.winslowrobbins.com
Lecture: Thursday, February 27th, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Mike's Camera Boulder
Shoot: Saturday, February 29th, 6:30am @ Barr Lake State Park
Shoot: Sunday, March 1st, 6:30am @ Barr Lake State Park
Critique: Thursday, March 5th, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Mike's Camera Boulder