Wildlife photography

Overview

Meetup at the Coyote Hills Visitor Center in Fremont, CA from 9AM-12PM to walk the trails as a group to photograph an assortment of birds and other wildlife in the area with an instructor to teach you about your subject and the settings recommended to capturing them. This will be a small group class and limited to only 15 attendees.

Coyote Hills Regional Park is a regional park encompassing nearly 978 acres of land and administered by the East Bay Regional Park District. The park, which was dedicated to public use in 1967, is located in Fremont, California, USA, on the southeast shore of the San Francisco Bay.


What You’ll Learn:

  • The birds and wildlife that live in our area and some interesting facts about them
  • How to capture great wildlife photographs
  • Using your manual settings, like shutter speed, to prioritize freezing your subject in motion


What to Bring:

  • Bring your camera that allows manual settings
  • Wide-angle and telephoto lens (we offer rentals in store if you do not have one or the other)
  • Multiple fully charged batteries
  • Memory cards
  • Monopod is optional, but for large lenses with a mount is recommended
  • Binoculars are recommended
  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Hat to protect yourself from the sun

Where to Park/How to get there:

Parking for the event is $5 unless you have an East Bay Regional Park pass, then it is free.

All skill levels are accepted, but it is recommended that attendees have a basic working knowledge of exposure.


Tuition

$99.00 plus Eventbrite online processing fee

(You are welcome to pay in Store to avoid paying the Eventbrite fee)

About your instructor:

James' love of photography and birding grew simultaneously, as his parents got him invested into bird watching at a young age and was introduced to photography through 35mm film cameras growing up. He attended Chabot College in Hayward where his interest in photography grew exponentially. James enjoys all types of nature and wildlife photography, but birds hold a special place in his heart. He has experience with Nikon DSLRs and has had work exhibited at the Alameda County Fair and used by Golden Gate and Ohlone Audubon. He has had his photographs used by National Audubon Society, Save the Redwoods League, the Cornell University Bird ID page, and the East Bay Regional Parks as well. James looks forward to sharing his joy and passion of photography and nature with others.