• Bald eagle vocalizing
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Black Oystercatcher
  • Western Bluebird
  • Sandhill Cranes

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Bird photography workshops by a photographer and birder. (Tim teaches shorebird identification classes for Audubon chapters.) Read more about the workshop below, then choose one to dive into the wonderful world of bird photography.

Peregrine-2467

Private One-on-One Instruction - One-on-one instruction is available, learn how to take your nature photography to the next level by working on the artistic and technical side of photography together. We'll discuss what you want to learn, review some of your images, determine the curriculum for the day, then choose an appropriate location. These are full days, we'll be out in the field during the best light in the morning and the evening, with a break in the middle of the day for; lunch, image review, LightRoom5 post-processing, and if necessary re-calibration of the curriculum (I want you to get the most out of your day!). The skies the limit, so contact me if you're interested.

Wandering Tattler-2907

Fall Shorebirds of Grays Harbor - Fall migration of shorebirds heading south starts in July and lasts to almost November. There will be an exciting mix of post breeding and fresh juvenile birds on this workshop. We'll spend two days at various locations in and around Grays Harbor in different coastal habitats looking for fall migrants. Our target birds are: Black Turnstones, Surfbirds and Wandering Tattlers on the rock jetties; Sanderlings, Western Sandpipers, Black-bellied Plovers, and Dunlin on the beaches; American and/or Pacific Golden Plovers in the short dune grasses; yellowlegs, phalaropes, dowitchers, willets, whimbrels, godwits and sandpipers on and around the local ponds. We'll also keep an eye out for rarer birds such as Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Ruff, and anything else that might show up.

Morning light on the Columbia

Basics of Nature Photography - Learn the basics of nature photography! Learn how to use your camera to create stunning natural light nature images. This workshop will focus on you, your camera, and how the two of you can work together to make better images. We'll start with how shutter speed, aperture or f-stop, and ISO can be used to get the correct exposure and then how they can create a differnt look to your image. Then we'll move on to composition, controlling the borders and backgrounds of the image. This is a fun, one-day workshop, we'll discuss a topic, you'll create some images and practice what you've learned, then we'll review them. This is a full day workshop with a break in the middle of the day for lunch. Chose either June 7th or September 20th for your workshop, let me know by using the notes section when you signup.