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.
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.
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.
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.
Out on the Washington Coast last weekend there were flocks of Dunlin and Sanderlings as well as a few birds of prey. On Friday when it was sunny we watched a group of sub-adult Bald Eagles take turns feeding on a seal carcass. On Saturday morning from sunrise until about 9:00 AM there weren’t […]
Skagit Flats is home to many raptors in the winter and on January 18th I was able to photograph Rough-legged Hawks and a Barred Owl. Ya gotta love winter in Washignton, the sun might not come out for a few weeks at a time, but the birds are fantastic. It was getting […]
While presenting a shorebird identification program to the Grays Harbor Audubon Society last weekend, I learned that there are plans for railroad oil tankers to offload crude oil into ships in the Port of Grays Harbor. All of this oil transfer would take place right next to the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge. […]