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.
Sonoran Desert Birds - SE AZ - Four and a half days of photography, 10 shooting sessions! Four morning sessions three in photo blinds (desert birds & hummingbirds) and one morning in Tucson. There are five afternoon/evening photography sessions, three in photo-blinds and two natural light sessions with some walking. There is one optional session for photographing bats in the evening. Six hummingbird species are possible and over 40 other species. We'll even have a sunset session the last evening from near Gates Pass for those Saguaro Cactus silhouetted against the colors of the sunset. We'll be based out of Green Valley for three nights then move to Tucson for the final two nights. The workshops will begin at 3:30 PM on April 25th with an afternoon/evening session in Madera Canyon. Days two & three will be in photo-blinds near Green Valley, day four will be in photo-blinds in Madera Canyon, and the final day will be in the Tucson area. Then we'll finish at the sunset photo session near Gates Pass. Limited to four (4) workshop participants! FULL Contact me for the 2017 Workshop dates!
Malheur NWR Spring - Starting in April there's an incredible amount and diversity of birds migrating through the high desert plains of Central Oregon. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the Burns area are an incredibly productive area this time of year. Sandhill cranes, gulls, shorebirds, songbirds and raptors all converge in this area, and there's a Greater Sage-Grouse lek nearby too. With the open terrain of the high desert at Burns, Oregon and in and around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge there is an adundance of photographic opportunities on this photography workshop. Learn more about landscape and bird photography during this four day workshop. Limited to three (3) workshop participants.
The Palouse During Harvest - While the Palouse is fabulous in the spring with all the greens and reds of the barns, I think the harvest is even more spectacular. The golden wheat fields, huge harvesting machinery, along with the old farm equipment, barns, and of course all the endless patterns. The photographic opportunities are endless, the skies bluer, and the sunsets more intense in late July during harvest. But as always, the Palouse Falls is just incredible. Four and a half days of photography with four morning and five afternoon/evening sessions. We'll do some post-processing in the mid-day (if and when time allows), limited to 5 participants, so you get a lot of attention and help creating those incredible images. Learn landscape photography, HDR and much more.
I like to shoot tight. I do this because it’s the kind of image I like, a close shot of a bird with lots of detail. If I can show a different behavior or characteristic to the viewers I feel like I’ve been successful in the image. Part of why I photograph birds is to […]
Three shooting locations and three different light situations, by managing the light, shadows, angle the light was striking the birds, it all works. The beautiful warm light of early morning and late afternoon are best, but not always possible so let’s figure out how to work with what we have. On foggy mornings it’s […]
These images were taken yesterday on August 16th at Ocean Shores, WA. On the outer coast near the Quinault Casino. This was a field trip sponsored by the Seattle Audubon, and there were nine of us on the trip. Later the bird was seen by two other birders see — eBird for those details. We […]