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 days of photography, 9 shooting sessions! Four morning sessions in photo blinds (desert birds & hummingbirds), four afternoon/evening photography sessions, in photo-blinds . There is one optional session for photographing bats in the evening. Six hummingbird species are possible and over 40 other species. We'll be based out of Green Valley for all four days. The workshops will begin at 5 PM on April 25th with an orientation to bird photography. Two days will focus on Arizona desert birds and will be in photo-blinds near Green Valley, the next two days will be in Madera Canyon, with half of the focus will be on hummingbirds and the other on the birds of Madera Canyon. Limited to four (4) workshop participants!
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, LightRoom CC 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. The fee is $400 per day for one participant plus expenses (which includes meals, transportation and lodging if necessary). The per-day cost/per person is reduced as additional participants are added to the private workshop. (Two participants is $375 per person per day plus my expenses, three participants is $350 per person per day plus my expenses, four participants is $300 per person per day plus my expenses and five participants would be $275 per person per day plus my expenses.) If you're interested call me and we can work out the details. (206) 730-6925
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 four 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. Plan on arriving at the hotel on August 21st the 22nd through the 25th will be full days of photography with 8 different shooting session. We'll take a break in the middle of each day while the ight is harsh. We'll have four morning and four afternoon/evening shooting session and will go to spots on the north and south sides of Grays Harbor.
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 […]