Raptors + Photography = Raptography

A Personal Encounter with Birds of Prey and Photography Workshop

Meet birds of prey as up-close and personal as you can get.  You will learn about these majestic birds as well as learn and practice photography techniques geared towards getting great shots of birds of prey.

If you are  interested in scheduling a different date/location, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to contact us!

If you have an advanced point-and-shoot or DSLR camera and you are at least familiar with basic concepts (e.g., shutter speed, aperture, ISO, motion blur, depth of field, noise), this 8-hour photography workshop is for you!  In the morning, we will go in-depth in considering these basics in the context of birds-of-prey as subjects.  We’ll talk about the inter-related choices we make and what can work well for different scenarios.  We’ll also spend time honing our panning skills and understanding our focusing systems and how these apply to birds of prey.

After an intense morning of learning and practicing, we’ll spend 2 hours interacting with the birds.   Afterwards, we’ll review photos and discuss issues or questions.

Half of the fee goes to Wings to Soar, a non-profit organization that cares for unreleaseable birds of prey and provides invaluable educational services to the community.

Date:  We are currently rescheduling this workshop. Please use the contact form below to let us know if you would like to attend at Edgar Evins State Park and if there are particular dates that work well for you. Thank you for your patience.

Time:  9:00AM-5:00PM

Place: Edgar Evins State Park, Silver Point, Tennessee (approx. 30 min from Cookeville, 1 hour from Nashville, and 2 hours from Chattanooga)

Meals: Lunch included

Price:  We are evaluating changes we can make in the workshop to reduct the price–stay tuned!


Please note: your payment will go directly to Wings to Soar, a non-profit environmental education organization. 50% of your fee will help fund the care of unreleaseable birds of prey and may be eligible for a tax deduction (ask your accountant).

Need more info?  Send us a shout:

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