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Raptography

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!

Raptography II:  For Advanced Photographers

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 will be better 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.

Limited to 10 participants to maximize time with the birds.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Wings to Soar, a non-profit organization that cares for unreleaseable birds of prey and provides invaluable educational services to the community.

Date:  February 16, 2014

Time:  9:00AM-5:00PM

Place: Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Lebanon, TN

Meals: Lunch included

Price:  $250   Special Offer:  $200

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund if cancel before Feb 7; no refunds after Feb 7.

Class Size:  Minimum of 8 participants must register by Feb 7 to hold the date.  Maximum of 10 participants.

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Raptography I:  For Beginner Photographers

If you have an advanced point-and-shoot or DSLR camera but you’re not sure how to take artistic control of your photos, this is a great class for you.  We’ll spend the morning looking at creative control options on your camera and how these create different effects in your photos.    We’ll also practice some simple techniques that work well for getting photos of the birds.

In the afternoon, you’ll take turns handling and photographing the birds–this 8-hour photography workshop includes 2 hours of interaction with unreleaseable birds of prey.  After working with the birds, we’ll look at the photos we took and discuss what creative effects we got and how they worked with our birds-of-prey subjects.

This is a much less technical version of Raptography II, designed to help newer photographers get prepared for photographing the birds without being overwhelmed.  We spend the same amount of time with the birds in  Raptography I as in II.

Limited to 10 participants to maximize time with the birds.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Wings to Soar, a non-profit organization that cares for unreleaseable birds of prey and provides invaluable educational services to the community.

Date:  TBD

Time:  TBD

Place: TBD

Meals: Lunch included

Price:  $250

Need more info?  Send us a shout:

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