Bird Photography Workshop - Gary Mc Alea Photography


THEME: BIRDS IN FLIGHT,  MIGRATORY AND SHORE BIRDS -  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (4 HOURS)


LOCATION: NORTH PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS (NEAR CORPUS CHRISTI)


DATES:  9 - 15  AUGUST 2018


FEE:         

Summer Special $175


SUMMARY

International wildlife photographer, Gary Mc Alea, invites you to join him at one of his favorite birding spots in Texas, North Padre Island. With decades of wildlife photography experience, he will teach you how to get amazing shots of birds in flight, how to get the best images of shore birds, and more at this beautiful beach location. He can also give you special tips for your favorite types of birds.

This outdoor workshop teaches flight photography basics such as acquiring and tracking your bird (or other moving targets), handholding techniques, lighting and environmental considerations, and how to capture your best flight images in the wild.

With small groups, everyone will have the chance to get both group and hands-on guidance in this 4-hour workshop. Gary has been photographing birds in this location for many years and can take you to a number of locations for capturing the region’s diverse wildlife.


DATES:  AUGUST 9 - 15

Session 1: Thursday,  9th August : 4:00 P.M. (~4 hours)

Session 2: Friday, 10th August : 8:00 A.M. (~4 hours)

Session 3: Saturday,  11th August : 8:00 A.M. (~4 hours)

Session 4: Sunday, 12th August : 8:00 A.M. (~4 hours)

Session 5: Monday,  13th August : 8:00 P.M. (~4 hours)

Session 6: Monday ,  13th August : 4:00 P.M. (~4 hours)

Session 7: Tuesday,  14th August : 8:00 A.M. (~4 hours)

Session 7: Wednesday 15th August : 8:00 A.M. (~4 hours)


CLASS SIZE

These small-group workshops are limited to Four (4) students per session to give everyone the chance for one-on-one guidance on how to up your game when shooting photos of birds in flight.

To request a custom event for a larger group, please call  (737) 203 7909 or email workshops@garymcalea.com


MEETING SPOT

Specific details on where to meet will be provided after your space is confirmed.


EVENT TRANSPORTATION

In order to get to the best birds in flight, we will provide transport in a 4-wheel drive vehicle that enables us to access various locations in the area. Locations may vary for each workshop. Participants must sign a waiver before boarding the vehicle.


REFRESHMENTS

A limited selection of light snacks and beverages (water and soda) will be available during the workshop. You may also bring your own snack or non-alcoholic beverages with you.


LIMITED FACILITIES

Shore birds are wild animals and are not always in the best spots for finding restrooms. We recommend that you use the restroom before we depart.


QUALIFICATIONS

Because we only have four hours, it is expected that you are comfortable with general use of your DSLR. Gary will be happy to help you with custom settings and tips for your camera, but this is not for first-time users.

For information on private photography classes for beginners, those advancing to higher-end cameras, or for other one-on-one training, please call (737) 203 7909 or email workshop@garymcalea.com.


PACKING LIST

Required: This is a Bring Your Own Camera (BYOC) event. Please bring your own DSLR.

Extra Memory Cards and Batteries recommended

Tripod recommended but not required

Hat

Sunscreen

Bug Spray or Wipes

Sunglasses

Towel (It can help keep you from getting sand all over yourself or your gear.)

Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet


INCLEMENT WEATHER / DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

Outdoor workshops are subject to weather and safety considerations. While alternate locations are available for many conditions, should the weather become extreme or potentially dangerous, courses may be cancelled. Should this happen, credits will be given for future sessions.

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