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December 6 - 10

Birds of Bosque del Apache Photo Workshop

Single Supplement - $300

Flight Destination: Albuquerque, NM

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The best word to describe Bosque is WOW. Sunrise and thousands of birds taking flight at once is a sight to behold. One of the top birding locations in the country, Bosque del Apache is noted for its gathering of close to 40,000 snow geese and more than 10,000 sandhill cranes.

Some of the most incredible lighting at sunrise and sunset can be found here and the opportunity of an orange sky before sunrise and thousands of birds coming in makes for a sight and photo-op well worth the trip. One that people come back to year after year to capture.

Have you ever wanted to learn to do birds in flight photography? If so, this is the trip for you. There are several settings where the snow geese and sandhill cranes are in close proximity to get great flight shots and tips and tricks for creating these shots will be discussed throughout the workshop. Numerous people have started out this trip having never taken a bird in flight photo before and left with great flight shots, so you can count on this being a birds in flight photo workshop as well as just a great bird photography workshop. Silhouette flight techniqes will also be a big part of evening sessions to capture nice color in the background from the sky to accentuate the flight of the birds. White balance and exposure tips will make your images pop with the color your eyes see. This is also a great location to learn abstract birds in flight techniques to offer a very different view to the setting.

As situations develop throughout the trip, different techniques will be taught so you can know you will go home with images you never imagined getting before arriving for this trip.

This workshop is designed as an instructional based trip that includes critiques of your field work and instrcutional in-room programs in addition to the daily shoots. All of these are designed to help you improve your photography skills. The small group size allows in-depth instruction combined with lots of personal attention that is tailored to the individual participant. While a basic understanding of your camera and metering system helps, instruction in this is provided if needed. Regardless of skill level this trip will help you learn how to create some of the best and most unique bird photography images you have ever taken.

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I had a fantastic photography workshop with you at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. I learned so much about shooting sunrises and sunsets, birds in motion, and numerous camera settings. I can't wait to attend another photo trip and continue my learning. Jani G.

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* Hotel, ground transportation and all meals included in cost
* Pick-up and drop-off from designated airport
* Hands-on help in the field and in-room digital instructional programs
* Our aim is to help you capture great images in a relaxed atmosphere and teach material that will help you take better photos the next time you go into the field


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You certainly provided more than a wonderful experience in New Mexico! Couldn't have taken such nice photos without your tutoring. Susan S.

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