Sunday, January 13, 2019

NEW Workshop Just Announced - Florida's Beautiful Birds, St. Augustime Florida


BRAND NEW WORKSHOP JUST ANNOUNCED! 

 

Join me in St. Augustine, Florida, March 13 - 18 for some of the best bird photography anywhere. This is the time of year when some of the most beautiful birds like Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, and several species of Herons, arrive in their breeding plumage. They will be nest building, mating, and laying their eggs, and all of this will be happening close to us and at eye level.


We will be in a private rookery that is beautifully designed with walkways that put us at tree-top level with the birds.  This provides photographers with the best chances of getting close-up shots of adults and perhaps some of the newly hatched babies as well. You will not need a very long lens to get great shots - lenses in the 300mm range will be fine. All birds are truly wild, but are not bothered by our presence.

We will have special early access to the rookery before it opens to the public. And it is a short, easy walk into and around the rookery. Superb bird photography doesn't get any better, or any easier, than this.

In addition to the birds, there will be shooting opportunities in the historic areas of St. Augustine, which bills itself as America's Oldest City. It is the home of significant landmarks like Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, the Lightner Museum, and more.

And there will be a half-day special private boat trip to view water birds, dolphins, and the city from a different perspective.

This unique photo workshop includes:
-  Private time photographing birds in the rookery
-  Personalized instruction to make your bird photography the best it can be
-  Private half-day boat trip
-  All rookery entry fees
-  Boat trip fee
-  Independent walking tours of historic St. Augustine
-  Image critiques
-  Lightroom and Photoshop tips                  

WHERE: St. Augustine, Florida

WHEN: March 13 - 18, 2019

NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHERS: Workshop is limited to 10 photographers

FEE: Early sign-up fee is $1995, in effect until February 1. After that date the fee is $2495. Fee includes all entry fees into the rookery, boat trip, extensive personalized instruction, image critiques, both in-the-field and classroom training, Lightroom and Photoshop tips. (Not included are lodging, meals, transportation, and personal incidentals.)

DEPOSIT: A $500.00 deposit will reserve your space. The balance of your workshop fee will be due no later than February 15, 2019.

LODGING: Lodging is not included in the workshop fee. Lodging suggestions will be provided when you register.

HOW TO GET THERE: If you are flying, both the Jacksonville, FL and the Daytona Beach, FL airports are about 1 hour from St. Augustine. You may rent a car at either airport.

ITINERARY:
Workshop begins in the late afternoon on Wednesday, March 13. Specific time and location will be provided when you register.
Each day of the workshop will be a varied combination of bird shooting, historic architecture, training, and critiques.
The workshop officially ends after a morning rookery visit on Monday, March 18. If you are flying, it is best to not schedule your departing flight any earlier than mid-afternoon that day.

 I am happy to answer any questions, and provide more details. Please feel free to phone me at 757-773-0194, or email me at awakethelightphoto@icloud.com

To register, either email or call and a Registration Form will be emailed to you. 

I hope you can join me!


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Glacier Bay Alaska - 100 Million Years In The Making!


Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska is a superb location for photography. Join me this summer to revel in this exciting place.  It is the summer home of whales, puffins, moose, mountain goats, brown bear, and much more. Plus its glaciers, sweeping mountains, and incredible waterways round out some of the best photographic opportunities anywhere in the world. 

Our 5 days there will be filled with several day-trips on our large private yacht exploring Glacier Bay in search of whales and an array of water birds, plus land mammals. We will stay in one of the loveliest private lodges in all of Alaska. All our breakfasts and dinners will be at the lodge, prepared by a world-class chef.

This trip checks all the boxes for everything a photo trip should have  -  a wide variety of incredible photo opportunities, water-based and land-based shooting locations, lovely lodging (double occupancy), fabulous meals, all ground transportation, personal photographic instruction, local guides, image critiques, and personalized attention every step of the way.  This is a trip not to be missed!

Fee includes all lodging and meals at Glacier Bay, 3 full-day private boat trips, round trip flight from Juneau to Glacier Bay, all ground transportation in Glacier Bay, personal guide, image critiques, personalized photographic instruction, and tips.  This trip has it all!

Just a few spaces left. For all the details, click on this link   http://awakethelight.com/glacier-bay-national-park/

I am happy to answer any questions you have by phone or email. Call me at 757-773-0194. Or email me by clicking this link here  

TODAY'S QUOTE:  "Whales live enigmatic lives, in a realm that is impenetrable to our gaze. Small wonder they've seemed magical and strange. In rare privileged moments we enter their world."  --Diane Ackerman