Monday, January 27, 2014

Spring Wild Songbirds Photo Workshop

There is only one opening left in the exciting Wild Songbirds Photo Workshop scheduled for April 6 – 8.  So now is the time to grab that last spot.

The workshop will be held at an incredibly photographer friendly location in central North Carolina. We will spend our mornings and afternoons in a comfortable, fully-enclosed blind with birds literally just a few feet away.  Sitting in comfortable chairs with our lenses aimed out the large openings, we will be able to shoot a wide variety of wild songbirds who are attracted to the area by copious amounts of birdseed and other bird food hidden in the nearby trees and bushes.

All the spring songbirds will have returned to this area, and we should see dozens of different species up close and personal, including woodpeckers, goldfinches, bluebirds, chickadees, nuthatches, wrens, towhees, grosbeaks, starlings, blue jays, cardinals, sparrows, warblers, finches, kinglets, juncos, and more.

With any luck, we might also be treated to a pair of nesting American Wood Ducks on the nearby pond.

Don’t be concerned if you do not own a long lens. These birds are close enough that a 200mm or 300mm lens is just fine. Of course longer lenses are always useful, but not entirely necessary.

In addition to group and personalized instruction, always a part of all Awake The Light Workshops, a delicious home-cooked lunch is included each day, and our mid-day break will include image critiques. That will enable you to see what you shot in the morning and make any necessary changes for the afternoon shooting session.

And no having to haul your camera gear long distances over hill and dale.  The parking area is right next to the blind.

It doesn’t get any better than this! Wild songbirds close and all around you, easy logistics, great lunches, and small group size all combine to make this a unique and exciting workshop.

Call us at 757-773-0194 or email  right away to grab this last spot!

Shutter Speed 1/500 sec.  Aperture f/5.6.  ISO 800.  Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS set at 200mm.  Camera: Canon 5D Mark III.  Gitzo tripod with Really Right Stuff ballhead and Wimberley Sidekick.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.”  --Charles Lindbergh

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