Sunday, January 13, 2019

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



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.

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

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

I hope you can join me!

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