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Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 North Highway 17, Awendaw, SC
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 8:30am – 4pm

“Join expert professional photographer, Chris Smith, for an in-depth workshop focusing on the photographic study of birds of prey, both in motion and while perching. Chris will talk you through camera settings, focusing tips, and how to achieve consistently accurate exposure every time. He will also share his tried-and-true techniques for effectively capturing birds in flight. Those who attend the full day will be in for a special treat as he shares his “secret sauce” when editing images in Adobe Lightroom.

This intensive workshop offers those interested in wildlife photography the opportunity to learn directly from someone with first-hand experience in the photography of live birds of prey. Chris Smith has worked with the Center for many years and has taken tens of thousands of images of the Center’s resident collection. With Chris’ thoughtful instruction, attendees will explore the challenges of capturing images of avian wildlife and will gain a better understanding of the use of specific photographic techniques.

There are two options for those interested in participating – 1/2-day tickets or full-day tickets. All participants will enjoy refreshments upon arrival, instruction in Camera Setup and Use of Technical Controls as well as a 3-hour instructor-led experience photographing live birds of prey. 15 different species will be utilized to illustrate various photographic techniques such as creating contrast and contour, freezing the action, continuous focus vs. single focus, and use of purposeful motion blur. Those that attend the full-day program will also receive lunch and training on how best to select and edit your images in Adobe Lightroom. An optional behind-the-scenes tour of the Avian Medical Clinic and South Carolina Oiled Bird Treatment Facility will also be offered to full-day attendees.

Space is limited for this special program so that the experience is optimized for all attendees. We are offering 12 spots for the full-day program and 13 for the 1/2-day program, so get your tickets soon as they are sure to go quickly. 1/2-day tickets are $200 and full-day tickets are $350.

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Event Type: Animals and Pets, Changemakers, Family-Friendly