Photographing birds in flight is like capturing poetry in motion that is being written across the sky! In this class you’ll learn a variety of techniques, from freezing the flight of birds to beautiful blurs of bird in flight. Learn the light that will make your images sing, and the settings on your camera that will help you capture what you visualize. We’ll also learn how to use sports cameras to photograph inside nesting boxes, how to control cameras remotely, and how to make time lapse videos. We’ll look at how to apply some of these same techniques for other types of wildlife photography. We will learn different ways to understand and use light in bird and wildlife photography to capture high key and low key photos that make dramatic images. We will be doing a combination of in class work, in field photography, and free time photography. These activities will give you the foundation to understand skills, hands on instruction with the instructor, and time to apply what you learn at your own pace.
Charles St. Charles III. is a nature and wildlife photographer and writer. His photography is displayed in private, corporate and public settings throughout the United States and as far away as Africa and Australia. His work has been featured in calendars, posters, cards, newspapers, TV, publications and galleries. He makes presentations to a wide range of audiences, from photography classes to environmental groups to governors to elementary school students.
This is a Studio and Plein Air Workshop.
For this week, the arrival date is MONDAY, not our normal Sunday.
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9/3-9/6
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.