Testimonial, Tia G.
"Trent's workshop worked out perfectly for me, particularly because he took the time to understand my level of photography (or lack thereof), and guided me accordingly. Although wildlife sighting is entirely on luck, I'm pretty sure my stellar sightings at Yellowstone would not have been possible without Trent's knowledge of wildlife and terrain - just to put that in perspective, we saw a pair of grizzly bears and a black bear just on my first day!
Trent suggested certain effects through the low grass on the bank, where we were observing a female elk and her calf, and it was both fun and challenging to try it out then and there. He was also patient and encouraging, when I was switching out my lenses. Most of all, I appreciated that Trent respects wildlife, and he ensures that we conduct ourselves in a way that we do not disturb the animals, for the sake of sighting or photography (unlike some other tourists we saw out there). All in all, if you're going into Yellowstone for wildlife, Trent's workshop is a must (and I can't wait to do it all over in a different season)!"
Join me for a three day photography workshop in the Florida Keys! We will be based around the middle keys, around Curry Hammock State Park and Long Key State Park. Subjects we may focus on include resident birds (Pelicans, Gulls, Herons, Ibis), the endangered Key Deer, as well as the incredible sunrise/sunsets over tropical landscapes. If conditions permit, we may also be able to work on some astrophotography.
This workshop is limited to three photographers, and will fill quickly!
Although you will be able to photograph several different species of birds, this is meant to be an instructional photography workshop as opposed to a birdwatching tour.
- Dates: July 6-10, 2020
- Total cost: $997. Deposit of $500 due to book, with balance of $497 due 90 days before arrival.
- Location: Marathon or Layton, Florida
- Lodging suggestion: Banana Bay Resort, Edgewater Lodge, AirBnB, VRBO
- Length: Three days, roughly 4-6 hours each day. We will focus on morning and evening, but may spend more time depending on conditions.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Activity Level: Minimal. Easy walking on paved, sandy, or forest trails. Weather may be hot and humid.
- Group size: Up to three photographers
- Included: Photography field instruction
- Not included: Transportation to meeting places, meals
Over the course of three days, you will learn how to set up your camera for capturing birds and other subjects with a good exposure and accurate autofocus. Once you're comfortable with the basics, we will work on crafting a more creative image through composition and post-processing.
What kind of camera do I need?
A DSLR camera with telephoto lens at least 300mm is recommended, but other cameras can work as well. Contact me with questions about your specific gear, or for gear rental/buying recommendations.
What skill level is required?
There is no minimal skill level. We can start with the very basics. If you aren’t comfortable with all the camera menu settings, you may want to bring your manual
Do I need a computer for this workshop?
If you want to work on post-processing your images, you will need a computer with Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop installed. If you don't have this yet, you can still follow along without processing your own images.
What is the refund policy?
The full amount is required to reserve your spot. No refunds after April 7th, 2020 unless your spot can be replaced. A 10% cancellation fee mat apply if a refund is issued.
In the event of a hurricane, we can reschedule the workshop for the next year. You may want to purchase travel insurance as well, and that will cover all costs associated with your trip.