Falcon Photography - In the Field

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Photograph raptors in a natural setting.

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Join us for this great opportunity to photograph several raptors in a park like setting. Owls, Falcons, Hawks and more will be available to photograph in a wide-open natural park like setting. You will have an opportunity to photograph birds in flight in a predictable and controlled outdoor setting.

The Falconer & Steve Ball - John “The Falconer” Prucich is a licensed practicing Flaconer, and will be opening his new facility to us to photograph some of his most photogenic birds. John Prucich has a wealth of knowledge on birds and will educate you on each bird along the way. Our morning will start at 8:00am with a quick orientation and brief bird photography instruction provided by Steve Ball, Olympus Educator and long-time bird photographer. While in the field, Steve will be available for any camera setting questions or tips on how to maximize your photographic experience.

Onsite – We start early when the birds are most active, and to take advantage of the morning light for best possible results. We will be working in an open field lined with trees, where we will break into groups of 3 to shoot birds in 3 different locations on site, rotating at designated periods in order to be able to shoot all the birds in varied settings. At some point, John will be setting us up for the in-flight portion of the morning, where you will have an opportunity to get some great in-flight shots.

Gear - Interchangeable Lens Camera and lenses in the 200mm to 400mm range. Tripods and monopods are welcome.Rain sleeve for camera and lens if your gear is not weather sealed are available at Kenmore Camera.

Social Distancing - We are limiting this workshop to 9 attendees and will be working in groups of 3 to maintain the 6’ social distancing guidelines. Participants will be required to wear a mask and be aware of the social distancing guidelines while photographing. If you have any flu like symptoms prior to this event please request a refund as to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Weather & Clothing - October weather can be unsettled, so please dress accordingly. Bring a rain jacket and shoes that are suited for outdoor activities in wet grassy conditions. We will photograph if there is a light rain, but if the forecast is such that you would need an umbrella we will reschedule to the following Saturday. Should both dates be a total wash out, participants will get a full refund of their registration.Weather contingency date: Saturday October 24th.

Things to know:

  • Each participant is required to wear a face mask while on-site.
  • Each person must have a registration ticket via print or phone.
  • Participants should have a strong working knowledge of their gear and how it works.
  • You will be required to provide your own transportation to and from the shooting location. Drive time is approximately 45 minutes south from Seattle.
  • Registered participants will receive directions prior to the event date.
  • Participants must be able to walk at least a distance of 40 yards on uneven surfaces and grass that most likely will be wet.
  • You are responsible for your gear, and any weather proofing it may need depending on the conditions.
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