Photographers

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 TAMRON new logo blue  With over 150 different bird species that either live at Lake Hodges permanently, or just pass through, the lake is a nature photographers and bird watcher's dream. Especially lovely are the Western and Clark’s Grebes, and Eared Grebes. The Grebes breed on the lake in the winter months and courting (rushing) happens between November and early March. We hope to see a few “shows” or two.An easy walk (up to 3 miles) to the rushing area will also give us the opportunity to spot a few dozen other bird species. The day will concentrate on photography but is open to birders also.
Krisztina Scheeff is a wildlife and nature photographer who has spent months studying the Grebes on Lake Hodges. Her interest in photographing wildlife is to be able to share with others who may not otherwise get the opportunity. Ryan Rubino began an ongoing interest in birds and other wildlife at the age of 10 which led to the rearing of birds in aviculture for many years and the study of local birds. Since 2012 he has been developing his skills in wildlife photography as a way to stay connected to the natural world and further his knowledge and passion for wildlife.   GrebeRush 2 KSNPBirdFestivalProgram
Event Start Feb 22, 2018 7:00 am
Event End Feb 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Individual Price $80.00

A basic workshop designed for the beginner or intermediate wild bird photographer. Topics will include equipment, techniques, camera settings, locations, reources and ethics. Use this program number to sign up for the workshop only.   La Jolla Gang
IMG 1694   Ernie Cowan is a noted photographer, lecturer, instructor and author. He pens Backyard Bird Watching, a monthly column in the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.
Event Start Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am
Event End Feb 22, 2018 11:15 am
Individual Price $20.00

A basic workshop designed for the beginner or intermediate wild bird photographer. Topics will include equipment, techniques, camera settings, locations, reources and ethics. Use this program number to sign up for the workshop and the field trip together.   La Jolla Gang
IMG 1694   Ernie Cowan is a noted photographer, lecturer, instructor and author. He pens Backyard Bird Watching, a monthly column in the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.
Event Start Feb 22, 2018 8:30 am
Event End Feb 22, 2018 2:30 am
Individual Price $80.00

 heron3b sm langell  Have you ever noticed that a well-photographed image of birds in silhouette can often elicit as much or more emotion from your audience than images of most front-lit subjects? This fun, creativity-forward session will help you maximize your shooting day, add diversity to your portfolio, and create powerful emotion with your photography through silhouette, back-lit and rim-lit photography. We will cover what types of subjects work best in these lighting conditions, what to look for, how to apply the correct settings for silhouette photography, and how to utilize this very special light to shoot “on the dark side” with intense beauty and with technical mastery! 
Sign up for this number if you want to participate in the workshop without the field trip.
 Hunts logo  Lisa Langell is a full-time professional photographer from Scottsdale, AZ. She is passionate about creating emotionally evocative images of wildlife and about providing exciting, fun and high quality learning experiences for her workshop participants. She sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association, has been published in numerous magazines, featured in a variety of art galleries, and is fondly revered by many for her quality work, upbeat, relaxed and nurturing teaching style.
Event Start Feb 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Event End Feb 22, 2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free

 heron3b sm langell  Have you ever noticed that a well-photographed image of birds in silhouette can often elicit as much or more emotion from your audience than images of most front-lit subjects? This fun, creativity-forward session will help you maximize your shooting day, add diversity to your portfolio, and create powerful emotion with your photography through silhouette, back-lit and rim-lit photography. We will cover what types of subjects work best in these lighting conditions, what to look for, how to apply the correct settings for silhouette photography, and how to utilize this very special light to shoot “on the dark side” with intense beauty and with technical mastery! 
Sign up for this number if you want to participate in the workshop and the field trip.
 Hunts logo  Lisa Langell is a full-time professional photographer from Scottsdale, AZ. She is passionate about creating emotionally evocative images of wildlife and about providing exciting, fun and high quality learning experiences for her workshop participants. She sits on the Board of Directors for the North American Nature Photography Association, has been published in numerous magazines, featured in a variety of art galleries, and is fondly revered by many for her quality work, upbeat, relaxed and nurturing teaching style.
Event Start Feb 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Event End Feb 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Individual Price $80.00
Event Start Feb 22, 2018 4:30 pm
Event End Feb 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Individual Price Free

 TAMRON new logo blue  With over 150 different bird species that either live at Lake Hodges permanently, or just pass through, the lake is a nature photographers and bird watcher's dream. Especially lovely are the Western and Clark’s Grebes, and Eared Grebes. The Grebes breed on the lake in the winter months and courting (rushing) happens between November and early March. We hope to see a few “shows” or two.An easy walk (up to 3 miles) to the rushing area will also give us the opportunity to spot a few dozen other bird species. The day will concentrate on photography but is open to birders also.
Krisztina Scheeff is a wildlife and nature photographer who has spent months studying the Grebes on Lake Hodges. Her interest in photographing wildlife is to be able to share with others who may not otherwise get the opportunity. Ryan Rubino began an ongoing interest in birds and other wildlife at the age of 10 which led to the rearing of birds in aviculture for many years and the study of local birds. Since 2012 he has been developing his skills in wildlife photography as a way to stay connected to the natural world and further his knowledge and passion for wildlife.  Julie Zickefoose is a writer and artist, author of the heavily illustrated books Letters from Eden, The Bluebird Effect and Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest.  GrebeRush 2 KSNPBirdFestivalProgram
Event Start Feb 23, 2018 7:00 am
Event End Feb 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Individual Price $80.00

 Swarovski Logo 60K 2x2.5  Join us aboard a large sportfishing boat for an excursion in the productive waters just off San Diego. Each trip will have a number of helpful, knowledgeable leaders who know the local area, and its seabirds and marine mammals. We will visit areas such as the 9-Mile Bank and the Coronado Escarpment, and will see birds not usually visible from shore. Each boat has roomy inside seating, a galley, and seating on deck. The boat and crews are well-versed in getting us into position to see our quarry.
   
Event Start Feb 23, 2018 7:00 am
Event End Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Individual Price $105.00
Event Start Feb 23, 2018 7:30 am
Event End Feb 23, 2018 10:00 am
Individual Price Free
See the latest and greatest in photography equipment from Panasonic, and learn how it applies to bird photography.

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Event Start Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Event End Feb 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Gain tips, tricks and techniques that anyone can use. This presentation begins with photo fundamentals. Then it continues to show how these fundamentals apply to taking photos of perched and flying hummingbirds. And it includes over 100 photos as examples of what's possible. You'll enjoy this session, even if you have yet to own a camera. Bonus: you can use the ideas in this program to take better, more memorable photos of anything.
Event Start Feb 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Event End Feb 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price $10.00
Join award winning photographer Paul Bannick and local birder John Bruin at several local birding hotspots. In particular, we'll practise photographing burrowing owls and waterfowl. Paul will share insights about how to capture stunning photos and we'll take some time trying new techniques.
Event Start Feb 24, 2018 6:30 am
Event End Feb 24, 2018 12:30 pm
Individual Price $80.00
Bird and wildlife photography is no longer the exlusive domain of the well-equipped DSLR/long lens photographer. With today's Point and Shoot cameras, behind a spotting scope, or the superzoom bridge cameras on their own, it is possible---and easy---to bring back satisfying images of the birds and wildlife you observe.
Event Start Feb 24, 2018 10:30 am
Event End Feb 24, 2018 11:30 am
Individual Price Free
Are you camera-curious? Learn about the gear you need to branch from birding into photo-birding.
Event Start Feb 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Event End Feb 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Individual Price Free

Event Start Feb 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Event End Feb 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Award winning photographer Paul Bannick presents a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and images from his book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food.
Event Start Feb 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Event End Feb 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Individual Price $25.00
Join award winning photographer Paul Bannick and local birder John Bruin at Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, a local birding hotspot managed by San Diego Audubon Society. Paul will share insights about how to capture stunning photos of birds at the feeders and we'll take some time trying new techniques. Phil Lambert, the Resident Manager at Silverwood, will be on hand to answer questions about the property.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 6:30 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Individual Price $80.00

GBH Learn more about capturing the beauty of nature using your camera and a spotting scope. 
 Robert Wilson, from Daytona Beach, FL, has been a working photographer for over 40 years shooting everything from space shuttles, car races, to nature. He was a staff Photographer for Lockheed for 30 years and photographed for 10 years for Nascar.His focus now is capturing wildlife images across the country and teaching people the basics of photography and birding.   Kowa 450dpi 1
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 10:00 am
Event End Feb 25, 2018 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Learn to clean your sensor safely and efficiently from an expert with over 15 years’ experience. Cleaning your sensor only takes minutes, just a fraction of the time you spend removing sensor dust in processing. This training demystifies sensor cleaning with simple steps for safely and effectively cleaning any DSLR or mirrorless sensor. You'll be taught by Curt Fargo, one of the world's leading professional sensor cleaning educators who has been teaching sensor cleaning since DSLRs were released in early 2000. After providing a brief history of sensor cleaning, Curt dives into the details of simple steps that anyone can perform. You will learn how to examine your sensor, when to use both dry and wet sensor cleaning methods, and how to perform each method. More importantly, you'll learn the precautions that ensure safe sensor cleaning every time. Time permitting, Curt also provides free one-on-one training as he cleans the sensors of all in attendance. Curt Fargo is an educator, factory-trained camera repairman with ' over 20 years’ experience, a Certified Photographic Consultant, and has photographed professionally and semi-professionally for over 40 years. He is also the co· founder of www.CleaningDigitalCameras.com. You will also be able to find Curt at the Hunt’s Photo and Video booth where he will be doing FREE sensor cleanings while you watch and learn to do it yourself.


Event Start Feb 23, 2018 10:30 am
Event End Feb 23, 2018 11:30 am
Individual Price Free
Award winning photographer Paul Bannick presents a program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and images from his book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 1:00 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Individual Price Free
A 2-hour tour to see the Nazca Boobies up close, from a boat. These birds are San Diego rarities, usually only seen in the Galapagos Islands. Don't miss your chance to see this lifer species. Great for birders and photographers.  Bus departs from Marina Village Conference Center and goes to the marina to board the boat.
Event Start Feb 25, 2018 3:30 pm
Event End Feb 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Individual Price $50.00
 

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