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Maryland Eagles & Lighthouse Workshop

Full Moons, Bald Eagles and Lighthouses

A Fabulous Photography Adventure Not to be missed!

Workshop is full. Email Loren loren@lorenphotos.com if you would like to be on the waiting list.

North East, MD
(Just a 2.5 hour drive from Central New Jersey)

Dec. 6-7, 2014
Saturday, 2 p.m. – Sunday noon

$295 if you register before Nov. 1
$345 after Nov. 1

Eagle in flightJoin professional photographer Loren Fisher on a fun, action-packed photo adventure. During this two-day trip to northern Maryland, we will photograph bald eagles, the full moon rising behind a lighthouse and explore how to create a dynamic image of the lighthouse using light-painting techniques. It’s guaranteed to be a lot of learning, a lot of fun and a great time.

Photographing Bald Eagles
Each year over a hundred bald eagles gather at a hydroelectric plant as they make their way south to avoid the freezing lakes and rivers up north. Fish are sucked through the large turbines creating a great food source that attracts large numbers of bald eagles, great blue herons, gulls and other birds.

As a special bonus, we have worked with sponsor Ritz Camera to have four super-telephoto lenses for you to share as we photograph the full moon and then for the eagles. This is a great opportunity to shoot with a monster lens attached to your camera body.

An Easy, Fun Photography Tour
We have taken care of all the details for the weekend including the hotel. You just show up ready to shoot. We’ll have everything to do the light painting plus super telephoto lenses.

Here’s what you get:

  • One night hotel
  • Expert instruction from two professional photographers
  • Socializing with other photographers
  • Shared use of a Nikon and a Canon super-telephoto lens
  • Unique opportunity to photograph a light-painted lighthouse
  • Instruction to help get great shots of bald eagles

Eagle in treeOur Agenda…
Early Saturday afternoon we’ll meet and talk about how we will shoot the full moon and how we illuminate the lighthouse once the sun goes down. Then we’ll head out and photograph the full moon rising behind the Concord Point lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay.

Loren will be helping you make sure you are getting beautiful photos. As the light leaves the sky, we will show you how to use “light painting” to illuminate the lighthouse with a flashlight. Everyone will be able to get great shots of the glowing lighthouse with a beautiful blue sky behind it – even if it is a cloudy day.

Then we will meet for dinner and talk about our shots and how we are going to shoot the eagles and other birds in the morning. You’ll get to meet other photographers, this is a joint Meetup between Philadelphia, New York City, Montgomery Co., MD, a D.C. suburb and Somerset Co., NJ, just outside New York City.

Sunday morning we’ll be on location with the eagles at sunrise (7 a.m.) as the bird activity begins. It will be an exciting morning as we witness one of the largest bald eagle concentrations on the east coast.

Here’s what you need:

  • Your camera with spare batteries.
  • A tripod
  • Wired remote shutter switch.
  • Any lens that you have. Having your own telephoto will help, 200mm will work, but you will be hooking into 600mm to 800mm lenses.
  • Warm clothing – dress in layers so you can add more if needed.
  • Rain protection – for both you and your camera. We’ll be out shooting no matter the weather, although we obviously won’t see the full moon if it is cloudy, but we will still get great light painting shots in the rain!

*Meals not included.

About Loren Fisher
Loren Fisher has been a professional photographer since 1978 and has published photography books on Pope John Paul II and Branson, Missouri. He shares his knowledge and passion at photography workshops and tours, is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University teaching multimedia storytelling and sells his work at art shows and festivals throughout the East Coast. www.LorenPhotos.com

Cancellations
We must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time we offer the following refunds:
60 days or more before workshop: Full workshop refund.
59 to 30 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost.
29 or fewer days before workshop: no refund.

If you must forfeit your workshop fee, we will refund your full payment if we can fill your spot. We will also issue you a credit to be used on another workshop within the next year.

No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a workshop. Workshops are sold as a package only.


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