Florida Spring Bird Workshop

Preening Egret

Spring in Florida is a special time of year, for people and also for wildlife. Birds are thinking about love more than food and they exhibit breeding plumage that generates wild colors. Their focus is on finding a mate, so it a great opportunity for us to get a close view of them while they aren't as concerned about people.

Join professional photographers Loren Fisher and Brian Horton as we explore southern Florida and make unique bird photos along with photographing the beauty of the region.

Sunday, March 24 through Saturday, March 30, 2015

$4300.00 regular registration
$4100.00 early registration by Jan. 15
$3900.00 for returning clients registering by Jan. 15
Deposit: $250.00

We will start and end our adventure on the East Coast in West Palm Beach. We'll travel through the Everglades and go the West Coast in Ft. Myers and then back to West Palm Beach. We will be photographing mostly in natural areas and in parks and refuges, like Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Big Cypress, Everglades National Park, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge plus many special locations.

Feeding Time

Long-time professional photographers Loren Fisher and Brian Horton will give you personal attention and show you how to take your photography to a higher level, whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer. You will learn about light, composition and seeing angles and perspectives. We will do our traveling at mid-day, when the light isn't ideal for photography.

Since the best light of the day is early and late, we will be out shooting before sunrise (around 7:15 a.m.) and get done each day after sunset around 7:30 p.m. They will be action packed days and we will be on the go but also take the time to get the shots we want at each special location.

Where:

Starting and ending in West Palm Beach, Florida

When:

Starting Sunday, March 20, 2023 at 3 p.m. through Saturday, March 30 at noon.

Who should attend: Photographers wanting to improve their photographic skills through classroom and field instruction from a seasoned professional photographer while enjoying the beauty of Florida and access to birds in breeding plumage. You will receive feedback and pointers while shooting.

Maximum group size: 8

Equipment needed:

A digital camera (and your owners manual if you don’t know what all the buttons do) and a sturdy tripod is recommended. For bird photography, you should have a 200mm lens or longer. If you don't have a larger lens, you might consider renting one (the photos on this page were shot with a 200mm to 500mm and cropped very little). Most locations require very little walking, so don't leave gear at home. Optional equipment: remote release cable for your camera; polarizing filter; rain protection (you never know), hiking boots (we won’t be doing any serious hiking but we will be on short trails and in fields that may be uneven or wet) and whatever footwear you like on the beach.

Lodging:

We will be staying in quality three and four star hotels. Pricing is based on single occupancy, if you share a room with another participant, there is a $350.00 discount per person.

Meals:

You are responsible for meals. Breakfast may be provided some hotels although we may be out shooting before serving begins. Since we will be shooting sunrises and sunsets, we may not have time for fancy sit-down meals.

Transportation:

You get to the hotel, we'll take care of the rest. We will all travel in one large van, there will be room for luggage and equipment.

Payment: The full fee is required 90 days prior to the workshop.

Deposits and Cancellations:

A $750 deposit must be paid in order to secure your space in our workshop. Full payment must be received 90 days prior to the workshop.

I must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time we offer the following refunds:

  • 90 days or more before workshop: Full workshop or deposit refund, minus credit card fees.
  • 89 to 45 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost, minus credit card fees.
  • 44 or fewer days before workshop: no refund. If you must forfeit your workshop fee we will refund your full payment, minus the deposit, if I can fill your spot.

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

If a workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of any money paid.

Questions? Contact Loren or call 802-332-6611.