Perhaps the most iconic of all raptors, the Bald Eagle soars for your cameras on this incredible Bald Eagle Photography Workshop. This workshop coincides with the largest Bald Eagle migration in North America. Between 2000 and 8000 Bald Eagles descend on this valley in British Columbia to feed on the spawning salmon, and on this Bald Eagle workshop you’ll be there to photograph these majestic birds.
Jeff and Kevin Allen Pepper will put you in the best spots to make some incredible images. Kevin has years of experience guiding and photographing the eagles in the stunningly beautiful Fraser Valley and the surrounding Cascade Mountains having both lived there and running workshops there for years.
Dates: November 15 to November 19, 2016
Price: $2995USD with a $500USD deposit to secure your spot
Workshop Leaders: Jeff Wendorff and Kevin Allen Pepper
Included in the Workshop
Single accommodation at a local hotel along the beach for four nights, all breakfasts, drinks while on location, dinners, personal photography blinds to use during the workshop, instruction in the field with your photographer guides and evening reviews of the days photography to find and correct any issues and optional image critiques.
The tour cost does not include international or domestic airfare. Travel insurance, alcohol, items of personal nature, anything not outlined as included.
The tour size is limited to eight photographers so you can count on minimal interruption throughout your journey in British Columbia. The maximum attendee to instructor ration is 4-1
I’ll help you with your camera settings, photography techniques for birds in flight and other tips to help you maximize your “keepers”.
Each evening we will gather as a group with our laptops and discuss editing techniques to achieve sharper images, composition from cropping and introduce you to some techniques we use to create more appealing images.
Day One (November 15, 2016) – We will meet you at Abbotsford Airport in Abbotsford, British Columbia, or Vancouver International Airport in Vancouver and transported to our Hotel in Harrison Hot Springs. You should arrive at the hotel before 10 am.
Once we have checked you in at the resort, we’ll head out and find the eagles for some afternoon photography. We’ll return to the hotel for a dinner (included) and spend some time getting to know each other and go over what you can expect for the next few days of the tour.
Day Two (November 16, 2016) – Today we will be visiting all our scouted locations where the eagles traditionally hunt and rest. Expect to be out photographing eagles from 7:30 am till 3:30 pm.
After or during dinner we’ll have a group editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments so you will make better captures over the coming days.
Day Three (November 17, 2016) – In the morning, we will visit the Delta Dykes or George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary to see what birds that we can photograph. Then we will head back out for more eagle photography.
As last night, we’ll have an evening editing session and brief on the next days photography.
Day Four (November 18, 2016) – We will put in a full day photographing the eagles today and follow up with another group editing session.
Day Five (November 19, 2016) – We will spend the last morning capturing more eagle images and then depart for the airport.
Schedule your departure November 19th after 5 pm from either Vancouver or Abbotsford Airport.
Equipment and Gear
Be prepared for temps between 0 and 50 F (0-10 C). It is likely to be rainy or misty and so so some water resistant/proof outer gear will help keep you warm and dry. We will be photographing from blinds, but you should also wear neutral colors or even camouflage gear.
This is a workshop for the big glass, a minimum of 400mm and as much as you have will be the proper tools for this Bald Eagle photography workshop. A sturdy tripod and a gimbal head will be invaluable. Do bring your wide angle in case we have time for some landscapes.
You will take more images than you might expect so be sure you’re loaded up with memory cards.
It’s almost impossible to list everything that you’ll need, so just get in touch and we can talk about what you have and what you might need.
If you are ready to photograph the largest Bald Eagle migration in North America, message me here