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Bird Photography Bootcamp

June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


A comprehensive workshop equipping you to get better, more stunning images.

Session 1: Bird Photography Basics – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 7 pm

Kicking off our workshop will be an extensive look at the tips, tools, and techniques for being out in the field. We will cover:

  • Appropriate attire
  • Tips and tricks for getting close to the birds and getting them to come to you
  • Being aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Camera settings and techniques
  • Tools of composition
  • When to pull the trigger, and things to avoid
  • And more!

You may attend this session independently of the whole workshop for $20. Register here:


Session 2: Getting out in the field – Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 7 am

Now that we are prepared, we will head out to practice and hone our skills. We will go searching for birds to photograph, utilizing the tips and tricks we learned in session 1 to get nicely composed shots we can be proud to share.

Session 3: Editing and finishing our images* – Sunday, June 2, 2019 – 11 am

In this final session, we will bring our photos to the editing table where we will learn about proper exposure, color correction, noise removal, and some other tips and tricks to bring out the best in your photos, to make them truly stand out. We will learn what photos to keep and which ones to delete. We will work exclusively in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for this session.*

Register for Bird Photography Bootcamp here:


“Photography is a subject that you can never truly master and is one from which you will always be learning.”
Wildlife photographer Roger Reynolds

*The editing session is not designed to give you a tutorial on the editing programs themselves, but rather to give you an idea of how to crop, color correct, etc., your images.


June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
June 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Eagle River Nature Center
32750 Eagle River Rd
Eagle River, AK 99577 United States
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Eagle River Nature Center