Winter in Florida Workshop

Winter is a season when birds are most abundant in Florida, many migrating species come to the Sunshine State for food and warmth, in addition to the variety of resident birds all over the state. Join internationally award-winning wildlife photographer Andy Nguyen for this 2-day workshop in central Florida, where you’ll be in good position to capture many beautiful bird images that will last a lifetime. Leader Andy Nguyen knows each of these locations intimately; but more importantly, he will share his valuable knowledge, fieldcraft, experience, tips and tricks, and techniques that have been developed over the years on how to get that “golden shot”.

Possible species include:

Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Sandhill Crane, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Loggerhead Shrike, Osprey, Anhinga, Limpkin, Least Bittern, Double-crested Cormorant, Wood Stork, Cattle Egret, American Bittern, Northern Harrier, many species of ducks, American White Pelican, and the ever favorite Roseate Spoonbill.

Suggested Equipment:
DSLR camera
Minimum a 300mm lens with a teleconverter. 400mm, 500mm would be recommended.
Tripod support may be used, but ability to handhold your lens is recommended as there will be a lot of opportunities for photographing BIF.
Flashes are optional

Airport: Orlando International Airport (MCO). Many hotels and shooting locations are within an hour drive from this airport.

Suggested base Hotel:
La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando UCF
11805 Research Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826
Phone: 1-407-737-6075
Website: www.lq.com

Comfort Suites UCF/Research Park
12101 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL, US, 32826
Phone: (407) 737-7303
Website: www.choicehotels.com

Itinerary:
Two full days of shooting, divided into morning & afternoon sessions. Each session will last about 2-3 hours, depending on weather.

What this includes:
Bird photography field instruction
1-on-1 Q/A throughout the duration of workshop

What it doesn’t include:
Lodging
Meals
Transportation

Important Note: Only individuals in good health, and physically able to walk 2 to 6 miles per day carrying their equipment, in temperature up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, should take this workshop. At many of these locations, the only access is by walking.

Workshop Dates:
January 19-20, 2012

Cost:
$750 per person (USD)

Deposit:
A $300 non-refundable deposit is required by December 15 to hold your spot.
The remaining balance should be paid no later than January 1, 2013.

• All workshop payments must be made by check, money order, or Paypal for convenience. Please email info@wildwingsphotography.com for additional information.