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Peregrine Falcons! Birds-in-Flight
Photo Workshop 
San Diego California, USA

Dates: 2024  Sun. April 28 arrival - depart May 04.2024 Nights

 

Price: $3895 USD includes single supplement Deposit: $1000 USD per person

 Includes expert bird in flight photo instruction, private room and breakfast 

Not included: Flights, Lunches and dinners, Alcoholic beverages, other items of a personal nature

Destination: San Diego, California Airport (SAN) USA

 Questions? info@hemmingsphototours.com

Workshop Leader: David Hemmings

 Join David Hemmings, for five days of photographing adult and juvenile Peregrine Falcons as they travel to and from the nest teaching the juveniles how to fly.  Photograph the birds as they come and go with food for the young birds. See and photograph amazing aerial displays of passing the prey in mid air. Photograph the falcons in flight against beautiful blue ocean and sky backdrops. Watch and shoot as they perch on their rocky outcrops never too far from the nest.

 

Most of the shooting lends itself to hand holding your photo gear. The action can be fast and frantic so a quick reaction time is a must when tracking and shooting these beautiful falcons. David will be there beside you to make sure that you are using the proper settings and techniques for birds in flight that will allow you to capture some amazing images.

Price includes professional photo instruction, lodging,

 Not included flights, meals, tips and gifts. Other expenses outside of workshop dates.

Day 1: Night 1: Check into the San Diego Hotel  - Overnight included. Welcome dinner.

Day 2-7 (5 Photo Days): Transport to the nesting Peregrine Falcons and enjoy bird in flight photography and action with David Hemmings, Instructor. Photo editing in the evenings and discussing the days wonderful bird action shots.

Day 7:  Check out and fly home with wonderful photos and memories.

 Please note itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions. Questions info@hemmingsphototours.com

Recommended Photo Gear:

Recommend mirrorless bodies and lenses as they are lighter and easier to maneuver when hand held. 

A lens that you are able to hand hold while shooting the falcons.

Zoom lenses: 100-400 / 100-500 / 200-500 / 150-600

Primes: 300 + teleconverter / 400 + teleconverter / 500 / 600

Things to bring checklist:

Photo & Electronics:

Camera body / bodies

Zoom or prime lens, your choice

Teleconverters

Memory Cards, External hard drive, Laptop

Other items: Sunhat, SunscreenSunglasses

Shoes that you don't mind getting wet. In the later afternoon when the tide is coming in we are shooting from the beach. Knee high boots if you prefer.

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