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Field Trip: After the Basics: Intermediate Wildlife Photography Workshop (Thursday) & Field Trip (Friday) - Sold Out!

$38 Adult; $20 Youth

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

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This is a Thursday workshop with a Friday morning field trip. Digital photography has made wildlife photography easier and more fun. But good wildlife photography does require some knowledge of composition, lighting, equipment and the exposure triangle. This workshop will take some of the mystery out of these more advanced techniques and allow you to make wildlife photos that you can be proud of. The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations and discussion of field techniques. The workshop will begin at 1:00 pm on Thursday at the Chico Masonic Family Center and last approximately 2 hours.

On Friday, we will meet in the early morning at the Llano Seco Wildlife Area about 30 minutes from Chico. The field trip will begin at 7:00 am and conclude around 10:00 am. Multiple species of ducks and geese, Sandhill Cranes, and several raptor species are often found near the viewing platform, along trails and in the adjacent agricultural areas. Due to the potential for rain and mud, rain gear and boots for yourself plus rain protection for your equipment may be needed. Individualized help with advanced techniques will be provided in the field.

All ages 16 and older are welcome. Dress warmly and bring your rain gear and boots. Water and a snack are suggested.

Field Trip Leader

Kirby Flanagan

Kirby is a professional nature and wildlife photographer residing in northwest Nevada. He is a member of the Lahontan Audubon Society in Reno, Nevada, a longtime member and current board member of the National Photography Enthusiasts Group (NPEG) of Bozeman, Montana and is a past member of the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society based in Peninsula, Ohio.

Kirby has been involved in photography for more than forty years and in bird photography for more than ten years. During those ten years, he has photographed birds in several midwestern states, most of the western states, Alaska and the Galapagos Islands. His interests are primarily in photographing raptors and waterfowl, but he enjoys photographing all birds. And he loves to teach.

Kirby has been a workshop leader, group shoot leader, speaker and webinar presenter for NPEG for over ten years. He is the author of the e-book "A Nature Photographer's Guide to Alaska". He is a blog and a podcaster on the "Photographing the West" podcast both his blog and his podcast episodes are available on his website at www.flanaganfotos.com.

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