Florida  Birding Photography Tour

                                    March 3rd to 8th, 2024

 

 

Want to learn or increase your hit rate photographing birds in flight? 

Join us at 2 fantastic locations: 

The first two days we will shoot at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery. The next days we will head south to Titusville and spend time putting those skills together at the Orlando Wetlands.

This event/workshop is mostly a field/outdoor shooting event ending the event with Critiques of your images and assignments. There are many opportunities for questions and instruction in both of these locations.

 

                  

 

While in St Augustine we will work on bird in flight techniques, both early morning and late afternoon. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Photo Pass is required to get in early and stay late at the Alligator Farm. You will need the pass for one day and one morning. Daily passes are available if you don't wish to purchase an annual pass.

Go to their website to purchase your pass or you can purchase your pass on site if you would like. You will need a photo ID on site and with each entry.

 

                 

 

While at Orlando Wetlands we will shoot a sunrise one morning as well as walk out to their new boardwalk. This boardwalk gets us close to rookeries as well as great positions for birds in flight in a beautiful scenic location. Other easy hikes bring us to wide open views of lakes with many bird in flight opportunities. We will finish the days with sunsets at different park locations.

 

               

 

 

Cost of the event is $650.00. Please send a check to :

If you need to use a card please email me and I'll send an invoice to pay by card.

Note: Card purchase is 3% additional.

 We are taking a maximum of 10 participants. This events fills quickly so if you're interested sign up right away.

Advise me when a check is in the mail to hold your spot.

Vinny Colucci

115 Mamie Lane

Jamestown, NC 27282

252-349-1121

[email protected]

 

Hotels:

St Augustine:

Holiday Inn Express  March 3th to 5th

601 Anastasia Blvd. ,St Augustine, FL 32080 :  904-825-4535  Use Phtography by Vinny Colucci for Booking code

 

Titusville FL

Quality Inn    March 5th to 8th

3655 Cheney Hwy, Titusville, FL 32780  : 321-269-7110 use VinnyPhoto as booking code

 

Recommended Equipment:

One or two camera bodies

Long telephoto lens 400mm plus

Short telephoto :  100mm-400mm

Landscape lens  24mm-70mm

Polarizing Filters

Grauated ND Filter  3-stop

ND filter   3-4 stops

Tripod and Ball Head

Gimble Head

Cable release

Rain gear

Hiking boots    Hikes are short.  Most likely 1/2 mile or less at a time. There are no drive on privileges at the Orlando Wetlands. TIme spent at the Alligator Farm is on a boardwalk or paved paths. 

Optional: You may use a cart or wagon to maneuver gear at both locations. Please be mindful this can create vibration on the boardwalks for other photographers.

 

Schedule:

Sunday March 3rd  6 PM:  Meet and Greet in hotel lobby.

Monday March 4th:

7 AM    Morning shoot Alligator Farm Rookery

2 PM  Classroom on camera settings.

3:30 PM  Alligator Farm until Sundown. 

Tuesday: 7 AM morning Alligator Farm shoot. 

9 AM  Breakfast. Check out of hotel and head to Titusville.

4 PM meet in hotel lobby to go to Orlando Wetlands Park.

Shoot until Sunset

Wednesday : 7 AM for Orlando Wetlands Park early light shoot.

4 PM afternoon shoot Orlando Wetlands Park. Shoot until Sunset

Thursday: local Sunrise shoot. Goto Breakfast. 11 AM Classroom in hotel lobby.  Critiques  up to 5 images each. Q & A

4 PM Orlando Wetlands Park or Merritt Island. Class choice.

Friday 10 AM Meet for Good bye and  any questions :Hotel checkout.