PSA  Florida Wetlands Workshop


         Presented by Escape to Nature Photography Workshops & Vinny Colucci


March 6 -10, 2017         Titusville Florida

Hotel :Quality Inn   3655 Cheney HWY, Titusville, FL  32780

321-269-7110  Rate: use promo PSA-Vinny   $95.00 per night

Note Block starts March 5th for those who want to come in Sunday


This event is specific to Photography Society of America.

Contact Don Brown at:   [email protected]    for workshop fee and to register.

Or go to the PSA page   Sign Up Here


The workshop will cover Monday evening through noon Friday. We will explore three Florida Wetlands in the region. Orlando Wetlands Park, Vierra Wetlands Park and Merritt Island. We will also do a sunrise location shoot at Coco Beach Pier. The workshop will

include field instruction as well as classroom time. Classroom time will be mid-day with early morning and late afternoon location shoots.






Our attempt will be to locate nesting species of Florida birds as well as the American alligator. We might get lucky and even see bobcats, or other mammals. 




Vinny Colucci has been photographing these wetlands since 2003 and will put us in front of the hotspots. From scenics to filling the frame with subjects you will come home with hundreds of images. These three wetlands are some of the best in the country for a large variety of birding.





A tentative schedule is shown below. A equipment list is also included. The equipment recommendations is only that. A wide variety of equipment will yield excellent results in many cases.


Monday.  1 PM    Meet at Hotel lobby for briefing. Shooting at Viera afternoon


Tuesday   5:30 AM  Leave hotel lobby for Coco Beach Sunrise and close up shoot.

                                9 We will do a sunrise and close-ups of shells with moving surf )


Tuesday  10 AM group to go to breakfast ( Optional )


Tuesday   1:30PM  Classroom at Orlando Wetlands Park. Please bring 3 images for


                              3PM  Afternoon location shoot at Orlando Wetlands Park. We will finish at



Wednesday  6 AM  leave hotel for Merritt Island morning shoot.

                   10AM   classroom until 12:30  then lunch


Wednesday  3 PM leave hotel for Viera Wetlands Park for afternoon shoot. This will end

                  at sunset.


Thursday     6:30 AM leave for Morning Shoot Orlando Wetlands


Thursday    9:30 AM  Continental breakfast at Classroom. Bring your own drinks.

                                                            Flash Technique for wildlife photography

Thursday    3 PM Afternoon at Merritt Island  or  If we spotted a particular hotspot during

                                                  the week we may re-visit.


Thursday      After Dinner Classroom review of images .Please bring 3-5 images. Also

                    door prize raffle from sponsors.We will try to finish no later then 10 PM


Friday           6 AM   Morning shoot at Groups choice


                    We will conclude about 10 AM . Optional group going to breakfast before





List of recommended equipment:


Two camera bodies.

300mm to 600mm telephoto lens

24-70 lens for landscapes

Close up or macro lens

Polarizing filters for all lens

Graduated filters. 3-stop

ND filter  3 stop or more.   

( We will have a assortment of ND and Gad filters to share form Singh- Ray filters )

Look at Singh- Ray website:  Use promo code vinny10 for 10% off.


Tripod. A good tripod with a ballhead or gimbal head. We will have a extra Wimberley gimbal head to loan for anyone wanting to try it out.


Cable release

Flash  ( We will instruct on flash in the field. ) 

Better Beamer    We will instruct on the proper use of a better beamer to help get extra   distance on your flash unit.



Please contact Vinny Colucci for specific questions on the event details


[email protected]






                   Photos of what you may capture during this event.      













                          We hope you join us on this adventure

                Vinny & Annette look forward in working with the folks of PSA




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