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
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: www.singh-ray.com 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.
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
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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Kirk L-Brackets, Ball Heads or Plates 10%
Visual Echoes Better Beamer 15%
VU Filters and Filter Holders & Polarizer 20%