Photographing the Snow Geese Migration

Photographing the Snow Geese Migration

Regular price $200.00
Tara Champion
DATE / TIME January 20 & 27, 2018 | 9am-7pm & 1-4pm
TUITION $200 | Payment & Refund Policy
LEVEL Intermediate
PREREQS Proficient working knowledge of Digital SLR Camera operations required

Spend a whole day photographing the over wintering Snow Geese near Fir Island reserve up in the Skagit Valley. On the first day, the group will leave from Seattle bright and early, and plan to spend the day learning how to and photographing Snow Geese, Swans, and many other bird species that flock to the Skagit Valley for the winter. We will stay until the sun sets to get as much good light and time with the geese as we can. You will learn and experiment with telephoto lenses and tele-convertors (several lenses will be available for students to test). On the second day, the group will convene at PCNW to share and discuss work made the previous weekend.


  • Workshop Schedule:
    • January 20th, 9am-7pm | On Location; Meeting time includes travel time between Seattle and shoot location, i.e. depart from Seattle at 9am and return around 7pm. Participants are responsible for travel arrangements. Participants are welcome to meet at the shoot location, details for which will be provided as the workshop date approaches, or may connect with the group to try to arrange for carpool from Seattle.
    • January 27, 1-4pm | At PCNW; Group review and discussion.
  • The instructor, Tara Champion, will be in touch in lead up to the workshop to find out what kind of camera body you have (i.e. Canon or Nikon) to arrange for lenses, and to share additional details about the workshop location, etc.
  • Students are asked to bring their camera, a tripod, warm clothes, comfortable shoes, food and water for yourself for the day.


Image © Tara Champion


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