March 2011 NatureScapes Hummingbird Photography Workshop
I’ve been working with professional bird photographer Greg Downing, the founder of the great online forum www.naturescapes.net, for a few years now on an annual hummingbird photography workshop here in Costa Rica. In fact, Greg was arguably the first photographer to develop a realistic-looking lighting scheme for multi-flash hummingbird photography. I had been experimenting a bit myself with multi-flash for hummingbirds when I did my first trip with Greg a few years ago and quickly became hooked, as you can see from the numerous hummingbird-related posts on this blog! And as you know, I like to experiment with lighting for a broad range of image styles; I thank Greg for getting me started with the base to go out and experiment with my own hummingbird images, which is exactly what Greg and I will be doing with our clients in March. Greg and I will be teaching participants how to do multiple-flash hummingbird photography and of course setting things up so that the participants come away with great images of their own.
In addition to this specific trip, I’m excited that Greg has invited me to be a part of the new NatureScapes certified nature photography workshops initiative. I’m honored to be in some great company as a featured instructor along with Greg Downing, professional photographer, tech guru, and NatureScapes co-founder EJ Pieker, and the fantastic bird photographer and setup master Alan Murphy.
Click here to head over to NatureScapes to see what the initiative is all about and to check out our March 2011 hummingbird workshop here in Costa Rica. My company Foto Verde Tours will be handling all of the logistics once people arrive in country but registration and payment are through NatureScapes via the link above.
UPDATE: THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT FOR 2011 BUT WE WILL BE DOING IT AGAIN IN 2012. BE SURE TO WATCH THIS BLOG FOR 2012 DATES OR CONTACT ME TO BE PUT ON THE EARLY SIGNUP LIST.