Bald Eagle Workshop 2015

This photo tour is centered on a convergence of thousands of bald eagles in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Your guide(s) for this tour will guide you to the best locations for photographing the eagles in the Fraser Valley that is surrounded by the Cascade Mountain range. You will be provided detailed instruction on how to capture your perfect landscape photo and eagle shots by your guides who have shot here before.

We begin the tour with a welcome meeting in the afternoon of day one as we get to know everyone and discuss the plans for the coming days. For the next five days we will make frequent visits to the different viewing grounds. Once on site, your instructors will utilize their knowledge of the area and the eagles; then guide you to that perfect location for obtaining your “once in a lifetime” shot in the picturesque British Columbia scenery. We will also head out to some of BC’s pristine landscape and waterfall photography locations in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

The tour size is limited to six photographers so you can count on minimal interruption throughout your journey in British Columbia.

What you will learn: We will focus on planning for a successful bird of prey shoot… from clothing, to gear, to positioning and planning techniques.

When we are out photographing raptors we will discuss camera settings, holding your camera properly and what settings to consider using to maximize the number of shots that you consider a “keeper”. We will also discuss bird habits to watch for to increase your success.

When we return to the hotel we will then open up our laptops and discuss editing techniques to achieve sharper images, composition from cropping and introduce you to some techniques we use to create more appealing images.

Day One Events – Pick Up attendees from the Abbotsford Airport in Abbotsford, British Columbia and transported to our Hotel in Harrison Hot Springs. You should arrive to be picked up before 11am.

Meet and Greet Lunch for group at resort (included) after a photography shoot session with the eagles along the shores of the rivers.

Day Two Events – Morning shoot of the Bald Eagles  /  Possible waterfall drive up towards Sasquatch Provincial Park / Late Afternoon shoot of the Bald Eagles

Night time editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments to capture better photos in the coming days

Full Breakfast / juice and snacks during the day and dinner is included

Day Three Events – Morning shoot of the Bald Eagles  /  Possible Mid-day trip to Hope, BC / Afternoon shoot of the Bald Eagles

Night time editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments to capture better photos.perched+eagle

Full Breakfast / juice and snacks during the day and dinner is included

Day Four Events – Morning shoot of the Bald Eagles  /  Possible Mid-day trip to Hope, BC / Afternoon shoot of the Bald Eagles

Night time editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments to capture better photos.

Full Breakfast / juice and snacks during the day and dinner is included

Day Five Events – Schedule your departures after 3pm and you will be transported to airport after one last morning photographing the eagles along the flats of the rivers edge.

Full Breakfast is included

The cost for the five day workshop is $2595USD. Some people have asked about staying for multiple sessions. If this interests you, please contact us and we will discuss details and multi week discounts.

The Maximum attendees per session are 5, the minimum attendees per session are 3. Bring your non-photographer spouse for $395. (includes their accommodation and the same meals that are included in your workshop)

The tour cost includes all the following: Single accommodation at Ramada Inn. A welcome meeting/dinner with your fellow photographers and your guides. All breakfasts, Daily snack lunches and drinks while on location, dinners, Instruction in the field with your photographer guides with a maximum of 3 photographers per guide, Image critique (optional)

The tour cost does not include: International or domestic airfare. Travel Insurance, Alcohol, Items of personal nature, Anything not outlined as included.

Guides for these workshops are Canadian PRO photographers, Len Silvester , and Chris Pepper

To reserve a spot, a $750 deposit per reservation.  All final payments must be made 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates of Workshops

Group One – December 7 – December 11 , 2015 with photography and image editing on all five days

Group Two – December 14 – December 18, 2015 with photography and image editing on all five days