Camera Trapping Photo Workshop

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Gray fox, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Gray fox, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Here is the third photo workshop we will be offering this winter at the Desert Photo Retreat – I’m sure we will add more down the road, certainly one concentrating on birds is likely, but starting with these three for now.

If you really want your wildlife photography to stand out, close wide angle lens images are the way to do this!  Especially of rare animals.  A look at the recent Wildlife Photography of the Year competition confirms this, as many of the images were captured with camera traps, or at least with camera remotes.

I am excited to announce a workshop on camera trapping!  This is an exciting one as there aren’t many places where you can offer such a workshop and come away with successful images the first night!  I’m so confident, that I’m offering a $100 money back guarantee if you don’t come away with a photo!  I’ll be providing everything, you just bring your camera, lenses and tripod.  I’ll have the camera trigger, we will most likely use the Cognisys Sabre, but the Camtraptions trigger, or even a Pluto are possibilities.  I have Nikon flashes, along with wireless triggers for any camera system, flash stands.  Everything you will need!

I will spend the afternoon explaining the process, talking about the challenges and how to over come them.  I will go over all the gear, techniques and many other considerations.  Then before sunset we will set everything up.   The next morning we will discover your reward.

This is basically run as a private workshop, so any open date is an option.  So head to the website to get all the details:  Camera Trapping Photography Workshop.

Also offering Night Sky and Stars Workshop  and an Awesome Arizona, an all-inclusive, in depth photo tour.

Night Sky and Star Photo Workshop

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Star trails from the Desert Photo Retreat near Tucson, Arizona.

Star trails from the Desert Photo Retreat near Tucson, Arizona.

Thanks to lots of requests over the years, I have decided to add a Night Sky and Star Photography Workshop!   Here I will cover everything from the gear, apps and techniques, to actually getting out and photographing a variety of scenes including a series for star trails in which I will cover the assembly the next morning.  Lots more details, just follow the link!

 

Awesome Arizona Photo Workshop

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Gray Fox, Arizona.

Gray Fox, Arizona.

Announcing a brand new Arizona workshop that I’m really excited about – Awesome Arizona Photography Workshop.  I’m excited about this because it will include so much!  Birds, mammals, landscapes, a few days at a working ranch with cowboys and cowgirls, the amazing Sonoran Desert Museum, the Colossal Caverns and finally the historic Mission San Xavier del Bac.

Plus, it is all inclusive! (except alcohol)  You get to Tucson, and we take care of the rest.  Airport transfers, transportation, all meals, and finally lodging at the White Stallion Ranch, a place that is consistently among the top 20 rated places on Trip Advisor nationwide!

The timing is great, we should have a variety of wildflower and cactus flowers.  We often see reptiles this time of year, and also migrating birds.  I could go on and on, but you can find the details if you follow the link.

We are putting the final touches on some more workshops this week – keep an eye out for a night workshop, and an animal camera trapping workshop as well.

Desert Photo Retreat Update September, 2018

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I did a very short trip to Arizona at the end of September in which I have posted many images from the ranch I stayed at, but how about the Desert Photo Retreat? The good news, the game cams showed lots of gray fox, and javelina. Plus, bobcat, coyote and skunk. The unexpected surprise, lots of deer including a decent buck. Although I have seen deer in the canyon, they have only been to our property on occasion, and never a buck. They are very skittish.

That said, there wasn’t any huge surprises like a mountain lion, which will show one day – even mountain lion researchers have told me this. Also no ringtail or coati, two animals we have had in the past. But all and all, it was very active. I have written about this before, but I continue to be amazed at how often different species share the waterhole at the same time. Here is a sample.

Bobcat.

Bobcat.

 

Three gray fox - gray fox came frequently every night, I think the whole family is still around.

Three gray fox – gray fox came frequently every night, I think the whole family is still around.

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Black and White Cowbow

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White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, Arizona.

White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, Arizona.

I had shared this photo with Joe the cowboy pictured here, and he converted it to b&w and shared it on Instagram.  Even though I also like the rich green cactus, I also thought it looked cool in b&w and copied his idea.