This photo was from last May just before I return to Alaska. We are doing final packing right now – looking forward to seeing how all the birds and mammals are doing at the Desert Photo Retreat!
I haven’t posted in a week – I made an unplanned trip back to Alaska due to the passing of my Dad unfortunately. I’m now back in Arizona.
I don’t intend to just post sunset photos here, but then again, with sunsets like this, it is hard not to.
It has been some 24 hours at the water hole! I haven’t used my real camera yet as I want the animals to get used to our presence again, so I have been using the game cam. But, we had 8 deer cross the hillside above the water hole. Another 8 or so javelina. Gray fox showed up in the game cam 6 different times during the night, usually about an hour apart, sometimes two fox at the same time. Not sure if I’m seeing multiple animals, or just the two making repeat visits. We had two separate visits by a great horned owl who enjoyed a bath. We even had a hooded skunk!
That doesn’t include all the birds we are seeing during the day! We had our 6th new species in a week this morning, a Hutton’s vireo.
Seems like there is always more to do when we arrive then I expect, so I haven’t had anytime for photography, that is until last night – how can I not pull my camera out for an Arizona sunset!
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.
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!