Florida's Birding & Photo Fest official guide 2018 - Page 19

J A C K R O G E R S Jack Rogers is a prize-winning, widely published bird and nature photographer who has been photographing Florida wildlife for more than a decade. He travels the state photographing the beautiful birds of Florida and is ready to share his knowledge and experiences with you during this year’s festival. Jack teaches nature photography at Valencia College in Orlando and spends weekends exploring Florida in search of the next great photo. He is also a great supporter of Florida’s conservation organizations and his images may be seen on their websites, pamphlets, and signposts across the state. Join Jack at one of his seminars, enjoy his great photos, learn from his experiences and leave ready to practice the new techniques and skills that will help you produce your next great bird photo. Top Ten Locales for Great Bird Photography in Florida | Photography Seminar Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 1 SATURDAY 1 TO 2:30 P.M. Price: $25 | Max. No. of People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate This workshop will take an in-depth look at ten great locales to photograph Florida birds in very photogenic settings. In recent years a couple of new locales have been very productive so this year’s list had been updated to add these great new sites. Participants will learn where to go, the best time of day and time of year for each site, and what birds and other subjects might be expected, including tips on nesting and other behaviors that might be observed and photographed. Photographing Native Birds of Prey | Field Workshop Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Guana Dam Photographing Shorebirds: Techniques, Locations, Identification | Photography Seminar FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6:30 TO 8:30 A.M. Price: $100 | Max. No. of People: 14 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate This popular field workshop will provide extraordinary access to photo opportunities that are rarely available in the wild. We’ll provide a variety of beautiful native Florida raptors including owls, falcons, and hawks. These beautiful birds will be perched on carefully selected native perches appropriate for each species, thus providing the perfect conditions to produce amazing, intimate images of these fantastic birds. Jack has hosted raptor workshops for several years and will share lots of tips on the best camera settings, depth of field choices, lighting angles, perspective and background selection, and answer any other questions you may have. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to capture superb images of awesome birds. Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 1 SATURDAY 3 TO 4:30 P.M. Price: $25 | Max. No. of People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate Although shorebirds can be found on just about every beach around, they can be tough to photograph successfully. Jack has mastered shorebird photography and is a primary contributor to a variety of sea and shorebird related organizations, including the Florida Shorebird Alliance (flshorebirdalliance.org) and the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (floridabirdingtrail.com). Join Jack as he shares techniques guaranteed to provide great photos, information on great locations in Florida to find and photograph shorebirds, and tips that will help you identify the many species found here. The Do’s and Don’ts of Bird Photography: Why didn’t someone tell me that before? | Photography Seminar Festival Organizer Note About Field Workshops: We want you to enjoy and learn as much as you can in your field workshops. Therefore it is important to arrive early and have all of your gear ready to go. Each field v&6v&VvvF֖WFRfW'fWrbFR7V&V7B@FV6VW2fRW"vV"&VGvVR'&fR6RFB֗72WB"BWFRw&W7VvvW7FVBvV"Ɨ7G2&RƗ7FVBvFV6fVBv&6VWFr6FuD&W6V&6&W6W'fR677& e$DF#3&6SC#RbVS3Fff7VGWfVâ&VvW"FFW&VFFP&&G26&RFff7VBFFw&F26V֖"RvV&62FBv&GV6RVFFR&fVVBW"vW2F72v6VFR6W&BWVVB6VV7FvVBvW&RFfBF6R&VWFgV&&G2rF&67V&V7G2FRfVBW'7V7FfRBƖvFrvW2rFF( 6WBW>( BrFfBFRFf2766FVBvFbFW6RF72FRGfFvR`6( 2FV6FW2bWW&V6RBfBFR֗7FW26ǒFR'7BFw&W'22FWFWfV&&BFw&62D4$tU%0