Florida's Birding & Photo Fest official guide 2018 - Page 9

V I N N Y & A N N E T T E CO LU CC I sponsored by Presenter and award-winning photographer, Vinny Colucci has been an active photographer since 1979 and shooting professional since 1995. He has photographed the continental United States from coast-to-coast as well as north to the Canadian Rockies. Vinny is a member of Nikon’s Pro fessional Services and Wimberley Professional Services. Vinny and his wife Annette’s images have been published in Nature Photographer magazine and he has authored multiple books. Engagements have included Popular Photography Magazine, as well as presenting at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), St. Augustine, Orlando Wetlands Festival and Grandfather Mountains. ABC’s of Wildlife & Bird Photography | Photography Seminar Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 1 WEDNESDAY 1 TO 2:30 P.M. Price: $25 | Max. No. People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate We will go through the basics of how Vinny sets his camera for capturing amazing wildlife and birds in flight. Which aperture or shutter speed to set to capture the best image in any light? Know your histogram? You will have a better understanding of using your histogram along with your highlight indicator to get the most and best exposure of your subject. You will be shown advanced techniques so you can optimize your image when you get back to your computer. Vinny will also share his secretes of the 7 software adjustment he uses to make his images stand out. Come prepared to take note. PHOTO: VINNY COLUCCI Intermediate to Advanced Photography at the Alligator Farm | Field Workshop** Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd. SATURDAY 4:30 TO 7:30 P.M. Beginner to Intermediate Photography at the Alligator Farm | Field Workshop** Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass | Max No of People: 12 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced Join this fun filled field Photography Workshop at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm’s rookery. This workshop is updated from last year. We will cover getting the correct exposure on your subject. We will visit shooting in manual aperture preferred as well as shutter priority. We will cover birds in fight as well as getting the best portrait of nesting subjects. We ill review long lens techniques and panning techniques using slow shutter speeds to obtain motion shots. If you have a better beamer and flash, we will cover the proper use of the flash setup. Prior the shooting portion of the event we will have classroom time to get familiar with the equipment you are carrying so Vinny can gear his instruction to each participant. Meeting Location: Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd. WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 4:30 TO 7:30 P.M. Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass | Max. No. People: 10 Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate Join Vinny & Annette Colucci to learn to photograph birds in flight. Have you missed too many images as birds fly by? We will cover exposure techniques as well as camera settings. The Alligator Farm’s rookery is the perfect spot to fine-tune flight techniques as well as portraits of nesting birds. We will demonstrate Ball head vs. Gimbal head for long lens techniques as well as hand holding with image-stabilized techniques. Our classroom time prior the shooting portion of the event to give you a chance to get the settings correct in your camera prior us going out. Vinny will also review each participant’s equipment so he can better gear his instruction to each participant. Sunrise and Morning Light in Downtown St. Augustine | Field Workshop Meeting Location: Castillo de San Marcos Parking Area (metered parking FREE on Sundays) Flash Photography for the Wildlife Photographer | Photography Seminar SUNDAY 6:15 TO 8:30 A.M. Price: $25 | Max. No. People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate Capture the timeless grace and beauty of the Nation’s oldest city on an early morning photo tour. Photograph the Castillo de San Marcos rising above Matanzas Bay; immortalize the Spanish Renaissance architecture of Flagler’s 19thcentury hotels; and discover endless photo opportunities down ancient back streets of this fascinating city. Be sure to bring your tripod. Suggested Gear List: Camera with wide angel lens - 24-70mm is a good range, Short Telephoto 70-200 mm is a good range, Polarizing filter for each lens, Graduated filter set 3-stop is good. (We have some filters to loan), Tripod with Head. We recommend a ball head and a cable release. Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 1 THURSDAY 10 TO 11:30 A.M. Price: $25 | Max. No. People: 30 | Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate This is a classroom seminar on flash photography. Learn the principles of the flash and how each mode works. From Manual to TTL and the new intelligent TTL you will see how to set your flash to get a natural looking non-flash look to your subject. Want to know what a Better Beamer is? Want to know how to properly set one and when to use it? We will cover the Better Beamer Flash attachment. A simple $40 investment makes your 60-foot flash, light up subject a few hundred feet away. 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 so you do not miss out or hold up the group. Each field workshop will begin with a 10 minute overview of the subject and techniques. Suggested gear lists are listed with each field workshop. Sunrise Shoot at St. Augustine Lighthouse | Field Workshop Meeting Location: St. Augustine Lighthouse, 81 Lighthouse Ave. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6:15 TO 8:30 A.M. Price: $100 | Max No People: 10 | Difficulty Level: Intermediate **Please note that you must be able to climb 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse with your camera gear. We will be shooting sunrise and twilight from the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. A 360 view from the top will give us a range of light on the surrounding area. We will review polarizing filters as well as graduated neutral density filters. After sunrise we will photograph the interior of the lighthouse and the spiral staircase as well as the grounds around the lighthouse in early morning light. Suggested Gear List: Lens recommended, 70- 200mm, 24-70 mm, fish eye or extreme wide angle in the 16mm range for inside of the lighthouse - nice to have but not needed - and tripods will help in low light photography. **A note about Alligator Farm Field Workshops The Alligator Farm REQUIRES an ANNUAL PHOTO PASS for this workshop. **If you need a Photo Pass then please purchase our “I NEED AN ALLIGA- TOR FARM PHOTO PASS” ticket and a Photo Pass will be ordered for you. You will only need to buy the pass one time and it’s valid for one year. 9