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Light Awareness; Flight/Action; Composition; Creativity

Field Workshop (Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.)

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 8 to 11 a.m.

Price: **$100 + photo pass

Max No of People: 12

 

 

Photo Safari to Anastasia State Park

Field Workshop (Meeting Location: Anastasia State Park, 200 Anastasia Park Rd., Beach Parking Area, meet at 6:30 a.m.)

Difficulty Level:  Beginner to Advanced

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Price: $100

Max No People: 12

Fri - 5 spaces available

Sat - 5 spaces available

 

 

Light Awareness; Flight/Action Techniques; Manual Exposure Basics; Creative Composition; Anticipating Action

Photography Seminar (Meeting Location:  

GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 3)

Difficulty Level: Advanced

FRIDAY  1 to 2:30 p.m.

Price: $25

Max No of People: 30

 

 

Advanced Flight/Action; Light Awareness 

Photography Seminar (Meeting Location: GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 3)

Difficulty Level: Advanced

SATURDAY  1 to 2:30 p.m.

Price: $25

Max No People: 30

 

 

Personal Creativity and Light Awareness

Field Workshop (Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.)

SUNDAY 8 to 11 a.m.

Price: **$100 + photo pass

Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Max No People: 12

 

 

Shooting Outside the Box: Taking Your Creative Photo Skills to the Next Level – A Special

Interactive Workshop with special guest lecturer, Stacey Sather

Photography Seminar (Meeting Location:  

GTM Research Reserve, Classroom 2)

SUNDAY   1 to 3 p.m.

Price: $25

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Max No People: 25

 

 

 

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 included with each field workshop.

KEVIN KARLSON

Kevin Karlson is an accomplished birder, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer who has published numerous articles on bird identification and natural history for an assortment of magazines, journals, calendars and CD/DVDs. A former photo editor for North American Birds, he wrote the Birder’s ID column for Wild Bird Magazine from 1992 - 2012. He is the author of 3 bestselling books on bird ID and technique.

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Kevin is the author and photographer of a book titled The Birds of Cape May (Schiffer Publishing, 2010) which celebrates the birds and wildlife of this special location with a visual journey through the four seasons, and he authored and edited a nature photography book called Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography, which was released in July, 2012 for Schiffer. Kevin also served as the photographic editor and preparer of digital images for a recent book The Birds of New Jersey (Princeton University Press, 2011). He works as a photography instructor at various festivals across North America each year, and has been a regular instructor at Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest since 2003, where he specializes in Flight and Action techniques and Light Awareness. He strives to bring out the artistic and creative side of each photographer by thinking outside the box in both field and indoor 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 ALLIGATOR 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.

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2017 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

A Tribute to Photo Fest

Saturday, April 29, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., Pioneer Barn