Saturday, May 9
12:30pm to 7pm
Birds on the Brain
Hosted by Aileen Harding
Learn how to photograph birds for Print Competition.
We’ll meet at the Original Lercy’s in Winnie for an educational lunch where we’ll learn all about location, lighting, composition, behavior and technique in Bird Photography.
Then we’ll head to one of the top 10 Birding Locations in the country! The Smith Oaks Rookery on High Island has four large decks directly across from the Rookery. Roseate Spoonbills, Snowy Egrets, White Herons, Tri-Colored Herons and Neotropic Cormorants are present at the Rookery.
They’ll be busy with the mating and nest building season. See them at their very best…the breeding plumage is gorgeous!!
You will be responsible for lunch at Lercy’s if you choose to eat, as well as an $8 day fee, or a $30 fee for a season pass payable in cash at the Kiosk before entering the Rookery. Be sure to bring a Tripod and a long lens. (minimum 400mm recommended.)
This workshop will cover:
* Where to Go…How To Find The Best Locations
* Bird Behavior…Anticipating the Shot
* Exposure Compensation… How and Why?
* Birds in Flight
* Have the ability to properly compose your images
* Techniques for Print Competition
TPPA Member Registration – $89
Non-Member Registration – $129
“Join and Go” Registration – $184
High Island, TX
Lercy’s, Texas 124,
and Smith Oaks Sanctuary
2205 Old Mexico Rd,
High Island, Tx, 77623
Meet TPPA Member, Aileen Harding
When I look through the lens of the camera, I see so much more. Becoming aware of the light, the composition, and the tone of the world around me from a photographer’s point of view has opened up a world of beauty and possibility that thrills me. And birds are my absolute favorite! Watching their mating dance, how they greet one another at the nest, all their interactions, makes me realize how human like their behavior can be. When I slow down and study the birds, listening to their song and the wind in the marsh grass, there is peace. I can’t imagine ever putting my camera away…