Washington Eagles Workshop w/Nate Luebbe
The Bald Eagle is one of the most impressive and majestic birds of prey in world. Join us in Western Washington as we capture these beautiful creatures hunting salmon in the North Cascades.
December 4-6, 2020
Friday, December 4th
We begin early today to maximize our chances at catching a great shot! We'll meet in the town of Rockport at 7:30am and drive to our favorite eagle-watching spot on the Skagit River. We'll spend a few hours photographing the eagles as they hunt for salmon in the morning light, changing locations occasionally to maximize our opportunities. Since the birds are most active in the mornings and evenings, after our morning session we’ll head into Marblemount for lunch and a group editing session before heading back out for more photography in the evening.
After sunset we'll all retire to our lodging for the evening and get some rest before the big day on Saturday!
Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th
We'll meet just before sunrise again along the banks of the mighty Skagit River (location tbd, depending on weather conditions). We'll continue refining the skills and techniques developed the previous days, working with the light to capture the perfect shot. We'll stop again for lunch and editing discussions before our evening outings!
- Three full days of eagle photography
- Unlimited expert instruction and guiding in the field
- Post-processing lessons and presentations mid-day
- Transportation during the day from location to location while photographing
What's Not Included
- Transportation to and from the Skagit Valley
- Lodging and/or camping
- Trip insurance (recommended)
- Personal equipment (camera/tripod, etc)
- Digital Camera (Ex: Sony a7R III, Sony a7R IV, Sony A9 II)
- Mid-range lens (70-200mm or 100-400mm)
- Telephoto prime lens (400mm or 600mm)
- Sturdy tripod (gimbal head or ball head)
- Polarizing filter
- Backpack to carry your gear in the field
- Rain cover for camera and backpack
- Appropriate clothing for December weather in Washington
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
There are numerous quality lodging options in the Skagit Valley. We recommend staying somewhere between Marblemount and Concrete to maximize time in the field. If you'd prefer to stay down near Bellingham be advised that your morning/evening drive times will be a bit longer.
What skill level is required to attend?
All levels are welcome, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.
What fitness level is expected?
Low. There will be some walking around mostly on flat ground. Anyone of average fitness level will be fine!
Is this going to be the most fun I've ever had?
Yes. It's very likely you'll never recover, and may struggle to attain this level of happiness ever again. Life will be bleak after this workshop and you'll be craving the next opportunity to hang out with Nate and Mio in the wild. Fret not, little one, more workshops are around the corner!
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