Every year thousands of eagles winter in and around Homer, Alaska. During this tour we are going to spend 4 days concentrating on photographing eagles in their nature habitat. The tour is limited to just 5 participants, so there is plenty of time for one to one help. There will be images of eagles flying, fishing, fighting and more. And all at close range, where lenses from 70-200 and 100-400 will be all you need. When on shore with the birds you can be as close as 4-8 feet away and a wide angle may be more appropriate.
We will be going out in a boat on five excursions with a wonderful guide/captain that I have known for years. While on the boat we will be feeding the eagles making sure that they are close and plentiful. We will have ample opportunity to work on our flight images. I will teach you how to photograph on manual and what settings you need to take razor sharp eagle images. I will be talking about shutter speeds, aperture, metering patterns, and ISO settings. We will also be working with fill flash to get the best lighting on the birds. Be prepared to take lots of pictures! Bring lots of memory cards as you will be taking between 2000-3000 images a day, downloading at night and doing it again the next day!
Beside just eagles, we will also have the chance of seeing, otters, seals, sea lions, other seabirds, and beautiful scenery. To take full advantage of being in one of the most scenic areas of the world, I have scheduled an extra day of sightseeing, where will go out in a van and tour the area surrounding Homer. We will visit Old Ninilchik Village and its very scenic Old Russian Church with great views of views of Mount Illiamna and Mount Redoubt, weather permitting. While on the van excursion we will also be on the lookout for moose and other wildlife.
Class Limit: Class is limited to 5
Price: $1875 check, Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or cash; $2075 credit card. Fee includes 5 boat excursions, boat guide tips, photo instruction, van excursion. Not included – travel to and from Homer, lodging (I will be staying at Lands End, see info in itinerary), ground transportation from airport to Lands End Resort (although if timing works out, I may be able to pick you up, let me know your arrival times), meals. Deposit - please send $900 ASAP to hold your space, balance due December 1, 2018.
Lodging Suggestion: I will be staying at Lands End, Homer, Alaska. Contact them here to make your reservations.