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Point Pelee: Half-Day Wildlife Photo Tour with Christopher Dodds

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Price: $195.00
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 hours
Prerequisites: none
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Point Pelee: Half-Day Wildlife Photo Tour with Christopher Dodds

Thursday is almost SOLD OUT! We've added two walks on Friday!

(Park admission fees are extra)

Join world renowned Canadian nature photographer, blogger, photo educator, lecturer, Canon Northern Explorer of Light and X-rite Coloratti Christopher Dodds, at Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario (Canada) for a half day outdoor photo workshop at the most renowned inland location in North America to photograph spring migrants, including colorful warblers, tanagers and orioles. Located in Southern Ontario, Pelee is a small peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, and is first landfall for waves of northbound songbirds crossing the Great Lakes. Birders regularly see more than 100 bird species in a day in the Pelee area, including 25 species of warblers! For bird photographers, Pelee can offer some legendary experiences.

Course Outline:

Join World Wildlife photographer and Canon Northern Explorer of Light Christopher Dodd’s for a half-day walking tour of birding hot-spots throughout Point Pelee. Chris’ in-depth knowledge of the Park gives him an edge when it comes to tracking down those elusive species you’re dying to photograph. Get hands-on help from Chris to improve your photography and take better pics!

There are no guarantees when photographing migrants at a place like Pelee, but there is a good chance of getting photos of numerous warbler species (i.e. Magnolia, Blackburnian, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Black-and-White), vireos, scarlet tanager, and more. The most exciting thing about photographing migrants at a place like Pelee, is that you never know what you might get!

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed to offer helpful tips & techniques sure to improve your photography efforts with everything from a camera phone, point & shoot camera or professional SLR camera system. Absolute newbie amateurs to seasoned professionals are welcome; Chris has decades of experience teaching and explaining everything from the basics to the advanced fundamentals of photography. Chris shares many of the professional tips, tricks and techniques he uses everyday to capture his artistic and technically perfect images; the techniques usually only shared with his multi-day workshop participants - he holds nothing back!

Personal fitness level required for this workshop is minimal, but you should have no issues walking slowly with your camera for up to 3 or 4km over the course of the day.

Thinking of a longer trip to Point Pelee? Be sure to include this half day workshop early in your itinerary to learn the secret strategies for a successful photography trip to this magical destination. Chris has years of field experience at Pelee and is always happy to share his approach to maximizing the photographic opportunities there.

Please note: There are no guarantees when photographing migrants at a place like Pelee, but there is a good chance of getting photos of numerous warbler species (i.e. Magnolia, Blackburnian, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Black-and-White), vireos, scarlet tanager, and more. The most exciting thing about photographing migrants at a place like Pelee, is that you never know what you might get!

What To Bring To Class:

Camera (any brand)
Telephoto lens
Charged batteries
Memory card
Tripod (optional)
A light snack

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