Events & Programs

Photographing Birds and Wildlife in New England and Beyond

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  • Saturday, Mar 30, 2013 10:00am – 3:30pm
  • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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  • Members: $50.00 Non-members: $60.00

Presented by Shawn Carey of Migration Productions and Photography Instructor

Photographing birds and wildlife has become increasingly popular over the last ten years with vast improvements in digital technology. Challenges may include such questions as where do you photograph birds, when do you photograph them and how do you photograph birds?

Shawn Carey will lead a photography discussion on these topics as well as the equipment needed (camera, computer and software) and tricks of the trade. To illustrate this, he will look at several location in New England and beyond. All of this along with some interesting stories and lots of give and take with the audience should provide for a lively gathering.

This workshop is divided into three sections and there will be a half-hour lunch break – please bring a bag lunch.

  • Section #1:  Photo equipment; cameras, lenses, tripods, photo blinds and other “odds and ends”.
  • Section #2:  Location, location, location! Where and when you photograph birds in New England and what equipment is needed at each site. Plus some other locations in the US that you might want to visit.
  • Section #3:  The Digital Darkroom, you have taken some digital photos, what do you do with them now? What computer software is recommended and how to store your digital photos safely.

Shawn’s photos have been published in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Mass Audubon Sanctuary magazine, Science magazine, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary magazine and many others over the last 15+ years.

Shawn (Migration Productions) has been presenting programs to birding organizations and at birding events since 1994. (Mass Audubon, ABA, Manomet, HMANA, Eastern Mass Hawk Watch, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and many local bird and camera clubs). In 1997 he started teaching bird photography workshops (Fundamentals of Bird Photography) for the Massachusetts Audubon and five years ago started teaching a summer three day field school workshop for Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay.

For additional information about Shawn Carey and Migration Productions please visit their web site:

Contact: (207) 781-2330

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