Tag: bird photography

Spring is the Time for Bird Festivals – Part III

The Leavenworth Spring Bird Festival is happening May 15th through May 18th. I’ll be teaching a workshop on bird photography. Here is an article I wrote about the event, and visit the link for more information. Thank you. . .Spring is the Time for… Continue Reading “Spring is the Time for Bird Festivals – Part III”

Spring is the Time for Bird Festivals

In the spring and fall, thousands of migratory birds travel through Washington state on the Pacific Coast and the Puget Sound area. Communities celebrate these migrations with bird festivals, that give opportunities to participate in lectures, workshops, and bird outings. . . For the… Continue Reading “Spring is the Time for Bird Festivals”

Skagit Eagle Festival is in January

It’s that time of the year again, and the bald eagles are back. The count last week was around 150 eagles in the Skagit Valley, feeding on the salmon run. This article give details about the events, and links to information. I will be… Continue Reading “Skagit Eagle Festival is in January”

Great Photography Weekend Destinations

Leavenworth is a wonderful day or weekend adventure for all ages. The town schedules year-round festivals, and is located in the scenic eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Highway 2 travels through the town, and is the easiest way to reach this beautiful destination.… Continue Reading “Great Photography Weekend Destinations”

September is the time for the Puget Sound Bird Fest

Every September, the Puget Sound Bird Fest is held in Edmonds at the Frances Anderson Center, and surrounding area. This year, the festival is being held Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8. The festival is put on by the City of Edmonds. Each… Continue Reading “September is the time for the Puget Sound Bird Fest”

Great Time of the Year to Photograph the San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands sit in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receive less rain than Seattle 65 miles to the south. Explore 172 islands, which up the archipelago highlighted by Fidelgo, San Juan, Orcas, Shaw and Lopez. The islands are home to the largest concentration… Continue Reading “Great Time of the Year to Photograph the San Juan Islands”

Photographing Nesting Bird Colonies

I returned from teaching a fantastic workshop at Sitka on the Oregon coast last Thursday. We had the opportunity to photograph thousands of nesting birds. The low tide offered us an opportunity to walk closer to the bird colonies, and gave an opportunity to… Continue Reading “Photographing Nesting Bird Colonies”

The Human Side of Photography

As I am preparing for my workshop in Oregon next week (May 28-29), I am reminded about all the knowledge that goes into creating a beautiful bird and wildlife images. The camera is a view into how we “feel” at the time of taking the… Continue Reading “The Human Side of Photography”

The Art of Photographing Birds

The Art of Photographing Birds is more than equipment, exposure and location. Each of this items is required, but will not guarantee a memorable photograph. In general, photography is more than the sum of the equipment used. It is the vision of the photographer.… Continue Reading “The Art of Photographing Birds”

Where to Find Migratory Birds

Bird migrations happen twice per year. In the spring, the birds are heading to their nesting grounds. Many of these areas are in the Arctic or inland from the coast. Along the shoreline, these birds are feasting on the spring bounty of food, to… Continue Reading “Where to Find Migratory Birds”

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