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Birds of Prey Shooting Experience

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Birds of Prey Shooting Experience 

Join Precision Camera and instructor Stephen Brkich for up close and personal photography with the birds of the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center. This will be a great opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of native raptors — all while learning about their habitat and behavior. During this shooting experience you will get a chance to photograph the birds from a distance and up close with the help of an expert. The day will start with a short classroom/lecture session covering bird photography basics followed by two hours of photography with the birds in a studio setting.

 Please read details of the location and schedule below. 

Concepts Covered

• Basic Bird Photography - Birds on the Wing
• Basic Bird Photography - Perching Birds
• Ideal Bird Photography Camera Setup
• Two hours of private, up close bird photography. 

Required Equipment

Students should have a camera, lens(es), charged battery and empty memory card(s).

Since we will be able to be very close to the birds, any lens from portrait length (70mm on Full frame, 50mm on Crop) to telephoto (200mm+) is usable. A 70-200mm, 24-105mm, 55-200mm or similar are great all around options. Longer telephotos like a 200-500mm will also be helpful for isolating the bird against the background.

Audience

This class is suitable for photographers of all skill levels. The “classroom/lecture” portion will cover everything you need to know to get good photos of the birds.

Location

The day will start with a short classroom/lecture session covering bird photography basics followed by two hours of photography with the birds. 

This class will be held at the Precision Camera Studio.

Schedule and Format

The class will start with a short introduction covering bird photography. We will spend the majority of the two hours with the birds, learning about and photographing them up close.

About the Instructor 

Stephen Brkich has been using a camera since 1979 when he received one for Christmas. In 2011 Stephen began to take interest in Wildlife and Landscape photography during a trip to Yellowstone National Park and later Katmai National Park in 2013. This started yearly trips to photograph wildlife and landscapes. Stephen is an active member of The North Austin Pfotographic Society.

This class qualifies as a Special Event. Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Tier 2: Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Portraits in Depth Series, Photo Campouts (including Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a tier 2 class your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Cancellations made within 7 days of the class will receive a 50% refund.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email classes@precision-camera.com to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored.

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