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NatureScapes Photography Workshop - Osprey By Boat
Osprey By Boat
Vero Beach, Florida

Join Greg Downing for 3 days of action-packed photography. Each year over 240 nesting pairs of Osprey, many at eye level, have been counted on Blue Cypress Lake. We have reserved the most coveted dates and arranged for two 3-hour exclusive boat tours each day. This will provide close access at the peak of action. Osprey actively nesting, chick brooding and feeding, fishing and flying in and out of nests (at close range) are all virtually guaranteed. Greg will share the secrets of taking control of an active situation and how to best capture these magnificent birds in all their glory.

Itinerary:

Day 1, Wednesday, April 10, 2013:

Evening presentation on Osprey photography at the Hampton Inn. Discussion of logistics, technical considerations and preparation for the following 3 days.

Day 2, Thursday, April 11, 2013:

Morning sunrise Osprey on the water shoot on Blue Cypress Lake - up to 3 hours depending on weather and lighting conditions. After, we’ll break for lunch and then meet back at the base hotel for personal image critiques and an afternoon program. Then we’ll head back out to the lake for sunset. 

Day 3, Friday, April 12, 2013:

Morning sunrise Osprey on the water shoot on Blue Cypress Lake - up to 3 hours depending on weather and lighting conditions. After, we’ll break for lunch and then meet back at the base hotel for personal image critiques and an afternoon program. Then we’ll head back out to the lake for sunset.

Day 4, Saturday, April 13, 2013:

Morning sunrise Osprey on the water shoot on Blue Cypress Lake - up to 3 hours depending on weather and lighting conditions. After, we’ll break for lunch and then meet back at the base hotel for personal image critiques and an afternoon program. Then we’ll head back out to the lake for sunset.

Note - all scheduled boat excursions are weather dependant and other activities will be scheduled in case of inclement weather conditions.

This Itinerary Includes:

  • All in-the-field instruction
  • Boat charter with driver/guide who knows the lake intimately
  • Discounted Lodging has been arranged - confirmations will be provided upon registration and receipt of deposit.

The Itinerary Above Does Not Include:

  • Cost of lodging or meals
  • Transportation throughout (we'll encourage carpooling - the boat launch site is 30 minutes from the hotel)

Base Hotel:

Country Inn & Suites
9330 19th Lane
Vero Beach, Florida 32966

(772) 257-0252

www.countryinnverobeach.com

If you would like to register for this workshop, please fill out the registration form. A non-refundable deposit (listed above) is required to reserve your spot. Please refer to our workshop information section for our cancellation and refund policies.

Workshop Information:
  • Dates: April 10-13, 2013 SOLD OUT
                April 22-25, 2013 SOLD OUT
  • Cost: $1,395
  • Deposit: $750
  • Participants: 6
Leader:

Greg Downing

Greg has been traveling the world teaching professional and amateur photographers for more than 15 years hosting his instructional workshops and seminars. Instructing photographers of all experience levels Greg has earned a reputation for his gracious and generous teaching style.

Greg's images are known for their unique style, exacting composition and strict attention to detail. As an internationally recognized photographer, his numerous publishing credits include books, advertising campaigns and editorial publications such as Birding Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Birder's World, National Geographic and many others. Continue reading »

Testimonials:
I did not know what to expect going into these workshops as I have not taken a workshop in over 20 years, but was pleasantly surprised at Greg's easy going, helpful yet unobtrusive and friendly manner. As a nature photography instructor, I would recommend his workshops to my students without reservation and hope to participate in future workshops myself.
Richard G.
Florida
This is the 2nd NatureScapes workshop that I have attended. Greg Downing is a great teacher and photographer. His trips are very informative and fun. The afternoon lectures are exceptionally good—you definitely get your money's worth. I look forward to attending more of Greg's workshops in the future.
Helen Jo P.
Florida
I had a fabulous time... both Florida workshops exceeded all my expectations I had imagined. I photographed more bird varieties in the one week with you than I have in my entire lifetime! Thanks for a great time and awesome learning experience!
Jim S.
Florida