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Duck and Waterfowl Photography Workshop DuckShop™

Phoenix, Arizona, USA

E.J. Peiker
Photography Workshop with E.J. Peiker
5 people maximum
3 days
On a special bird photography workshop, get right where you need to be to come home with breathtaking images of ducks, waders, and other waterfowl species at some of the best hot spots in the United States!

Trip Highlights

  • In a small group setting with 5 photographers maximum, E.J. will teach you one-on-one the same techniques he uses in the field so that you can get the shot.
  • Be positioned in the best spots to photograph captivating images of waterfowl. E.J. will thoroughly scout all locations prior to the start of the workshop.
  • Phoenix is a popular winter home for many species of waterfowl during which time they will be decked out in their full breeding plumage.
  • Possible species that you will get to see and photograph include: northern pintail, American wigeon, ring-necked, gadwall, northern shoveler, canvasback, lesser scaup, mallard, green-winged teal, cinnamon teal, and many other types of birds.

Dates

Main Trip, 5 people maximum

  • January 26–29, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Cost Per Person (USD)

Price from $1,195
Full details

Want to talk first?

Call 1-888-667-0559 or 410-239-8025, Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Eastern Time. You can also send an email to editors@naturescapes.net.

Ring-necked duck on the water © E.J. Peiker

Join our Technical Editor and acclaimed professional nature photographer E.J. Peiker for an exclusive 3-day Phoenix, Arizona DuckShop™. This special bird photography workshop will put you right where you need to be to come home with breathtaking images of ducks, waders, and other waterfowl species at some of the best hot spots in the United States!

In a small group setting with no more than 5 photographers, E.J. will show you one-on-one the same techniques he uses in the field so that you can get the shot.

One of the Best Places for Duck Photography

Phoenix is a popular winter home for many species of waterfowl during which time they will be decked out in their full breeding plumage.

The possible species that you will get to see and photograph include northern pintail, American wigeon, ring-necked, gadwall, northern shoveler, canvasback, lesser scaup, mallard, green-winged teal, cinnamon teal, and many other types of birds.

Northern pintail © E.J. Peiker

Includes

  • Special presentation the night before the workshop.
  • All in-the-field instruction and any informal classroom/processing instruction.
  • Transportation during the workshop to and from our host hotel.

Does Not Include

  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the airport. SuperShuttle, Uber, taxis, and rental cars are all available in the area.

Long-billed dowitcher © E.J. Peiker

Itinerary

The locations in this itinerary for duck photography are only preliminary. The entire area will be thoroughly scouted by E.J. before the workshop to put you in the places where you will get the best photos and the maximum number of species possible.

Day 1

Participants should plan to arrive before 7:00 PM on the first day of the workshop. E.J. will give an evening presentation and discussion covering topics such as photographic lens technique, exposure, lighting, and composition, as well as introducing likely species we will photograph.

Day 2–4

Based on this year’s waterfowl activity, E.J will pick a morning shoot and an afternoon shoot location in order to maximize the group’s exposure to photographable waterfowl and other birds. Exact locations will be determined just prior to the workshop through E.J.’s scouting of the area. Expect to be at the chosen shooting locations by sunrise each morning and to shoot from afternoon to sunset each evening. Exact departure times and locations will be announced during the previous session prior to every shoot.

Pied-billed grebe © E.J. Peiker

“A superb workshop, excellent locations—LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE LOCATION—astonishing variety and an AWESOME leader who was patient, helpful, and an unbelievable fund of birding knowledge as good as his photography. E.J. is the best—he is there to make sure you get it right. At the end of the second day I felt my skill level went up a couple of notches (f-stops!).”

Ramesh K.

Dates and Cost

Dates

Main Trip, 5 people maximum

  • January 26–29, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Cost Per Person (USD)

  • Trip: $1,195
  • Deposit: $250

Trip Details

Dates

Main Trip, 5 people maximum

  • January 26–29, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

Cost Per Person (USD)

  • Trip: $1,195
  • Deposit: $250

Travel Ratings

Easy Activity
Intermediate Photographers
Based on Land
Non-Photographers: No

Map

Leaders and Guides

E.J. Peiker

E.J. was born in 1960 in Augsburg, Germany and moved to Ohio in 1969. He attended Purdue University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical...Continue reading

Photo Gallery

Wood duck © E.J. Peiker
Western grebe © E.J. Peiker
Stilt © E.J. Peiker
Snowy egret © E.J. Peiker
Ring-necked duck with stretched wings © E.J. Peiker
Ring-necked duck in flight © E.J. Peiker
Redhead © E.J. Peiker
Pied-billed grebe © E.J. Peiker
Northern pintail © E.J. Peiker
Northern pintail in flight © E.J. Peiker
Mexican mallard © E.J. Peiker
Mallard © E.J. Peiker
Long-billed dowitcher © E.J. Peiker
Hooded merganser © E.J. Peiker
Green heron © E.J. Peiker
Canvasback © E.J. Peiker
Bufflehead © E.J. Peiker
Black-crowned night heron © E.J. Peiker
Avocet © E.J. Peiker
American wigeon © E.J. Peiker
Canvasback on Arizona lake © E.J. Peiker
Ring-necked duck on the water © E.J. Peiker

Registration

To register for this trip fill out and submit your registration form. A non-refundable deposit (above) is required to reserve your spot. See the About Our Trips page for cancellation/refund policies and other important information.

Want to talk first?

Call 1-888-667-0559 or 410-239-8025, Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Eastern Time. You can also send an email to editors@naturescapes.net.

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