According to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the refuge consists of 140,000 acres, and provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks that provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals and 15 federally listed species. We'll have the opportunity to photograph Osprey and Bald Eagles, and because the refuge is also a protected National Seashore there will be plenty of wading birds, too. Of course, it wouldn't be Florida without alligators! But we may also see bobcats, deer and a host of other birds and wildlife.
Setting out before dawn we'll be ready to capture the sunrise and awakening wildlife. Our late mornings and afternoons will be more classroom based to allow us time to provide instruction, and to upload photos in preparation for image critiques before setting out for sunset to capture more glorious images!
It will be our goal not only to provide you with the opportunities to photograph stunning scenery, but also to educate you in the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography when capturing landscapes and wildlife.
We have arranged a preferential rate with the Fairfield Inn, so as soon as you have registered for the workshop we will provide the details, although you're welcome to stay at any location in the vicinity.
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Park entrance fees
All tuition, to include instruction on composition & exposure, image critiques, portfolio reviews and understanding the business and marketing of nature photography.
What is NOT included?
Your Fairfield Inn or other accommodations.
You will need to arrange your own travel to and from Merritt Island and all transportation during the workshop, although we will be encouraging car sharing to our locations.
You will be responsible for all meals, snacks and drinks.
Some other things to consider:
All monies paid are refundable until we reach our minimum attendance of 5 people. At that point, all monies paid are non-refundable for any reason. Please ensure that you arrange your own travel insurance.
A deposit will secure your registration and we will invoice you for the balance, due upon receipt, no later than two weeks prior to the workshop.
We will have an introductory welcome reception on the evening of March 9th and close the workshop no later than 4pm on March 12th, so please plan your return travel arrangements accordingly.
More questions? Please contact me.
Book your room at a discounted rate at the Fairfield Inn