British Columbia Bald Eagle Workshop

This photo tour is centered on a convergence of thousands of bald eagles in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Your guide(s) for this tour will guide you to the best locations for photographing the eagles in the Fraser Valley that is surrounded by the Cascade Mountain range. You will be provided detailed instruction on how to capture your perfect landscape photo and eagle shots by your guides who have shot here before.

White trumpeter swans also converge on the productive Harrison region every winter. These birds migrate to the Harrison Valley during the cold winter months, feeding mostly on corn left over from the fall harvest. Trumpeter swans are often spotted swimming in the region’s many sloughs or feeding in the corn fields along the roads we drive on during the workshop.

We begin the tour with a welcome meeting in the afternoon of day one as we get to know everyone and discuss the plans for the coming days. For the next five days we will make frequent visits to the different viewing grounds. Once on site, your instructors will utilize their knowledge of the area and the eagles; then guide you to that perfect location for obtaining your “once in a lifetime” shot in the picturesque British Columbia scenery.

We will also head out to some of BC's pristine landscape and waterfall photography locations in the lower mainland of British Columbia.

The tour size is limited to six photographers so you can count on minimal interruption throughout your journey in British Columbia.

What you will learn: We will focus on planning for a successful bird of prey shoot... from clothing, to gear, to positioning and planning techniques.

When we are out photographing raptors we will discuss camera settings, holding your camera properly and what settings to consider using to maximize the number of shots that you consider a "keeper". We will also discuss bird habits to watch for to increase your success.

When we return to the hotel we will then open up our laptops and discuss editing techniques to achieve sharper images, composition from cropping and introduce you to some techniques we use to create more appealing images.

Day One Events - Pick Up attendees from the Abbotsford Airport in Abbotsford, British Columbia and transported to our Hotel in Harrison Hot Springs. You should arrive to be picked up before 11am.

Meet and Greet Lunch for group at resort (included) after a photography shoot session with the eagles along the shores of the rivers.

Day Two Events - Morning shoot of the Bald Eagles  /  Possible waterfall drive up towards Sasquatch Provincial Park / Late Afternoon shoot of the Bald Eagles

Night time editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments to capture better photos in the coming days

Full Breakfast / juice and snacks during the day and dinner is included

Day Three Events - Morning shoot of the Bald Eagles  /  Possible Mid-day trip to Hope, BC / Afternoon shoot of the Bald Eagles

Night time editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments to capture better photos.

Full Breakfast / juice and snacks during the day and dinner is included

Day Four Events - Morning shoot of the Bald Eagles  /  Possible Mid-day trip to Hope, BC / Afternoon shoot of the Bald Eagles

Night time editing session to look at your photos and help you make adjustments to capture better photos.

Full Breakfast / juice and snacks during the day and dinner is included

Day Five Events - Schedule your departures after 3pm and you will be transported to airport after one last morning photographing the eagles along the flats of the rivers edge.

Full Breakfast is included

The cost for the five day workshop is $2495USD

The Maximum attendees per session are 5, the minimum attendees per session are 3. Bring your non-photographer spouse for $395. (includes their accommodation and the same meals that are included in your workshop)

The tour cost includes all the following: Single accommodation at Ramada Inn. A welcome meeting/dinner with your fellow photographers and your guides. All breakfasts, Daily snack lunches and drinks while on location, dinners, Instruction in the field with your photographer guides with a maximum of 3 photographers per guide, Image critique (optional)

The tour cost does not include: International or domestic airfare. Travel Insurance, Alcohol, Items of personal nature, Anything not outlined as included.

Guides for these workshops are Canadian PRO photographers, Len Silvester, Jamie Douglas Kevin K Pepper and Kevin Pepper

If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to us, please contact us through our Contact Page.

To reserve a spot, a $750 deposit per reservation.  All final payments must be made 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Dates of Workshops

December 3rd - December 7th, 2014 with photography and image editing on all five days. ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

December 8th - December 12th, 2014 with photography and image editing on all five days ONLY THREE SPOTS LEFT

 

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com