Workshops

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Thursday, February 13

W1 Photographing Bald Eagles and Other Birds of Prey [New]

1:00 – 2:30 pm, OIT College Union Mt. McLouglin room
Bald Eagles with their dark bodies and bright white heads and tails can be an exposure nightmare.  Tim Boyer will show how to get the right exposure for photographing these majestic birds. He’ll cover Exposure, Shutter Speed, Auto Focusing Drive Modes, Auto Focus Selection Areas, and strategies for the best post processing methods for refining and creating amazing Bald Eagle images. Recommended prior to taking F25 Bald Eagle Photography Foray.

Fee: $25

W2 Big Picture Tools for Golden Eagle Conservation [New]

1:15 – 2:45 pm, OIT College Union room Mt. Bailey room
Join Brian Woodbridge for an enlightening talk on  western Golden Eagle breeding and wintering distribution and habitat, and movements and migration in the Klamath Basin and beyond. He will explain how satellite telemetry data and other state of the art information was collected and synthesized to provide “big picture” tools for Golden Eagle conservation and management.

Fee: $10

W3 A Beginner’s Guide to Owls ID Workshop [New]

3:00 – 4:00 pm, OIT College Union Mt. Bailey/Mt. Thielsen rooms
Join naturalist Damian Fagan for an introduction to nocturnal birds of prey: the owls. Learn basic identification by sight and sound, as well as the natural history of owls that occur in the Klamath Basin. Classroom session will highlight field marks and calls of these nocturnal predators. Recommended for the beginning owler. (If you want to join the field trip, then register for the W6/F3 Owls ID workshop and Owl Prowl session.)

Fee: $10

W4 Learn the Essentials of Photographing Birds in Flight Workshop/F8 Raptor Photo Shoot 1 [New]

Thursday 3:00 – 4:30 pm, OIT College Union Mt. McLouglin room
Tim Boyer will cover the best strategies for capturing birds-in-flight. Learn which shutter speeds, auto focus selection points, drive modes, ISO, aperture, lens focusing distance, and all the camera and lens settings, angles of approach, sun and wind angles and everything else you’ll need to create birds-in-flight images. Includes Friday F8 Raptor Photo Shoot with West Coast Falconry 1. Partially underwritten by Olympus Cameras.

Fee: $115

W4 Learn the Essentials of Photographing Birds in Flight Workshop/F16 Raptor Photo Shoot 1 [New] 

Thursday 3:00 – 4:30 pm, OIT College Union Mt. McLouglin room

Tim Boyer will cover the best strategies for capturing birds-in-flight. Learn which shutter speeds, auto focus selection points, drive modes, ISO, aperture, lens focusing distance, and all the camera and lens settings, angles of approach, sun and wind angles and everything else you’ll need to create birds-in-flight images. Includes Friday F16  Raptor Photo Shoot with West Coast Falconry 2. Partially underwritten by Olympus Cameras.

Fee: $115

Friday, February 14

W5 Raptors 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Raptor ID Workshop [New]

1:00 – 3:00 pm, OIT College Union room TBA
Join naturalist Damian Fagan for an introduction to diurnal birds of prey. Learn basic identification and the natural history of hawks, eagles and falcons that occur in the Klamath Basin, as well as throughout the western U.S. Classroom session will highlight field marks.  (See the Fx Raptors 101 field trip for a workshop and in-the-field experience applying these identification skills.) Recommended for beginner raptorphiles!

Fee: $10

W6 Intermediate/Advanced Raptor ID Workshop /F26 Raptor ID Field Trip

2:00 – 5:00 pm, OIT College Union Mt. McLoughlin room
This always-popular workshop returns for 2020! Dick Ashford will provide a straightforward introduction to the identification of our local hawks, eagles, and falcons. The classroom presentation will help you sharpen your raptor ID skills. These skills will be put to the test on the companion Saturday trip. Recommended for intermediate or advanced birders.

Fee: $65 includes W6 workshop and the Saturday F26 field trip and lunch

W6 Intermediate/Advanced Raptor ID Workshop /F33 Raptor ID Field Trip

2:00 – 5:00 pm, OIT College Union Mt. McLoughlin room
This always-popular workshop returns for 2020! Dick Ashford will provide a straightforward introduction to the identification of our local hawks, eagles, and falcons. The classroom presentation will help you sharpen your raptor ID skills. These skills will be put to the test on the companion Sunday trip. Recommended for intermediate or advanced birders.

Fee: $65 includes W6 workshop and the Sunday F33 field trip and lunch

W7 Storytelling Through Your Photos Workshop

3:00 – 4:30  pm, OIT Owens Hall room 205
Wildlife photography tells a story. It’s often a tale of a wild place and its denizens, one that may be told in a sequence of images, or just a single frame. Max Waugh discusses not only how to effectively tell a story using your images, but also how to listen and learn from the tales Mother Nature spins in order to improve our own photography and storytelling.

Fee: $25

W8 Sip and Sketch at the Favell Museum [New]

4:30 – 6:00 pm, Meet at the Favell Museum, 125 West Main St, Klamath Falls
Something wonderful occurs when a group of people get together and feel free to have fun with sketching, especially when making bird cartoons! Add a glass of wine and appetizers and it becomes positively festive! We often, as adults, forget that it is important to be creative and even silly; that it is proven to be beneficial to our mind, our spirit and our health. Come join Rosemary Mosco  for this special event. All materials provided. 

Fee: $40

Saturday, February 15

W9 Up Close and Personal with the West Coast Falconry Birds [New]

2:00 – 5:00 pm, OIT College Union Mt.McLoughlin Room 
Bring your camera and join Kate Marden with West Coast Falconry and a great selection of live raptors and other birds for this up-close portrait shoot. Kate will introduce you to your subjects and Steve Ball will provide tips on photographing birds, including the best camera settings and composition techniques and circulate through each station.  A limited selection of Olympus Cameras and Lenses will be available to use during this event. Limited to 12. Partially underwritten by Olympus Cameras.

Fee: $40

Requirements:

  • Camera with charged batteries and memory cards with lots of room
  • Lenses with focal lengths of 50-200 mm are preferred, although longer focal lengths will also work
  • Telephoto lens optional
  • If you’re interested in trying the Olympus gear, be sure to bring an extra SD Card!

W10 Migrating to Safer Skies: The Swainson’s Hawk and International Conflict Resolution [New]

 

3:30 – 5:00 pm, OIT College Union Auditorium
The travels and troubles of migratory birds can reveal social, economic, political, and ecological ties among distant nations, and sometimes necessitate conflict resolution among those nations and multinational corporations. Brian Woodbridge of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will describe a 40-year odyssey linking the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California with the pampas of Argentina through tracking a migratory raptor, the Swainson’s hawk.

Fee: $10

W11 How to Make SHARP Bird Photographs [New]

3:30 –  5:00 pm, OIT College Union Mt. Bailey room
Learn the necessary techniques and skills for getting a sharp bird photo.  Tim Boyer will discuss camera and lens settings camera and lens support systems, and how getting a sharp image makes it possible to do more with the photograph.  We’ll discuss how just changing the shutter speed or the aperture can make a huge difference in getting a sharp image, and how to deal with ISO and a creative element in making bird images.

Fee: $25