Field Trips – Photography

Field Trips – Photography2020-01-31T20:05:29+00:00

Thursday, February 13

F5 Finding and Photographing Barrow’s Goldeneyes is the Goal! [New]

1:30 – 4:30 pm, Meet at the Favell Museum parking lot, 125 W. Main St.
Photographer Bill Gogo will be your guide to photograph our featured 2020 duck, the  Barrow’s Goldeneye. You will check out some of their known haunts in Klamath Falls along the Link River Trail, Putnam’s Point, from the Main Street bridge over the Link River, and near Veteran’s Park. You’ll be out in the late afternoon is the best time to see the deep purple colors of the males. Limited to 12.

Fee: $25

Friday, February 14

F8 Raptor Photo Shoot with West Coast Falconry 1  [New]

8:00 – 11:00 am, Meet at the Running Y Ranch Resort lobby (carpool to shoot site at Running Y)
Calling all photographers! This informal, three hour outdoor raptor photo shoot offers an incredible opportunity to get “lens to beak” with up to 11 different birds of prey for free-flight and portrait photography. Master Falconer Kate Marden and other staff from the West Coast Falconry Center will handle the birds. Tim Boyer will be on hand to assist you with the technical aspects of shooting birds in flight and putting into practice what you learned in the Thursday W4  workshop. A limited selection of Olympus cameras and lenses will be available to use during this event. Partially underwritten by Olympus Cameras.

Fee included in W4.

Requirements:

  • Camera with charged batteries and memory cards with lots of room
  • Your fastest telephoto lens (an f/2.8 lens lets in more light than a f/5.6 lens, and medium telephonies lengths that can be handheld will work better that big heavy  telephoto lenses like the 600mm f/4 variety)
  • If you’re interested in trying the Olympus gear, be sure to bring an extra SD Card!

 

F13 Shoot with Pro Bill Gogo [New]

9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Meet at the OIT Dow Center entrance
Enjoy a day in the field with Bill Gogo, our locally renowned and internationally acclaimed avian and wildlife photographer. He will guide you to his favorite spots around the refuge for those special behind the lens moments and share some of the techniques that help him to achieve award-winning photos. Includes lunch. Limited to 12.

Fee: $110

Requirements:

  1. DSLR/Mirrorless Camera
  2. Fixed or Zoom Telephoto Lens – 300mm or more is recommended in either selection.
  3. Tripod
  4. Extra SD/XQD cards
  5. Extra Battery

Optional Gear:

  1. 1.4 Extender 
  2. Lens Rain Cover
  3. Wide Angle to Telephoto Zoom Lens

F16 Raptor Photo Shoot with West Coast Falconry 2 [New]

1:00 – 4:00 pm, Meet at the Running Y Ranch Resort lobby (carpool to shoot site at Running Y)
Calling all photographers! This informal, three hour outdoor raptor photo shoot offers an incredible opportunity to get “lens to beak” with up to 11 different birds of prey for free-flight and portrait photography. Master Falconer Kate Marden and other staff from the West Coast Falconry Center will handle the birds. Tim Boyer will be on hand to assist you with the technical aspects of shooting birds in flight and putting into practice what you learned in the Thursday W5 workshop . A limited selection of Olympus cameras and lenses will be available to use during this event. Partially underwritten by Olympus Cameras.

Fee included in W5.

Requirements:

  • Camera with charged batteries and memory cards with lots of room
  • Your fastest telephoto lens (an f/2.8 lens lets in more light than a f/5.6 lens, and medium telephonies lengths that can be handheld will work better that big heavy  telephoto lenses like the 600mm f/4 variety)
  • If you’re interested in trying the Olympus gear, be sure to bring an extra SD Card! 

 

F17 Intro to Bird Photography Using Blinds w/Gerrit Vyn [New] – CANCELLED 1/31

1:00 – 4:30 PM, Meet at OIT Dow Center entrance, carpool to Cove Point Road private marsh
Keynote presenter Gerrit Vyn will lead a field workshop for bird photographers wishing to learn the ins-and-outs of using portable photography blinds. We will take several different types of Tragopan blinds to a field location where we will discuss techniques for using blinds in a variety of situations and get hands-on experience with setup and use. The group will then have an opportunity to spend the last two hours of the day photographing from a blind at a productive location for waterfowl and/or feeder birds. Limited to 6.

Fee: $90

Requirements:

  • Water bottle and snack
  • Ability to spend 2 hours sitting on a low chair in an enclosed space

 

Saturday, February 15

F19 A Day of Bird Photography with Gerrit Vyn [New]

5:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Meet at OIT Dow Center entrance
Spend a day photographing birds in the Klamath and Tule Refuges with Gerrit Vyn. We’ll start the morning early and focus on finding clouds of Snow Geese at dawn, raptors, and photographing birds in flight. After a break for lunch we’ll head out in the afternoon and deploy some portable photography blinds (with special permission from the refuge) for chances at more intimate waterfowl photography as sunset approaches. Throughout the day, Gerrit will share his techniques and approaches to bird photography and answer your specific questions. Includes to-go-breakfast and special lunch. Limited to 6.

Fee: $300

Requirements:

  • Water bottle and snack
  • Ability to spend 2-3 hours sitting on a low chair in an enclosed space if participating in a photo blind shoot
  • Tripod and telephoto lens recommended

F21 Wildlife Photography Shoot with Max Waugh [New]

7:30 am – 1:30 pm, Meet at OIT Dow Center entrance
Join professional photographer Max Waugh in the field as we seek out resident wildlife and other natural subjects to photograph in the Klamath Falls area. With Max’s guidance, we’ll look for opportunities to capture images of the region’s local species while working on our skills behind the lens, as well as the thought process that goes into effective, storytelling imagery. Max will share his thoughts on composition, choosing camera settings that help capture the style of images you wish to achieve, and understanding subjects in hopes of landing better shots. You’ll enjoy his laid back approach, where your questions are welcome and open dialog is encouraged as you search for fun things to photograph. Includes special lunch. Limited to 12.

Fee: $250

Requirements:

  • One camera body (though two is ideal if you have multiple lenses or want to have an emergency backup on hand)
  • At least one long lens (300mm minimum, 400-600mm recommended)
  • Any additional secondary lenses (medium range zooms such as a 70-200mm or 100-400mm, and/or a wide angle zoom lens).
  • Tripod or monopod, if you feel it’s necessary to support your long lens.
  • Extra batteries and memory cards
  • A way to carry all this gear in the field during longer outings (straps, accessory belts,

F25 Bald Eagle Photography Foray [New]

8:30 am  – 1:30 pm, Meet at OIT Dow Center entrance
Our goal is to photograph nesting, perching and flying Bald Eagles! Tim Boyer will take you  to several locations and find the best spots to photograph these iconic birds of the West.  For best results we recommend that you also take the Thursday W1 Photographing Bald Eagles Workshop.  Includes lunch. Limited to 12.

Fee: $120

Requirements:

  • The longest telephoto lens you have 
  • Tripod for sharper sharper images.

Sunday, February 16

F36 Bird Photography Shoot with Gerrit Vyn [New]

6:30 am – 1:30 pm, Meet at OIT Dow Center entrance
Join photographer Gerrit Vyn for a field session photographing Klamath Basin birds. We’ll base our itinerary on observations and scouting done on previous days and aim for the most predictable opportunities to create great images. We’ll start the morning early and will likely look for clouds of Snow Geese raptors, and birds in flight in the Klamath and Tule Lake Refuges. Throughout the shoot, Gerrit will share his techniques and approaches to bird photography. Includes to-go-breakfast and special lunch. Limited to 12.
Fee: $250
Requirements:
  •  Water bottle and snack
  • Tripod and telephoto lens recommended
 

F31 Wildlife Photography Shoot with Max Waugh 2 [New]

7:30 am – 1:30 pm, Meet at the Dow Center entrance
Join professional photographer Max Waugh in the field as we seek out resident wildlife and other natural subjects to photograph in the Klamath Falls area. With Max’s guidance, we’ll look for opportunities to capture images of the region’s local species while working on our skills behind the lens, as well as the thought process that goes into effective, storytelling imagery. Max will share his thoughts on composition, choosing camera settings that help capture the style of images you wish to achieve, and understanding subjects in hopes of landing better shots. You’ll enjoy his laid-back approach, where your questions are welcome and open dialog is encouraged as you search for fun things to photograph. Includes special lunch. Limited to 12.

Fee: $250

Requirements:

  • One camera body (though two is ideal if you have multiple lenses or want to have an emergency backup on hand)
  • At least one long lens (300mm minimum, 400-600mm recommended)
  • Any additional secondary lenses (medium range zooms such as a 70-200mm or 100-400mm, and/or a wide angle zoom lens).
  • Tripod or monopod, if you feel it’s necessary to support your long lens.
  • Extra batteries and memory cards
  • A way to carry all this gear in the field during longer outings (straps, accessory belts, pouches, vests or backpack are common solutions)