Meeting at 6 a.m. at a Sacramento location to be determined, the four participants will transfer from their cars to Bill’s car, and be driven to his favorite bird photography locations. These locations emphasize the sunrise liftoff of Sand Hill Cranes, Snow Geese, ducks and other seasonal migrants. Other bird species likely to be encountered include herons, egrets, hawks, kingfishers, and many others. The group will have several hours of photography opportunities.
A snack and water will be provided.
You will be returned to your cars around noon.
Please note the prerequisite: Participants must have taken Introduction to Bird Photography at Viewpoint or another equivalent class, or approval by the instructor. Feel free to contact Bill at: ColeMillerPhotography@gmail.com
This day's tour is limited to only four participants. Register Now!
A second tour may be offered on Sunday February 11 if the Tour Group 1 is filled. Prospective members of Group 2 must communicate with Bill Miller (see email address above) AND sign up to be on the waiting list for Group 1, after Group 1 fills. (It will not be necessary to pay until Group 2 is confirmed as full and scheduled.)
The four participants will be notified of the location, and provided a map to that location before this day's tour.
Your Instructor: William Miller
In the spring of 2006 I decided to seriously take up digital photography after taking classes with Point Reyes landscape photographer, Marty Knapp. I photographed architecture, flowers, landscapes, people and cars, but found my passion was photographing birds. Since, I have traveled extensively in California photographing birds, many in location close to Sacramento. I have gotten to know my equipment, bird photo locations and the birds themselves. I have taken classes from Art Morris and others on post production, and studied extensively online to increase my awareness and understanding of the craft. I have conducted bird photography tours in the Central Valley and along the Central coast. I have had my photos published by the San Francisco Estuary Institute [SFEI} and have self-published children’s books on birds, including Bapa Looking; The ABC’s of Birds; and A Day on Staten Island.
While I am largely self-taught, I have learned much to share with beginners and advanced photographers alike that will help you become a better bird photographer.
Examples of my photography can be viewed at my “work-in-progress” website/blog at: ColeMillerPhotography.com