California Specialties Photography Workshop

Dates: February 8-11, 2024

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Participant Limit: 5
Activity Level: Moderate

Price: $3000

This is a photography tour, designed to photograph target species with a focus on quality over quantity

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A visit to a private ranch will allow us to focus on getting incredible shots of hard to photograph species like Yellow-billed Magpie, Band-tailed Pigeon, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, California Scrub-Jay and California Quail! The group will photograph from blinds and will work on various techniques to capture exquisite images of these highly sought after species. 

We will be vising to the coast to photograph shorebirds, waders, and gulls after our time at the ranch. With up to 12 species of shorebirds in the area, including Snowy Plovers, Long-billed Curlews, and Marbled Godwits, we should have plenty of opportunities to make great images! Special focus will be given to capturing unique images and working on techniques like backlighting.

Sabrewing Nature Tours photography workshops provide an immersive photography experience in a small group setting with less time commitment than our full-length tours. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from our professional guides in the field and during one-on-one sessions. Our photography workshops focus on quality over quantity, with incredible species in exciting destinations.

Workshop Leader

Brian Zwiebel
Jamie Cunningham
Jamie Cunningham

Itinerary Details

This tour will begin on February 8 with a welcome dinner. The tour will end after an afternoon photo session on February 11.

Price Details

Our photography workshop prices include the welcome dinner, permits, photography sessions in the field, and one-on-one midday lessons with the guide. Field sessions are working with one of our professional photography guides to help get you set up for the best photos possible. Midday sessions allow you to learn one-on-one from your guide on topics such as editing, image selection, camera settings, and any other questions you might have. This time is focused on anything you want to discuss with your guide before the remaining field sessions.

Prices do NOT include lodging, transportation, or meals other than the welcome dinner. We will provide information on where we recommend for meals and lodging upon your registration for the workshop.

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