Raptor Photography: Exclusive Camera Access
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Carlyn Iverson, internationally acclaimed botanical artist and illustrator for more than 200 textbooks and publications
Level: All levels
Owls, vultures, and eagles, oh my! Experience a unique opportunity to photograph mighty raptors in a controlled, safe and natural setting at the Arboretum. The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will bring an assortment of live birds for your photographing pleasure, and will teach about each one. Popular photography instructor and professional artist, Carlyn Iverson, will provide techniques to help you capture stunning images of these magnificent creatures. You will learn how to control your camera for wow-worthy images from distances of 5-20 feet (in class) as well as longer distances in the field. This special shoot is for all levels - the instructor will work personally with each participant. This class is designed for adult learners and we suggest a minimum age of 16. There will be a break for lunch, so please bring your own food and drink or plan to purchase lunch at the Arboretum Cafe. A portion of the course fee benefits the Raptor Center.
- DSLR or mirrorless camera
- 90mm or higher focal length lens
- Tripod/monopod (optional)
- Sturdy shoes for walking and shooting over uneven ground
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center- Tree Place
$119 member/$139 non-member, includes Arboretum admission