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Bird Photography Workshop with Paul Bannick

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Sat., Aug. 25, 2012 | 2 pm
$100 for Burke Members, $125 for the general public

Learn the techniques, strategies, and equipment that photographer Paul Bannick uses to make his iconic images of birds of North America. The class will consist of one evening lecture and one hands-on session at a local park to learn and practice techniques in the field. To get the most out of the class, you should have a telephoto lens and be comfortable adjusting the exposure, shutter speed, and shooting mode settings on your camera. Classroom work will include discussion of photographic technique such as depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, shooting modes, lens choices, flash, proximity to subject, picking backgrounds, and locating subjects.

This class consists of two sessions; an evening lecture on Friday, August 24 and field work on Saturday, August 25, at 9am, 11am, or 2pm in small groups for 1½ hours at the Montlake Fill adjacent to the Center for Urban Horticulture. 

The cost of the workshop is $100 for Burke Members, $125 for the general public. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Burke Education at burked@uw.edu or 206-543-9681. The class is limited to 45 people. You will be asked to indicate your preferred time for small group field work upon registration.

With the publication of the Owl and the Woodpecker, Paul Bannick established himself as one of the leading new wildlife photographers in America. An exhibit based on his book opened at the Burke Museum last year and is currently touring the US. 

Paul Bannick