Bosque del Apache, NM
Bosque del Apache
December 9 - 12, 2019
Join Shoot The Light host Michael Milicia for 4 days of photography and small group instruction at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.
The official bird checklist for Bosque lists 48 species as being common or abundant in the winter, including 5 raptors and 12 species of waterfowl. But the stars of the show are the tens of thousands of snow geese and sandhill cranes that make Bosque their winter home. Add in the spectacular New Mexico sunrises and sunsets along with the high desert landscape and mountain backdrops and you have the recipe for some gorgeous and dramatic imagery.
Bosque is legendary for the "blast offs" of snow geese at sunrise with thousands of birds taking off en masse creating a spectacle of sight and sound that you will never forget. The brilliant New Mexico sunsets provide the perfect backdrop for beautiful silhouettes of cranes coming into roost in the evenings. Between sunrise and sunset, opportunities abound for capturing geese and cranes in flight including dynamic takeoff and landing poses. The abundance of birds makes Bosque an ideal location for honing your flight photography skills.
Field instruction will be offered during each day's morning and afternoon photo sessions and Mike will also be available for a couple of hours during each afternoon's downtime to answer questions, provide assistance with post-processing, or for image reviews and critiques. To ensure the best instruction possible and allow for individual attention, this workshop will have a maximum of 6 participants..
Fee : $995
Fee does not include lodging, transportation, meals, or vehicle entrance fee.
Terms: A $400.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve space, with balance due 90 days before the workshop and is then non-refundable unless the tour sells out. If we do not receive your check for the balance on or before the due date, we will try to fill your spot off the waiting list. If your spot is filled, you will lose your deposit only.
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