BIRDS OF CHURCHILL, MANITOBA

  • DATE:  June 12-17, 2017 (6 Days/6 Nights) - SOLD OUT
  • MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 Photographers (Minimum 4)
  • FROM: Churchill, Manitoba
  • WORKSHOP LEADERS: Glenn Bartley

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 AN INTRODUCTION TO THIS PHOTO WORKSHOP

Every serious bird and nature photographer should visit Churchill at least once in a lifetime. This tour has been scheduled to coincide with the burst of life that occurs in June. Birds will be everywhere and it is light for 18 hours a day in Churchill at this time of year.  We’ll be doing a whole lot of photography!

In June the frozen tundra springs to life. As the ice melts birds arrive mating and nesting begins and chicks start to hatch. Beautiful wildflowers blossom everywhere creating fantastic backdrops. We will be photographing amazing birds like Pacific Loons, American Golden Plovers and Common Eiders. There will be plenty of opportunities for flight shots as well as portrait. We will teach you everything you need to know to capture that coveted action shot!  

ITINERARY

On this photo adventure we will focus on the following photo opportunities:

Waterfowl:

Common Eiders
Pacific Loons
Long Tailed Ducks
Horned Grebe
Common and Red-breasted Mergansers
All three species of Scoters!

Shorebirds:

Hudsonian Godwits
American Golden Plovers
Semipalmated Plover
Whimbrels

Gulls & Terns:

Bonapartes Gulls
Arctic Terns
Little, Sabine & Ross’ Gulls (unlikely)

Other species opportunities will include:

Spruce Grouse
Smith’s Longspurs
Common Redpoll

Willow Ptarmigan

Digital Workshops:  During the evenings for those who wish to participate, we will have image review sessions and talk about techniques and what we can expect to see the next day.  In these post processing workshops participants will have ample opportunities to improve skills in Adobe Photoshop.  Guided by Glenn, participants can learn how to take their images from straight out-of-the-camera RAW images to stunning final works of art (ready for printing or websites).

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KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On this photo adventure participants will focus on the following learning objectives:

  • Metering and exposing for different lighting and shooting conditions
  • How to look for and obtain desirable backgrounds for your subjects.
  • How to watch for and capture action images including flight shots.
  • Proper metering techniques for bird in flight images.
  • Proper techniques to consistently capture good flight images.
  • Proper use of flash as fill and ambient light.

 WHY TRAVEL ON GLENN BARTLEY'S WORKSHOPS?

  • Glenn focuses on more personalized attention,instruction and guidance.
  • Glenn is regarded one of the world’s top professional photographers in bird portrait photography. Just go pick up a birding magazine and you will almost certainly find his images.
  • Glenn often utilizes local guides with years of experience in their home areas.
  • Glenn has more experience.  He has been to the places that he will take you – not for a week or two – but for months!!  Glenn knows where to get the best possible images and can show you how to achieve them. 
  • Having completed his Msc. in Environmental Studies Glenn is very environmentally and socially aware.  When we visit communities around the world we give something back to these places and the people who live there. 
  • At the end of the day Glenn’s goal is simple – To give you the best possible photographic workshop imaginable.

 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a very relaxed trip.
  • All of the shooting is done within 200m of the car.

LOGISTICS

This workshop/tour is limited to 6 photographers to ensure the best photographic opportunities and instruction possible.

Price:

  • The cost of this photo workshop is USD $3,199.00/ person.
  • Payment can be made through paypal below or by check or money order.
  • Accommodations are designed to be two people per room.
  • Once we have received your deposit we will send you a confirmation invoice and registration package.

Prices include:

  • All expert photo instruction
  • Breakfast
  • Guides and drivers
  • Land transportation during workshop
  • Bottled water for the duration of the workshop

Price does not include:

  • Accommodations - I have made a reservation but each person will pay for themselves
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • International airfare to place of tour origin
  • Any additional nights accommodation outside of the tour dates
  • Single supplement (if requested)
  • Additional tips for staff such as guides and hotel staff
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature
  • Cost of hospitalization and evacuation if necessary

Suggested Equipment:

It is recommended that each participant bring the following equipment:

  • A digital SLR and a lens of 300mm or greater.
  • A tripod is recommended
  • A wide angle lens
  • A flash

Payment Terms:

A $1500.00 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space on this tour.  The balance of the payment is due before February 12, 2017

Please see our complete booking and refund policy by clicking the link below.

HOW TO JOIN THIS PHOTO WORKSHOP? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NEXT?

We like to keep our workshops small, so space is extremely limited. Once the workshop seats are full – that’s it…  If this exciting photo workshop sounds like fun to you, then now is the time to register.

STEP 1 - Read the booking and refund policies below.

STEP 2 - To confirm your registration you will need to mail a check for the $1500 deposit to Glenn Bartley. Payments can also be arranged through Paypal. Please email me to let me know that you are sending a deposit or for paypal instructions. Once a deposit is received it is understood that you have read, understood and accepted all terms and conditions as outlined in the Booking and Refund Policies.

Please make checks out to:Glenn Bartley / 3214 Wordsworth Street / Victoria, BC, Canada / V8P 4B6

Once I have received your deposit I will send you your complete registration package by mail.

Please see the complete booking and refund policy by clicking the link below.

If you have any questions before registering, send me an e-mail with any inquiries to:

Once you have signed up we will send you specific details re. What to bring and help you arrange any travel details that you need assistance with (e.g. flights, visas). As well we will send our booking and refund policies as well as our standard waiver form.

Please note:

  • Glenn Bartley Nature Photography strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance.
  • All funds are quoted in USD dollars and subject to exchange rate fluctuation and gas surcharge if we are billed additionally.
  • We will attempt to stay true to this itinerary. However, certain unforeseeable conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or wildlife migrations) may require changes to the itinerary. We reserve the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will do our absolute best to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible.

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