Three One-Day Workshops. Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, March 8-10. (Register here)
Special Monte Vista Crane Festival one-day nature photography workshops offered Friday, March 8, or Saturday, March 9, or Sunday, March 10 5:30 AM – 7 PM with mid-day break 11 AM – 2 PM. $125 / per participant. 8 student max; sign up early since these workshops fill up quickly. Saturday, March 9 includes young photographers, from ages 13 – 21, at a reduced rate $75. 25% of profits will be donated to support the Friends of the San Luis Valley National Wildlife Refuges. Beginner to intermediate level photographers with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, and one of your lenses with a focal length lens of at least 300 mm required.
Photograph Abundant Wildlife in a Beautiful Landscape
Learn how to photograph wildlife in the beautiful setting of the San Luis Valley. Each one-day workshop will focus on photographing wildlife at the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. Thousands of Sandhill Cranes use the refuge as a staging ground before they migrate to their summer breeding grounds in the north. During their time at Monte Vista NWR the cranes perform an elaborate courtship dance. In addition to photographing the crane dance, photographers will also focus on the abundant raptors and spectacular lighting at dawn and dusk on the refuge.