A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

A Community Service of the
American River Natural History Association

Photo copyright Paul Bannick

Intermediate Bird Photography Workshop - Friday, March 17, 2017

The field study portion of this workshop is closed. However, there is still space in the seminar portion. See below.

Field Study - 7:30am to 10:00am

Join award winning photographer and author Paul Bannick and 8 to 9 other photographers for a sunrise bird photography outing. You will shoot alongside Paul while he shares his approach and settings and is available to answer any questions you have on how to improve your wildlife and bird photography. While the topics largely depend on the groups interests, he will likely help participants identify photo opportunities, approach wildlife, choose shooting modes, consider composition options and select the ideal exposure compensation. 

Please bring your longest lens, tripod and familiarity with your camera. Knowing how to adjust your exposure compensation, ISO, and shooting modes on your camera is recommended. This will be a walk at Effie Yeaw that begins at sunrise. (Note: We cannot guarantee ideal photographic opportunities.) 

Continental breakfast included at break (10:00 to 10:30am). 

Field study is limited to 10 participants.


Seminar - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Paul will explore how to get the best bird photographs with the lowest cost and the least technical variables using your digital camera with a lens (does not cover digi-scopes). You do not need to own a camera or lenses to take this class.

He will use photographs, personal stories and interaction with students to communicate the following central topics: Pros and Cons of different shooting modes (Aperture priority, manual, shutter, automatic), exposure compensation (in depth discussion), depth of field considerations, shutter speed decisions, ISO, flash (when to use), finding birds, and getting closer to birds.

More about Paul and his photography can be found at paulbannick.com.


Seminar and field study will be held at Effie Yeaw Nature Center and surrounding area.

Program cost: 

Seminar only: $35 (General admission), $25 (ARNHA members) 

Full program: $100 (General admisson), $90 (ARNHA members)

The field study portion is full. Please call to be placed on the waitlist - (916) 489-4918.

Or register for the seminar ONLY below:

Note ARNHA Member Discount on Dropdown Menu

Nature of Things Speaker Series

Bird Photography

with award-wining photographer

Paul Bannick

Field Study: (full)
  Fri., Mar. 17 - 7:30 to 10:00am   
  Fri., Mar. 17 - 10:30am to 12:00pm   
Both seminar and field study will be held at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Photo copyright Paul Bannick

Photo copyright Paul Bannick