photos courtesy of Dan's staff member Steve Miller
November 2020 - Join us for a special photo expedition to Conowingo Dam - an amazing place to see bald eagles in the wild, catching fish on the river. They're often found numbering several dozen to even a hundred or more!
On the blog: Dan's staff member Steve M shares some of his photos of The Eagles of Conowingo Dam »
Our expedition will begin on Thursday evening at Dan’s Camera City with Tamron Field Services Manager Ken Hubbard leading our classroom presentation. We'll discuss tips and techniques for great wildlife photos, including:
- Choosing a composition for strong impact
- Understanding animal behavior to help you capture a great photo
- Proper use of telephoto and all-in-one zoom lenses
- Making the light work for you, and more.
Then we'll be up bright and early Friday morning to take a charter bus from Dan's Camera City down to Conowingo Dam at the mouth of the Susquehanna River on the Chesapeake Bay. Since we'll get the best photos in the first few hours of daylight, we'll be leaving at 5:30am sharp.
Ken Hubbard, Dan's Camera City, and Tamron staff will be right there with you for hands-on guidance and feedback. Free Tamron lens loaners will be available for use throughout the event.
You must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this workshop.
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Your expedition includes:
- Classroom session to help you get great pictures on location
- Lunch: sandwiches, chips, and drinks
- Transportation to & from Conowingo Dam
- Free Tamron lenses to try out on location
Gear to consider:
- Long telephoto lens - the longer, the better. 400-500mm is not unreasonable for this outing. 600mm or more is ideal!
- A Polarizing Filter can dramatically change the look of your photo with all that water and sky in the scene.
- Tripod or monopod - those big lenses can get heavy. The perfect tripod for this outing would be one that goes higher than eye level without raising the center column and has a gimbal style head. We would not recommend a pistol grip, pan, or 3 way head - those will make it more difficult to track the eagles in flight.
- Extra batteries kept in your inside coat pocket - cold weather is hard on batteries.
DRESS WARMLY, IN LAYERS for this photo outing. We'll be standing outside on a river, in late November, around sunrise. Wool socks and insulated boots are a good idea. Hand warmers in your pockets can keep your fingers in good shape to operate your camera. You can always go back to the bus to warm up, but you don't want to miss time photographing!
About the instructor
Ken Hubbard is responsible for Tamron's events, and teaches enthusiasts how to snap great photos in a variety of settings. You'll come away with great images and gain insight with Ken as one of your guides, sharing what he's learned during his unique and diverse photography career.