photos courtesy of Dan's staff member Scott Brenner
February 21 - Join us for a special photo expedition to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area - an amazing place to see massive numbers of migrating snow geese and tundra swans. On Feb. 8, 2018, park officials counted roughly 50,000 snow geese. This place is a fantastic photo opportunity!
In addition to snow geese and tundra swans, we'll also look for great blue herons, bald eagles, and various species of ducks.
On the blog: Dan's staff member Scott B. shares some of his photos of The Snow Geese of Middle Creek »
Our day will begin on Friday morning at Dan’s Camera City in Allentown with 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.
After a lunch from our favorite local pizza place, our bus will take you to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, where we'll get to spend plenty of time on location photographing the other waterfowl that inhabit the area. As the sun gets lower in the sky, we can expect to see tens of thousands of snow geese landing on the lake to settle in for the evening.
Dan's Camera City instructors will be right there with you for hands-on guidance and feedback the whole time. Free lens loaners from our rental department will be available for use throughout the event.
You must be at least 14 years of age to participate in this workshop.
|10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Dan's Allentown store,
1439 W. Fairmont St.
|2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
Your expedition includes:
- Classroom session to help you get great pictures on location
- Lunch from our favorite local pizza place
- Transportation to & from Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area
- Free rental lenses to try out on location
Gear to consider:
- Long telephoto lens - the longer, the better! 400-500mm is not unreasonable for this outing.
- 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
- 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 lake, in February, around sunset. 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!