Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

Birds of Prey Field Shoot

Birds of Prey Field Shoot

Strong grasping feet equipped with sharp talons, a hooked upper beak, and excellent binocular vision are the features that qualify eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and even vultures as raptors, or birds of prey.  These beautiful creatures are amazing to watch let alone photograph.

Participants will have the opportunity to photograph 8 magnificent raptors including several owls, falcons, and hawks.  Although these are wild birds, they are not able to be returned to nature, instead they are cared for by the folks at Carry Murray Center. We'll be in a wooded setting and will photograph them (as they are tethered) on a fallen tree, a stump or other natural perch.

We'll work with each participant helping with exposure settings, lighting, composition and focus to make sure everyone captures outstanding photos.

Recommended equipment:  An SLR or mirrorless camera, any lenses in the range 70mm to 200mm are fine (longer lenses may work well too but are not required), a fully charged battery (a spare can be helpful), sufficient memory cards, a sturdy tripod, a cable release or remote trigger and the owner's manual for your camera.

Fee includes donation to Carrie Murray Center.

Class Limit:  10

Date: October 28 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM




Carrie Murray Center, Baltimore

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Cancellation Policy:

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.