Belted Kingfisher

Photographing Birds in Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond

Photographing Birds in Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond

Boston Camera Club
Location: All Saints Church
1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Over the last ten years, bird and wildlife photography has seen a surge in popularity— thanks in large part to vast improvements in digital technology. Digital cameras are better, easier to use, and more affordable than ever. But how do you choose the right one? And once you have the camera, what’s next? Where do you go? When should you get there? And how do you turn those great looks you’re getting into memorable images that truly capture the moment?

Don’t panic. Wildlife photographer and educator Shawn Carey has you covered. Join Shawn as he expertly guides you through these topics, and shares some tricks of the trade to help you truly enjoy your experience. He’ll explore three Mass Audubon properties plus a few other “hot spot” locations—Museum of American Bird Art, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary and Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary— all of which have observation or photo blinds to help get you closer to birds and other wildlife. Along with stories of his own experiences in the field, and lots of give-and-take with the audience, the gathering is sure to be eye-opening and lively.

Photographing Birds and Other Wildlife

Photographing Birds and Other Wildlife

Mass Audubon Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
83 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983

Date: Sunday April 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Over the last ten years, bird and wildlife photography has seen a surge in popularity— thanks in large part to vast improvements in digital technology. Digital cameras are better, easier to use, and more affordable than ever. But how do you choose the right one? And once you have the camera, what’s next? Where do you go? When should you get there? And how do you turn those great looks you’re getting into memorable images that truly capture the moment?

The workshop will include:

Section #1:  Photo equipment; cameras, lenses, tripods, photo blinds and other “odds and ends”.

Section #2:  Location, location, location! Where and when you photograph birds in Massachusetts and what equipment is needed at each site. Plus some other locations in the US that you might want to visit.

Section #3: You know what camera equipment to use and where to go to photography birds and other wildlife in Massachusetts. However what do you do with the hundreds maybe even thousands of digital photos? How to organizing them? For this section we will look at using Adobe Lightroom to help us with keywords and how to organization your photo/files. Also a quick look at processing photos for output to e-mail or web.

Black Skimmer

Sanibel Captiva Audubon

Birding Eastern Massachusetts and Beyond

Date: Thursday January 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL

Eastern Massachusetts has some of the best bird watching locations on the East Coast. Want to know where to see thousands of shorebirds as they migrate through Massachusetts in August? How about a good location to observe Snowy Owls in winter? Maybe you are interested in witnessing the annual hawk migration in the spring and autumn or the best locations in the spring as many of the songbirds move north to their summer breeding grounds. For people with a keen interest in the natural word and wildlife found in Massachusetts this program by Shawn Carey will explore many locations to view these beautiful birds and other wildlife with stunning photographs and videos. In addition we will look at a few “hot spots” beyond Massachusetts that no birder will want to miss. So grab your binoculars, spotting scope and Stokes field guide as we look at birds of Eastern Massachusetts and beyond.

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl