Focus On Flight – Photographing Birds
Educational Event Featuring Nikon’s Mike Corrado | May 2nd, 2017 | Starts at 10:00am
Join Nikon and Looking Glass for an exceptional, educational talk that will inspire and teach you tips for photographing birds. The purpose of the talk is to get you excited while imparting knowledge and ideas for capturing unique bird photographs. Immediately following the Talk (for those of you interested) we’ll drive to Marin County for a Photowalk and tour of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary.
The Talk takes place in the Looking Glass classroom on Tuesday, May 2nd from 10:00am to approximately 11:30am. The photowalk will begin at approximately 12:30pm at the Sanctuary. The registration fee is $20 for the Talk only. If you are interested in both the Talk and the Photowalk, the registration fee is $40.
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Join us for a 90-minute educational talk that will inspire and teach you tips for photographing birds. The purpose of the talk is to inspire you, while also imparting knowledge and ideas for capturing unique bird photographs. The Talk takes place in the Looking Glass classroom on Tuesday, May 2nd from 10:00am to approximately 11:30am.
Nikon professional Mike Corrado found his peace, tranquility and love of photographing birds while spending time at his local lake in Stony Brook, New York. During his educational talk, Mike will discuss how his “Birds Of Stony Brook” personal project came to light, and how it has grown into one of his favorite genres of photography. He’ll talk about camera and lens selection, understanding specific focus and camera settings that work best for his bird photography. He’ll also explain his intense, yet patient approach to making powerful wildlife photographs of birds in flight and within their natural environment. He will provide you with all of the tools, tips and real-world experiences he’s learned along the way, including some of his favorite songs that he sings to his birds. Register Now!
The photowalk, which will begin at approximately 12:30pm, takes place at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Tiburon. This location is approximately a 35 minute drive from Looking Glass. The Center & Sanctuary is ground zero for waterbids and Pacific herring in San Francisco Bay. Their 900-acre open water sanctuary is visited by researchers focused on protecting and restoring the eelgrass ecosystem. While there, a staff member of the Sanctuary will lead a 30 minute tours and Q&A session. After that, for about an hour or so, we’re going explore more and take more pictures, with Mike Corrado there every step of the way to answer your questions. Please note: The Sanctuary can’t promise abundant wildlife, as most of the migrant birds will be gone by then. But, there should be hummingbirds, lots of shorebirds, egrets, and an occasional red-shouldered hawk sighting. Register Now!
Learn more about the Richardson Bay Audubon Sanctuary on their web site: http://richardsonbay.audubon.org
ABOUT MICHAEL CORRADO:
Mike Corrado has been a photographer and visual artist for over 36 years and has recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with Nikon USA. As the Manager of Nikon Professional Services- Pro Relations and Product Marketing, Mike’s extensive career has included time as a Nikon School instructor, Pro Markets Technical Representative and Sr. Product Manager for digital SLR cameras.
“Addicted. Blessed. Lucky. I am completely connected with seeing and capturing photographs and unique moments every single day … I’m even luckier to be able to give back by teaching, mentoring and shooting for some remarkable charities. I’m enamored with light, watching it, studying it as it’s moving and changing constantly. Recognizing the power, natural beauty and quality of light is one of the first steps towards becoming a more accomplished photographer. The next step is to learn how to make stunning light when it doesn’t exist. It is critical that photographers learn the craft and realize that the learning process never ends. That’s the coolest part!”
Mike’s web site: www.corradophotography.com