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2023 Florida Photo Workshop

Updated: May 2


This workshop takes place in beautiful Florida to photograph many different species of birds and possibly other wildlife. Some of the highlights of this trip will be the nesting burrowing owls in Cape Coral where we will spend time photographing many of the 1,000 pairs of owls that nest in Cape Coral. We will also visit a rookery with hundreds of nesting herons, egrets, spoonbills and wood storks. Some of these nests are so close that you could touch them (though that isn’t allowed sorry!) We will start in Northern Florida and make several other stops along the way as we head down to SW Florida hitting beaches, cypress swamps and more! This trip is open for any skill level whether you’re a professional photographer or even if it’s your first time using a camera!


The dates of this workshop are:

April 15-23 2023


While nothing is guaranteed (except for burrowing owls), the prior year's trips produced the following species and many more not listed:

Burrowing owls, multiple barred owl families with owlets, roseate spoonbills, painted buntings, tricolored herons, reddish egret, brown pelican, little blue heron, alligators, purple gallinule, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, red shouldered hawk, osprey, pileated woodpeckers, raccoon, many types of songbirds and warblers, anhinga, cormorant, bald eagles, limpkin, sandhill crane, white & glossy ibis, wood stork and much more!


*****To book this workshop please email me at harrycollinsphotography@gmail.com *****


What lens to bring: I suggest using a lens that is a minimum of 300mm or longer. While you can get very close to the owls, it is best for them if you keep your distance so that we do not disturb their daily activities. Also for the rookery you will need a little bit more focal length so again I suggest a minimum of a 300mm lens. I personally shoot with a 80-400mm and a 600mm lens.  If you do not have a long lens I highly recommend lensrentals.com as they have very reasonable prices to rent equipment.


What’s included:

-Hotel costs including a shuttle service to and from the airport if you fly into Orlando International Airport.  

Keep in mind that days 1 and 9 are travel days only, we will have 7 full days of shooting (with breaks for meals)

- Transportation from the hotels to all shooting locations and entry fees to the parks where applicable.

- 1 on 1 instruction from an award winning wildlife photographer while out shooting as well as while editing back at the hotel. You will not leave this trip without getting some great shots! I can also teach video filming and editing techniques those who are interested.

-We will shoot in rain or shine as long as it is not heavy rain!

-Photoshop and Lightroom lessons during any downtime or evenings if needed/requested. 

-Please be aware we will move around quite a bit here in order to see many different areas and will be in different hotels almost every night. This way we can avoid any bad weather in certain areas while seeing different areas throughout the state.


Not included:

-Airfare to and from Florida.

-Meals and drinks


*****To book this workshop please email me at harrycollinsphotography@gmail.com *****


The cost of the workshop is $3995 USD per person. There is a $500 deposit required per person for this trip that is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable within 90 days of the trip. The balance is due in full 60 days prior to the trip.

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