Photo Workshop

Birds of Prey Model Shoot at The Howell Nature Center

StartsOct 26th 2019
EndOct 27th 2019
Participants45 (Registration available)

You won’t want to miss the amazing photographic opportunities that this incredible photo shoot at the Howell Nature Center has to offer. Imagine being so close to these magnificent birds of prey, that a long lens isn’t even needed to walk away with breathtaking photos of a wide variety of birds!

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There are 7-8 stations set up in the field, each having its own bird and handler. You can walk around at your leisure and take pictures of the birds at their different locations. The bird handler’s also have an important role, as they realize and respect the needs of the photographers, and will work very hard to keep the birds in a photo friendly position while doing the best they can to keep the jesses out of view. They are bonded with and incredibly knowledgeable of the birds they work with, and really enjoy teaching us about these special birds, their background, and all of their quirky individual behaviors or special needs.

These workshops occur 4 times annually. Two in the Fall, one during Winter, and one in Spring. The workshops are limited to 45 participants, spread out between (usually) 8 stations, there is no worry of not being able to get close enough to a bird for your photo.

This event is extremely popular. Bird lovers and photographers come from afar to take advantage of this amazing photographic opportunity. It is highly recommended that you REGISTER EARLY, as these photo workshops have sold out for the last five years.

The cost to participate is a small donation of $79.00.

This will include a multimedia wildlife photography seminar presented by Steve Gettle, lunch, and an afternoon of taking photographs of some of the most spectacular birds you have ever seen!

You can register online here: Howell Photo Shoot
or call 517-546-0249
(Steve does not handle registrations for this event)


Winter Shoot January 20th, 2018

Spring Shoot May 12th, 2018

Fall Shoot October 13th and 14th, 2018

Payment schedule