Photo Workshop

Birds of Prey Model Shoot at The Howell Nature Center

StartsFeb 15th 2020
EndFeb 16th 2020
Participants45 (Call the Howell Nature Center to Register)

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 one-day workshops occur 2 times annually. Once in the Fall, once during Winter. Chose Saturday or Sunday (or both). 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 far and away 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 to the Howell Nature Center. Your registration fee helps support the important work of the Howell Nature Center in their wildlife rehabilitation program.

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

Register by calling the Howell Nature Center at 517-546-0249
(Steve and Nicole do not handle registrations for this event)


Winter Shoot February 15 and February 6, 2020 – Register for one or both days

Fall Shoot October 17th and 18th, 2020 – Register for one or both days

Payment schedule