Spring Birds at Steve and Nicole’s House Trip 2, 2023

StartsMay 14th 2023
EndsMay 15th 2023
Participants6 (FULL- returning 2024! Email us to be on the pre-announcement list)

We have spent the last few years creating a bird photography paradise at our home here in Howell, Michigan. We are now ready to share this experience with a few lucky photographers. We have two awesome photo blinds setup right here on our property. The first features over 20 species of perched birds including Cardinals, Bluebirds, Chickadees, all the Woodpeckers and both Red and White-breasted Nuthatches. Our second blind is an in-ground blind complete with reflection pool which attracts many of the same birds as well as squirrels and chipmunks! Participants will have a total of four, four-hour sessions split between each of the two blinds.

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Our home is located in Howell, MI. We are an easy 45 minute drive from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)

There are numerous hotels within a 10 minute drive of numerous hotels. We recommend The Holiday Inn Express located at: 6910 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 • (810) 227-6300 Website

The Main Blind
The Ground Blind

The workshop officially begins at 9:00 AM at our home on Sunday May 14th. At that time we will divide into two groups of three. Over the course of the next two days each group will spend both a morning and an afternoon session in each of the two blinds.


Day 1

Sunday May 14th, 2023
Two full sessions at Steve and Nicole’s photo blinds

Day 2

Monday May 15th, 2023
Two full sessions at Steve and Nicole’s photo blinds


Payment schedule

Deposit of $495 due with registration
Final Payment of $700 due March 15, 2023

– Lunches both days
– Dinner on the last night at our home
– 2 sessions in the bird blind
– 2 sessions in the in-ground reflecting pool blind

Not included

– Air travel/other transportation to and from Michigan
– Transportation
– Meals except where noted above
– Lodging

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Steve has spent decades honing his backyard bird photography stations. You can now join us in our very own yard and take full advantage of all that experience. You will not only make some great images but also learn how to do something similar on your own property if you like.

Each of the two blinds are setup for great backgrounds and positioned to take full advantage of the light. We usually shoot with a 200-400mm on a crop camera, but a 150-600mm or 200-500mm on either a full frame or crop body would work great as well.

Steve will be on hand throughout the shoots to not only problem solve and help with photographic questions, but also to provide stunning perches and attractive setups for the birds.

Check our our YouTube video on Creating Backyard Habitat for Nature Photography