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📷How to Capture the Action at Smith Oaks with Ruth Hoyt

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Photo: Ruth Hoyt

After this field trip, you will wonder why you waited so long to start photographing birds on the wing! The rookery at Smith Oaks offers endless opportunities for birds-in-flight photography from a multi-level platform reserved for us.

Ruth instructs and guides participants in the following topics, with the goal of helping to simplify the process of photographing birds in flight:

  • Review of camera and lens settings
  • Learn the right settings to take advantage of the technology
  • Create good flight photos with reminders about shutter speeds, ISO settings, f/stops, and more
  • Learn about other equipment that can help you improve at flight photography

Suggested Equipment: digital SLR or mirrorless camera with a telephoto lens of 300mm or greater for bird portraits, shorter lens for wider views and birds in flight, sturdy tripod (preferred) or monopod, camera bag/backpack to keep gear organized.

Driving directions to the meeting site will be emailed prior to the festival.

Bring: Hat, water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellant, hand wipes (to remove sunscreen and insect repellant from your hands).

About Ruth Hoyt


Date: April 18
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $90
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Leader Name: Ruth Hoyt


Skill Level Intermediate
Activity Level Moderate
Transportation Meet at Site