March 30 to April 1, 2012
Birders and photographers know Bosque del Apache as the place to go for sandhill cranes. What many do not know is that every spring, approximately 500,000 sandhill cranes use a tiny 60 mile stretch of the Platte River in south-central Nebraska to feed and rest during their annual spring migration. This Sandhill Cranes Photography Workshop will be based in Kearney, Nebraska, just minutes from the largest concentration of sandhill cranes anywhere in the world. Wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world come each spring to witness the sights and sounds of this migration spectacle.
During this weekend Sandhill Cranes Photography Workshop we will have four to five photo shoots. Two will take place from a blind owned and managed by the National Audubon Society. The blind will provide a ring-side seat to view cranes roosting on the river at sunrise and sunset. The entrance fee to the blind is included in the cost of the workshop. Additional shoots will take place at strategic viewing locations along the Platte river or nearby feeding grounds. We are likely to see other wildlife such as bald eagles, snow geese, and other waterfowl that use this central Nebraska flyway.
Scenic Aperture’s workshops provide unique and exciting opportunities to photograph North America’s most scenic areas while providing meaningful learning opportunities for photographers of every skill level. Each workshop includes multiple morning and afternoon photo shoots with digital dark room sessions in between.
On-location and digital dark room training is customized for each participant’s needs from fundamentals to advanced techniques of photography and digital post processing. Our workshops are both exhausting and exhilarating with long days during which we work hard to take advantage of our time together. We will push you to have fun, develop your creativity, and create beautiful images for which you can be proud.
Despite the reliability of the spring migration, wildlife and weather can be unpredictable. March can be cold in Nebraska and you will be standing in an unheated blind or outside for about 2 hours during each shoot. Appropriate cold-weather clothing is recommended. Our itinerary will be flexible to make the most of changing lighting conditions and viewing locations. Feel free to contact Scenic Aperture for more information.
Sandhill Cranes 2012
This Sandhill Cranes Photography Workshop is limited to six participants to assure individualized instruction. The cost for this workshop is $495 (see terms and conditions). A $200 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the Workshop. Final payment is due 30 days prior to the workshop. Reserve your spot today!
Sandhill Cranes Photography Workshop Deposit $200 USD
Sandhill Cranes Photography Workshop Final Payment $295 USD